Madison B-cycle is priced for quick rides. After joining, you can take an unlimited number of rides during your membership period. All trips 30 minutes or less are included with any membership, and trips longer than 30 minutes will incur additional user fees.
Think of the user fees as similar to keeping a DVD for an extra day. There's a fee, right? Same with bike sharing: Keep the bike longer than a half-hour if you wish, but there's an added charge. We charge for any trip over 30 minutes to discourage people from having the bikes checked out of the system for an extended period of time. If everyone kept the bike out all day for themselves, it would not be bike sharing.
Annual members get a special B-card that lets them check out bikes right from the bike's dock. So not only does the B-card save them money over the other plans, it gets them around faster.
Replacement fees include applicable sales tax.
B-card replacement fee