The City of San Marcos and Texas State University are collaborating on a bike share program that will bring affordable, convenient access to bicycles to the community.
The City and University will host a launch event on Thursday, Sept. 20 at 214 E. Hutchison, near the intersection of Hutchison Street and North LBJ, at 9 a.m. to introduce the program to the public.
Indiana-based VeoRide is providing the customized bikes to the City and University at no cost, and riders can reserve a bike for as little as 50 cents for 15 minutes of use.
VeoRide’s easy-to-use and adaptable dockless bike share system allows riders to locate a nearby bike via their smart phone. With a dockless bike, riders have greater freedom to travel where they want, and there is no need to return the bike to its original location. VeoRide bikes feature sturdy construction, built-in safety features and three gears.
Current pay-as-you-go bike rental rates start at 50 cents for 15 minutes. Day passes are $6.99. Additional packages are available for $25.99/month or $99.99/annually and include unlimited 30-minute rides. Texas State students are also eligible for discounts on monthly and annual passes.
To rent a bike, first download the VeoRide app and locate a bike. Once a bike is found, 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 the 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.
For general information about VeoRide and to read frequently asked questions, visit www.veoride.com.