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A row of pristine, white bicycles is stationed outside Peoria City Hall, ahead of Friday’s official launch of a bike share service.

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NORMAL, Ill. (AP) - A pedal-power program is coming to Bloomington-Normal because of the Normal City Council's approval of a contract with a bicycle-sharing company. 

Cambridge, Massachusetts-based Zagster will install nine stations in Bloomington as well as Normal, although Bloomington isn't paying for the program - nor is Illinois Wesleyan University in that city or Illinois State University in Normal.