Providence’s bike-share system, operated by JUMP Bikes, has been up and running for about a week now. Here’s some details on the program from the Planning Department:
JUMP Bikes now available in Providence!
As of yesterday, JUMP bikes are available at several bike share hubs throughout Providence. Additional bikes will be made available as hubs are installed between now and September 15th. All 400 bikes will be available by September 15th. Bikes may be returned and locked to any hub location or to any public bike rack within the service area. Download the JUMP app on your smart phone and visit jumpbikes.com/cities/providence to learn more. A map of hub locations is also available on JUMP’s website.
JUMP is offering monthly memberships ($20/month with one hour of free riding per day) and a “pay as you ride” rate ($2 for 30 minutes of riding). We are also proud to partner with JUMP, Lifespan, and Tufts Health Plan to offer Boost, a reduced rate plan to eligible participants. For $5 eligible participants will receive one hour of free ride time per day for the entire year. The Boost plan is available to Rhode Island Public Transit Authority Reduced Fare Bus Pass holders, SNAP and WIC participants, Providence Housing Authorityresidents, households verified for Free or Reduced Price School Lunch, and RI Works participants. Learn more about JUMP’s Boost Plan here and how to verify eligibility here: jumpbikes.com/cities/providence/boost-plan.
No credit card? No problem! JUMP has partnered with PayNearMe to provide a fast and easy way for Boost plan members to use cash to add money to their accounts by simply visiting participating CVS, 7-11, and Family Dollar storefronts. Learn more about this option here.