How It Works

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1. Release / Unlock

Buy a pass and get started

Purchase a pass at any Metro Bike Share station with a kiosk, or create a TAP account and purchase a pass online.

Classic Metro Bikes

Undock a Classic Metro Bike by tapping your card to the silver button on the dock. Forgot your TAP card? You can also use the Metro Bike mobile app or your phone number or credit card at a Classic Metro Bike station to undock a bike. Classic Metro Bikes can be found in Downtown LA and Central LA.

Smart Metro Bikes

Unlock a Smart Metro Bike by tapping your card to the screen on the bike. Forgot your TAP card? You can also use the Metro Bike mobile app to unlock a bike. If you purchase a pass at a Smart Metro Bike kiosk and select User ID & PIN, enter your ID and PIN on the screen to unlock the bike. Smart Metro Bikes can be found on the Westside.

Download the App!

Metro Bike Share passholders can release Classic and Smart Metro Bikes with the Metro Bike Share app and our partner app, BCycle.

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2. Ride

Get going!

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?

Check the station map online or download the Metro Bike app for station locations and bike availability.

 

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3. Return / Lock

End at any station.

Keep your bike close, but don't keep it forever! Never leave your bike unattended and always properly return your bike.

Classic Metro Bikes

Return Classic Metro Bikes at a Classic Metro Bike station and give the bike a firm push into the dock to finish your trip. Listen for three beeps to confirm your trip has ended.

Smart Metro Bikes

Lock Smart Metro Bikes at any Smart Metro Bike station at the end of your ride. For a convenience fee, you have the option to lock Smart Metro Bikes to any public bike rack.

Looking for a station? Visit the station map online or download the Metro Bike app!