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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 Pay Per Ride, Monthly or Annual Passholder for unlimited rides up to 30 minutes for Pay Per Ride Pass and up to 45 minutes for Monthly and Annual Passes. 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!


 

Pay Per Ride

Just looking for an occasional ride? Use the station kiosk for the occasional Pay Per Ride 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 Pay Per Ride, Monthly or Annual 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 30 minutes for Pay Per Ride Pass and the first 45 minutes for Monthly and Annual passes of each ride is free, but watch the clock. Rides longer than 30 or 45 minutes are subject to a $0.15 per 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.

 

The Annual Membership gives you access to all the bikes for just $8/month.  

Save money by signing up or upgrading today!

 

Annual Member

$

$85.00

ANNUAL PASS

First 45 minutes of each ride are included.*

 

Buy an Annual Member Pass

Buy an Annual Pass

* Notes:

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

The first 45 minutes of each ride are included.

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

$0.15 / minute 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. $0.15 per minute above the initial 45 minutes.



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 on the website for a Monthly Pass for unlimited rides up to 45 minutes or for a Pay Per Ride Pass for unlimited rides up to 30 minutes.

Pay Per Ride Pass is also available on the app.

Monthly Pass

$

15.00

Monthly Pass

First 45 minutes of each ride are included.*

Buy a Monthly Pass

Pay Per Ride Pass

$

2.00

per trip

First 30 minutes of each ride are included.*

Get a Pay Per Ride Pass

* Notes:

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

The first 45 minutes of each ride are included for Monthly Passholders.

The first 30 minutes of each ride are included for Pay Per Ride Passholders.

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

$0.15 / minute for trips over the included time.


Want to ride longer?

You can choose to ride for long periods of time if needed. Simply continue biking beyond the included 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 1-844-630-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.

Pay Per Ride

per trip

$

2.00

Pay for a Pay Per Ride pass at any kiosk. The kiosk will dispense a pass to unlock the bike.

 

* Notes:

The first 30 minutes of each ride are included for Pay Per Ride Passes.

$0.15 / minute for trips over 30 minutes.

Howard County Bikeshare reserves a $35 per bike pre-authorization hold for the duration of your Pay Per Ride Pass 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

Bewegen

Howard County Bikeshare and Bewegen work in collaboration 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 9 stations and 78 bikes, riders can register for an Annual, a Monthly and a Pay Per Ride Pass on the website (Pay Per Ride Pass also available on the app), or for a Pay Per Ride Pass 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
Trips for current year
3683
Distance traveled for current year (mi)
9437.00
Total trips since bikeshare launch
11159
Total distance traveled since bikeshare launch (mi)
19110.53
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