Bike Share Programs

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

Dropbike Public Bike Share 

In 2018, UBC entered into a license agreement with Dropbike, Canada’s first smart bike sharing and micro-mobility company, to deliver a public bike share system at the UBC Vancouver campus. Prices range from $1 a ride to month and year-long memberships (with student deals available).  There are currently 150 bikes on campus with more on the way.

UBC discounted memberships for Mobi by Shaw Go bike share in Vancouver

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, from Arbutus to Commercial Drive, north of 16th Avenue.  Please note that there are currently no Mobi docking stations at UBC.

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

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 mobibikes.ca applying the discount codes below.

Discount codes

Students

Discount code: ubcstudents Discount code: ubcstudentp

Faculty

Discount code: ubcfacultys
Discount code: ubcfacultyp

Staff

Discount code: ubcstaffs
Discount code: ubcstaffp

Residents

Discount code: ubcresidents
Discount code: ubcresidentp

Purple and Yellow Bike Share

The Purple and Yellow (P&Y) bike share program is operated by the AMS Bike Co-op, a student-run organization dedicated to making UBC a better place for cyclists and their bikes. 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, you can get a key that will unlock any P&Y bike on 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.

For more information, visit the AMS Bike Co-op’s website, give them a call at 604.822.BIKE (604.822.2453), or drop by the Bike Kitchen, located in Room 36 at the UBC Life Building, 6138 Student Union Boulevard.

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 it’s usually as simple as filling out a short form to enroll and sign the bike out. Speak to your building or department administrator to find out if this service is available for you.