How much does it cost?
Whether you call Long Beach your home or are just here catching some rays for the day, we have the right plan for you.
Get the most out of your time in Long Beach with the SoBi Hourly, Monthly or 2019 Seasonal Plans.
- Up to 6 bikes can be checked out per account.
Prorated to the minute
Includes 1 hour of riding time per day, for 30 consecutive days. Additional time is billed at $8 per hour, prorated to the minute.
Includes 1 hour of riding time per day, from the day you sign up all the way through October 1st. Additional time is billed at $8 per hour, prorated to the minute.
All payments are secure
All payments are securely processed and we never store raw magnetic stripe, card validation code or PIN data.
Payments are non-refundable once you ride
Your payment method will be charged automatically based on your usage.
- End a ride outside a station at any regular rack for $3.
- Out of system fees: $50.
Seniors and military:
Email us at email@example.com to receive a promo code for 30% off the Season Plan.
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How it works.
How it works
Booking a bike
Reserve a bike using our mobile app, or at sobilongbeach.com in your browser, or on the bicycle itself.
Enter your 4 digit PIN code to unlock the bike. Want to stop for coffee? Press the “HOLD” button and lock the bike to a rack. Just enter your 4-digit PIN to unlock and continue riding.
Enjoy your time!
Commute to and from the LIRR, (lock up right at the station), cruise the boardwalk, visit our shops or stop for a bite in the West End.
To end your trip just lock your bike to a rack at a hub location. If you end your trip outside of a hub location you may be charged a small additional fee.
Find and Reserve using our
Our Mobile App is the best and easiest way to locate and rent our bikes. Use our mobile applications for iOS and Android to find the nearest bikes, hub locations, promotions, and more.
We’re committed to a great mobile experience and are always working to improve existing features while adding new features to our web and mobile apps. Have feedback? Use our help desk to connect with us.
Follow the rules on the road
Follow the Rules
Yield to pedestrians. Stop at all red lights and stop signs. Ride in the direction of traffic. Use the grip bell to signal your presence. Do not wear more than one earphone while riding.
Bicycle riding is to be done in the center lane of the boardwalk only, and at safe, reasonable speed. Please note, you are not permitted to ride your bicycle on the ramps to & from the boardwalk. It must be walked.
Do a Pre-Ride Check
Check the bike’s tire pressure, try the grip bell, and if you’re riding at night check that the front and rear lights are illuminated.
Make it easy for the other traffic around you. Don’t make unexpected turns that put yourself and others in danger. Ride at a steady pace so other vehicles can anticipate your movement.
Wear a Helmet
Wear a helmet whenever you ride. Always buckle the strap. Replace your helmet after any crash and whenever you see signs of damage.
Avoid these common helmet mistakes
Tips for Turns
Use hand signals to let drivers and other cyclists know your intention to turn or to stop. Don’t turn or change lanes without knowing the position of the cars and bikes around you.
Want to know more?
Frequently Asked Questions
“SoBi Long Beach is Great! But I still have questions about…”
For all things SoBi, including billing, riding, and your account, please check out our help page at help.socialbicycle.com.
See you on the streets! Brrng Brrng!
SoBi Long Beach is the only fully-owned and operated program by Social Bicycles, a Brooklyn-based company. Social Bicycles is proud to partner with The City of Long Beach to bring bike sharing to our fellow New Yorkers in Long Beach as well as those who have come to visit our great city from afar.
For more info about SoBi, check us out on the web at socialbicycles.com.
-The Social Bicycles Team
SoBi Long Beach Ambassador
Social Bicycles is seeking a motivated and independent Ambassador to provide customer service support and light bicycle maintenance. Duties include:
- enrolling new members along the boardwalk;
- fielding customer service questions and troubleshooting issues (via email, phone, and in person);
- performing light maintenance on system equipment (e.g., swapping batteries, performing safety checks on and evaluating the condition of bicycles, maintaining cleanliness of stations);
- aiding in redistribution of bicycles, if needed.
Drop us a cover letter and resume at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested.Download PDF
The City of Long Beach, NY
The City of Long Beach is proud to partner with Social Bicycles to bring bike share back to our community. You can find more information about other fun activities and happenings at longbeachny.gov.
Visiting Long Beach, NY
Only 50 Minutes to Paradise… dining, shopping, nightlife, the beach and more! Take the LIRR from Penn Station NYC or Atlantic Terminal and be on the beach in less than an hour. Check out VisitLongBeachNewYork.com to plan your Long Beach getaway today.
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Drop us a line
The best way to contact us:
For direct contact please write us at: email@example.com
We will get back to you as soon as we finish riding our amazing bikes!