Photo: Gold Bike
The BCycle / RTC Bike Share – rtcbikeshare.bcycle.com – is the go-to, slow adventure in one of the world’s most storied cities. Happening now in downtown Las Vegas is the next big thing micromobility via bike share. Hashtag: #RTCBikeShare
New in 2019: electric bikes (test phase going on now).
Local Las Vegas resident and fellow cyclist @ronfloth thoroughly enjoying his "electrified" #RTCBikeShare bicycle ride in #DTLV! ⚡🚴⚡ #RTCSNV introduces electric bikes for 2 weeks, as part of #RTCBikeShare program. @RTCSNV @BikeTransit @BoschEBikeUSA @CityOfLasVegas @BCycle pic.twitter.com/gk3QNjuXVB
— Matt Chavez (@TheBoy505) March 4, 2019
#RTCBikeShare is electrifying #DTLV! For the next two weeks, find electric bikes available at any of the 21 bike share kiosk locations. Just look for the green lightning bolt! #RTCSNV pic.twitter.com/F0ucMKbxX7
— RTC Southern Nevada (@RTCSNV) March 4, 2019
How it works
Purchase a membership online or be a guest at any station.
Choose a bike from any station.
Grab your bike from the dock and go.
Park your bike at any station. Insert your bike into the dock and listen for the three beeps. Double check the bike is locked.
Memberships are available via rtcbikeshare.bcycle.com
Customer Service Hours: 7am-10pm, 844-641-7823
- What is your experience with bike share?
- What would locals like visitors to know about downtown Las Vegas?
- Would anyone be interested in a meetup?
Bike sharing is fun, more fun than I was expecting and I was expecting fun – a slow adventure type of fun. These bikes are not for racing, but they do make getting through the heat a veritable breeze.
Officials say that ‘bike sharing makes it economical and convenient to use bikes for trips that are too far to walk but too short to drive.’ The marketing campaign says ‘put the fun between your legs.’ Vegas, you’re always keeping yourself top of mind.
RTC Bike Share is available 24/7. As an downtown outsider living in Henderson, I opt for the late weekend mornings. Less traffic and hassles and a great time to view the murals and installations.
Currently there are 180 bikes and 21 stations conveniently located throughout downtown Las Vegas. Many of the stations are along or near downtown’s new green bicycle lanes.
We are reflecting more on bicycle tourism and the role bikes play. When there are more options for local and visitors to hop on a bike, city tourism changes. When locals have access via bike lanes and bike share programs, one’s perception of the city changes, expands.
Periscope, June 3, 2017
About the RTC
The RTC is the transit authority, transportation planning organization and regional traffic management agency for Southern Nevada. The RTC’s vision is to provide a safe, convenient and effective regional transportation system that enhances mobility and air quality for citizens and visitors. The RTC encourages residents and visitors to use a variety of transportation choices to help reduce traffic congestion, clean the air and improve the quality of life in Southern Nevada. For more information about the RTC and its major initiatives or to download its transit app rideRTC, visit rtcsnv.com.
— Ron Mader (@ronmader) January 20, 2019
— RTC Southern Nevada (@RTCSNV) April 26, 2017
— Matt Chavez (@TheBoy505) April 25, 2017
— Matt Chavez (@TheBoy505) February 26, 2017
— Heather Mills (@HeatherNews3LV) April 28, 2017
— RTC Southern Nevada (@RTCSNV) April 20, 2017
— Ron Mader (@ronmader) May 25, 2017
— Ron Mader (@ronmader) May 27, 2017
— Ron Mader (@ronmader) July 22, 2017
— RTC Southern Nevada (@RTCSNV) October 1, 2017