Bike Share for All

Bay Wheels offers affordable, accessible, and fun transportation option for everyone. Bay Area residents who qualify for CalFresh, SFMTA Lifeline Pass, or PG&E CARE utility discount are eligible to join our Bike Share for All program for $5 for the first year — now accepting prepaid cards!



• $5 first-year Annual Membership ($5/month after the first year)
• Bikes available 24/7/365 in San Francisco, Oakland, Berkeley, Emeryville, and San Jose
• Membership includes the first 60 minutes of each trip
• Rides longer than 60 minutes are $0.13 for each additional minute
• Ebike rides are $0.05/minute for ebike trips, with a cap of $1
• Pay with cash or prepaid card or use your debit card
• Link your Clipper card to unlock bikes


Bike Share for All is available to Bay Area residents ages 18 and older who qualify for Calfresh, SFMTA Lifeline Pass, or PG&E CARE utility discount.

Sign Up

Ready to start riding? Join now! Register here, and we’ll be in touch shortly to confirm you’ve been approved.

Introducing Prepaid Cards

We’re committed to maintaining payment options for the unbanked and those who prefer to pay for Bike Share for All memberships with cash. To expand that offering, Bay Wheels now accepts prepaid cards as a payment option.

Prepaid cards can be bought at retail locations such as drug stores and grocery stores or online. No Social Security information is needed for the purchase of a prepaid card, and you can re-use the same prepaid card for all membership purchases or usage charges. Once a card is acquired, you can add it to your payment information in your account profile.

Need to talk to Bay Wheels?

Starting March 18, all in-person locations are closed following local guidance. We hope to resume regularly scheduled tabling sessions soon.

If you have questions about your membership or enrollment, Bay Wheels representatives are available at the locations and times listed below. Staff hours are subject to change – please email or check this website before visiting a center for operational hours.:

The MTC Hub
375 Beale Street
San Francisco, CA 94105
Mon-Fri, 8 AM-6 PM • Sat, 9 AM-1 PM

Oakland Public Library, Main Lobby
125 14th Street
Oakland, CA 94612
Wed, 12-4 PM

Berkeley Public Library, Main Lobby
2090 Kittredge Street
Berkeley, CA 94704
2nd Monday of the month, 12-4 PM

Good Karma Bikes
460 Lincoln Ave #25
San Jose, CA 95126
Tue-Fri, 11 AM-7 PM • Sat-Sun, 11 AM-6 PM


How do I get a prepaid card?
Prepaid cards are available at hundreds of retailers in the Bay Area where members can purchase and load cash value to the card.

How can I use the prepaid card?
After loading cash to the card, existing members can add the card number to their membership profile. New riders that are eligible for Bike Share for All can subscribe to the $5 annual membership with a prepaid card at checkout online, in app, or in person.

Which prepaid cards does Bay Wheels accept?
We accept all open-loop cards, so you can select the card that works best for you.

Will the price of my membership change?
No, the price of Bike Share for All will remain $5/year in the first year, $5/ month after the first year.

Can I still sign up in-person?
Yes, our outreach centers are still available for sign up support. You will need to bring a current ID and a copy of your CalFresh card, SFMTA Lifeline card, or PG&E statement with the CARE program listed to one of the centers and we help you sign up for an annual membership. We’ll continue to accept direct cash payments at the MTC Hub and Good Karma Bikes for the next 2-3 months.