A kernel of an idea from a group of Central College students studying in the sustainability education program has grown into Pella, Iowa’s new bike share program. A robust collaboration of several groups, including the Pella City Council, Central College Staff, Central College Sustainability Students, Pella Wellness Consortium and Iowa Bike & Fitness, helped to get the bike share rolling the first week of July with 50 vibrant teal VeoRide bikes.

The bikes may be found at several designated lots located in most city parks and popular places such as the Molengracht, Aquatic Center, Central Park and West Market Park.

VeoRide is maintaining the bikes, as it does in other markets it operates, with no additional cost to the City. Kris Van Gent with Iowa Bike says the public can rent bikes as needed and pay as they go for as little as 50 cents for 15 minutes, or they may take advantage of the various discounted rates for daily, monthly and annual passes. This is VeoRide’s first bike share in Iowa.

For specific details about the Pella bike share, including how to rent a bike, rates, and money-saving offers, check out the VeoRide flyer today.