How it works

Here is

  1. Register

    Pick your account type

    Choose hourly, annual, or a Washburn account, and get started with the signup process. You’ll need an account to ride.

  2. Release

    Unlocking Process

    Enter your 6-digit account number, and then your 4-digit PIN code to unlock the bike. Bring the yellow U-bar with you - put it in the holder on the left side of the bike.

  3. Ride

    Enjoy your time!

    Want to stop for coffee? Press the “HOLD” button and lock the bike to a rack, for up to an hour.

    If you notice a problem or have an issue with your bicycle, press the “REPAIR” button and then lock the bike to a rack. Remember to follow these rules.

  4. Return

    It’s easy!

    To end your trip, just lock your bike to a bike rack or bikeshare station. if you end your trip outside of a hub location, you will be charged a $3 fee.

Mobile Application

Find and Reserve Topeka Metro Bikes

Not near a computer? Want to reserve that last bike? You can use our mobile applications for iOS and Android to find the nearest bikes, hub locations, promotions, and more.

We’re committed to a great mobile app experience and are regularly improving existing features and adding new features to both our web and mobile apps. Have some feedback for us? You can use our help desk to learn more about features in the works and let us know what you think we should add or improve.

Download our apps, start right now!

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Pricing

How much does it cost?

Hourly Plan
$2.50/hour

Prorated to the minute

Annual Plan
$25/year

2 hours daily free time

*Additional-terms:

  • Out of hub fee:$3
  • Return the bike
    to a public rack:
    $2 reward
  • Lock the bike out
    of system area:
    $20 fee
Monthly Plan
 
$5/month

2 hours daily free time

Washburn
Annual Plan
$20/year

2 hours daily free time

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Annual Plan

*Washburn Annual Plan - available for Washburn ID - students, staff, faculty from Washburn University or Washburn Technical Institute. Membership is for the full calendar year.

  • All payments are secure

    All payments are securely processed and we never store raw magnetic stripe, card validation code or PIN data.

  • Auto renewing membership

    Each of our membership plans renews automatically. If you don’t want yours to renew just let us know.

  • Payments are non-refundable once you ride

    We will gladly refund your payment up to the point that you begin riding our bikes.

About us

Want to know more?

Frequently Asked Questions

WHAT

Topeka Metro Bikes enhances Topeka’s transportation options with 200 sturdy bikes around town available 24/7. Use them for the commute, to do errands, visit friends or just for fun!

WHERE: MAIN STATIONS

Topeka Metro Bikes has 17 main stations, some of which are located at:

  • Washburn University: Law School, Memorial Union, Henderson Learning Center, and Bennett Computer Center

  • Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library

  • Visit Topeka, Inc.

  • Quincy Street Station (9th & Quincy)

  • Gage Park, near the gazebo by the Bark Park

  • Lake Shawnee, heated dock by the marina on the west side, and on the east side at the Campground.
  • Members may also lock bikes at any approved bike rack in the system area. See the map for approved hubs. If it’s labeled - it’s fair game! There are more than 143 hubs in Topeka for picking up or dropping off bikes.

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BENEFITS

Topeka Metro Bikes extends personal mobility options, reduces traffic congestion and helps boost the local economy!

Do I have to take the bike back to a station?

No, you can lock the bike at any approved bike rack in the system area. These are identified on the map on the website and the app.

What if someone checks out my bike while I’m in class or at the store?

That is a possibility - if you forget to use the “hold” feature! To use the hold feature, just push the “Hold” button on the keypad on the bike before you lock up. The bike will be reserved in your name for an hour, and no one else will be able to check out the bike. It’s perfect for running inside to grab a coffee or a library book.

What if I get a flat tire?

Sorry about that! Push the “repair” button to flag the bike in our system, and we’ll come fix it. In the meantime, use the website or the app to find the next nearest bike.

Does the time roll over if I don’t use it?

No. Use it or lose it! Two hours a day will be included with membership, but if you’d like to keep riding, it’s just $2.50 for each additional hour.

How long will these bikes last?

The bikes are as tough as any bike on the market! They are built with quality parts that are meant to last for many years into the future.

Can I check out two bikes at the same time?

Yes, but each bike after the first will be charged at the rate of $2.50/hour.

Can my kids ride with me?

Only if they are at least 16 years old, and can safely reach the pedals and the hand-brakes while seated on the bike. They must pilot their own bike - no doubling.

Suggested Rides

Topeka has some great options for short bike trips. Considering grabbing a bike at Washburn and heading down the Shunga Trail, picking up a bike downtown and checking out the shops in NOTO, or spinning around the park or the lake on a sunny Sunday afternoon.

Our Team

Topeka Metro

Topeka Metro Bikes is managed by Topeka Metro, the city’s transportation solution provider. We run fixed-route bus service and dial-a-ride service six days a week in the capital city.

Social Bicycles

Social Bicycles provides the industry’s best-in-class bike share platform and is proud to be working with Topeka Metro to bring bike share to Topeka. Featuring GPS tracking and an integrated lock that works with affordable bike racks, the SoBi system is the ideal fit for Topeka’s streets.

Ride safely

Follow the rules on the road

  • Follow the Rules

    Yield to pedestrians. Stop at all red lights and stop signs. Ride in the direction of traffic. Use the grip bell to signal your presence. Do not wear earphones while riding. Minimum age for riding TMB: 16 years old.

  • Plan a Sensible Route

    Plan your route before you ride to follow the safest route to get you where you want to go. You can use our app to find your way to a bike you’ve reserved or to a hub when you want to end your ride.

  • Do a Pre-Ride Check

    Check the bike’s tire pressure, try the grip bell, and if you’re riding at night check that the front and rear lights are illuminated.

  • Be Predictable

    Make it easy for the other traffic around you. Don’t make unexpected turns that put yourself and others in danger. Ride at a steady pace so other vehicles can anticipate your movement.

  • Wear a Helmet

    Wear a helmet whenever you ride. Always buckle the strap. Replace your helmet after any crash and whenever you see signs of damage. Avoid these common helmet mistakes

  • Tips for Turns

    Use hand signals to let drivers and other cyclists know your intention to turn or to stop. Don’t turn or change lanes without knowing the position of the cars and bikes around you.

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Drop us a line

Best way to contact us

(785) 730-8615

201 N. Kansas Ave. Topeka, KS

Zip Code: 66603

United States

For direct contact please write us at: info@topekametrobikes.org

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