The City of Orlando notified the two companies who bid to set up and manage a bike share program in the city that CycleHop (Website), who recently purchased Orlando based SunCycles, ranked the highest. The City will now work to establish a contract with CycleHop and get final City Council approval. CycleHop’s proposal included a setup where users will pay a monthly, weekly or daily membership fee to rent the bikes. Members would then get one hour of free bike rental each day. After that they would pay a small fee. Peter Martinez Program Director at CycleHop says the goal of the program is to make “biking a viable option as far as transportation.” The company proposed 30 locations with 200 bikes for the first phase. We covered their proposed bike hub locations in a previous post. The proposal allows for 1,000 bikes at 94 hubs in phase three.