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E-bikes launched in the Treasure Valley, first rides are free

E-bikes launched in the Treasure Valley, first rides are free

Vall-eBike launches pilot program in the Treasure Valley. Pic: Valley Regional Transit BOISE, Idaho — Valley Regional Transit (VRT) has launched 50 electric-assist bikes in…

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Vall-eBike launches pilot program in the Treasure Valley. Pic: Valley Regional Transit BOISE, Idaho — Valley Regional Transit (VRT) has launched 50 electric-assist bikes in Boise.

The launch is part of a ride-share pilot program that will run through the end of October. Officials at VRT hope it demonstrates the benefits and popularity of electric-assist bike sharing as an additional mobility solution.

Throughout the pilot, your first 30-minute ride on a Vall-eBike is free. To take advantage, riders must download the Vall-eBike app and enter the code "ridevallebike."

Bikes will be available 24 hours a day at various price points. Users can pay as they go, or purchase monthly memberships and day passes. VRT also has an equity program for low-income residents and reduced rates for City Go program members. It’s a sign of the times. Something big is happening on Wednesday. #ridevallebike @ValleyRide @CityOfBoise @ccdcboise @SafeRoutes_TV @ACHDCommuteride @boiseparks @BoiseState @loveBBP @BoiseTours @DowntownBoise pic.twitter.com/B9hG0izqIC — Vall-eBike (@ValleBikeBoise) July 12, 2022 The first fleet of e-bikes are from Drop Mobility, a company that won a VRT bike-share request proposal more than two years ago. Drop Mobility has offered these bikes at a low-cost lease to generate interest and attract sponsors for a more extensive system next year. Plans for the bike-share system include more bikes and effort to distribute the bikes more evenly through the community.

To help get things started, Capital City Development Corp. (CCDC) has donated $50,000 to the pilot program, and will match the next $50,000 in sponsorships. The Treasure Valley […]

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