How It Works
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How it Works

Purchase a membership online or at any station

  1. Our system offers various types of memberships: 24-Hour, 3-Day, 7-Day, 30-Day, 6-Month and Annual
  2. All membership levels can be purchased online (credit card required).
  3. 24-hour memberships can be purchased at B-Stations (credit card required).
  4. Annual members click HERE for directions on how to use your B-Card in other B-Cycle cities.

Choose a bike from any station

If you do not have a B-Card and have not yet purchased a membership:

  1. Press anywhere on the station's kiosk touchscreen to wake it up.
  2. Follow the instructions on the screen to purchase a 24-hour membership.
  3. When prompted, select the dock number of the bike you wish to check out.
  4. The kiosk will unlock the bike from the dock you chose. The dock holding the bike will beep until the bike is removed.

If you do not have a B-Card, but already have purchased a membership:

  1. Press anywhere on the station's kiosk touchscreen to wake it up.
  2. Select 'I have a pass' when asked if you would like to purchase a membership.
  3. Follow the prompts on the touchscreen. When prompted, swipe the same credit card you bought your membership with. It won't charge you again, it will recognize you as a member. Your credit card becomes your membership card during the membership period.
  4. When prompted, select the dock number of the bike you wish to check out.
  5. The kiosk will unlock the bike from the dock you chose. The dock holding the bike will beep until the bike is removed.

If you have a B-Card:

  1. Choose one of the locked bikes (you can bypass the kioks).
  2. Go straight to the individual bike and press the silver button on the bike’s dock. This will wake up the dock.
  3. Touch your B-Card to the square decal behind the silver button.
  4. Remove the bike once the locks open (dock will start beeping after the bike is unlocked). How to Inspect Bikes(pdf)

Grab your bike and go

  1. Adjust your seat, check the tire pressure, and go.
  2. Rides of less than 30 minutes incur no usage fee (60 minutes for annual members).
  3. Each time you dock the bike, your clock resets to 0 minutes.
  4. Usage fees apply for rides longer than 30 minutes (see Rates page). How to adjust seat height / safe riding (pdf)

Return your bike to any station

  1. Return your bike to any B-Station by rolling it firmly into an available dock. No need to stop at the kiosk.
  2. Wait for three rapid blinks of the green light and three quick beeps. That is your signal that the bike has been securely returned.
  3. In the rare instance where there is no available dock, go to the kiosk and request a 15-minute credit so that you can reach the next closest station without incurring usage fees.