By Contributing Writer Mark Yanni.
As buds fill the trees and flowers start to shoot up from the ground, the University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth will see the re-awakening of the VeoRide bike share program that began last fall.
You’ll see a gradual and visible increase in the number of bikes on campus as VeoRide’s team re-deploys many of the bikes that have been in hibernation during the winter.
Renting a bike is easy –just 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 rear-wheel bike lock to end the trip.For only 15 cents a minute, you can ride on a pay-as-you-go basis, or take advantage of daily, monthly or annual memberships for even greater savings.
Day passes are $6.99 and include unlimited two-hour rides.
Additional packages are available at a discount to students, faculty and staff for $13.99/month or $48.99/annually and include unlimited one-hour rides. Standard rates are $28.99/month or $99.99/annually.
Once registered for a VeoRide account, riders can rent the bikes in any of VeoRide’s locations, including nearby Fairhaven and Mattapoisett. VeoRide bikes will be around this summer as well, and our student fleet technicians will continually check and maintain the bikes, and re-balance the fleet as needed.
So, you should always be able to find a bike and get where you’re going with ease.
Whether you enjoy the bikes for a quick commute across campus or a refreshing exercise break during your day, the VeoRide app will provide all the data you need –from miles ridden to emissions saved. Enjoy the ride.