Madison BCycle is proud to launch its Community Pass Program to bring equitable access to its bike share system for Madison riders and library card holders.
The program, in partnership with the Madison Public Library Foundation, enables riders to use their Madison Public Library card to access one of over 300 electric bikes.
NOTE AS OF DECEMBER 15, 2021: BCycles and the BCycle Community Pass program are not available during the winter months. We'll announce when the BCycles and the Community Pass Program have returned in spring of 2022!
While e-bike checkouts from a BCycle station or mobile app typically require a credit card or smartphone to unlock, the Madison BCycle Community Pass Program introduces an alternative checkout method for riders that might have previously been unable to access bike share.
Library card holders can check out one of the available Madison BCycle passes from any Madison Public Library location.
The passes can be checked out for up to a week at a time and provide access to over 300 electric-assist bikes at more than 50 BCycle stations. Riders also have the option to check out a helmet as needed. Library card holders must be 18 years old to check out a Madison BCycle pass.
As part of the partnership, Madison Public Library Foundation has helped make the program a reality by funding the Madison BCycle passes.
When the program is active, each Madison Public Library location has two Community Passes available for checkout. Madison BCycle currently has a station outside of the Central Library location on West Mifflin Street and at Pinney Library on Cottage Grove Road.