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Bike Share Program

A bike share program allows residents to conveniently check-out and rent a bike or scooter for short trips, returning them to a designated parking station once they are done. The bikes and scooters are electric-assist. Smart transportation is easy to use — locate an e-bike or scooter on the VeoRide app, scan to unlock, and you’re on your way in seconds!

Using the Bike Share System for Bikes or Scooters

  1. Download the VeoRide mobile app for free
  2. Create an account
  3. Scan the QR code on any scooter or bike (or enter the ID number) to begin your ride 
  4. The fare will end once you lock the bike or click "end ride" on the scooter. Payment is completed through the app.

Park Responsibly
Park in one of the conveniently-located green bike racks, shown on the app. Scooters may be parked in any green bike rack or in the designated parking area for scooters, painted on the sidewalk near bike racks. Parking in bike racks or in designated parking areas ensures sidewalks and building entrances remain open and accessible for pedestrians, while keeping the system neat and organized. 

Where to Find Bikes or Scooters

Use the mobile app to find the nearest bike or scooter. You can also find bike rack stations throughout the following districts:

  • Downtown
  • New Bohemia
  • Czech Village
  • Kingston Village
  • MedQuarter
Click here for a map of stations

Scooter Safety Reminders
To ensure safety for all users, scooters are not permitted to ride on sidewalks in core neighborhoods (downtown, NewBo, Czech Village) and must use a bike lane when available. Like cyclists, scooter riders are strongly encouraged to wear a helmet. 

Practice Safety: Walk Your Wheels on sidewalks

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Walk Your Wheels
In the downtown and surrounding districts: bikes, scooters, and skateboards are not permitted to ride on sidewalks. Please walk your wheels in these areas for the safety of pedestrians, or enjoy riding your bike or scooter in a bike lane (bikes may also use the full travel lane).

About the Program

Meet the Fleet

  • 150 electric-assist bikes
  • 30 electric scooters
  • 90 designated green parking stations

Understand the Fare

  • $1 to unlock a bike or scooter
  • $0.15 per minute until fare is stopped
* Example rate: a ride from the downtown convention center to the NewBo District costs approximately $2. 

VeoRide Fare Discounts

Individuals who participate in any local, state, or federal assistance program qualify for VeoRide Access, a program designed to provide affordable mobility service to all. VeoRide Access waives the $1 unlock fee on VeoRide vehicles. Pay $0.15 per minute while riding. 

Fill out the form below to apply: 


Report an Issue

If you experience any issues with bikes parked improperly at the station near your property, please contact VeoRide’s customer service:

Meet the Vendor

The Cedar Rapids Bike Share program is operated by VeoRide, a micromobility sharing company. VeoRide employs local staff who maintain the system, including fleet repairs, moving devices to balance the system appropriately, and recharging units running low on battery. As the vendor, VeoRide is responsible for maintaining the fleet of bikes and scooters; lost or damaged vehicles will be recovered, repaired, or replaced at no cost to the City of Cedar Rapids. 

Safety Tips

traffic signalFollow the Law
Obey all traffic laws at all times. 

Bike helmetUse Headgear
Protect your head by wearing a helmet. 

Bike riding in same direction as trafficGo with the Flow
Always ride in the same direction as traffic (usually, on the right side of the street). 

Pedestrian in crosswalkYield to Pedestrians

When on a trail, alert pedestrians to your presence by saying "on your left" before passing. 

Eye wide openStay Alert

Pay attention to your surroundings and ride predictably. 

Hand signalingUse Hand Signals
Let others know where you're going by always signaling 100 feet before your turn. 

Left turn hand signalRight turn hand signalStop hand signal

Community Support

Bike share stations and several new on-street bicycle facilities were provided by a generous grant from the Wellmark Foundation.

Additional private contributions from:

  • Linn County Trails Association
  • Downtown SSMID (Self-Supported Municipal Improvement District)
  • Czech Village / New Bohemia SSMID
  • MedQuarter SSMID
  • Cedar Rapids Metro Economic Alliance
The vendor VeoRide operates the system at no cost to the City, the program pays for itself through the bike fares.
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