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Are you looking for new ways to get around downtown Cincinnati? Ride Red Bike!


Enjoy memberships as low as $5 per month.

There are 57 stations and 442 bikes for you to choose from.

Download the Red Bike Bicycle App to begin riding even faster.


Red Bike is one of the coolest and convenient ways to get around OTR, Downtown and the Riverfront in between concerts, dinner, and drinks. Avoid parking and traffic concerns by getting one of their 442 bikes from one of their 57 docking stations in Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky. Each bike comes with a lock, key, baskets and lights. Since launching in 2014, Red Bike has had more than 363,000 rides.



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How it works:

  1. Go to Red Bike Station kiosk and purchase a Day Pass by selecting Start>Checkout Bike>New User. You will need a valid credit for payment, zip code and mobile phone number.
  2. Once your pass is set up, select the dock number icon for the bike you’d like to check out. The dock will beep for 30 seconds – go over and tug on the handlebars to disengage the bike from the dock. Adjust the seat to fit your height and you’re set to ride!

Want to make riding Red Bike even easier? Download The Red Bike Bicycle App to find the closest bike stations with turn-by-turn directions, real-time availability and open docks, and even check out a bike.


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 Affordable pricing is the best part!

Day Pass $8
Day Pass can be used per 24-hours, with unlimited 60-minute rides and 24-hour station access. A day pass can be purchased online or at one of the stations. A credit card is required.

Monthly Pass $15
Monthly Pass allows unlimited 90-minute trips per 30 days. This must be purchased online.

Annual Pass $80
Annual Pass can be used 24/7. This must be purchased online. The user will receive a bike card.

Red Bike Go Pass $5
Red Bike Go Pass is available to those with a household income at or below 200 percent of the federal poverty guidelines. Examples of eligibility: Receiving food assistance, such as SNAP, WIC, or TANF, or energy assistance such as HEAP or PIPP, or Medicaid/care or are a client of a Partner Organization. Eligible individuals can sign up for Red Bike Go or renew their Red Bike Go Membership online or at Findlay Market for FREE at the Market Center Booth Tuesday through Sunday.  


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Cincinnati Red Bike Go Monthly MembershipWhile you are out joyriding, remember that Cincy Red Bikes must be checked-in every 60 minutes, or 90 minutes if you have the monthly pass. If you do not check in your bike at the appropriate time, you will be charged $4 for every 30 minutes the bike is not checked in. This can add up to a maximum of $20 for the day. Don’t forget to wear a helmet and happy riding!


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Written by Crystal Kendrick

President of The Voice of Your Customer and founder of The Voice of Black Cincinnati.