Equity on two wheels
We’re working to expand access to bikeshare. It’s part of our ongoing effort to help create safer and healthier communities, pursue equality, and celebrate the diversity that makes the Bay Area so incredible.
Reducing fares with Bikeshare for All
Bay Wheels is proud to offer reduced-rate memberships to Bay Area residents who qualify for CalFresh, SFMTA Lifeline Pass, or PG&E CARE. The first year is $5, and then it’s $5/month after that. No annual commitment required.
Same benefits. Lower price.
Bikeshare for All members get unlimited 60-minute rides on classic bikes, reduced ebike rates—and a whole lot more. The easiest way to get going is through the Lyft app, but you can unlock bikes with a Clipper card as well.
Flexible payment options
We want to make payment as easy as possible, and we’re committed to providing options for unbanked riders. Members can pay via credit card, debit card, prepaid card, and cash.
- Unlimited free 60-min classic rides ($0.13/min after that)
- Free unlocks
- $0.05/min ebike rides (Max payment $1)
- Members must be 18 or older
- Proof that your household qualifies for CalFresh, SFMTA Lifeline Pass, or PG&E CARE
How to enroll
Start an application online and we’ll walk you through submitting proof of eligibility. Then we’ll be in touch quickly to confirm approval. For in-person help with membership or enrollment, Bay Wheels representatives are available at the following locations:
Locations & 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
Parking an ebike is free at Bay Wheels stations, and costs an extra $2 if you park at a public rack within our service area. Leaving the bike outside the service area, or committing a parking violation—such as locking an ebike to a tree, signpost, or private property—will incur a $25 fee.
Renewing your membership
Participants can opt out at any time. After the first year, members receive a reminder email 5 days before their monthly payment is due so they can adjust their membership if needed.
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Can I still sign up in-person?