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Zyp BikeShare

Your Fun and Affordable Way to Get Around the Magic City

 

Zyp was launched with a 5-year commitment from partners and sponsors to prove demand for bikesharing in Birmingham. Now in our fifth year, we are proud to have proved Birmingham's need for and support for shared-use mobility, so much so that privately owned bike and scooter companies have shown strong interest in coming to our vibrant city. 

 

WHAT'S NEXT?

Our team has been working with the City and other partners to expand shared-use mobility options - specifically to create a system in which private operators can coexist and flourish. Scooters and other personal mobility devices are now legal in Alabama, but it's up to cities to regulate shared-use mobility operations. Partners are working on city legislation that will open the door for private operators in Birmingham, perhaps as soon as 2020. If this happens, Zyp could wrap up its program as soon as December 31, 2019. The Zyp team is actively engaged in this process and will provide updates to you via social media & email. 

 

CLICK HERE TO GEAR UP FOR SUMMER!

 

How it works

Enjoy your city! Zyp BikeShare sets you free to explore Birmingham on two wheels.

4 simple steps to help you ride, return, and repeat.

1

Buy a Pass

Click here to see pass options.

Register for a Go-Pass!

Find yourself using Zyp often? Register for a Go Pass.

Bypass the kiosk and ride whenever you like by logging into the Zyp app and unlocking a bike. Each Go Pass ride is $3 for up to 45 minutes. Overtime Charges apply after 45 minutes.

Register for a Go Pass on the Zyp mobile app or Online.

 

Pass options listed on the Zyp App:

  • (2) 1 day Passes - $12 ( Up to 2 bikes can be checked out under one account while using the Zyp App. Customers can check out up to 4 bikes under one account if 4-Day Passes are purchased online or at a kiosks with a credit card reader.)
  • 1 Day Pass - $6 
  • 3 Day Pass - $12 
  • 1 Month Pass - $20 
  • Go Pass - $3 per ride

 

1-Day, 3-Day & Month Passes

Purchase a pass for 1-Day, 3-Day, or 1-Month directly at our kiosks or on the Zyp mobile app and enjoy unlimited rides for the duraiton of your pass. The first 45 minutes of every ride is included in the pass price. Overtime Charges apply after 45 minutes. Read below for more details.

2

UNLOCK AND RIDE

Use the Zyp app or Pass card to unlock a bike. Ride from any station to another.

Choose any available bike in a station.

Press the horn button to activate screen.  If a bike is unavailable, move on down the line.

Find a bike with a white lightning bolt?  Enjoy a little extra Zyp!

 

Unlock a bike.

Place pass or key fob flat below screen or enter bike number on the mobile app.

Pull out the bike when you hear the "beep."

 

Check the map.

Locate the station nearest your end destination.

 

There are stations all over the City. Find them on the Zyp Maps or App.

3

Return

Return bike to any Zyp station within 45 minutes.

Dock the Bike- Line up the front wheel and push the bike firmly into any open dock.

Wait for the "chirp" sound and make sure the screen says Bike Docked.

You can then immediately check out any available bike in the system as long as your pass is active.

 

Rides over 45 minutes will incur overtime charges. This is an additional $2 for the first 30 minutes and $4 each 30 minutes after that.

 

4

Repeat

Not done riding? Repeat Step 2 as many times as you wish while your pass is active.

Remember, as long as your Pass is active, you can take an unlimited number of rides!

 

Go Pass users can check out another bike any time they like for just $3 per ride*.

 

Pricing

A Membership for everyone.
Choose the option that best suits your needs.

Frequent Rider?

 

The Go Pass is a pay as you ride option for anyone, visitors and residents, to use as often as you wish. It's on your cell phone or keychain whenever you need it.

Rides are $3 for each ride up to 45 minutes. Signing up is free!

Overtime Charges apply after 45 minutes. Read below for more details.

 

  • Sign up on the Zyp app and you'll be able to check out a bike through the app.
  • Register Online then use the app to unlock the bikes. Want a physical fob as well for extra convenience? No problem! Choose the fob option at checkout and we'll mail one out to you.

Register for a Go Pass

$

3 per ride

REGISTRATION IS FREE

First 45 minutes of each ride is included *

Register Now

Notes:

Ride as often as you like. Rides are $3 each for up to 45 minutes.

You can check out a bike from any station and return it to any other.

You can use the secondary lock to secure the bike during quick stops. Remember this lock does NOT stop your timer. 

At the end of your ride return the bike to any Zyp station.

Ensure the bike screen says DOCKED to be sure your ride has ended correctly.

Rides over 45 minutes will incur Overtime Charges.


Overtime Charges

Make sure to keep an eye on the bike timer (located on the screen between the handlebars). If you happen to go over 45 minutes during any single ride, you will incur Overtime Charges. 

 

Passes with unlimited rides (1-Day, 3-Day, 1-Month) can avoid Overtime Charges by simply docking and checking out your bike again at any station to get a fresh 45 minutes!

CLICK BELOW FOR PRICING



Prices for riding longer

After 12 consecutive hours, the Zyp bike will be considered stolen and a fee of $1500 will be charged to your credit or debit card, unless reported to Zyp BikeShare differently. If you have a problem, please call customer service at 1-844-ZYP-BIKE (844-997-2453).

Delivery and Timing Policy: Products will be mailed using the U.S. Postal Service and require a minimum 10 business days to process. Zyp is not responsible for loss or damage of mail and customer is required to notify Zyp BikeShare 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, customer is required to notify Zyp BikeShare in writing, if a refund is deemed appropriate 14 business days is required for processing.

Want unlimited rides around the city?

 

Purchase a pass for 1-Day, 3-Days, or 1-Month directly at our kiosks or on the Zyp mobile app and enjoy unlimited rides for the duration of your pass.

The first 45 minutes of every ride is included in the pass price. Overtime Charges apply after 45 minutes. Read below for more details.

 

  • Buy your pass at a kiosk and you'll receive a durable pass card to use to unlock the bikes
  • Sign up on the Zyp app and you'll be able to check out a bike through the app. No worries about losing a card!

Purchase at a kiosk or on mobile app

1-Day Pass

$

6.00

3-Day Pass

$

12.00

1-Month Pass

$

20.00

Notes:

You can ride as many times as you like for the duration of your pass.

You can check out a bike from any station and return it to any other.

You can use the secondary lock to secure the bike during quick stops. Remember this lock does NOT stop your timer. 

At the end of your ride return the bike to any Zyp station.

Ensure the bike screen says DOCKED to be sure your ride has ended correctly.

Rides over 45 minutes will incur Overtime Charges.

Docking and checking out your Zyp bike will reset the 45 minute ride time.

Overtime Charges

Make sure to keep an eye on the bike timer (located on the screen between the handlebars). If you happen to go over 45 minutes during any single ride, you will incur Overtime Charges. 

 

Passes with unlimited rides (1-Day, 3-Day, 1-Month) can avoid Overtime Charges by simply docking and checking out your bike again at any station to get a fresh 45 minutes!

CLICK BELOW FOR PRICING



Prices for riding longer

After 12 consecutive hours, the Zyp bike will be considered stolen and a fee of $1500 will be charged to your credit or debit card, unless reported to Zyp BikeShare differently. If you have a problem, please call customer service at 1-844-ZYP-BIKE (844-997-2453).

Delivery and Timing Policy: Products will be mailed using the U.S. Postal Service and require a minimum 10 business days to process. Zyp is not responsible for loss or damage of mail and customer is required to notify Zyp BikeShare 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, customer is required to notify Zyp BikeShare in writing, if a refund is deemed appropriate 14 business days is required for processing.

Zyp commuter or regular joy rider?

 

The 1-Month pass gives you unlimited rides for one calendar month. They are available from station kiosks, the Zyp mobile app and Online. 

Register online and you'll have the option to make your 1-Month pass renewable, so you'll always have access to the system.

The first 45 minutes of every ride is included in the pass price. Overtime Charges apply after 45 minutes. Read below for more details.

 

  • Buy your pass at a kiosk and you'll receive a durable pass card to use to unlock the bikes
  • Sign up on the Zyp app and you'll be able to check out a bike through the app. no worries about losing a card!
  • Register Online then use the app to unlock the bikes. Want a Physical fob too for extra convenience? No problem! Choose the fob option at checkout and we'll mail one out to you.

 

 

Purchase at a kiosk, Zyp app or Online

$

20.00

UNLIMITED RIDES FOR 1 MONTH

First 45 minutes of each ride is included *

Register Now

Notes:

You can ride as many times as you like for the duration of your pass.

You can check out a bike from any station and return it to any other.

You can use the secondary lock to secure the bike during quick stops. Remember this lock does NOT stop your timer. 

At the end of your ride return the bike to any Zyp station.

Ensure the bike screen says DOCKED to be sure your ride has ended correctly.

Rides over 45 minutes will incur Overtime Charges.

Docking and checking out your Zyp bike will reset the 45 minutes ride time.

 

Overtime Charges

Make sure to keep an eye on the bike timer (located on the screen between the handlebars). If you happen to go over 45 minutes during any single ride, you will incur Overtime Charges. 

 

Passes with unlimited rides (1-Day, 3-Day, 1-Month) can avoid Overtime Charges by simply docking and checking out your bike again at any station to get a fresh 45 minutes!

 

Prices for riding longer

The first 45 minutes of each ride is included with your pass.

After 45 minutes: 

  • 0-30 minutes + $2.00
  • Each additional ½ hour + $4.00

 

We love our Birmingham businesses, and we know you value your employees

 

Now let’s show our appreciation TOGETHER! By becoming a Zyp Company Partner, you can provide your guests and employees a Go Pass for Birmingham’s most convenient way to ride. We will supply you with as many fobs as you need. Each ride is $3 for rides under 45 minutes. Your team will have access to any bike at 40 stations located around the Magic City. Each package will include predesigned promotional material for you to pass along internally, showcasing the benefits of Zyp. 

 

Contact us at 844-ZYP-BIKE (997-2453) or info@zypbikeshare.com and let's talk about how we can get your team moving!

Zyp Access for All 

Are you on a fixed income or government assistance? Do you lack access to a credit or debit card? If any of these apply to you, you may qualify for a reduced-cost membership to Zyp BikeShare. Zyp is committed to ensuring that bikeshare is accessible to everyone and offers discounted annual memberships to individuals who qualify. 

Zyp Access for All Features:

  1. Reduced annual membership
  2. No credit card required
  3. In-person enrollment option
  4. Cash payment
  5. Open only to Birmingham residents or employees of a company in Birmingham

 

Contact us at 844-ZYP-BIKE (997-2453) or info@zypbikeshare.com and we’ll get you set up in a Zyp!

Sponsors

Who made it possible

Sponsors

Regions

“At Regions we want banking to be as easy as riding a bike. Zyp will make it easy to go and see all of the wonderful things that Birmingham has to offer. Regions is committed to supporting innovative ideas that help the communities we serve grow and prosper.” - Leroy Abrahams, Regions North Central Alabama Area President

Blue Cross Blue Shield

“Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama is proud to sponsor ZYP – a new and innovative way to encourage healthy lifestyles and economic growth for Birmingham.” - Koko Mackin, Vice President Corporate Communications and Community Relations

Alabama Power Foundation

“The Alabama Power Foundation supports programs that can help move Alabama communities forward.  We believe Zyp will contribute to Birmingham’s ongoing renaissance and help draw more people and business to the city.” - John Hudson, Alabama Power Foundation President

Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex

“Zyp BikeShare creates a progressive and entertaining way for visitors to the BJCC area to experience our vibrant downtown districts and enjoy all the great food and entertainment downtown Birmingham offers. We’re excited Zyp will be available to our convention attendees from out of town as well as regular patrons of the Uptown District, BJCC, Westin Birmingham and Sheraton Birmingham.” - Tad Snider, CEO and Executive Director, Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex

Community Foundation

“Zyp BikeShare is a flexible, affordable transportation option that will help visitors and residents easily connect with Birmingham’s assets and contribute to the growing vibrancy of the city. The Community Foundation is excited that we have had the opportunity to be involved with BikeShare from the beginning.” - Christopher Nanni, President and CEO



Partners

City of Birmingham

“The point of Bike sharing is to give Birmingham residents an alternative way to commute and enjoy the City.  An investment in this program is an investment in the health and well-being of our citizens, and our community.” - Former Mayor William Bell, City of Birmingham (2015)

Regional Planning Commission of Greater Birmingham

"RPCGB is extremely excited about providing additional transportation options to commuters, and in contributing to the economic vitality of the City by partnering with Zyp BikeShare." — Charles Ball, Executive Director

About Us

Zyp BikeShare

Zyp BikeShare is a network of 37 stations and hundreds of bikes deployed in Birmingham, AL in October 2015. Residents and visitors can access the system 24-hours a day, 365 days a year.

 

Riders buy a pass then check out bikes for short rides. Bikes can then be returned to any other station.

Indicators & stats

Want to know how Zyp BikeShare is helping Birmingham?

Check out we’re doing. Everyone is invited to use our data to analyze and study the positive impacts Zyp BikeShare is having on Birmingham. Together, we can improve the vibrancy, connectivity, and livability in Birmingham!

Stats
Active Members
447
All-time Members
1954
2019 Occasional Members
3577
All-time Occasional Members
41593
Routes for current year
15043
Distance traveled for current year ( mi )
21236
Total routes since the beginning
207899
Total distance travelled since the beginning ( mi )
238313
Top check-out stations
1st
Railroad Park / Regions Field
2nd
18th St S & 1st Ave S
3rd
20th St S & 2nd Ave S
Top return stations
1st
Railroad Park / Regions Field
2nd
18th St S & 1st Ave S
3rd
20th St S & 2nd Ave S
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