Biking & Cyclists

Hamilton Bike Share: SoBi Hamilton

As of June 1, 2020 SoBi Hamilton will be shut down, as a result of the challenges associated with the Covid-19 pandemic. The system will resume shortly.

The City of Hamilton, in partnership with Social Bicycles, started implementing a bike share program in 2014. Over 100 stations were installed between downtown Dundas and Gage Park and about 200 bikes started rolling out in January 2015 as part of the first test phase of the new year-round program. The full fleet of 750 bikes was deployed in Spring 2015 for the official launch of the program. The program was funded by Metrolinx Quick Wins and will serve transit riders, commuter cyclists, recreational cyclists and visitors to Hamilton.

Bike Share complements existing public transit and provides first and last mile connectivity by filling in any transit gaps.

How it works

  1. Pick a plan. Choose a payment plan to open an account and get started. Each rider must have their own account.
  2. Unlock. Unlock a bike right away using your assigned 6-digit account number and the PIN you selected during registration.
  3. Ride. You can ride anywhere within our service area. Your payment plan determines the cost of your ride.
  4. Return. To end your trip, just lock your bike to a rack in one of our 110 hub locations. You do not need to return your bike to the same hub you started from.

For more information about the bike share program, including station locations and memberships, please visit

Sobi Bike Map

Find a Sobi bike or hub near you.