How it works

How RideKC Bike pedal bike share works

  1. Purchase a membership online or at any B-station.

    1. Our system offers 24 hour, 7 day, 30 day, and annual memberships.
    2. All membership levels can be purchased online (credit card required).
    3. Only 24-hour memberships can be purchased at B-stations (credit card required).
    4. Don’t use a credit card? You may qualify for the Bike Share For All program!
  2. Choose a bike from any B-station.

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

    1. Press the ‘Start’ button.
    2. Follow the instructions on the touchscreen 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 the ‘Start’ button.
    2. Select ‘No” 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.
    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 the app:

    1. At the station, open the B-Cycle app on your phone.
    2. Tap the bike icon to checkout a bike.
    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 have a B-card:

    1. Choose one of the locked bikes.
    2. Press the silver button on the bike’s dock.
    3. Touch your B-card to the square 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)

  3. Grab your bike and go.

    1. Adjust your seat, put on your helmet, and go.
    2. Rides of less than 30 minutes* incur no usage fee.
    3. Rides over 30 minutes* incur usage fees of $2 per half hour.

    Need to stop between B-stations? BCycles include a cable lock to keep the bike safe while you run into a store or shop. Learn how to use the lock.
    How to adjust seat height / safe riding (pdf)

    *60 minutes for annual members; 24-hour passes also available. See Rates/Membership page for details.

  4. Return your bike to any B-station.

    1. Return your bike to any B-station by rolling it into an available dock.
    2. Wait for three rapid blinks of the green light and three quick beeps. That’s your signal that the bike has been securely returned.

    If all the docks are full there should be another B-station within walking distance. Use the kiosk touch screen to request an extra 15 minutes and find the nearest B-station with open docks.

     

Have more questions? See our FAQ to learn more!