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Boiseans to Ride Free of Charge Friday as GreenBike Celebrates First Birthday


  • Kelsey Hawes

Boise GreenBike celebrates its first full year as the City of Trees' bike share system on Friday, April 15. In the past 12 months its 4,200 members have logged approximately 35,000 miles over more than 16,000 individual trips and burned 1.4 million calories in the process. 

A piece of trivia: March 26—during Treefort Music Fest—Boise GreenBike set a ride record, with members taking 212 individual trips using the service.

For its first birthday, those members will ride the telltale green bikes for free all day long. 

"We are excited about the growth of our bike share system," wrote Boise GreenBike Director Dave Fotsch in a statement. "The warm weather is inspiring people to ride so we thought what better way to say thanks than to offer the free rides for a day."

Members of all levels will be exempt from all ride charges from 12:01 a.m.-midnight April 15. Fees for locking up away from a hub, locking out of Boise GreenBike system area, damage and replacement will still apply.

To become a member, download the Social Bicycles phone app at the Boise GreenBike website or visit one of the system's 10 payment kiosks.