We’ve been telling you about the Orlando Bike Share program set to launch by the end of this year.
Today, we’re getting our first look at the station locations and membership pricing.
Their new website identifies 21 different bike racks.
Most of the racks are in Downtown Orlando. Outside of Downtown there is one in Mills 50, two in College Park, one in Ivanhoe Village and one in Audubon Park Garden District.
Orlando Bike Share Program Director Peter Martinez tells Bungalower there are other locations in the works, including one at the Florida Hospital/Health Village SunRail station.
At launch he says they expect to have about 200 bikes as part of the program.
According to the site, bike share memberships start at $30/month or $79 for the year. The membership gives you one free hour a day.
Additional time can be rented for $5 an hour. If you’re not a member but want to try it out you can also rent a bike for $5/hour. The max per day charge is $25.
You can also return the bikes to any legal bike rack in the area that isn’t a bike share station for an additional $3 fee.
The Orlando Bike Share program is also out raising money through sponsorships to get the program off the ground. In addition to an overall bike share sponsor, there are also station sponsorships available. The station sponsorships start at just under $5,000.
The program is expected to launch this December.
Click here to visit their website and see the bike rack locations or learn more about sponsorships.
Edit: There is a station at CityView. We should expect more but this is a start.
Did they really just completely ignore Parramore in their initial launch? Literally not even a single station planned. Socially and economically flawed.
nevermind, answered my own question.. for those wondering… basically, yes http://help.socialbicycles.com/hc/en-us/articles/201134965-Cumulative-free-time
Is the one hour/day that comes with the annual rate cumulative? What I mean is if I rent the bike for 20 min in the morning do I still have 40min remaining that day or does it round up?
Yes!!!! Chris sent me it this morning 🙂
or $6.50 a month when you buy for a year
or $6.50 a month when you buy for a year
Checkout the map..they have racks planned in both those districts.
MighkWilson You’re right. Their goal isn’t to get people to rent at $5/hour. That’s more for someone who wants to only use it once in a while. If you are going to use it more than 16 times a year, you’re better off on the annual membership.
Since it’s really a commuting alternative/last mile solution. I look at it as a little under $7/month…which is a steal!
We re-worded the story so that it focuses on membership first.
need a location south of E-W
It’s worth pointing out that the $5/hour price isn’t where they expect people to sign up. That’ more for people who are visiting or want to try it out once. If you sign up for a year at $79 that’s less than $7/month. If you use it once a week that’s not a bad deal…consider using it every day to get to and from work and it’s an even better deal.
Greenbuilt Solutions is thrilled about Orlando Bikeshare! However, The price is not for the faint of heart… Some local folks may consider five $5 an hour for bike share to be a little steep. I believe the yearly subscription is $79 a year. Again, I think this is a bit steep, however, you don’t have to worry about locking up your bike, maintenance, transporting it, etc. Also, this is a great opportunity for traveling business people and visitors to Orlando to leverage bikes. I can definitely see someone flying into Orlando international Airport, grabbing Uber or Lyft, and then using the bikes in the downtown area for transportation.
Thornton Park District & Audubon Park Garden District
Katie Rose, Blair Morgan Jamie Coccagna – next bar crawl?
You can take Lyft or Uber around downtown for that price.
Cant wait! Milk District for sure!
I wonder how many folks read “$5.00 per hour” then stopped reading. If you get an annual membership of $79, you get an hour a day for no additional charge. $79 divided by 365 equals $0.21 per hour.
If you’re biking more than an hour a day, you might consider getting your own bike. A half hour bike ride will take you 6 or 7 miles from downtown Orlando.
$5 an hour!? Wow. Put one in SoDo so I can watch people not use it for that price.
5$ an hour is ridiculous
Amanda Bowman I’ll have a bike soon!
Robert Wynn for $79/year you could never own a bike but rent forever
Baldwin park. Near harbor park.
Station @ Virginia-Mills near the Fresh Market-Firebirds-First Watch plaza.