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 our city so incredible.

Income-Eligible Memberships

Bluebikes is proud to offer reduced cost memberships for qualifying residents for $50 per year, or $5 per 30 days of riding.

Same benefits. Lower price.

Members get unlimited 60-minute classic bike rides, reduced ebike rates—and a whole lot more. After 60 minutes, there’s an additional fee of $0.07 per minute for classic bikes. The easiest way to get going is to use the app, but we can also mail bike keys to members who may not have smartphones.

Who’s eligible

Massachusetts EBT Card holders, who receive benefits from the MA Department of Transitional Assistance, are eligible for a $50 annual or $5 monthly Bluebikes membership. Residents and some non-residents aged 16 or older can also qualify based on income or participation in other assistance programs.*

Note: You cannot use SNAP benefits to purchase your membership.


Unlimited free 60-min classic rides
$0.07/min ebike rides
No bike unlock fees
Become a Bike Angel and earn Bike Angel Points


  • Members must be 16 or older
  • Members must provide a credit, debit, or prepaid card
  • SNAP recipients must provide an EBT card number (for verification purposes only)
  • Members must qualify based on income, or participation in other assistance programs such as: Fuel Assistance (LIHEAP), Housing Choice Voucher (Section 8), MassHealth, Pell Grants, Public Housing (e.g. Boston, Brookline, Cambridge, or Somerville Housing Authorities), SSI/SSDI, and WIC

How to sign up

  1. Tap "Enroll" below
  2. Enter your contact details
  3. Choose your membership type (annual or monthly)
  4. Select your public assistance program
  5. Once the discount applies, purchase to begin riding today!

Additional pricing

The first 60 minutes of each ride on a classic bike are included in the membership.

Members are charged $0.07/minute after 60 minutes.

Ebike rides cost $0.07/minute.

Guests and clients of homeless shelters and transitional housing agencies in the City of Boston are eligible for a $5 per year membership.

Renewing your membership

There’s no annual commitment for monthly members. Your membership renews after 30 days only if you ride again. You’ll be charged the $5 monthly membership at that time.