To earn a ride credit, return out-of-hub bikes to any Hamilton Bike Share bike hub.
A ride credit is a dollar amount that accumulates on your HBSI account balance. These credits can be used later towards your pass renewals and account fees.
When you sign out a bike from outside a bike hub and return it to a HBSI bike hub you earn $1 in ride credits.
This means that you can incur a positive balance on your bike share account. When it is time to renew your pass, we will take the renewal fee out of your ride credits you’ve earned. We have a few riders who have hundreds of ride credits and do not feel the financial impact of their bike share pass renewals.
Earning ride credits is a great way to create financial security within the ERI and on your account.
You can use the HBSI bike map to locate out-of-hub bikes and return them to HBSI hubs. The blue pins that you see in the map are all out-of-hub bikes that are available to sign out.