Bike Share Programs

Learn about your options for bike share on (and off) campus from student-run bike co-ops, to staff bike shares, and discounts for Mobi by Shaw Go bike share program.

Purple and Yellows

The Bike Co-op is a student-run organization dedicated to making UBC a better place for cyclists and their bikes. From To become a member of the Bike Co-op you can do 6 hours of volunteer work or pay $15 for students/ $20 for faculty, staff, and community members. With membership, and one night of volunteering at a Tuesday P&Y party from 6-9pm, you can get access to 50-100 public bikes. The Purple and Yellow (P & Y) fleet is located throughout campus. Grab one, and ride to where you want to go. When you’re done with it, lock the bike back up and leave it there for the next person to use.

Call 604.822.BIKE (604.822.2453) for more information, or drop by the bike hub, located on the north side of the SUB (beside the lower entrance). For more updates, please consult their website:

Staff Bike-Share Program

Various departments and/or buildings have bikes for staff and faculty or building occupants to sign out and share. Each group is different, but the common process is:

  • Fill out an enrollment form
  • Request a bike
  • Sign the bike out
  • Return the bike
  • Sign the bike back in

Speak to your building or department administrator to find out if this service is available for you.

UBC discounted memberships with Mobi by Shaw Go bike share

Members of the UBC community are eligible for discounted annual memberships with Vancouver’s public bike share program, Mobi by Shaw Go. These distinctive grey bikes with baskets are available at locations throughout central Vancouver, including stations near transit routes serving UBC, like the 44, 84, and 99 B-Line.

For an annual fee, members receive unlimited use of these bikes for up to 30 minutes or 60 minutes at a time, depending on the option selected ($99 or $119).

Please note that there are currently no Mobi docking stations at UBC. The Mobi service area is concentrated east of Arbutus St., North of 16th Ave. and West of Main St, including the Vancouver neighbourhoods of the West End, Downtown, Fairview, and sections of Kitsilano and Mount Pleasant.

Discounted memberships are available for UBC students, faculty, staff and neighbourhood residents to encourage active transportation choices andsupport health and wellbeing.

1 year Corporate Standard discounted membership $99 (regularly $129)
Good for one year of Mobi access. You can take as many rides as you want and the first 30 minutes of each ride are included. Rides longer than 30 minutes incur overage fees.

1 year Corporate Plus discounted membership $119 (regularly $159)
Good for one year of Mobi access*. You can take as many rides as you want and the first 60 minutes of each ride are included. Rides longer than 60 minutes incur overage fees.

Learn more and register at applying the discount codes below.

Discount codes


Discount code: ubcstudents Discount code: ubcstudentp


Discount code: ubcfacultys
Discount code: ubcfacultyp


Discount code: ubcstaffs
Discount code: ubcstaffp


Discount code: ubcresidents
Discount code: ubcresidentp