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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

Enjoy unlimited rides while your pass is active.

Ride = 45 minutes or less

Day or Week Passes

Purchase passes that are active for 1-Day or 1-Week directly at our kiosks or on the mobile app.  

 

Become A Member

Find yourself using Zyp often? Become an Annual or Quarterly Member. Bypass the kiosk and enjoy an unlimited number of rides by simply placing your key fob on any available bike, 24/7! 

2

UNLOCK AND RIDE

You can take multiple 0-45 minute trips from one 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.

Line up front tire and push into any open docking point.

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

Remember - you can immediately check out any available bike in the system as long as your pass is active.

 

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!

 

Pricing

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

Want to ride often?

Register on the website to get a Key Fob and a user login. You can then enjoy unlimited rides (under 45 minutes each) as much as you wish for up to a year.

Register for a year
$75.00
Annual Member
First 45 minutes of each ride are included *
Register now

* Notes:

You can ride as many times a day as you wish.

The first 45 minutes of each ride are included in your Membership.

Switching to a new Zyp bike will reset the 45 minutes ride time.

An Overtime Charges are incurred only if you go over 45 minutes at one time.


Overtime Fees

Make sure to keep an eye on the bike timer (located on the screen between the handlebars). If you happen to go over your 45 minutes during any single ride, you will be accessed Overtime Charges. Avoid this by simply docking and undocking your bike at any station to get a fresh 45 minutes!



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 to bike around and enjoy the city?

You can choose to have riding access for a few hours or days without being a full time subscriber.

Purchase at a kiosk or on mobile app
1-Day Pass $6.00
3-Day Pass $12.00
1-Month Pass $20.00

Look for a station with a touchscreen and pay at the station’s kiosk with your credit or debit card. The kiosk will provide you with a Zyp temporary pass/card that you can use for the duration of your membership.

 

You can freely leave and take a Zyp bike from any docking station during your membership. You can also do intermediate stops outside of stations by using the secondary lock on the bike (NOTE: this does not stop your 45 minute ride time). At the end you must return the Zyp bike to a docking station.

* Notes:

You can ride as many times a day as you wish.

The first 45 minutes of each ride are included in your Membership.

Switching to a new Zyp bike will reset the 45 minute ride time.

Overtime Charges are incurred only if you go over 45 minutes at one time

Overtime Fees

Make sure to keep an eye on the bike timer (located on the screen between the handlebars). If you happen to go over your 45 minutes during any single ride, you will be accessed Overtime Charges. Avoid this by simply docking and undocking your bike at any station to get a fresh 45 minutes!



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.

Even though this offer is over, we still appreciate our Shyfters*:

 

You became the firsts; the people who believed before everyone else. You became our founders; those forward-thinking individuals who set the standard for their peers. You became a trailblazer; someone with fresh ideas and a new direction.

 

Zyp BikeShare offered you the exclusive opportunity and you acted. You are responsible for a cultural shift in Birmingham’s connectivity, activity, and sustainability, and that’s why you are a Shyfter! You will receive:

  1. Invitation to participate in the Zyp BikeShareLaunch Event
  2. Exclusive black Key Fob
  3. First hour of every ride is included in Membership (45 minutes is the maximum for other Members)
  4. Zyp Hi-Performance T-shirt
  5. Exclusive invitations to select BikeShare events throughout the year
  6. Discounts at some of your favorite local businesses
  7. Sheer gratification of being a Shyfter
No longer available
$200.00
2 years member
First hour of each ride is included.**
Sold Out

* SHYFTER (n): a forward-thinking individual who values progress, proudly serves as a model to be imitated, and is responsible for a cultural “shyft” in Birmingham’s transportation and environment.

 

** Notes: 
You can ride as many times a day as you wish. 
Switching to a new Zyp bike will reset the 1 hour ride time. 
An Overtime Charges are incurred only if you go over 1 hour at one time.

We love our Birmingham businesses, and we know you value your employees. Now let’s show our appreciationTOGETHER! By becoming a Zyp Company Partner, you can offer your employees a discounted Annual Membership for Birmingham’s most convenient way to ride. You can discount a little; you can discount a lot; or you can just split it right down the middle! Your team will have unlimited access to 400 bikes 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. 

 

  1. Pick Your Package!
  2. Receive Your Codes!
  3. Remind Them Why You Did It!
  4. See Your Results!

 

So, how do you get started? Click the link to download all the information!

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.” - Mayor William Bell, City of Birmingham

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 dense network of 40 kiosks and 400 bikes deployed in Birmingham, AL in October 2015. Residents and visitors can access 24-hours a day, 365 days a year. 

Riders can check out bicycles for short rides through annual memberships or by swiping their credit cards.

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
Total distance ( mi )
189,694
Total trips
151,832
Active Annual and Quarterly members
412
All-time Annual and Quarterly members
1,505
2018 Occasional members
3,984
All-time Occasional members
32,681
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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