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Bike Share Program
Bikes & Scooters Arriving May 2021
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!
For the health and safety of riders, the program’s vendor, VeoRide, will disinfect the bikes and stations twice daily on average. Riders are encouraged to practice good hygiene: wash hands often (particularly after riding), do not touch your face, and use hand sanitizer.
Using the Bike Share System
- Download the VeoRide mobile app for free
- Create an account
- Scan the QR code on any scooter or bike (or enter the ID number) to begin your ride
- The fare will end once you lock the bike or click "end ride" on the scooter. Payment is completed through the app.
- E-bikes: $1 to unlock, 20 cents per minute of use
- Traditional standup scooters: $1 to unlock, 29 cents per minute of use
- New sit-down scooters: $1 to unlock, 33 cents per minute of use
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.
Click below to apply:
APPLY FOR VEORIDE ACCESS
Park in one of the conveniently-located green bike racks, shown on the app. To encourage responsible parking, users will be required to take a picture of the vehicle before the ride can end, to ensure proper parking has occurred. 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:
- New Bohemia
- Czech Village
- Kingston Village
No Bikes/Scooters on Sidewalks
In the downtown and surrounding districts: bikes, scooters/sit-down 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 in a bike lane (bikes may also use the full travel lane). Sidewalk decals and street signage have been installed in areas where riding on the sidewalk is not permitted.
Practice Safety: Walk Your Wheels on sidewalks
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Report an Issue
As the vendor, VeoRide is responsible for maintaining the fleet of bikes and scooters and has staff who disinfect the bikes, return lost bikes to stations, and perform routine maintenance. Lost or damaged bikes will be recovered, repaired, or replaced at no cost to the city.
If you experience any issues with bikes parked improperly at the station near your property, please contact VeoRide’s customer service:
Follow the Law
Obey all traffic laws at all times.
Protect your head by wearing a helmet.
Go with the Flow
Always ride in the same direction as traffic (usually, on the right side of the street).
Yield to Pedestrians
When on a trail, alert pedestrians to your presence by saying "on your left" before passing.
Pay attention to your surroundings and ride predictably.
Use Hand Signals
Let others know where you're going by always signaling 100 feet before your turn.
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