A new electric-assist bike-share program has just started in Boise. The pilot program has 50 bikes available to rent and you can try it out for free!
According to Valley Regional Transit, the goal of this program is to demonstrate the benefits, and popularity, of electric-assist bike share programs. These bikes will be available to rent all 24 hours of the day.
You can also take advantage of the ride being totally free for the first 30 minutes during the pilot phase, which will reportedly run through the end of October. So, see if it's for you. They always say the best ride is a free ride. Come on, take a free ride. (read to the tune of The Edgar Winter Band)
To score this free deal, use the promo code "ridevalleybike" (that's ride vall ebike without space) at checkout in the Vall-eBike app.
If you're going to be riding an e-Bike or bicycle in Boise, make sure you know the local laws and rules of the road!
Here's a list of laws in Idaho, and how some of them may differ in the city of Boise.
eBike and Bicycle Laws In Idaho
Drivers vs Cyclists. One of America's greatest rivalries. Two people who seem unable or unwilling to get along and co-exist. To ensure you are the best driver you can be, or the best biker you can be, regardless of where you fall on the issue, it's best that you know the rules of the road. Let's get to them.
The 50 electric-assist shared bikes in use are made by Drop Mobility. Make sure to know the rules and regulations before hitting the road. Always put safety first, for you and those around you. Check out more on these bikes here:
eBike and Bike Boise's Greenbelt
Excuse me, you were doing WHAT?!
Great Places To Bike In Boise
After previously being unmentioned as one of the top hiking states in America, Idaho has climbed (pun intended) the list and now cracks the Top 15!
It's not alone, either. Many of the surrounding states have made the list, as well. So, if you're living in Boise or the Treasure Valley you never have to travel far to find some of the best hiking in the country, even if you want to escape the state.
Here are the Top 12 States For Hiking In The Country. Get your best trail boots on, and let's check out the list.
The Boise Greenbelt Is Home to These 10 Wild Animals, Be Prepared
If you're on the Boise Greenbelt, especially along the river, don't be alarmed if you run into any number of these wildlife.