Seattle has officially jumped on board the bicycling trend. Riding a bike around Seattle is the perfect way to get some exercise while you get to where you want to go. Plus you can take in the beautiful scenery and leave the stress of traffic behind – what’s not to love?
Pronto Cycle Share is located throughout bustling Seattle and provides a unique, affordable way to get around the Emerald City without the use of a car. It’s great for locals or visitors and ideal if you want to rent a bike for a quick jaunt, or for the whole weekend.
Pronto offers 500 bikes located throughout 50 stations in Seattle. Many locations are right around your vacation rental home in downtown Seattle. The bikes are available for use 24/7, 365 days a year! Whether visiting or living locally, finding a bike no matter the day and time is a cinch.
Rules and Regulations
Bicyclists must be 16 years or older to ride so it you’ve brought the kids on your trip and they’re under 18, they’ll need your consent to ride. In the city of Seattle, helmets are required at all times while riding. Conveniently, Pronto provides a free helmet for you to use, just be sure to return it when returning your bike.
How it Works
Signing up is quick and easy. You may purchase a pass or membership online or at any of the kiosks throughout Seattle. An annual membership is $85, a 3-day pass is $16, and a 24-hour pass is only $8. No matter which pricing option you choose, the first 30-minutes are always free! Usage fees start incurring after those first 30-minutes are up. If your bike trip takes a bit longer than 30-minutes, don’t fret! After those first 30-minutes, it’s only $2 more for another 30 to 60 minutes. Each additional 30 minutes after that is only $5. The timer resets whenever you dock your bike into one of the 50 Pronto station kiosks.
Each station has a touchscreen kiosk, station map, and helmets for you convenience. A docking system releases the bikes using a member key or ride code.
With plenty of stations to pick up and return bicycles, Pronto allows you to pick up a rental at one station and drop it off at another. They constantly redistribute bikes around the city to make sure you never have trouble finding a bike or finding a place to return one.