Bike Share Program kicks off in Cedar Rapids

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (KWWL) — The city of Cedar Rapids is kicking off its new bike share program during an unveiling event at Greene Square Park.

The event will host a ribbon cutting for the 45 electric bikes that can be found throughout the community at bike-racks around the city. Speakers at the event will include city leaders, like Mayor Brad Hart.

The event, taking place at 5:30, will also demonstrate the correct way to use the new bikes.

The electric bikes can be checked out and rented using an app, VeoRide. In total, the program will include 150 bikes that can be found and checked out at 90 bike rake, parking stations.

It’s $1 to check out the bike, 15 cents for every mile. According to a press release the city said it would cost around $2 for a trip from the convention center to the NewBo district.

Later this year, the city will also unveil an electric scooter pilot program.

Ashley Neighbor

Ashley Neighbor

Reporter, Cedar Rapids
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