Find out all about borrowing and returning Coca Cola Zero dublinbikes cycles and get all your questions answered, from hourly rental charges to what to do if you get a puncture on your borrowed bike.
How do I signup?
How much does the scheme cost?
The scheme costs €20 for annual membership or €5 for a 3 day membership, plus the following rental charges:
- First 30 mins: Free!
- 30 – 60 mins: 0.50
- 1 – 2 hrs: 1.00
- 2 – 3 hrs: 2.00
- 3 – 4 hrs: 3.00
Can I pay by cash?
Unfortunately, no. The cards offer security so that if a situation arises whereby a user does not return their bike after use they will be charged. Cash does not offer the same security and could lead to a small percentage of users abusing the scheme.
Do I have to return my bike to the same station I got it from?
No. The bikes can be taken from/returned to any station on the network.
Why is it more expensive for longer durations?
We want to encourage short-term use of the bikes so that there will be more bikes available to as many people as possible. In other cities there has been a high turnover of bike usage e.g. each bike in the Velib scheme (in Paris) is used on average 8 times a day.
What's to stop somebody else taking a bike using my details while I'm still at the ticket machine?
Each bike stand will be numbered. Once you have selected your bike there will be a time delay before the bike is released from its stand. This will give you a chance to walk from the ticket machine to the bike before the bike is unlocked.
What should I do if I get a puncture en route?
Don’t worry - punctures happen from general wear and tear and you won’t be charged if your bike gets a puncture. Just drop the bike back to the nearest station. A number of service vehicles will travel to and from each station regularly with staff carrying out general repairs on the bikes.