Bike Sharing

More than 150 aqua bikes to share.

Click here for San Jose’s stations.
Bikes are parked at 15 automated stations strategically located throughout downtown, including Arena Green, Children’s Discovery Museum, City Hall, Convention Center, Diridon Station, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, Fountain Alley, Plaza de Cesar Chavez, San Jose State University, San Pedro Square and SoFA District.

Users simply swipe a credit card to “check out” the bike for a short trip or errand and return it at one of the stations. The first 30 minutes are free before incremental charges are imposed, encouraging quick trips and turnover. A 24-hour pass is $9, three-day pass is $24, and annual membership is $88. For rides of 31-60 minutes, the extra charge is $4; each half hour after that is $7 up to $150 per day. The timer resets when riders properly dock their bicycles (look for the green light on the dock).

The Bike Share program is available 24 hours everyday. Click here for San Jose’s stations.

The 7-speed aluminum-framed bikes weigh 42.5 pounds and feature antelope handlebars, adjustable saddles that fit people 4’-10” to 6’-5”, wide puncture-resistant tires, fenders and chain protector, drum brakes, front rack and lights that illuminate as cyclists pedal.

The City of San Jose is part of a 700-bike, 70-station project that extends to Mountain View, Palo Alto, Redwood City and San Francisco. The largest bike-share facilities in all the cities are at Caltrain stations.

Bike Share has become the rage in 200 cities around the world. For more information, go to Bay Area Bike Share, or follow bike share developments on Twitter at @sj_bikeshare.