Even if you don’t own a bicycle, you can still get around on two wheels this summer. Bublr Bikes can be rented for short trips around Milwaukee’s central business district and adjoining neighborhoods. Riders can take out a bike at any Bublr station, pay for it with credit card or prepaid membership, and return the bike to any other station. Each station holds about 10 bikes, and most stations are no more than one-quarter mile apart.
There are two pricing options: a 30-day pass, or a single ride. You can purchase the 30-day pass on the Bublr website. You’ll get a key fob, which allows you to take unlimited 60-minute rides. The Bublr Pass is $15/month, and the charge is added to your credit card each month. You can ride an additional 30 minutes for $3. If you’d only like to use your Bublr Pass for a month or two, you’re able to turn off those charges.
A single 30-minute ride costs $3, and you can add 30 minutes for an additional $3. Single rides can be purchased at any Bublr station with a credit card. Up to four Bublr Bikes may be checked out per credit card.
With the B-cycle Now app, which you can download from the iTunes Store or Google Play, you can tell how many bikes and open docks are available at each station. The app also can map a route from your current location to the chosen station.
You can find Bublr bikes at Cathedral Square Park, Chase Plaza, Discovery World, Intermodal Station, the Milwaukee Public Market, Schlitz Park, the U.S. Bank Building, the Wisconsin Center, Red Arrow Park, 411 E. Wisconsin and 1114 E. Brady St.