Connecting your Clipper card to your account

Clipper is the all-in-one transit card for the Bay Area that holds any combination of cash value and passes, and is your key to unlock Bay Wheels. Unlocking never deducts from you Clipper cash value, serving only as your access key. Link your Bay Wheels membership to your Clipper card and make the transition from transit to bike a breeze.

In Lyft app for Bay Wheels Member

Simply link your membership in the Lyft app, and your Clipper card can be used to unlock your bike just as before.

If you didn’t link your Clipper card to your Bay Wheels membership before, follow the instructions below for adding a Clipper card to your Lyft account.

In Lyft app without a Bay Wheels membership

  1. Open the Menu
  2. Tap View Profile
  3. Tap the Transit Card option under the Linked Accounts section
  4. Enter your Clipper card number
  5. Happy Riding!

In Bay Wheels app with a membership

  1. Go to
  2. Tap Manage Account Settings
  3. Scroll to the bottom and select Activate Clipper Card
  4. Happy Riding!

In Bay Wheels app without a membership

You are not able to connect your Clipper card within the Bay Wheels app unless you have a Bay Wheels membership

How it works

  • Ebike - tap your Clipper card on the card reader located on the back of the rear wheel or to the card reader to the right of the bike you want to ride on the dock.
  • Classic - tap your Clipper card to the card reader to the right of the bike you want to ride on the dock.
  • Please Note: Your Clipper account and your membership are separate. Payment is deducted from the payment card you have attached on file with your account, no deductions are ever made from your Clipper balance to use Bay Wheels.

Need a Clipper card?

  • Pick up a Clipper card in person from participating retailers – visit for a complete list of locations.
  • Or Bay Wheels members can follow the link below to request a Clipper card by mail. Allow 7 to 10 days to receive your card. Once it arrives, log into your Bay Wheels account to activate your Clipper card as your membership key.