New England College Rolls Out VeoRide Bike Share Program
Free rides available now until April 15.
New England College is partnering with Indiana-based VeoRide to provide a new bike share program, which launched on April 6, for students, faculty and staff. Initially, 20 bikes will be available at six designated bike parking areas across campus.
VeoRide’s easy-to-use and adaptable dockless bike share system allows riders to locate a nearby bike via their smart phone and unlock the joy of bike riding for a quick commute or simply a ride to enjoy the outdoors. VeoRide bikes’ sturdy construction, built-in safety features and three gears set them apart from the typical bike share experience.
“VeoRide will be a great addition to our campus. We appreciate the flexibility of the dockless bike share system, and the quality of their bikes,” said Mark Mitch, associate professor of environmental sciences at New England College. “We look forward to introducing this new amenity to our students, faculty, staff and broader community.”
A special VeoRide-NEC Launch Event was held on April 6 in front of the student center. Games, free food, free bike rides and special gifts were provided to participants. Representatives from VeoRide and NEC provided more information about the bike share program and demonstrated the simple process of renting a bike.
From now until April 15, NEC students, faculty and staff will be able to try VeoRide for free. After that time, pay-as-you-go rides are available for as little as 50 cents for 15 minutes. Additional packages for monthly or yearly rates are available, with discounts for NEC students and employees.
To rent a bike, download the VeoRide app, locate a bike, open Bluetooth on your phone, scan the QR code on the bike or enter the bike’s ID to unlock, and ride. At the end of your ride, park at one of several designated parking locations identified in the app and simply push the button on the bike lock to end the trip.
“Bike shares are gaining popularity in the U.S. as more people recognize the value that bikes contribute to a community’s health and vitality,” said Candice Xie, VP Business Development of VeoRide. “New England College shows it’s forward-thinking and committed to a healthy future.”
For more information about the NEC Bike Share, visit www.veoride.com/nec.