- What is Spartanburg BCycle?
Spartanburg BCycle is a bike sharing service for Spartanburg, SC. With 5 stations and 38 bikes Spartanburg BCycle makes it easy for locals and visitors to get around Spartanburg by bike.
- How does Spartanburg BCycle work?
To access our network of on-demand bicycle stations, purchase a annual membership or weekly pass online or purchase a day pass at any of our stations. Annual members check out bikes by swiping their card at the dock of the bike they wish to use. Day and week pass holders swipe the credit card they used to purchase the pass at the station kiosk to check out a bike. When you are done riding, return your bike to any station in the system and plug it into any empty dock in the station.
- How much does it cost?
Annual memberships are $30, student annual memberships are $20, monthly passes are $15, and day passes $5. Your access pass or membership gives you unlimited checkouts up to one hour (two hours for student annual) at no charge for the access period. Checkouts lasting more than one hour will be charged a usage fee $1 per 30 minute period.
Maximum day rate is $35. To avoid usage fees, check your bike back in within one hour. Sign up as an annual member.
- How do I purchase a pass?
You can purchase a 24 hour Day Pass at any time at any of our BCycle Station kiosks with a major credit card (Visa, Mastercard, Discover, and American Express.) When the kiosk screen asks you if you wish to purchase a day pass, select "Yes". You will be asked to sign our user agreement. After prompted to swipe your card, you may choose any available bike. Your 24 hour pass will start with this check out, and you will use this same credit card any other time you wish to check out a bike during that period. Annual memberships and monthly must be purchased online.
- Where is my 24 hour pass? Where is my 30day/annual pass?
Our system recognizes the credit card you used to purchase your pass or membership for access to the system. Any time you wish to check out a bike during your access period, you will swipe the same card (except for annual members who may also use their member card directly at the dock of any available bike.) When the kiosks screen asks you if you wish to purchase a Day Pass, select "I have a pass" and swipe your card when prompted to select your bike. Your card will not be charged again. This simply allows us to recognize your membership without having to issue paper or require you to remember a code.
Your annual pass or 30 day pass will be mailed to you within a week of purchase.
- How often is my credit card charged for BCycle fees?
For memberships of thirty days or less, a user’s credit card is charged once or twice. The membership fee will be charged at the time of registration. If any usage fees have accrued during the membership period, a second charge will be processed following the end of the membership period.
For memberships of more than thirty days, there will be an initial charge for the membership fee at the time of registration, and thereafter there will be a monthly charge for usage fees, if any, accrued during each month of the membership. A final charge will be processed following the end of the membership period.
- How do I extend my membership to a later expiration date?
If you have a membership that is shorter than annual, you can upgrade it to an annual membership by paying the additional amount necessary. To be eligible for this upgrade option, you must upgrade before your other membership expires. For example, if you bought a monthly membership for $15 on July 1 that expires on July 30, you can log in to your personal web page anytime in July and upgrade to an annual membership that will expire on June 30 of the following year. If the cost of an annual membership is $30, you will have to pay only $15 ($30 minus $15) for the upgrade.
Annual members also have the option of automatically renewing their annual memberships by selecting Auto-Renewal in the Account Preferences section of their personal web page.