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Last updated: 5/17/18

Discounted Blue Bikes

Income-eligible people can use Blue Bikes for $50 a year, or $5 a month* with no annual commitment. Your membership will include unlimited one-hour trips.

*There’s no annual commitment for monthly memberships. After 30 days, your membership will renew when you ride again, either by dipping your key at any dock or using the app to take out a bike. You will be charged the $5 monthly membership fee at that time.

Still have questions? Contact:
Boston Bikes
1 City Hall Square, Room 721
Boston, MA 02201
United States
Have an EBT Card? Sign up now!
Massachusetts EBT card holders with a credit or debit card can sign up today:
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SNAP Card to Ride available now!

How to sign up

If you are 16 or older, receive benefits through the Massachusetts Department of Transitional Assistance, have a credit or debit card, and an email address, you can sign up today! Please note: You cannot use SNAP benefits to purchase your membership.

  1. Go to the verification form.
  2. Enter your EBT card number and email address
  3. Select a $50 annual or $5 monthly membership
  4. Fill in your personal and billing information
  5. Select your option for picking up your key: from a station, through the mail, or ride with the app

Information for people who do not participate in SNAP is provided below.

Don't have a SNAP card?

Stop by one of our guided enrollment locations! Staff are on-hand to help those who are income-eligible or can offer proof of participation in public assistance programs.

City of Cambridge 344 Broadway, Cambridge MA Email or call 617-349-4600 to speak with someone or set up an in person appointment.
Boston Transportation Department 1 City Hall Plaza, Room 721, Boston MA

Monday: 2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Wednesday: 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Mayor's Health Line 1010 Massachusetts Ave, 2nd Floor, Boston MA Call 617-534-5050 to make an appointment.
Shape Up Somerville 50 Evergreen Ave, Somerville MA Call 617-625-6600 x4321 to speak with someone or set up an in person appointment
Planning Department, Brookline Town Hall 333 Washington St, 3rd Floor, Brookline MA

Monday – Thursday: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Friday: 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 p.m.

We will accept proof of participation in:

  • Emergency Aid to the Elderly, Disabled, and Children (EAEDC)
  • Free or reduced lunch*
  • Fuel assistance (LIHEAP)
  • Housing choice voucher (Section 8)
  • MassHealth
  • Pell Grants
  • Public housing (for example, Boston, Brookline, Cambridge, or Somerville Housing Authorities)
  • SNAP/EBT (Food stamps)
  • Transitional Aid to Families with Dependent Children (TAFDC)
  • WIC

Individuals who do not participate in any public assistance program may still qualify based on income.

Guests and customers of homeless shelters and transitional housing in the City of Boston are eligible for a subsidized membership of $5 per year. Call Kim Foltz at 617-635-1470 for more information.

*Applies only to people who live outside of Boston. In Boston, free lunches are provided to all Boston Public Schools students.

For Community Groups

We will work with any local community organization that serves low-income Boston residents and wants to help spread the word about the discounted Blue Bikes membership program. This includes:

  • community centers
  • churches
  • parent organizations
  • social justice organizations
  • affordable housing coalitions, or
  • any group that represents numerous eligible individuals.

Employees of community organizations are only eligible for the discounted membership program if they meet the income-eligibility guidelines.

If you have more questions about discounted Blue Bikes memberships, or if you would like to schedule a presentation about the program for a group, please call Kim Foltz at 617-635-1470 or email

Program fliers in multiple languages are available upon request. For printed copies, or a pdf that you can print, please email Kim Foltz at