Ride Experience

Get to know Bluebikes

Expanding access to bikes

From Arlington to Watertown, Bluebikes gets you where you need to go. With more than 4500 bikes and over 480 stations across the Metro Boston area, everything is better on a bike.

Get ready to ride

With Bluebikes, you can unlock from one station and return to any other station in the system. Take a look below to see how to get started, meet the bikes, and get a quick overview of riding tips.

How it works

It’s so easy.

1. Unlock

Pick out any available bike and use the Bluebikes app to scan the QR code. You can also use your key or the kiosk.

2. Ride

Hop on and start cruisin’.

3. Park

Find an open space at any docking station. When the lock-in light turns green, you’re all set.

Meet the bikes

Cruise with a classic bike. Or try an ebike for a bit of a boost. Whatever you prefer, Bluebikes has you covered.

The ebike

Power up your ride with double the battery life, a stronger motor, and more seat-height options. With speeds up to 18 MPH, these custom pedal-assist ebikes give you the power to tackle bridges, shorten your commute, and see more in less time. Just start pedaling and the power kicks in. Riding after sunset? See—and be seen—with a bright LED front light and reflective paint.

More about ebikes

Classic rides

Our sturdy classic bicycles were designed for easy riding in an urban environment. Just take a look at their durable tires, responsive brakes, reflectors, and self-powered LED lights. They were built to be comfortable for any type of rider, regardless of height, riding ability, or zodiac sign.

More about classic bikes

Riding tips

A few things to keep in mind before you get going.

Let’s get pedaling

Download the app to get started with a membership, day pass, or single ride. You can sign up for membership online, too.