How it works

  1. Reserve

    Booking a bike

    Find and reserve a bike using our mobile app, on the web at app.socialbicycles.com, or on the bike using its keypad.

  2. Release

    Unlocking Process

    Enter your 4 digit PIN code to unlock the bike. Want to stop for coffee? Press the “HOLD” button and lock the bike to a rack. Just enter your 4-digit PIN to unlock and continue riding.

  3. Ride

    Enjoy your time!

    If you notice a problem or have an issue with your bicycle, press the “REPAIR” button and then lock the bike to a rack.

  4. Return

    It’s easy!

    To end your trip just lock your bike to a rack at a hub location. if you end your trip outside of a hub location you will be charged an additional fee.

Pick your price

Enjoy a full hour of riding time each day with any membership plan! Great for a few short trips or one long ride, you can use these minutes any way you want. Membership plans will go on sale in early 2014.

Get a reward when you return bikes to a hub!

Coming Soon: Get a reward when you return bikes back to stations!

When you use our mobile or web app you may notice green and black bike icons. A green icon represents a bike locked outside of a hub. If you ride and return one of these bikes to a hub location you’ll get a reward.

Learn how it works!
Plans: Seasonal
( 4/1 to 11/1 )
Student Seasonal
( 4/1/14 to 3/1/15 )
Good for: Buffalo Residents UB Students
Fee: Enrollment limited inquire about pilot program $30
Daily free time: 60 minutes 60 minutes
Overage fee: $3 an hour $3 an hour
Locking out of hub fee: $5 each time $5 each time
Inquire Sign up
Plan: Seasonal
( 4/1 to 11/1 )
Good for: Buffalo Residents
Fee: Enrollment limited inquire about pilot program
Daily free time: 60 minutes
Overage fee: $3 an hour
Locking out of hub fee: $5 each time
Inquire
Plan: Student Seasonal
( 4/1/14 to 3/1/15 )
Good for: UB Students
Fee: $30
Daily free time: 60 minutes
Overage fee: $3 an hour
Locking out of hub fee: $5 each time
Sign up
  • Secure Payments

    All payments are securely processed using Braintree. We never store raw magnetic stripe, card validation code or PIN block data.

  • Auto renewing membership

    For your convenience, our membership plans renew automatically and you can cancel anytime. Just drop us a line.

  • Payments are non-refundable once you ride

    We will gladly refund your payment up to the point that you begin riding our bikes.

Mobile application

Not near a computer? Want to reserve that last bike? You can use our mobile application for iOS and Android to find the nearest bikes, hub locations, promotions, and more.

We’re committed to providing a great mobile app experience. We regularly improve existing features while continuing to add new additions to both our web and mobile app. Have some feedback for us? Use our help desk to learn more about what’s new and what you think we should add or improve.

Download our app, and ride today!

Social Cyclist

Use Social Cyclist to let us know where you want bike share around Buffalo

Social Cyclist is a powerful mobile app that enables people riding bikes to make their community’s bike infrastructure better. Buffalo Bike Share will be using Social Cyclist to gather suggestions for new bike share hub locations.

Socialize your ride!
Help friends discover new places to explore by bike by sharing your ride on the Social Cyclist network and post trips to Facebook and Twitter.
Want more racks?
Social Cyclist is a great way for a whole community to discuss where to add new public bike parking infrastructure or public bike share stations.

About us

Buffalo Bike Share

Buffalo Bike Share is a service offered by Shared Mobility Inc., the first “sharing” organization to offer both cars and bikes for shared use. Our members can find our Social Bicycles in Downtown Buffalo, at Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus and at the University of Buffalo’s North and South campuses.

Our team is excited to make our bikes available to anyone interested in green transportation, getting more exercise, or just looking for a fun way to get around Buffalo.  Don’t want to worry about parking? Use a Buffalo Bike Share bike! Have friends or family coming to town for the weekend? Take them on a ride! There are so many possibilities.

    Member Testimonials

  • Testimonial author

    BikeShare is helping Buffalo live up to its ranking as one of the most bicycle friendly cities, along with helping people live healthier lives and creating a sustainable environment

    Sarah Bishop, Council Member Michael LaCurto’s Office

  • Testimonial author

    I find the bikes are great for a lunchtime trip to the many wonderful downtown lunch venues in Buffalo

    Jack Sempler, SmartPill

  • Testimonial author

    I use Bike Share whenever I can to help keep the air clean

    Natasha Soto, Clean Air Coalition of Western New York

Join Our Team

Shared Mobility, Inc. and the Buffalo Bike Share family are always interested in hearing from driven people who are passionate about our Buffalo community and creating better shared-use mobility programs.

If you’d like to learn more about opportunities to join our team please stop by our offices or drop us a note to let us know.

Member Benefits

Bike Share at Home…

In addition to access to our amazing bike share program, Buffalo Bike Share members can also collect reward points when they end a ride at certain locations around town. These points can be redeemed at partnering local businesses.

…or On the Road.

In addition to a full hour of daily riding time in Buffalo, our members automatically receive pay-as-you-go access to all Bike Share programs using Social Bicycles. Perfect for the traveling cyclist, check out the list to see all of Social Bicycles’ locations.

Our Sponsors

We would like to thank our many sponsors, including :

Would you like a BikeShare hub at your college/university or place of business? Please let us know!

University at Buffalo has been an essential partner in our development. With over 28,000 students they are committed to offering their community green options for transportation. Learn more!

Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus has also been a crucial partner in working to provide easy, affordable and sustainable transportation. Learn more about other transportation initiatives they are spearheading.

Seneca Gaming Corporation donated to Buffalo BikeShare to help bring bicycles to the Buffalo Waterfront and surrounding neighborhoods.

Drop us a line

Whether you need help or just want to chat bike share:

1-2716-407-7474

Buffalo Car Share

attn Buffalo BikeShare

14 Allen Street,

Buffalo, NY, 14202

Thank you!

We will get back to you as soon as we finish riding our amazing bikes!

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