Tar Heel Bikes
Anyone may use Tar Heel Bikes for 1 hour with the Daily Plan, without needing to pay for a yearly membership. UNC students and employees of the University or Hospitals may use their unc.edu email address to sign up for the Lifestyle Plan to ride 2 hours. See additional benefits of the Lifestyle Plan below.
How does it work?
- Reserve: After registering for an account, find and reserve a bike using the mobile app, on the SoBi website, or on the bicycle itself.
- Release: Registered users get a personal 6-digit account number and a 4-digit PIN code to enter on the bicycle keypad. Use the app to reserve a bike up to 10 minutes before the start time. Users can also see bike availability at any of the station locations.
- Ride: Users may ride directly from one station on campus to another OR make a stop between stations by putting the bicycle on “hold.” Only one bike may be reserved and/or checked out at one time. Ride time is cumulative: for example, if you ride for 15 minutes and lock to a hub, then you still have 45 minutes left for the day!
- Return: Simply lock the bike to a rack at a station and “end the ride.” See stats like duration and distance!
Tar Heel Bikes Fees
|Membership Plan||Membership Fee||Ride Time||Hold Time||Overage|
|Daily Plan||$0 After account signup||1 Hour per day free||30 Minutes hold time||$6/Hour overage fee|
|Lifestyle Plan||$30/Year for UNC & Hospital affiliates||2 Hours per day included with membership||60 Minutes hold time||$4/Hour overage fee|