ValleyBike Electric Bike Share Arrives at Smith June 28

UPDATE Thursday, June 28, 2018: Due to rain, the June 28 launch event for ValleyBike has been moved to the Smith Indoor Track and Tennis Facility at 10:30 a.m.

Looking for an eco-friendly way to get around campus, downtown or the Five Colleges?

Beginning Thursday, June 28, Smith students and employees will have discounted access to a new, regional bike sharing program. ValleyBike—a partnership among Amherst, Holyoke, Northampton, South Hadley, Springfield, the University of Massachusetts and the Pioneer Valley Planning Commission—will bring 500 electric, pedal-assist bikes to 50 stations throughout the Pioneer Valley.

“We’re excited to welcome ValleyBike program to the Smith campus,” said Sam Masinter, Smith’s associate vice president for college relations. “Along with providing a new, environmentally friendly benefit to the Smith community, we hope that ValleyBike Share will play an integral role in bringing new visitors to both our campus and the city.”

Memberships – which will become available on June 28 through the ValleyBike website, ValleyBike mobile app and directly at station kiosks – will offer unlimited short-term rentals for an annual fee. Walk-up rentals will also be available.

Smith’s station, adjacent to John M. Greene Hall, will be one of 14 in Northampton. An annual membership, regularly $80, will be offered for $56 to Smith students and employees. Access codes for memberships are available here (please note that these codes are only available to those with a Smith College login and will not be activated on the ValleyBike website until June 28.) 

For more information about ValleyBike, visit valleybike.org.