AvMed Rides FAQs
Imagine a network of bike stations located within a few blocks of one another throughout your community. As an AvMed Rides member, you can unlock any of the 275 specially designed bikes at any station and ride it to any other bike station. Fast, simple, inexpensive. It’s no wonder bike sharing has exploded in popularity all over the world!
AvMed Rides Powered by Broward B-cycle is the future of bike sharing, and it’s available now.
So Grab a B-cycle from the nearest B-station and we’re on our way.
All rides are tracked by the system and associated with members. Data such as distance, duration, calories burned, and carbon offset are captured and uploaded to personal web pages at AvMedRides.com.
Membership fee apply to non members for the first half hour of use. Guest (also know as non members) who ride longer than 30 minutes will also be charged a usage fee. All riders are welcome to purchase a membership. A weekly membership is $25, plus tax. An annual membership is $45, plus tax.
Usage fees are charged based on the length of each ride taken by a member, and are typically broken down into half-hour increments. For members, the first half-hour is free and usage fees are only assessed for rides that exceed 30 minutes.
When a person has a weekly or annual membership, they pay reduced member rates and only pay usage fees, for rides longer than 30 minutes. Any usage fees for weekly members are charged at the end of the week. Usage frees for annual members are charged on the last day of each month.
If you would like to rent bikes in Broward County- including road bikes, children’s bikes, bikes with child seats, tandems, surreys (so fun!), recumbents, “choppers” or electric bikes, we recommend the following:
Trek Bikes of Fort Lauderdale (954)-527-9099 or trekbikesflorida.com
For electric bikes, theelectricbicyclestore.com
Note: Many local bike rentals accept cash & debit cards. AvMed Rides is only available to those with credit or membership cards.
Whichever set of wheels you choose, we thank you for riding!
Membership and Fees
A B-card is a plastic card distributed to AvMed Rides annual members. The cards contain an RFID chip uniquely associated with each member’s account. When the B-card is presented at a B-cycle dock, the AvMed Rides system is queried to confirm that the member is in good standing and to associate the member with the bicycle they are checking out.
B-cards also contain a magnetic strip so the cards can be read by the credit card reader found on the kiosk, thereby allowing the B-card holder to obtain time credits when a station is full.
NEW* B-cards connect our annual members with local, bicycle-friendly businesses that offer special discounts just for us. For a full list of B-benefits, please see our Partners page here.
For memberships of more than thirty days, there will be an initial charge for the membership fee at the time of registration, and thereafter there will be a monthly charge for usage fees, if any, accrued during each month of the membership. A final charge will be processed following the end of the membership period.
Personal Account Management
Annual members also have the option of automatically renewing their annual memberships by selecting Auto-Renewal in the Account Preferences section of their personal web page.
What should I do if I’ve lost my B-card?
Go online to your personal AvMed Rides web page and suspend your card, or call customer service immediately so that we can suspend the card and prevent anyone else from using your card to gain access to a bicycle for which you are financially responsible.
A replacement card will be provided for $5.
While waiting for your replacement B-card to arrive, you can check out bikes by using the kiosk at each station. You must present the credit card associated with your membership account.
Members are financially liable for damages to bikes under their care. Refer to Terms and Conditions for your system.