Bike Sharing Program

Try out our new campus Bike Sharing Program! Red bicycles are parked across campus and can quickly and conveniently be rented by using a smartphone app available via the Apple Store or Google Play

The VeoRide app shows users where available bikes are parked, and then allows users to unlock a bike by scanning a code or typing a number found on the bike into the app. The trip ends when the user parks the bike in a bicycle rack and manually presses a lever that locks the back tire. 

The first month is free to users, followed by three months at a discounted rate for students with a “niu.edu” email address, payable via an online account. The following three months will be a discounted rate of 30 cents per 15 minutes of use. Subsequent months will cost 50 cents per 15 minutes of use. 

The new red bikes are in top condition and maintenance is handled by VeoRide.

How to Ride

STEP 1: FIND A RIDE

Use the VeoRide app to find an available bike near you and reserve it for up to 10 minutes

STEP 2: SCAN TO UNLOCK

Scan the bike's QR code or enter its ID to unlock it. Enjoy your ride! 

STEP 3: LOCK IT, LEAVE IT

When you're done, park in any campus bike rack. Push the slider on the lock to end your trip. 

 

Pricing

Faculty, Staff and Students

  • Pay As You Ride: 50 cents every 15 minutes
  • Monthly Pass: $13.99*
  • Yearly Pass: $48.99*
  • Day Pass: $6.99 for 24 hours of unlimited two hour rides

Community Members and Visitors

  • Pay As You Ride: 50 cents every 15 minutes
  • Monthly Pass: $25.99*
  • Yearly Pass: $99.99*
  • Day Pass: $6.99 for 24 hours of unlimited two hour rides

*Monthly and yearly plans include unlimited 30 minutes rides within the period.