The length of time you can keep a bike out without incurring extra-time fees depends on your pass or membership type:
For Single Rides, the first 30 minutes of one ride is included with your pass
Monthly and annual memberships cover an unlimited number of 45-minute rides
Adventure passes allows you to keep bikes out for up to 2-hours
Income eligible members may keep a bike out for 60 minutes
You can keep a bike out for longer, but extra time fees apply. For every 30 minutes that the bike is out, an additional $4 will be charged. Income-eligible riders are charged $2 for every additional 30 minutes.
A ride timer on the Bluebikes app keeps track of how long you’ve had a bike out. You must be logged in to the Bluebikes app to use this feature. The timer automatically starts when you undock a bike and stops when you securely lock it. To help make sure everyone gets a chance to ride, there is a 2-minute waiting period between rides (from the time you dock a bike until the time you can take out a bike. Don't forget to check for a green light when you lock up the bike!