April 30, 2018 | Melissa Shively
ValleyRide Bus Rides, Boise GreenBike Rentals Will Be Free Throughout May

In celebration of May in Motion, Valley Regional Transit is offering rides on all ValleyRide buses or rentals via Boise GreenBike at no cost throughout the month of May. The free rides will be available on all 20 fixed bus routes in Boise, three fixed bus routes in Nampa/Caldwell and six inter-county bus routes between Ada and Canyon counties. Additionally, GreenBike rentals will be free at more than 81 official stations and flex hubs, which offer more than 120 bikes.

Valley Ride officials say the monthlong May in Motion campaign is designed to educate and encourage more Treasure Valley residents to get around without their cars. Instead, transit officials say drivers should consider other options such as ValleyRide buses, carpooling, vanpooling and, of course, walking or riding.

Another cool thing? Boise GreenBike celebrated its first full year as the City of Trees' bike share system on Friday, April 15. In the past 12 months its 4,200 members have logged approximately 35,000 miles over more than 16,000 individual trips and burned 1.4 million calories in the process.

A piece of trivia: March 26—during Treefort Music Fest—Boise GreenBike set a ride record, with members taking 212 individual trips using the service.

For its first birthday, those members got to ride the telltale green bikes for free all day long.

To become a member, download the Social Bicycles phone app at the Boise
 GreenBike website or visit one of the system's 10 payment kiosks.

Courtesy of Boise Weekly
Valley Ride Bus Rides, Boise GreenBike Rentals Will Be Free Throughout May
And Boiseans to Ride Free of Charge Friday as GreenBike Celebrates First Birthday



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