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Experience Madison By Bike: One Ride at a Time! Choose a ride type and purchase access online or at any station to get started. Access Fee grants unlimited trips within specified Trip Time at no extra charge. Usage Fees apply to all trips longer than the Trip Time allowed by your access type. 

Start Riding Now! Jump to sign up or review access options, below:

1.CHOOSE your preferred access period and trip time.




2. PURCHASE access
Purchase WALK UP DAY PASS at any Madison BCycle Station or online here.
All other access types sold online or at special events. Click here to purchase

3. Note TRIP TIME allowed by your access type
Remember: Usage Fees will apply for all trips exceeding allowed Trip Time at a rate of $3/30 minutes. This fee is charged to the credit card on file, after the bike is returned.

4. Start RIDING!
Follow on-screen prompts at station kiosks to complete your purchase or validate access and get bikes. Use your B Card for quick checkouts at the dock with applicable membership purchase.

Purchase and start riding now.

Helpful Terms
ACCESS FEE:
Payment due to access Madison BCycle bike share system for designated access period (day, month, year, etc.) Access fee grants rider unlimited trips during access period at no additional cost provided trips stay within the designated Trip Time limits.
TRIP TIME:
Time allowed for bike share trips before Usage Fees kick in. Most Madison BCycle memberships allow 30-min. trip time. Our MADTOWN Monthly option gives riders 60 minutes each trip before Usage Fees kick in. Need more time on the bikes? Simply dock bike at any station, and check out again to restart your Trip Time clock!
USAGE FEE:
Additional fees charged on trips that exceed the allowed Trip Time on purchased access. Charged at $3/30 minutes, to card on file. See Sample Trip Costs, below, to see how Usage Fees work.

Sample Trip Costs


Max charge per day is $75. Membership and usage fees include sales tax.
$5 Charge for replacement B Card. $1,200 Charge for replacement bike.
Discounts available for students, seniors, and active duty Military.

0-30 MIN 31-60 MIN ADDL 30 MIN
WALK-UP PRICING $3 + $3 + $3 =    TOTAL 
COST






Special Membership Rates
Part of UW-Madison? 

University of Wisconsin - Madison students, employees and UW Extension employees can join Madison BCycle for just $20 per year with a current UW email account. Eligible for all benefits and usage fees as BCard Memberships. Sponsored by UW Transportation Services!

To redeem, use the promo codes below when you join
  • Students: WISCSTUDENT
  • Employees:  WISCFACULTY
  • UW Extension Employees: UWEXTENSION

UW Health employees are also eligible for the $20 annual membership discounted rate. To join, enter promotional code:

  • UW Health emails ending in .edu:  WISCHEALTH38
  • UW Health emails ending in .org:  UWHEALTH38

UW students and BCycles jump around

Part of Madison College?

Madison College students and staff are also eligible to join Madison BCycle for $20 with their madisoncollege.edu email. Members are eligible for all benefits and usage fees as regular BCard Members.

To redeem, use the promo codes below when you join
  • Students: MATCSTUDENT
  • Employees:  MATCSTAFF
Part of Other Colleges or Universities?

Sign up with promo code "studentannual" and receive an annual BCycle membership  for $45 with a current .edu email address. Eligible for all benefits and usage fees as BCard Memberships.

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