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How it works

Enjoy your community! Howard County Bikeshare sets you free to explore Howard County on two wheels.

Howard County Bikeshare is public transportation on your schedule. Grab a bike, go for a ride, give it back.

1

Join

Become a Passholder and use Bikeshare at your convenience.

Go Pass, Monthly or Yearly Pass

Excited to use Bike Share? Become a Go Pass, Monthly or Yearly Passholder for unlimited rides up to 45 minutes. It’s as easy as (1) walking up to the bike you want, (2) holding your pass up to the handlebars or using the app to unlock, and (3) going for a ride!


 

Single-Trip

Just looking for an occasional ride? Use the station kiosk for the occasional Single-Trip pass.

2

CHECKOUT

Walk to a station, choose your bike, and unlock it with your pass or the Howard County Bikeshare App.

Walk to a station and grab a bike.

Explore Howard County by bike before returning to any station. Find a station on the Bike Share Map or App.

 

Unlocking your Bike

Tap your Go Pass, Monthly, Yearly or Single-Trip pass on the dashboard located between the handlebars, or checkout hands-free with the App.

3

RIDE

Ride around the County in style.

Time is money.

The first 45 minutes of each ride is free, but watch the clock. Rides longer than 45 minutes are subject to a $2 per 30 minute extended use charge.

4

RETURN

Return the bike to any Howard County Bikeshare station.

Return the bike to any Howard County Bikeshare station 
Push the front wheel firmly into an empty dock and wait for the beep and onscreen notification to confirm a successful return.

 

Station full? Don’t sweat, we have you covered
When docking stations are full, you have two options to return your bike:


- Touch the kiosk screen to get 15 minutes added to your ride at no charge and find a nearby station with an available dock.


- Or contact us at 1-844-630-4626 (HOCO) to create a virtual station and return the bike via the secondary dock. Just safely lock the bike next to the station with the secondary lock and wait for the beep and onscreen notification to confirm a successful lock. 

Pricing

A ride for everyone. You can pay for Howard County Bikeshare passes by the year, month or by the trip.

 

 

 

Yearly Member

$

$85.00

YEARLY PASS

First 60 minutes of each ride are included.*

 

Buy a Yearly Founding Member Pass

Buy Pass

* Notes:

You can ride as many times per day as you wish.

The first 60 minutes of each ride are included for Founding Member Passholders.

Exchanging a Howard County Bikeshare bike will reset the 60 minute ride time.

$2 / 30 minutes for trips over 60 minutes.


Want to ride longer?

You can choose to ride for long periods of time if needed. Simply continue biking beyond the 60 minute ride time and enjoy the experience.



Prices for riding longer

After 10 consecutive hours, the Howard County Bikeshare bike will be considered stolen and a fee of $2,000 will be charged to your credit card, unless reported to Howard County Bikeshare differently. If you have a problem, please call customer service at 1-888-630-4626.

Delivery and Timing Policy: Products will be mailed and require 3 to 10 business days to process. Howard County Bikeshare is not responsible for loss or damage of mail and customer is required to notify in writing if the product is not received within 12 business days of initial purchase.

 

Return/Refund Policy: All sales are final. In the event of a discrepancy, please contact Howard County Bikeshare customer service within 30 days for a refund. Refunds may take up to 14 days for processing.

Want to ride often?

 

Excited to use Bike Share? Sign up for a Yearly Pass, Monthly Pass or Go Pass for unlimited rides up to 45 minutes on the website. Go Pass is also available on the app.

Yearly Pass

$

85.00

Yearly Pass

First 45 minutes of each ride are included.*

Buy a Yearly Pass

Monthly Pass

$

15.00

Monthly Pass

First 45 minutes of each ride are included.*

Buy a Monthly Pass

Go Pass

$

2.00

per trip

First 45 minutes of each ride are included.*

Get a Go Pass

* Notes:

You can ride as many times per day as you wish.

The first 45 minutes of each ride are included for Yearly, Monthly and Go Passholders.

Exchanging a Howard County Bikeshare bike will reset the 45 minute ride time.

$2 / 30 minutes for trips over 45 minutes.


Want to ride longer?

You can choose to ride for long periods of time if needed. Simply continue biking beyond the 45 minute ride time and enjoy the experience.



Prices for riding longer

After 10 consecutive hours, the Howard County Bikeshare bike will be considered stolen and a fee of $2,000 will be charged to your credit card, unless reported to Breeze Bikeshare differently. If you have a problem, please call customer service at 1-844-630-HOCO (1-844-630-4626).

Delivery and Timing Policy: Products will be mailed and require a minimum of 10 business days to process. Howard County Bikeshare is not responsible for loss or damage of mail and customer is required to notify in writing if product is not received within 12 business days of initial purchase.

 

Return/Refund Policy: All sales are final. In the event of a discrepancy, please contact Howard County Bikeshare customer service within 30 days for a refund. Refunds may take up to 14 days for processing.

Looking for an occasional trip?

You can ride Howard County Bikeshare per trip without being a Passholder.

Single-Trip Pass

per trip

$

2.00

Pay for a Single-Trip pass at any kiosk. The kiosk will dispense a pass to unlock the bike.

 

* Notes:

The first 45 minutes of each ride are included for Single-Trips.

$2 / 30 minutes for trips over 45 minutes.

Howard County Bikeshare reserves a $35 per bike pre-authorization hold for the duration of your Single-Trip trip to ensure that the system is used adequately. The pre-authorization release differs depending on your bank. Check with your bank for more details.



Prices for riding longer

After 10 consecutive hours, the Howard County Bikeshare bike will be considered stolen and a fee of $2,000 will be charged to your credit card, unless reported to Howard County Bikeshare differently. If you have a problem, please call customer service at 1-844-630-HOCO (1-844-630-4626).

Return/Refund Policy: All sales are final. In the event of a discrepancy, please contact Howard County Bikeshare customer service within 30 days for a refund. Refunds may take up to 14 days for processing.

Sponsors

 

 

 

 

The Horizon Foundation is an independent philanthropy dedicated to improving the health and wellness of people who live or work in Howard County, Maryland.

For more information, visit www.thehorizonfoundation.org.

 

Howard County Bikeshare and Bewegen work in collaboration with Effix for all partnerships.

 

Many partnership/sponsorship packages are available, including:

Title Sponsor

This high visibility branding opportunity gives you the system naming rights, the bicycle, and station branding, as well as naming on print, digital, social and outreach initiatives. It is often compared to the naming rights of major sports stadiums

Station Sponsor

This alternative sponsorship option provides the naming rights and branding of the chosen station(s), which includes the physical and digital naming of this asset. It can be bundled with the purchase of the add panel at that same station.

Service Sponsor

This option offers the opportunity for a service sponsor to become the official provider for a specific element related to Howard County Bikeshare. This can include visibility related to maintenance team and vehicles, telecommunications, energy etc. Our operations provider, Corps Logistics, is a corporation that supports local veterans that are often previously homeless.

Digital

This option offers high exposure through website, mobile app and social media advertising.

Ad Panel

This on-street advertising option offers a 2’X4’ retro-lit ad panel at a chosen location(s).

Want to learn more about partnership opportunities? Contact us!

 

By email: partnerships@bewegen.com

 

*** Prices, visibility and terms depend on the partnership type; please schedule a meeting with our team for exact details.

 

Community Supporters

Columbia Association

The Howard Hughes Corporation

Howard County General Hospital

Howard Community College

General Growth Properties (The Mall in Columbia)

About Us

Howard County Bikeshare

Howard County is pleased to introduce Howard County Bikeshare. Launched in 2017, the Howard County Bikeshare system offers electric-assist bicycles to their users. It’s easy, fun and comfortable. Howard County becomes a leader in active transportation by offering both electric-assist and traditional options for residents and visitors to explore the region. Howard County Bikeshare is available 24/7 and is perfect for errands, commuting, or recreation.

 

Howard County has partnered with Bewegen Technologies to operate the best bikeshare system available. Marked with a lightning bolt decal, the electric-assist bikes ride like a regular bike and don’t have any complicated gears or buttons to learn. Just simply begin pedaling and the bike will provide an extra boost to get you moving and up hilly terrain without breaking a sweat! For those looking for a more traditional ride, Howard County Bikeshare also has standard 8-gear bicycles available throughout the system. Whether on a electric-assist or standard bike, you can’t help but smile as you ride around like never before.

 

Going for a ride is simple – with a network of 7 stations and 70 bikes, riders can register for a Yearly, Monthly and Go Pass on the website (Go Pass also available on the app), or for a Single-trip at a station kiosk and start riding within minutes. Try one out today!

Indicators & stats

Want to know how Bike Share is helping Howard County?

Check out how we’re doing. Everyone is invited to use our data to analyze and study the positive impacts Bike Share is having in Howard County. Together, we can improve the vibrancy, connectivity, and livability across Howard County!

Stats
Total distance ( mi )
9,216
Total trips
6,047
Active members
268
All time members
478
2018 Occasional members
1,018
All-time Occasional members
2,127
Favorite return stations
1st
The Lakefront
2nd
The Mall in Columbia
3rd
Oakland Mills Village Center
Favorite check-out stations
1st
The Lakefront
2nd
The Mall in Columbia
3rd
Oakland Mills Village Center
Bewegen