Bluebikes is metro-Boston’s public bike share system. With over 1,800 bikes available 24/7 at more than 180 stations throughout Boston, Cambridge, Somerville, and Brookline, Bluebikes is one of the most popular bike shares in the country.
With the app, find your closest station and purchase a pass. Then unlock one of Bluebikes' specially designed, safe, sturdy, easy to ride bikes, and get riding right away. When you’re done riding, simply return the bike to an available dock at any station in the network. The app will show you all station locations, with real-time dock and dock availability, and you can save your favorites for later reference. Tap a station pin or location and the app will show you the best route to get there.
Ideal for one-way trips, commutes to work or school, running errands, meeting friends for dinner, going to a game, or just cruising around metro-Boston to see the sights.
And of course, get your exercise credit when you pedal with a Health app integration.
Thanks for using Bluebikes! We update our app regularly to make your rides even better. Every update of our Bluebikes app includes improvements in speed and reliability. As new features are released, we’ll highlight those for you in the app. In this new version, we got rid of a few bugs to keep the app running smoothly.
As always, we’d love to hear from you, please shoot us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ratings and Reviews
Be like Nike...Just Do It
These bikes were one of the best things I experienced in Boston/best purchase made. They were so easy to figure out, and they were a great deal. I would highly recommend getting the monthly pass if you are here for two days. It allows you to rent as many bikes as possible. The app is fantastic, it tells you how many docking stations are open or how many bikes there are at each station. These bikes were a total feet saver and allowed us to see SO much of Boston in an efficient yet fun way. The city is SUPER bike friendly. I HIGHLY recommend using the bikes. Just make sure you read the helmet law if you are under 16. Happy riding!! 🚲
Absurdly bad service
This is consistently one of the most frustrating services I have ever used. The theory is great but in reality the bikes, docks and app have so many glitches that you almost always have to spend a bunch of extra time. Go to pick up a bike that’s listed and it isn’t there or is broken. Go to dock in an empty spot and it’s actually taken or the dock won’t accept the bike. Dock correctly but the app doesn’t recognize it so they charge you a bunch of extra money. Oh and if you contact customer service they might get back to you in two weeks with an unhelpful response. No real-time support. Little maintenance of anything. More efficient to walk and then just beat your head against a wall for the same effect.
False docking station data
I had been using a 3rd party bikeshare app but kept showing up to stations that claimed to have docks available - only to find none. Called Bluebikes about this to tell them and they recommended the official app. Same bad data with faulty station info so I had to walk over a mile from the nearest station to my destination. Service has gone rapidly downhill since it’s switched from Hubway (New Balance sponsored) to Blue Bikes (Blue Cross Blue Shield). When I called them, I was directed to a call center in North Carolina. Will not be renewing my membership and look forward to switching completely to using Lime Bike and my own personal bike more often... too bad, I’d used this service for over 6yrs
- Motivate International, Inc.
- 163.9 MB
Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
English, French, Spanish
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
- This app may use your location even when it isn't open, which can decrease battery life.
- © Motivate International, Inc
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.