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Bay Area bicyclists can finally boast they're part of the sharing club, but may still have a bit of an inferiority complex until the program expands beyond this very modest first fleet.

After several delays, the Bay Area’s Alta Bicycle Share has announced it will launch on August 29.

The Bike Share will have a first fleet of only 700 bicycles and 70 kiosks, likely adding more bikes early next year. The cities taking part include San Francisco, Redwood City, Palo Alto, Mountain View and San Jose.

Despite its progressive and environmentalist reputation, the Bay Area is a bit late to the bike share game. It joins more than 20 other programs throughout the U.S., and will be one of the smallest programs.

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Tags: bikes, bikeshare

Photo Credit: The Bay Area bike share program is taking registrations so participants can get rolling soon. Bay Area Bike Share / Facebook