About 15 bike-sharing stations are coming to Downtown San Jose in August. The program will be available 24 hours per day, 7 days a week. The bikes themselves seem a lot better than other bike-sharing programs around the world with LED lights, a 7-speed grip shift, and drum brakes. In fact, they cost over $1,000 per bike.
The pricing for membership in the program is only $88/year. You can also get a 24 hour membership for $9 or pay $22 for a 3 day membership. Membership give you unlimited rentals up to 30 minutes, and you can pay more if you need extra time. Whenever you go to a station, it resets the 30 minutes timer, allowing you to use the same bike for a longer period of time without have to pay any extra fees.
You can click on the images below to learn more about the bike and see the exact locations of the Downtown stations (there will also be a Japantown station). For more information and to register for membership, head over to the Bay Area BikeShare website over here. They are accepting memberships starting today!