NEW CapMetro Bikeshare
It's electric.

Discover Austin from a new perspective.

Bikes aren't just eco-friendly transportation; they provide wider access to Austin and a breezy option for the last mile of your journey. Bikeshare (previously MetroBike) is a CapMetro operated system of electric bikes that get you around central Austin without having to buy a bike of your own!

Download the Bikeshare App

Get around Austin. The CapMetro Bikeshare app for iPhone or Android has everything you need to start riding.

 

1. Tap “Choose a pass” (If you’re not ready to create an account, tap “Go to Map”)

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2. Select desired pass

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3. Tap Continue. (Adjust number of bikes at the bottom of this screen if purchasing for multiple people)

4. Tap Continue to Purchase. (Add a promo code here if you have one)

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5. Create a new account. Note: Your CapMetro App or MetroBike account will not apply.

6. Purchase summary

7. Agree to Terms & Conditions

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8. Add your payment & tap Complete Purchase

9. Start riding!

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Electrified

We started a rolling launch of our new, 100% electric-assist bikes and new stations. These new bikes offer a more stable ride, durable frame and automatic motor with all-pedal assist.

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Integrated

Bikes can be unlocked from one station and returned to any other station. Stay connected to transit stops, popular destinations and areas where cars can't go.

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Convenient

Purchase your pass, find your nearest Bikeshare station and unlock a bike all within the new Bikeshare app.

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How to Ride

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1. RENT

Download the CapMetro Bikeshare App to purchase a pass and find a bikeshare station.

Scan the QR code found on the bike you wish to unlock. Check the battery level before unlocking.

Read our Terms & Conditions

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2. RIDE

All rides are 60 minutes max. Return your bike to a dock every 60 minutes to avoid being charged a fee of $4.33 for every additional 30 minutes. If you have a day pass or 31-day pass, you must still dock your bike every 60 minutes.

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3. RETURN

Push bike into the dock and hold until you hear a beep.

If you have trouble with a dock accepting the bike, try a different available dock or consult our FAQ.

Fares & Passes

Purchase Bikeshare passes in our new app. All trips over 60 mins are charged $4.33 per additional 30 minutes.

SINGLE TRIP
$1.09 to unlock

+ $0.23/min

1 DAY PASS
$12.99

Unlimited 60-minute trips within 24 hours

31 DAY PASS
$11

Unlimited 60-minute trips within 31 days

ANNUAL PASS
$86.60

Unlimited 60-minute trips within 365 days

STUDENT PASS

UT Students & Staff: $12 per year
Huston-Tillotson Students & Staff: Free

Apply Here

Where are the Bikeshare Stations?

We are unveiling new Bikeshare stations through a rolling launch for the next few months. Please use the app or check the following webpage to view the opening status and locations of our stations.

Find Your Bikeshare Station

 

 

Get Bikeshare updates straight to your phone! First, insert your email or phone number on this form to sign up for CapMetro Alerts. On the next page, check the box next to "Bikeshare" under alert topics and click the submit button.

Sign Up for CapMetro Alerts

Riding Tips

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🔞 Kids are not eligible to use Bikeshare. Riders must be 18 years old to rent a bike.

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⚠️ We highly encourage riders to wear helmets. We do not provide helmets.

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🛑 Follow the rules of the road. Don't ride on sidewalks. Obey traffic lights and stop signs.
View Austin's bike-friendly routes here.

Frequently Asked Questions

General Questions

CapMetro Bikeshare is Austin’s public bikeshare system. Bikeshare helps you take short trips around Austin and connect to other public transit options. Riders can choose a pass type that works for them and proceed to rent, ride and return bicycles from CapMetro Bikeshare stations throughout the city. CapMetro Bikeshare was formerly known as MetroBike, but we conducted a complete equipment upgrade and rebrand in Summer 2024. CapMetro Bikeshare is a collaboration between CapMetro and the City of Austin. 

A map of our CapMetro Bikeshare stations can be found in the CapMetro Bikeshare app. 

Sign up using the CapMetro Bikeshare app (Note: Your CapMetro App or MetroBike account will not apply). You could also call Customer Support at 512-474-1200

E-assist bikes still require the rider to pedal, but an electric motor automatically activates to assist the rider.

MetroBike was transformed with a complete equipment upgrade and rebrand in Summer & Fall of 2024. The system continues to be a collaboration between the City of Austin and CapMetro. The system’s new equipment is provided by PBSC, a leader in the bikeshare industry. The old MetroBike stations and bikes have all been rehomed, repurposed or recycled appropriately.

Bike Rentals & Returns

Once you’ve purchased a pass, rent using the CapMetro Bikeshare app: Scan the QR code (located by the stem) on any bike to unlock.

Day pass and pay-as-you-ride customers can rent one bike at a time. If you purchase a membership, you have the option of adding 3 dependent passes.

To return CapMetro bikes, simply slide the bike into an available dock and wait for the green light to confirm the bike has been locked in place. If you received a red light, your bike has not been returned correctly. Pull the bike out of the dock and try again.

All bikes MUST be returned to an official CapMetro Bikeshare station and properly locked into an available dock. Failure to return a bike to an official CapMetro Bikeshare station will result in additional rental charges and bike recovery fees. If the bike cannot be located, the customer is responsible for the cost of the bike replacement. Failure to return a bike properly may also result in a locked account.  Please read our Terms and Conditions for more information on our liability policy.

We rely on our customers to use the system as it was designed so that we can continue to provide a reliable service.

Contact Customer Support immediately by calling 512-474-1200. If possible, return to the bike and confirm the return by pushing the bike into the dock until the green light confirms your return. Bikes not returned properly will result in additional charges.

If you do not receive a green light when attempting to lock your bike at a station, please:

  • Ensure you have inserted the bike all the way into the dock. Try pushing the bike in by the seat while holding one handlebar.
  • Try a different dock.
  • Try a nearby station with available docks.
  • Call Customer Support at 512-474-1200. Do NOT leave your bike unlocked if you cannot dock it. Extra fees may apply.

Please check real-time dock availability in the CapMetro Bikeshare app first. All bikes MUST be returned to an official CapMetro Bikeshare station. You can wait for another user to come by and rent a bike, or you can ride to a nearby station with an open dock.

No. If you would like to reserve a bike for an entire day, we suggest calling one of the local bike repair or bike rental shops.

No. If you need to make a quick stop, return your bike to an official CapMetro Bikeshare station.

Rules & Safety

All riders are strongly encouraged to wear their own helmet while riding a CapMetro Bikeshare bike. However, helmets are not required for adults over the age of 17 in Austin. Remember that you should replace your helmet after any major impact or every 5 years.

No. CapMetro Bikeshare does not provide helmets.

Riders must be 18 years of age to rent a bike.

Account Management

Yes, you will receive an email in July on how you can transfer your account to the new system. If you don’t receive the email, please reach out to customer support.

Should you exceed your pass’s allotted ride time, you will be charged an additional $4.33 for every 30 minutes you continue riding. 

You will be prompted during sign-up to enter a promo code prior to paying for your pass.

Yes, you can add dependents onto your account to run multiple accounts on the same payment method, with the same account information.

All bikes MUST be returned to an official CapMetro Bikeshare station and properly locked into an available dock until the green light confirms a return. Failure to return a bike to an official CapMetro Bikeshare station will result in additional charges, bike recovery fees, and if the bike cannot be located, the customer is responsible for the cost of bike replacement. Failure to return bikes properly may also result in a locked account.

You can cancel your membership at any time by contacting Customer Support or cancel your renewal in the Bikeshare App. Full or partial refunds will NOT be given for unused ride time per our terms and conditions.

Yes. Contact employerprograms@capmetro.org for more information.

What happens if...?

All bikes MUST be returned to an official CapMetro Bikeshare station and properly locked into an available dock until the green light confirms a return. Failure to return a bike to an official CapMetro Bikeshare station will result in additional charges, bike recovery fees, and if the bike cannot be located, the customer is responsible for the cost of bike replacement. Failure to return bikes properly may also result in a locked account.

Please call customer support at (512) 474-1200 to report the bike’s last known location. If the bike is recovered, you will be charged a fee. If the bike is stolen, you will be charged to replace the bike. Please read our Terms and Conditions for more information on our liability policy.

All bikes MUST be returned to an official CapMetro Bikeshare station. You can either wait for another user to come by and rent a bike, leaving an open dock, or you can ride to a nearby station with an open dock. You can see real time dock availability in the CapMetro Bikeshare app.

If your bike is missing, you MUST contact Customer Support. You must do this within 24 hours. Your bike is your responsibility until it is successfully locked at an official CapMetro Bikeshare station. If a customer fails to report an unlocked or missing bike, a fee will be assessed to cover the cost of recovery. If the bike cannot be recovered, the customer will be billed for replacing the bicycle.

  1. If your bike is stolen, please contact the police and file a report.
  2. Please contact Customer Support at 512-474-1200 to inform them of the stolen bike.
  3. Once you receive a police report number, that number MUST be provided to Customer Support.

If you are involved in a crash and someone is injured or there is any type of property damage to the bike or other vehicles, call emergency services (9-1-1). Once you have a police report, you will need the officer’s name, the names of all persons involved, and a copy of the report. Please call Customer Support to follow up at 512-474-1200. You are responsible for riding safely and for returning bikes in good condition. Please read our Terms and Conditions for more information on our liability policy.