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BikeShare Basics

Using BikeShare is as easy as 1,2,3!

BikeShare is an easy, convenient alternative to your car for short commutes and errands. For a nominal fee, you can check out, ride and return bikes from kiosks located in key areas in Fullerton.

For customer comments, compliments and complaints, please call
(714) 636-RIDE (7433)

Buy a 1-day or 7-day Access Pass* from any OCTA BikeShare station. Select your bike, unlock and you are off to a station near your destination. (map)

Or you can simply tap your annual membership card.

*Please note: a $100 security hold plus the pass fee ($5.00 or $12.00) will be placed on your debit or credit card. 

Adjusting your Seat
You can easily adjust the bike seat post up or down for a more comfortable ride. There are markings on the side of the seat post for you to remember your seat height for future rides.
Be sure to watch the time: 1-Day and 7-Day Access Pass holders may ride for 30 minutes per trip at NO CHARGE. Overtime charges accrue after 30 minutes. (pricing chart)

Annual Members have 30 minutes per trip to ride without accruing overtime charges.

Customer Service
Call our 24-hour Customer Service Center at 800.980.7942 if you have any questions.

DO NOT ABANDON YOUR CHECKED-OUT BICYCLE IF IT DOESN’T WORK! It remains your responsibility until properly returned. Return and lock it at the dock and push the red mechanics button on the dock.
You can return the bike at any of the stations located in the city of Fullerton. Simply put the bike into any available dock, wait for the green light to blink to make sure it locks and you are done until your next ride.

Station Full?
If there are no empty docks, go to the kiosk, swipe your credit card and you will receive a 15 minute credit. You will then be directed to the nearest station with empty docks.

You can check the BikeShare station map online prior to your ride for real time information such as available docks and bikes.

How BikeShare Works

OCTA’s BikeShare is best suited for short, point-to-point rides under 30 minutes. For a nominal fee, you can check out, ride and return bikes from kiosks located in key areas in the city of Fullerton. Here are the basics:

  1. There will be 11 initial station locations in Fullerton.
  2. Each station has a touchscreen kiosk and docking system that releases bikes for checkout with a credit card or membership card.
  3. To check out a bike you must purchase a BikeShare 1-day or 7-day Access Pass (see pricing).
  4. Annual memberships are available for purchase online. A special low-cost annual membership is available for students.
  5. All annual memberships receive a special tap card making jumping on a bike quick and easy (see pricing).
  6. Overtime fees are charged on all passes and memberships for rides longer than 30 minutes.

Where are the BikeShare stations located in Fullerton

There will be BikeShare stations conveniently located at the Fullerton Train Station, Fullerton City Hall Complex, Cal State Fullerton,  Fullerton College and College Plaza Shopping Center (see map).

During the two-year pilot program, BikeShare bikes will operate only within the city of Fullerton.

What kind of bicycles are used?

Anyone can ride a BikeShare bicycle. The bicycles have easy adjusting seat posts to ensure the right seat height for you. The bicycles also have step-thru frames for ease of use and low center of gravity.

The BikeShare bicycle utilizes airless tires and chainless shaft-driven drivetrain for reliability. All the bicycles have baskets in the front for your personal belongings.

How much does checking out a bike cost?

Using BikeShare is very economical. A BikeShare Access Pass ranges from $5 for a 1-Day Pass to $12 for a 7-Day pass. Both passes include the first 30 minutes of riding at no additional charge. If your trip is longer than 30 minutes you will be charged overtime fees (see pricing). Low-cost annual memberships are available for those who are frequent users of BikeShare .

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