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Cincy Red Bike Day Pass is only $10.


Cincy Red Bike Day PassRenting a bike is a great way to enjoy the city. A Cincy Red Bike Day Pass grants unlimited 24-Hour access to bikes and all stations. A credit or debit card is required for purchase.


The bikes must be returned to a station every two hours to avoid overage fees. Do not worry, with the Day Pass, the bike can be checked right back out!


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How it works

  1. Go to the Red Bike Station kiosk and purchase a Day Pass by selecting Start> Checkout Bike> New User. Riders need valid credit for payment, zip code, and mobile phone number.
  2. Once a pass is set up, select the dock number icon for the bike to check it 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 and ride!


Remember, to avoid overage fees, the bike must be returned every two hours. It can be checked right back out at no extra charge.


Ride a bike for a fun, convenient way to get around OTR, Downtown, and the Riverfront in between concerts, dinner, and drinks. Avoid parking and traffic concerns on a Red Bike, and when riders are done riding, dock a bike at one of the 57 stations in Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky.


Each bike comes with a lock, key, baskets, and lights. There are several stations throughout and near the Riverfront Parks and several more across the river in Newport and Covington.


If there are any questions about how the system works, check out the website, or download the Cincy Red Bike BCycle App.



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Cincy Red Bike Day Pass Regular Rates

Single Ride Pass $3

With a Single Ride Pass, pay as you go. The rental lasts 20 minutes and will cost $3 every 20 minutes.


Day Pass $10

A Day Pass can be used 24 hours, with unlimited 120-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.


Month Pass $18

A Month Pass functions the same as a Day Pass. It gives access to the bikes for 30 days at a time.


Annual Pass $100

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



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Cincy Red Bike Tips

  • Bikes must be checked in every two hours.
  • For trips over two hours, it will cost $5/additional hour, up to a $20 maximum for the day.


One of the greatest ways to exercise, see the sights, and lessen your carbon footprint is by biking. However, there are many risks for riders. Riders frequently must share the road with cars, and accidents can still occur on marked paths.


Learn about bike safety. How do you think your community compares to others in terms of likeability? Check out the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s bikeability test. Looking for a spot to bike? This bike network map shows existing on-street and off-street bicycle infrastructures, such as bicycle lanes and trails.



Written by: Crystal Kendrick


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Written by Crystal Kendrick

Publisher, The Voice of Black Cincinnati