Boise GreenBike reopened on May 4 after a brief suspension because of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic. Service shut down after Governor Brad Little issued a statewide stay-at-home order March 25. The bikes were removed from the streets and taken to the shop. Every bike was cleaned, given a tune-up, and made ready for service. The system will provide two weeks of free rides for everyone and certain restrictions on use.
“As our city and state start to reopen for business we want to be able to provide a healthy and safe
transportation alternative,” said Boise GreenBike Director Dave Fotsch. “We work hard to keep the bikes
clean and disinfected, but we’re asking our riders to do their part as well.”
Biking is a healthy activity that can be practiced safely, even in the era of COVID-19. Boise GreenBike will
continue to clean and disinfect the bikes on a regular schedule, but Fotsch explained that riders must
use the bikes responsibly:
. Don’t ride Boise GreenBike if you’re sick. Stay home instead.
. Bring your own hand sanitizer and use it before and after riding the bikes.
. Avoid touching your face.
. Wear a cloth face covering if you’re going to be around other people.
. Ride alone or in small groups.
. Spread out. Maintain proper social distancing of six feet or more.
Join the Boise
GreenBike network by going to Boise.GreenBike.com or by downloading the Social Bicycles app and
selecting Boise GreenBike. For more information, visit the Boise GreenBike Facebook page or call the
Help Desk at 208-345-7433.
More about Boise GreenBike
Boise GreenBike is the bike share service of Valley Regional Transit, serving primarily downtown Boise
and Boise State. Boise GreenBike is an environmentally friendly and sustainable form of transportation.
The program receives no public support for operations and relies on revenue from ridership,
membership, and sponsorship.