Hampshire Happenings: ValleyBike Share

Updated: Apr 5, 2021

What is Hampshire Happenings?

Have you ever moved into a new town and felt like a stranger? Just bought a house and are unaware of what the local community has to offer?


My new online series, "Hampshire Happenings," chronicles all this area has to offer. It's dedicated to providing fun, informative episodes of local happenings in Northampton, Massachusetts and surrounding areas. Subscribe to my channel, and turn on notifications, to make sure you don't miss a single episode!


ValleyBike Share Program

In this week's episode I explored Northampton, Massachusetts and surrounding areas with the help of the ValleyBike Share Program. These electric-assist bikes are a perfect for anyone in the Pioneer Valley looking for AFFORDABLE TRANSPORTATION or a FUN & EASY way to get around!

To meet Pioneer Valley’s unique challenges, ValleyBike Share is designed to promote short bike trips within core communities like Amherst, Eastampton, Holyoke, Northampton, South Hadley, and Springfield, where clusters of large employers, colleges, shopping, tourist destinations and residents can readily be connected.



An Eye for Equity

And what do I love most about them? While monthly fees are $20 per month, they have an equity program.

ValleyBike wants to make sure that bike share is fun, convenient, and affordable to all residents in Pioneer Valley. Qualified residents who are currently receiving S.N.A.P. Benefits or Section 8 Housing, or MassHealth Standard are eligible for the ValleyBike Access Pass. ValleyBike provides Access Pass users an annual membership for $10.00 per year, this can be paid with a Debit Card, Credit Card or Money Order. The pass will allow users unlimited 1-hour rides.