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How Much does Austin BCycle Cost?

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As a bicycle sharing system that serves the city of Austin, TX, you can pay for Austin BCycle passes through 6 ways: Explorer, Weekender, Local30, Local365, Local365 + Guest Pass, B-Cycle For All and U.T. Student Membership.

1Explorer 24-hours access Pass
MEMBERSHIP FEE: $12 (plus tax)

  • 24-hours of access to Austin B-cycles for $12 (plus tax)
  • Includes unlimited trips of up to 60 minutes
  • Trips longer than 60 minutes cost $4 (plus tax) for each additional 30 minutes
2Weekender 3 day access Pass
MEMBERSHIP FEE: $18 (plus tax)

  • 72-hours of access to Austin B-cycles for $18 (plus tax)
  • Includes unlimited trips of up to 60 minutes
  • Trips longer than 60 minutes cost $4 (plus tax) for each additional 30 minutes
3Local30 Monthly membership
MEMBERSHIP FEE: $11 (plus one-time $15 enrollment fee and tax)

  • Monthly membership for $11/month + one-time $15 enrollment fee (plus tax)
  • Includes unlimited trips of up to 60 minutes
  • Trips longer than 60 minutes cost $4 (plus tax) for each additional 30 minutes
4Local365 Annual membership
MEMBERSHIP FEE: $80 (plus tax)

  • Annual membership for $80/year (plus tax)
  • Includes unlimited trips of up to 60 minutes
  • Trips longer than 60 minutes cost $4 (plus tax) for each additional 30 minutes
  • B-connected access in other B-cycle cities
5Local365 + Guest Pass Annual membership
MEMBERSHIP FEE: $90 (plus tax)

  • Get an annual membership PLUS a Guest Pass card that comes equipped with eight one​-hour rides.
  • Guest Pass trips that exceed 60 minutes are subject to the same usage fees as a Local365 membership.
  • After the initial 8 trips, Guest Pass card can still be used to check out a B-cycle for $4 (plus tax) per 30 minutes of rid​e time​.
  • Usage fees on your Guest Pass will be charged to your Local365 account.
  • Th​e​ Guest Pass will expire on the same date your Annual membership does.
  • Unused Guest Pass trips do not roll over when you renew.
6B-Cycle For All Low-income membership
MEMBERSHIP FEE: $5 (plus tax)

  • Qualifying Austin residents are eligible for a discounted annual membership.
  • To qualify you must demonstrate Austin residency, have a maximum annual income of $25,000, and not be a full-time student.
  • Visit the application page for more details.
7U.T. Student Membership Students Ride For Free
MEMBERSHIP FEE: $0

  • To sign-up click HERE or download the iOS or Android app
  • Sign up for a “UT Student Membership” using your University of Texas issued e-mail. Non-University of Texas at Austin students will be charged for a Local365 membership.
  • Start riding!

Frequently Asked Questions

How Do I Purchase A Pass?

You can purchase a 24-hour access at any time at any of our B-station kiosks with a major credit card (Visa, Mastercard, Discover, and American Express.) When the kiosk screen asks you if you wish to purchase a day pass, select “Yes”. You will be asked to sign our user agreement and enter any promo code you might have. After prompted to swipe your card, you may choose any available bike. Your 24-hour access will start with this checkout, and you will use this same card any other time you wish to checkout a bike during that period. Our annual memberships (Local365), monthly memberships (Local30), and Weekender Pass (3-day access) must be purchased online.

I Purchased A Pass. How Do I Check Out A Bike?

If you have an active membership, there are a few different ways you can check out bikes from the system:

  • Credit card: You can use the credit card you used at signup as a way to verify your account at the kiosk. Select “I Have a Pass”, then select “Or Credit Card” in the lower left corner, then swipe your credit card to verify your account.
  • Text a code: You can use the cell phone number you entered at signup to verify your account at the kiosk. Select “I Have a Pass” and then enter the number. You should receive a text with a unique code. Enter the code at the kiosk to access the bikes.
  • B-Cycle App: If you purchased a membership online, you can use the username/password to log into the BCycle app. Once logged in, tap on the station icon, select “Get a bike”, and enter the dock number to unlock the bike. Note that you must be at the station since the app is GPS-fenced.
  • B-fob: If you are a B-cycle monthly or annual member, you may request an RFID fob (a little card that attaches to a keychain) at no additional charge. The B-fob allows you to skip the kiosk altogether. Go directly to a docked bike, tap the silver button on the dock to the right of the bike, then wave the B-fob directly above the lighted panel. The fob uses RFID proximity technology to verify your account. To request it simply contact our Customer Service and you can expect it in the mail in 5-8 weekdays.

How Long Can I Take The Bike?

Austin B-cycle is a bike share system created for short distance trips with the bikes returning within a 60-minute window on each trip. Checkouts lasting longer than 60 minutes will be charged an additional fee of $4(plus tax) for each additional 30 minutes past the first half hour of a checkout, which is included with your access level. Bikes may be used for up to 24-hours at one time, however, but please note usage fees apply after 60 minutes of each check out. To avoid additional fees, simply check the bike in at 60 minutes or less on each trip.

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