How It Works

The Metro Bike Share system features hundreds of  bikes available 24/7, 365 days a year in Downtown LA, Pasadena, Port of LA and Venice. Station locations were selected based on proximity to community resources, employment centers, bike infrastructure and transit in consultation with partner agencies, institutions, community groups and stakeholders.

Each station has a touchscreen kiosk, a map of the bike share system, and of course Metro Bikes! System wide, there are about twice as many "dock points", or bike parking spots, as there are Metro Bikes. This helps make finding an available dock point easier when arriving to your destination. You must be 16 or older to ride a Metro Bike. Scroll down to learn more.

Buy a Pass

You need one to ride

Link your TAP card with your Metro Bike Share Pass

Monthly and Flex passes must be purchased online — at this very website! Register your current TAP card, or we will mail you a brand new Metro Bike Share TAP card. Or, use your credit or debit card to buy a single trip at any station. Learn more about pass options on our pricing page.

Watch your mailbox

If you register an existing TAP card, you'll be ready to go once your online registration is complete. If you don't have a TAP card, you will receive a Metro Bike Share branded TAP card in the mail within two weeks. If you want to ride a Metro Bike while you are waiting for your card in the mail, walk up to any station kiosk and follow the prompts to verify your identity, and get a bike.



Get a bike

From any station

Use your TAP card

Walk up to any bike, touch the silver button to wake up the dock, tap your TAP card on the reader and away you go!

Or not...

Use your credit card at any station kiosk to buy a single trip, beginning August 1, 2016. Choose your bike and complete your transaction using the kiosk touch-screen. If you are a Monthly or Flex pass holder and you forgot your pass/TAP card, you can still get a bike by verifying your identity at the kiosk.

Get comfy

Metro Bike Share seats are adjustable to fit a range of riders. Throw your stuff into the front basket, and you’re ready to go! Front and rear lights shine automatically when you pedal to help you see and be seen. Don’t forget your helmet!


Go for a Ride

Anywhere you want

Time is money

Walk-up trips cost $3.50 per 30 minutes. Flex pass holders pay $1.75 per 30 minutes. Monthly pass holders pay nothing for the first 30 minutes of any trip. Learn more about pricing.

Ride cool, be safe

Wear a helmet. Yield to pedestrians. Obey traffic signals. Always ride in the direction of traffic. Be smart, always follow the rules of the road. Learn more about safe riding on our riding tips page.

Where will you go?

Connect to Metro transit, ride to work, get some fresh air, explore. Go where you want, when you want!


Give it back

At any station

Pick a station, any station

Use the station map or the app to see real time bike availability throughout the system.


When returning your bike to a station, just put it into any open dock. You will see a flashing green light and hear the dock point beep three times to confirm it’s been properly locked. You're done! Pass holders will be able to log into their profile to see trip history and billing details.

Station full?

Touch the screen on the kiosk to get 15 minutes added to your time at no charge and to find a nearby station with available docks.

Pro tip: check the app before you ride to make sure the station you are going to has space available.

Any issues?

If you run into any problems during your trip, or to report maintenance issues, call 844-857-BIKE (844-857-2453)