Now anyone 18 years or older can rent a bike at these self-service kiosks, using a simple smartphone app. First, you'll need to download the Zagster bike rental app to your smartphone, then you'll follow a simple registration process that can be completed in just a matter of moments. Once you're in proximity to one of the bike stations, you can use your rental wheels to explore the canal for just $2.50 an hour.
Currently three rental stations are up and running, located next to the canal in LaSalle, Morris and Channahon, with locations in Utica and Lockport coming soon. All bikes include a basket, bell, and a headlight. You will, however, need to provide your own helmet. Once you are done with your trip, the bicycle can be returned to any of the open stations along the canal, an added convenience.