Bike share is an innovative and fun 24/7 transportation system. It is designed for short point-to-point trips. Users are provided with the ability to download a mobile app, sign up for the system and pick up a bike from any of the convenient bike hubs and return it to any other hub within the system area.
Bolt’s bikes are electric assist (motorized) to give you a subtle boost during your ride. Since they are pedal assist, all you need to do is start pedaling normally and the motor will engage on its own.
YES! Whether you are a resident who commutes all too often, a frequent visitor, or just in town for the day, greenride bikeshare is perfect for you. With our 17 convenient hub locations in Burlington, South Burlington and Winooski, you can get from Point A to Point B easily and indulge in some of our fine views, restaurants, breweries and coffee shops. We offer several membership plan options (See pricing page), so you can select which fits your needs.
While you can ride the e-bike outside of the system area, the electric assist motor will be disabled beyond the system area boundaries, including past the bridge over the Winooski River on the bike path. We recommend that you visit a local bike shop to rent a bicycle for longer excursions.
Yes, you can reserve a bike from the mobile app or https://app.socialbicycles.com up to 15 minutes, so it will be waiting for you when you arrive – you’ll never have to worry about showing up at an empty hub when you need to get somewhere. Select a bike on the map, click the blue button ‘Reserve this bike’ or ‘Reserve a bike at this hub’ Click green “Confirm” button.
To cancel the reservation, tap on the red ‘Cancel’ button at the bottom of the screen. If you cancel before 1-minute, no fees will apply. Beyond 1-minute, paid time begins to accrue (counts towards your total ride time).
After 15 minutes, the timer expires and the bike becomes available for other users to rent.
Our local bike shop and rental location partners are experts in renting bikes and can provide right-size bikes, multiple bikes for families, route maps, helmets, great service and the personal touch. Most bike rental locations have 4 hour to 24 hour rentals. See our pricing page for a list and links to all of our local bike and rental shops.
Bolt encourages all riders to wear helmets, but they are not always required by law. Riders are required to comply with all local safety laws. If you need a helmet, reach out to our customer support team at 1-800-BOLT-143 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Also, please consider visiting a local bike shop to purchase any required riding gear.
Users will receive a $5 fee when they lock the bike and end their ride in any place that is not a designated greenride bikeshare hub, within the system boundary. Look for the green racks and sign. Please see above for greenride bikeshare hubs.
You can report any mechanical issues via the mobile app by tapping on the hazard sign and typing in your mechanical issue, which notifies a live customer support agent. Once received, the device is automatically put into maintenance mode so that others cannot check out the e-bike until it’s inspected.