How to Use Charlotte Wheels Bike Share (2017-2018)

How to Use Charlotte Wheels Bike Share (2017-2018)


Charlotte Wheels is a convenient, eco friendly, and fun transportation option for the UNC Charlotte community. This brand new bike share program has a total of 100 bikes in 10 locations to use and enjoy. In order to use the program you will need to choose a membership plan. Each plan has a designated amount of free ride time. You will not incur a fee unless you go over that time. Payment information is needed for accountability and for flexibility to extend ride times. This does not mean you will be charged. You can create your account through the Social Bicycles app or online at gotchabike.com/charlottewheels. Two pricing plans are available: Point to Point… This plan has no membership fee, a $6 per hour overage rate, 30 minutes of hold time, and 1 hour of… (Continued) …of ride time per day. Lifestyle… This plan has a $30 membership fee, a $4 per hour overage rate, 60 minutes of hold time, and 2 hours of ride time per day. Step One: Reserve. Book a bike! Accessing Charlotte Wheels is easy! Bikes can be reserved directly from the computer on the back of the bike, through the Social Bicycles app… (Continued) Or on the web at app.socialbicycles.com. Step Two: Release. Unlock a bike! Once you’ve reserved a ride just enter your 4 digit pin code on the key pad to unlock the bike from the bike corral. Remember to ride safely and follow safety rules. (Upbeat Music Continues to Play.) Also, please wear a helmet. For those who do not own a helmet, Bike Line of Charlotte offers quality helmets and will provide proper fitting. The first thing you’ll notice is the quality of the bicycles. They are sturdy without being too heavy, beautiful balanced, and have both coaster and hand brakes. Instead of a chain the bikes are belt driven and have three-speed Shirmano internal gears for taking on campus hills with surprising ease. A basket with bungie cords secures both books and packages. And safety lights illuminating both front and rear. And no one who was ever a kid can resist the thumb ringable bell. (Bike Bell Ring) Step Three: Ride. Enjoy your time! Remember to keep track of your ride time. If you wish to pause your ride press the hold button and lock your bike to a rack. When you want to continue on your way, enter your 4 digit pin to unlock your bike. Bikes can be ridden off campus but must be returned back to campus. Otherwise a monetary penalty fee will accessed. If you return a bike from a non hub area to a hub location you will get a $1 credit added to your account. And lastly, Step Four: Return. When it’s time to end your trip just lock your bike at one of the convenient hub locations by inserting the lock into the two slots under the seat. If you end your ride outside of the 10 hub locations you will be charged a $5 fee. Please be considerate of everyone. Position bikes with the kickstand down and at an appropriate hub. If you notice that a repair is needed, press the repair button first and select what area needs to be inspected. Then press done. An email questionnaire will be sent to the email provided in the registration process. For more information download the Social Bicycles app. Enjoy your ride Niners! (Upbeat Music Plays Until End of Video)

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