Bike rental coming to I&M Canal

Bike rental coming to I&M Canal

A bike rental system is coming to the Illinois and Michigan Canal.

Canal Corridor Association President Ana Koval says people have been requesting one.

The Association is working with the bike-sharing company Zagster.

A smart phone app is used to rent and pay for bikes that can be picked up and dropped off at any bike rack in the system.

Koval says a few communities have agreed to host a bike rack and several more are interested.

Prices are still being worked out.

Koval hopes to have the system up-and-running next month.