How it works

Here is

  1. Reserve

    Booking a bike

    Find and reserve a bike using our mobile app, at in your browser, or on the bicycle itself.

  2. Release

    Unlocking Process

    Enter your 4 digit PIN code to unlock the bike. Want to stop for coffee? Press the “HOLD” button and lock the bike to a rack. Just enter your 4-digit PIN to unlock and continue riding. “HOLD” time will be counted just like your ride time.

  3. Ride

    Enjoy your time!

    If you notice a problem or have an issue with your bicycle, press the “REPAIR” button and then lock the bike to a rack. Remember to follow these rules.

  4. Return

    It’s easy!

    To end your trip just lock your bike to a rack at a hub location. If you end your trip outside of a hub location you will be charged an additional fee.

Mobile Application

Find and Reserve Boise GreenBike

Not near a computer? Want to reserve that last bike? You can use our mobile applications for iOS and Android to find the nearest bikes, hub locations, promotions, and more.

We’re committed to a great mobile app experience and are regularly improving existing features and adding new features to both our web and mobile apps. Have some feedback for us? You can use our help desk to learn more about features in the works and let us know what you think we should add or improve.

Download our apps, start right now!


How much does it cost?

  • Pay as you go

    $5 /hour
    Out-of-hub fee
  • Monthly

    Daily Free Time
    1 hour
    Overage fee
    $5 / hour
    Out-of-hub fee
  • Annual

    Daily Free Time
    1 hour
    Overage fee
    $5 / hour
    Out-of-hub fee
  • Student

    Daily Free Time
    1 hour
    Overage fee
    $5 / hour
    Out-of-hub fee
  • Premium

    Daily Free Time
    2 hours
    Overage fee
    $5 / hour
    Out-of-hub fee

    Premium members will have their choice of a Bern helmet or a custom Boise GreenBike stainless steel growler with their paid membership fee.

    Offer is good only as long as supply lasts!

Discounts are available for seniors, military, employers and nonprofits. Use our contact form for additional details.

  • All payments are secure

    All payments are securely processed and we never store raw magnetic stripe, card validation code or PIN data.

  • Auto renewing membership

    Each of our membership plans renews automatically. If you don’t want yours to renew just let us know.

  • Payments are non-refundable once you ride

    We will gladly refund your payment up to the point that you begin riding our bikes.

About us

Want to know more?

Boise GreenBike

Boise GreenBike provides people who live in, work in or visit Boise with a new mobility option. It’s a convenient and healthy way of getting from one place to another, all without contributing to traffic congestion or air pollution.

Boise GreenBike uses the very latest technology to make your bike sharing experience simple and enjoyable. The rugged bikes are made by Social Bicycles, a New York based company on the cutting edge of mobility technology.

The bikes and station hubs have been paid for with a federal grant, but operational funding comes from a combination of user fees, sponsorships, and advertising. This is Boise’s bike share system, we’ll grow as the community helps us grow.

Boise GreenBike is a service of Valley Regional Transit.


What are the Bikes like?

The bikes are a durable one-size-fits-most design with a step-through frame. They’ve been designed exclusively for bike share. These bikes allow ordinary people, wearing ordinary clothes, carrying ordinary stuff to safely and easily ride from one place to another. The bikes have comfy seats, three speeds, fenders and a front basket. And they’re shaft drive, so there’s no need to worry about soiling your clothes with a greasy chain.

How does the system work?

It could hardly be any easier. You can find and reserve a bike using the mobile app, or the web. Once at the bike you enter your six digit account number, then your four digit PIN code on the keypad to unlock the bike. Enjoy your ride!

When your ride is done, lock the bike up to any one of the convenient station hub locations, or any ordinary bike rack for a small additional fee. (See out of Hub fee below)

The bikes are equipped with GPS tracking, so the system always knows where the bikes are all the time. This tracking also provides you with information about your rides through the mobile app or your online profile. You’ll be able to track the route traveled, calories burned, miles ridden, carbon offsets and dollars saved by riding a bike instead of driving. Best of all, you’ll be able to seamlessly share that information with your friends on social media.

Can I rent more than one bike?

YES!!! Members of the Boise GreenBike system can now rent up to six bikes on a single account. The member just needs to start a rental on one bike, then enter membership number and PIN on each additional bike. The user of the bike will need to accept the terms and conditions of service. 

Note: all riders must be 16 years of age or above. All additional rentals will be charged to the member’s account at the Pay As You Go rate of $5 per hour.

How much does it cost?

You can Pay As You Go for just $5 an hour. If you think you might want to use the bikes for more than just a day, consider a monthly membership at just $15. It comes with an hour of ride time every day.

Annual memberships are only $70 and come with an hour of ride time each and every day of the year.

Premium members, at $100 a year, enjoy 90 minutes of free ride time every day, and get their choice of a free Bern helmet, courtesy of Idaho Power or a custom Boise GreenBike stainless steel growler.(while supplies last). And new for 2016, Premium members don’t have to pay the Out of Hub fees!

Each additional hour for all users is prorated at $5 an hour.

All membership renew automatically unless you choose to turn off auto-renew.

Visit the membership page for descriptions and pricing of all membership levels.

What is 'out of hub' fee?

Every time you lock a bike away from a station hub or one of the designated flex hubs there is a $2 fee. This is designed to encourage users to return bikes to the station hubs. The flip side is that taking a bike that has been locked out of hub and locking it at a station hub or flex hub results in the system automatically crediting your account $1.

Premium members do not pay the Out of Hub fee. As long as they eventually return the bike to a station hub they never have to worry about Out of Hub fees again. You might consider upgrading your membership.

How do I put a bike on hold?

Let’s say you want to stop for coffee. BEFORE you lock the bike, look at the computer on the rear rack. You’ll see the word ‘hold’ on the bottom of the screen. Press the button right below that word. The bike will prompt you to lock it.

Default hold time is 60 minutes, but you can come back to the bike any time before the hour is up and unlock with your PIN. If you want to extend your hold time look at the screen after locking the bike and press the button under the word ‘extend.’ You have the option to extend hold time up to an hour.

Keep in mind that hold time counts just like ride time.

Can I change my membership type?

Yes, absolutely! Let’s say you join as Pay As You Go member and decide you want to upgrade to an annual membership. It’s super easy to do from your membership profile. Here’s a link to descriptions of account management.

Where are the stations located?

The station hubs and flex hubs are scattered throughout downtown Boise and at Boise State University. You’ll always be able to find a bike at one of the station hubs. The flex hubs are ordinary bike racks that have been designated as places where you can lock the bikes without penalty. Most flex hubs have signs or stickers identifying them as a place where the bikes can be locked. If you use the phone app you might find a bike even closer to you. As we generate revenues we will add more bikes and stations to make the system even more convenient and useful. 

Go to the maps page to find the location of all the station hubs.

Can I ride the bikes at night?

Yes, every bike is equipped with front and rear lights that are always on when the bike is moving, making it safer to ride at night. The lights are designed to provide visibility to the rider, not light your way on a dark street. The bikes are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Want to be part of Boise GreenBike?

Contact us about sponsorship opportunities.

What if something is wrong with the bike?

Good question! 

BEFORE you lock the bike, look at the screen on the rear rack. In the lower right corner you will see the word ‘repair.’ Push the button beneath that word and another screen will come up giving you a list of options for things that might be wrong with the bike. Push the number associated with the type of problem you’re having with the bike, then press ‘submit.’ The bike will prompt you to lock it. Once locked, the bike will be taken out of service until we can send someone out to repair it.

You may get a follow up email from the system after reporting a repair problem asking for more details. Please respond with more information when asked.

Do I have to wear a helmet?

We strongly recommend that you wear a helmet. However, you will not be required to do so. Every member must agree to the terms and conditions before being able to use Boise GreenBike. By agreeing with the terms and conditions you acknowledge being advised of the wisdom of wearing a helmet, and that if you choose not to, you are releasing us from liability if you are injured.

Founding members will get a free Bern helmet (courtesy of Idaho Power) when they sign up! 

Who runs Boise GreenBike?

Boise GreenBike is a program of Valley Regional Transit (VRT), the regional transit authority. VRT took on bike share because we consider it a new and innovative form of transit. This arrangement will eventually allow a seamless integration with other transit options and provide one-stop-shopping for accessing all forms of public transportation.

What is the customer service number?

Boise GreenBike is a service of Valley Regional Transit, the same people running the bus system. We use the same Rideline number for customer service 208-345-7433.

Rideline is staffed Monday – Friday 7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. and Saturday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. There is no customer service on Sundays.

What if I want a Boise GreenBike station hub in my neighborhood?

Contact Dave Fotsch, Director of Boise GreenBike through the contact page of this website.

Suggested Rides

The Downtown Boise Association (DBA) has put together a terrific list of bike resources on its website, including a bicycle map of downtown Boise. Explore by visiting here.

Boise’s best known recreational trail is the 25-mile Boise River Greenbelt. The tree-lined path follows the river through the heart of the city and provides scenic views, wildlife viewing and access to several of the city’s parks. Learn more by visiting this page

The Ada County Highway District (ACHD) continues to improve bicycle facilities on the streets and roads of the county, especially in downtown Boise. To learn more about suggested bike routes and to download a copy of ACHD’s latest county bicycle map visit this page on their website. 

Member Benefits


In addition to access to an amazing bike share program, Boise GreenBike members can also collect reward points when they lock up at certain locations. These points can be redeemed at partnering local businesses. Stay tuned for details.


In addition to a full hour of daily riding time in their own community, our members automatically receive pay-as-you-go access to all of Social Bicycles’ current and soon to launch bike share programs around the country. The closest program is the 5B Bike Share program in Hailey and Ketchum, just a short drive from Boise. This makes your membership the perfect traveling companion. Keep checking back to see the growing list of participating cities.

Our Team

Valley Regional Transit

Valley Regional Transit’s mission is to develop and manage transportation resources and to coordinate the effective and efficient delivery of safe transportation options to the region’s citizens.

Social Bicycles

Social Bicycles provides the industry’s best-in-class bike share platform and is proud to be working with Boise GreenBike and local partners to bring bike share to downtown Boise. Featuring GPS tracking and an integrated lock that works with affordable bike racks, the SoBi system is the ideal fit for Boise’s streets.


Boise GreenBike has no openings currently. But keep checking back!

Grow your business

Support Boise GreenBikes

How can I become a sponsor?

  • Host a station outside your business
  • Brand stations throughout the system
  • Location-based promotions
  • Host an ‘out-of-hub’ rack outside your business or residence
  • Bulk discounted memberships
Ad Panels

Why should I become a sponsor?

  • Become a celebrated part of Boise’s physical landscape
  • Drive riders to your business and offer hyper-local promotions
  • Millions of unique impressions; increased brand awareness
  • Associate your brand with a healthy, sustainable and community-based project
  • Stronger positive relationship with local residents
  • Provide your employees with an affordable and healthy commuting option
Map Panel

Social Cyclist

Suggest a station and more

The brand new app from Social Bicycles!

Social Cyclist helps the community have a public conversation about ways to improve their bike infrastructure. The first Social Cyclist campaign involved citizens voting on bike share locations. In the next phase of the Social Cyclist feedback campaign, the GreenBike community can track where they are riding, report road conditions and safety hazards, and share favorite routes.

Learn more...
Socialize your ride!
Help friends discover new places to explore by bike by sharing your ride on the Social Cyclist network and post trips to Facebook and Twitter.
Want more racks?
Social Cyclist is a great way for a whole community to discuss where to add new public bike parking infrastructure or public bike share stations.

Ride safely

Follow the rules on the road

  • Follow the Rules

    Yield to pedestrians. Stop at all red lights and stop signs. Ride in the direction of traffic. Use the grip bell to signal your presence. Do not wear more than one earphone while riding.

  • Plan a Sensible Route

    Plan your route before you ride to follow the safest route to get you where you want to go. You can use our app to find your way to a bike you’ve reserved or to a hub when you want to end your ride.

  • Do a Pre-Ride Check

    Check the bike’s tire pressure, try the grip bell, and if you’re riding at night check that the front and rear lights are illuminated.

  • Be Predictable

    Make it easy for the other traffic around you. Don’t make unexpected turns that put yourself and others in danger. Ride at a steady pace so other vehicles can anticipate your movement.

  • Wear a Helmet

    Wear a helmet whenever you ride. Always buckle the strap. Replace your helmet after any crash and whenever you see signs of damage. Avoid these common helmet mistakes

  • Tips for Turns

    Use hand signals to let drivers and other cyclists know your intention to turn or to stop. Don’t turn or change lanes without knowing the position of the cars and bikes around you.

Drop us a line

Best way to contact us

Boise GreenBike

700 NE 2nd Street - Suite 100

Meridian, ID 83642

Call the Rideline:

(208) 345-7433

The Rideline is staffed 
Monday - Friday 7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m and 
Saturday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

For direct contact please write us at:

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