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How Houston BCycle Works


How does Houston BCycle work?


Grab a bike from any B-station. Walk-up riders will pay with a credit card at the kiosk. Members can use the kiosk, the mobile app, or an RFID card.


Enjoy your trip and ride safe! Walk-up riders pay a flat rate of $3 per 30 minutes. Houston BCycle members get the first 60 minutes of every ride free.


The timer on your ride stops when you return the BCycle to any B-station in the network. Make sure to give the bike a tug to ensure that it’s fully docked.

Rent a BCycle from any B-station, ride it, and return it to any B-station. Walk-up users will pay by credit card at the B-station. Memberships can be purchased online. If you’re using the kiosk to check out a bike, move quickly! You’ve got 30 seconds to get the bike out of its dock.

Members check out bikes by using the mobile app or an RFID card. Members can also check out bikes using the B-station screen by entering either the phone number or credit card associated with the account.

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What is the BCycle bike like?

BCyles have tons of cool features, incuding auto-generated front and back lights, a built-in lock and key, and three-speed gear shift. Click here to learn more about the BCycle set-up.

How do I know if my BCycle was returned properly?

When returning your BCycle, make sure you push the bike all the way into an open dock. You should hear 3 beeps and see the green light flash to confirm your return. Try giving your bike a tug to see if it comes back out. Make sure to opt-in to text messages–you’ll receive a text every time your b-cycle is properly docked!

Does Houston BCycle provide helmets?

Houston BCycle does not provide helmets, although we highly encourage wearing one while riding. Members can visit Bike Barn or HAM Cycles to get 20% off of a helmet purchase.

Is it legal to ride without a helmet?

In Houston, anyone 18-and-older may ride without wearing a helmet.

How old do you have to be?

You must be 18 years of age of older to ride Houston BCycle.

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