Metro Bike Share is now on TAP!

Metro Bike Share accounts are now managed through TAP, and here’s what you need to know.

You no longer need separate accounts to manage your Metro Bus and Rail fare and your Metro Bike Share passes. All of it can be handled on TAP — which means you’ll need to make sure your TAP card is registered on If you don’t already have a TAP account, follow the steps below to create one. If you already have a TAP account and just need to enroll in Metro Bike Share, skip down to step three (and learn how to get a free Monthly Pass while you’re at it!).

You’ll also be able to sign up for the new, more affordable annual bike share pass.

1. Create a TAP account on

-Click ‘Create Account’
-Fill in all fields and click ‘Submit’
-Check email for link to set up password (link is valid for 24 hours)
-Complete instructions to set up password

  1. Register your TAP card to your account:

-Navigate to ‘My TAP Cards’
-Click ‘Register Card’
-Enter the 20 digit number on the back of your TAP card to your account

  1. Enroll in Metro Bike Share:

-Once you’re logged in, navigate to ‘Programs’ and select Metro Bike Share
-Select a Monthly Pass and click ‘Enroll Now’
-Complete the enrollment form. For the TAP Card Options field, select ‘use existing registered  TAP card(s)’
-At ‘Program Payment’ add a credit or debit card
-Review your pass type and click ‘Checkout’ — use promo code BIKESONTAP for a free Monthly Pass
-Upon selecting your purchase, your pass will be active.

And now you’re ready to ride! Use your TAP card at the dock of any Metro Bike Share Station

To make the transition to TAP easier, we are offering all new and existing riders a free Metro Bike Share Monthly Pass with promo code BIKESONTAP.*

In addition, Metro Bike Share has launched a new Annual Pass for $150 per year ($12.50 a month) – a 26 percent discount off the standard monthly rate.

*All trips 30 minutes or less are included in the Monthly Pass. Usage fees of $1.75 per each 30 minutes thereafter apply. Offer valid September 29 – October 31, 2018.

Bringing Metro Bike Share onto TAP paves the way for future features, including Reduced Fare passes and a rewards system that will help integrate all of Metro’s mobility services. Stay tuned for Reduced Fare options coming soon for seniors, people with disabilities , college/vocational students, and low-income customers.

10 replies

    • Hi Ryan,

      At this time, you will need a separate TAP card to use for bike share. In the future, we plan to make it available on BTAP, but we don’t have info on when that will happen yet.

      Thank you,

      Anna Chen
      Writer, The Source

    • Hi Ben,

      Hi, at this time the Metro month pass does not include bike share. You will need to purchase a separate bike share monthly pass (or get one free this month by enrolling!).


      Anna Chen
      Writer, The Source

  1. Two questions:
    1) If I have multiple TAP cards registered to my online TAP account, would I be able to use any of the registered TAP cards with Metro Bike Share?

    2) Are transfers to Metro rail/buses now free too? For example, I check out a bike and then board at a Metro station.

    • Hi Kent,

      Yes, you will be able to add a Metro Bike Share pass to any existing registered TAP card. Transfers from bus/rail to bike and vice versa are not currently available. That’s still in the works and we’ll update as soon as we get more information.

      Thank you,

      Anna Chen
      Writer, The Source

      • It doesn’t ask which card to put the bike pass on. So would all of the cards be linked to that bike pass? Or is there a specific card out of the multiple cards that are registered that I would need to use?

        • Hi John,

          I don’t have the answer to this off hand, will have to check with staff. Will let you know as soon as I get a reply. Thanks!

          Anna Chen
          Writer, The Source

        • Hi John,

          Per TAP staff, as long as you are enrolled in bike share, you can use any card associated with your TAP account.

          Thank you,

          Anna Chen
          Writer, The Source