Sacramento’s new bike share system, JUMP Bikes, officially launched Thursday, May 17! Council member Jeff Harris, Sacramento Area Council of Governments (SACOG), and community members gathered to celebrate the new system with an inaugural bike ride. JUMP Bikes will be the largest bike share system in the country, which is 100% electric-assist bikes.
You can find JUMP Bike hubs (stations) in East Sacramento, Tahoe Park, Oak Park, Land Park and the Grid. The Sacramento system map can be seen here.
What is bike share?
Bike share systems are a member based service that let you bike for a quick errand, a commute to work, or an adventure around town.
How does it work?
- Sign up online or download the JUMP Bikes – Bike Share app for your smart phone.
- Find and reserve a bike using the app.
- Unlock the bike using the app on your phone.
- When done, leave the bike at a bike rack near your destination for the next person to ride.
It is required that you leave the bike at a bike rack.
- Bikes should be left in the service area as shown on the app map. There will be a fee for bikes left outside the service area.
How much does it cost?
Use of the bikes are $1 for the first 15 minutes, and then 7 cents every minute after that, or slightly more than $2 per half hour. For a $30 monthly fee, you can use a bike for one hour daily. Use after the first hour is 7 cents a minute.
Why bike share?
It may not be news, but riding a bike is a great way to be active and live a healthier lifestyle.
Bike share can also reduce congestion and pollution by helping people make shorter trips by bike. In fact, studies from other US cities shows bike share has reduced their traffic congestion and parking demand.
Studies also show that having a bike share station nearby increases spending and economic activity at nearby stores.