VeoRide rolls out bikeshare system at Kent State University
KENT, Ohio – Starting in May, riders of all abilities will be able to take advantage of Kent State University’s new bikeshare system provided by VeoRide, a micromobility share company based in Chicago. The dockless system is the first multimodal system of its kind in the nation, and when fully launched in August, will be comprised of 100 pedal bikes, 68 e-bikes, 10 fat-tire bikes and two ADA-compliant handcycles. The initial deployment in May includes approximately 50 vehicles. VeoRide pedal bikes will be available for rent either by a pay-as-you-go arrangement or through a membership plan, discounted for students and Kent State faculty and staff. All the other bikes will be available on a pay-as-you-go basis.
Riders can locate a nearby bike via their smart phone and unlock the joy of bike riding for a quick commute or simply a ride to enjoy the outdoors. The initial agreement, at no cost to the University, will include co-branded Kent State VeoRide bikes, with the option to add e-scooters or other fleet type in the future, if Kent State desires.
“The Department of Recreational Services at Kent State University is excited to partner with VeoRide to provide a healthy and environmentally friendly mode of transportation around campus. VeoRide’s bikeshare service is priced to be economical for students and can accommodate riders of all needs. Their use of geofencing technology makes it simple to find, ride, and park the bikes in many areas around campus. Combined with the convenience of using a smartphone to rent the bikes, VeoRide has created a service that we think will benefit the students, faculty, and staff of the university.”
To rent a bike, simply download the VeoRide app and locate a bike. Then, open Bluetooth on your phone, scan the QR code on the bike or enter the bike’s ID to unlock it, 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 bike lock to end the trip.
“We aim to unlock the joy of riding for all people, and that’s why VeoRide is one of the only micromobility share companies to provide a fleet of riding options,” said Candice Xie, co-founder of VeoRide. “We look forward to serving the Kent State students and community with our best-in-class, smart transportation.”
For more information and ongoing news about VeoRide, follow VeoRide on Facebook or go to www.veoride.com. To learn about job opportunities with VeoRide, please visit https://veoride.applytojob.com/apply.
VeoRide, based in Chicago, Ill., is an easy-to-use and adaptable dockless micromobility share company. Micromobility includes all modes of short-distance transportation, including bikes, e-assisted bikes and e-scooters. We aim to provide multi-modal alternative transportation to cities and college campuses. VeoRide currently operates more than 30 dockless micromobility share programs nationwide and continues to expand in additional markets each month. For more information about the company, visit www.veoride.com.