500 bikes. 50 stations. 24-hour access. Those impressive numbers just about sum up the appeal of Pronto Cycle Share, Seattle's first bike-share network designed to serve commuters, visitors, errand-runners, and everyday fun-havers. Riders can use the service to avoid the daily grind of rush hour traffic or check out scenic city views. But there are a few other stats worth noting when you're ready to check out a friendly green bike yourself:
0: Seconds you will spend worrying about locks, logistics, and bike maintenance or repair.
7: Number of speeds on a Pronto bike, letting it tackle hilly terrain with ease. Each bike also has a bell, front and rear flashing lights, and a front rack for storing all the smiles people give you on the street.
30: Number of cost-free minutes every time you hop on a Pronto. Annual memberships and 24-hour passes let you take out bikes as often as you want within that time frame, but you'll want to find a docking station every 30 minutes (to avoid usage fees).
100 billion: Number of neurons in the average human brain. You can protect each of yours with a Pronto-supplied helmet?freshly-cleaned rentals are free to borrow at every station.
Precor Home Fitness outfits exercise enthusiasts with all the equipment they need to create a gym setting in their own home. It offers in-home machines such as treadmills and exercise bikes, as well as a variety of fitness accessories. Precor Home Fitness also offers bikes and ElliptiGO machines for outdoor fitness.