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Chicago says bike-share program off to good start

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CHICAGO (Associated Press) -

Chicago officials say people took more than 4,000 trips during the first weekend of the city's new bike-sharing program.

Mayor Rahm Emanuel's office says the trips were made from Friday morning to Sunday night, most of them by annual members.

The "Divvy" bike system allows riders to rent bicycles for 24 hours for $7 or with an annual membership that costs $75. The stations are located on streets throughout the city, including near Union Station downtown. There are 75 total stations with 750 bikes.

City officials say the goal is have 300 stations and 3,000 bikes by the end of August. More than 1,700 people have signed up for annual memberships.

Divvy is operated by the company Alta Bicycle Share.

If you have a problem or need a refund, you can call the customer service line at 855-55-DIVVY.

RELATED: Divvy bike-share program to launch June 28

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