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USA: Portable bike-sharing membership

Members of the B-Cycle bike-sharing program with an annual membership will now be able to rent bikes in 15 U.S. cities thanks to the ‘B-connected’ initiative. This is an expansion of a pilot program that started last Spring between Denver and Boulder in Colorado. Apparently it was successful because the participating cities now are:

Denver, CO
Boulder, CO
Madison, WI
San Antonio, TX
Houston, TX
Spartanburg, SC
Des Moines, IA
Kansas City, MO
Omaha, NE
Nashville, TN
Kailua, HI
Broward County, FL.
Fort Worth, TX (launching Spring)
Salt Lake City, UT (launching Spring)

The process for annual members to connect to visiting cities is simple:

Bring your B-card and credit card that is linked to your annual membership to another city that is part of the B-connected group.
On your first visit to a station in that city, visit the kiosk and select “No” on the screen which asks if you would like to purchase 24-hour Access. Swipe your credit card associated with your account. Accept the user agreement for that city’s system.
Voila! – You are ready to ride a B-cycle in that city!
All subsequent checkouts in that city can be done using your B-card at the dock, just as you do in your home city.
This process will need to be done the first time you visit a new B-connected city.


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