Ecobici is a fourth generation public bike sharing system, implemented by the Mexico City government as a bike mobility strategy. Is an alternative mobility system that complements the public transportation service. This ha proven to be an impactful change that has helped improve transportation in one of the biggest cities in the world.
- Valid ID, original and copy (IFE/INE, driver’s license, professional degree, passport, FM2 or FM3),
- A credit or debit card VISA or MASTERCARD.
- If you want an annual membership card, you must have a Mexican ID or be able to show a TELMEX phone bill payment from Mexico City or Metropolitan Area.
- You must bring your original phone invoice and a copy of both sides within 30 days from the emission date. It must include your name and without the legend: immediate payment.
- Urban biking test. Provide the information requested on the urban biking test.
- Letter under oath. User will have to confirm that they possess the skills and knowledge to properly use the bike as transportation.
- Free urban bike course. Users have access at anytime to the “Programa de Biciescuela”(Bike School Program) in order to develop basic knowledge and skills mentioned in the urban biking test. This is to abide with the regulations designated for using a bike in the city.
- Annual $400.00
- Temporary 7 days $300.00*
- Temporary 3 days $180.00*
- Temporary 1 day $90.00*
Where you can register:
Customer Service Centers: In Rosas Moreno 152B, San Rafael, Cuauhtémoc, 06470, and Campeche 175, Roma Sur, Cuauhtémoc, 06760. Service schedule: Monday to Friday from 9:00 to 18:00 hours and Saturday from 10:00 to 14:00 hours.
Modules: Reforma middle sideway in front of Reforma 222; Reforma middle sideway and Río Guadalquivir; and Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra and Presa Falcón, in front of Museo Soumaya*. Service schedule: Monday to Friday from 10:00 to 12:00 hours and from 13:00 to 18:00 hours. Saturday and Sunday from 10:00 to 16:00 hours. *Closed on Sundays.
Stands: Service schedule: Monday to Friday from 10:00 to 12:00 hours and from 13:00 to 18:00 hours. Saturday and Sunday from 10:00 to 16:00 hours.
4G Stations: this service is only for temporary users. This Ecobicis stations are equipped with credit card readers, which allow the user to register instantly. The station will issue a paper ticket that you have to keep for the use and return of the bike, unless you already have and Ecobici card which you can upload in the system.
With your Ecobici membership you can rent a bike and return it to the nearest bike station on your arrival point. You can use the bike in 45 minutes periods. The service is available from 5:00am to 12:30am Monday through Sunday.
You may only use an Ecobici for 45 minutes at a time. You must return it to your nearest station within that time and wait 5 minutes before swiping your card again to be allocated another bicycle. You will be fined if you fail to adhere to these rules!
If you do not return the Ecobici within 24 hours, $5000 MXN will be charged to your credit card so avoid using it as cheap transportation home after a night out and falling asleep with it in your hallway!
Maps and Apps:
A free Ecobici app is available so you can check your nearest station while on the move. No matter what phone you have, you will find a list of apps here:https://www.ecobici.df.gob.mx/en
I highly recommend using Google maps to plan your journey before leaving the house while simultaneously checking the Ecobici website’s map of Ecobici stations: https://www.ecobici.df.gob.mx/en/stations-map
. This way you can check which Ecobici station is nearest to your destination before setting out.
For those hesitant to tackle city traffic, I recommend taking a bike out on Sunday (which means you have to get your card by Saturday). Most of Paseo de la Reforma is closed to automotive traffic from 9am to 2pm on Sundays. The feeling of freedom and the chance to appreciate the grandeur of Reforma without traffic is exhilarating. Bikes are also allowed within Chapultepec Park. On the last Sunday of each month there is a 30 km. traffic-free bike route that takes you around the entire city.
- You can also use the Free Bike (Bici Gratis) service provided by the city government. It is a part of the program Move in Bicycle.
- To register you’ll need your passport and FM3.
- This service is provided Tuesdays to Saturdays from 10:30 am to 1:00 pm and 1:30 to 6:00 pm, on Sundays it is open from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm.
- You can find the Bike Stations (ciclo-estaciones) in different areas of the city; most are near or at some main attractions like Auditorio Nacional, Museo de Antropología e Historia, Parque Lincoln, Reforma (Glorieta de la Diana and Glorieta del Ángel de la Independencia) Fuente La Cibeles, among others.
- You can only use the bike for 3 hours.
- They also have bicycles for people with disabilities, This services is provided in the station of Av. Paseo de la Reforma in the round about Glorieta de La Palma, from 9:00 am to 12:30 pm.
To access more information in: www.sedema.df.gob.mx/mueveteenbici. Not only will y
ou find information, but also maps, the Sunday bicycle route, and information about festival, races and contests.