Different BCycle systems (cities, campuses, etc.) charge different amounts, and each system’s website provides all the details.
With Houston BCycle, walk-up users who pay at the kiosk have a flat rate of $3 per 30 minutes, plus tax. Memberships are available online at Houston.BCycle.com or through the BCycle mobile app.
The membership fee provides unlimited access to the Houston BCycle system for 60 minutes at a time. Currently Houston BCycle offers a $9 monthly membership and a $99 annual membership.
Usage fees are charged based on the length of each ride taken by a member, and are typically broken down into half-hour increments. Houston BCycle gives you the first 60 minutes of use fee free, and then you incur a charge of $3.00 for each additional 1/2 hour after that. To avoid additional fee charges, simply check the bike into any available station and check it back out again and the 60 minute clock starts over. If you are a monthly or annual member, you can enter your phone number or the credit card linked to your account at the kiosk each time you'd like to undock a bike. Mobile checkouts are available through the BCycle mobile app.
Check the website of your system for more details about membership fees and usage fees.