How it works

Here is

  1. Reserve

    Booking a bike

    Find and reserve a bike using our mobile app which can be downloaded at the App store, or type sobi.io in your browser.

  2. Release

    Unlocking Process

    Enter your 4 digit PIN code to unlock the bike. Want to stop for coffee? Press the “HOLD” button and lock the bike to a rack. Just enter your 4-digit PIN to unlock and continue riding. Note If you have reserved the bike for a whole day please press “hold” whenever you lock the bike until you are finished with the reservation. **

  3. Ride

    Enjoy your time!

    If you notice a problem or have an issue with your bicycle, press the “REPAIR” button and then lock the bike to a rack. Remember to follow these rules.

  4. Return

    It’s easy!

    To end your trip just lock your bike at any bicycle rack. 

Pricing

How much does it cost

Plans descriptions

  • Trips are prorated to the minute.
  • Put a bike on hold before locking it to a rack to keep it in your name. The clock will still keep ticking.
  • Daily rentals must be locked using the hold button until the rental is complete. 
  • Clock starts when you reserve a bike via mobile/web.
  • Prices don’t include sales tax.
  • Pay As You Go Accounts will be pre-charged one hour, any rides will be deducted from this balance. 

Miscellaneous Activity Charges / Credits

** Out of System (out of geographic boundaries) / $50 charge

  • Reserve bike for up to 10 min / Standard fees applies

Mobile Application

Find and Reserve via

Not near a computer? Want to reserve that last bike? You can use our mobile applications for iOS and Android to find the nearest bikes, hub locations, promotions, and more.

We’re committed to a great mobile app experience and are regularly improving existing features and adding new features to both our web and mobile apps. Have some feedback for us? You can use our help desk to learn more about features in the works and let us know what you think we should add or improve.

* one app works across all networks!

About us

Want to know more

Instabike

We are a group of Key West locals who want to see more bikes on the road. If we had our way it would be all bikes all the time on our beautiful island. We also saw the desperate need for a bike sharing program on the island, so we started Instabike.

Always Remember to… 

DO A PRE-RIDE CHECK Check the bike’s tire pressure, try the grip bell, and if you’re riding at night check that the front and rear lights are illuminated. 

WEAR A HELMET Wear a helmet whenever you ride. Always buckle the strap. Replace your helmet after any crash and whenever you see signs of damage. Avoid common helmet mistakes such as loose straps. 

FOLLOW THE RULES Yield to pedestrians. Stop at all red lights and stop signs (You can get an expensive ticket if you don’t!) . Ride in the direction of traffic. Use the grip bell to signal your presence. Do not wear more than one earphone while riding. 

BE PREDICTABLE Make it easy for the other traffic around you. Don’t make unexpected turns that put yourself and others in danger. Ride at a steady pace so other vehicles can anticipate your movement. 

SIGNAL FOR TURNS Use hand signals to let drivers and other cyclists know your intention to turn or to stop. Don’t turn or change lanes without knowing the position of the cars and bikes around you. 

PLAN A SENSIBLE ROUTE Plan a safe route before you ride. You can use our app to find your way to a bike you’ve reserved or to a hub when you want to end your ride. Have a favorite route? Let your community know.

DO NOT DRINK AND DRIVE! Remember its still illegal on a bicycle and its unsafe! 

Member Benefits

ride at home

When you use our bikes in Key West, you can also collect valuable discounts when you lock up at certain locations. These discounts can be redeemed at local businesses. 

or on the road

In addition to access in the Key West community, our members automatically receive pay-as-you-go access to all of Social Bicycles’ current and soon-to-launch bike share programs. Perfect for the traveling cyclist.

Suggested rides

Southernmost Point In the Continental United States! 

You have to get your picture taken at the point. Some trivia about the point is that it is NOT in fact the southernmost point in the Continental United States! If you look to the left while you're getting your picture taken, you will see the United States Naval base. You will also see a big dish and dome for the navy, those actual stand further south than the Southernmost Point Marker, however the marker is the Southernmost point accessible to civilians. The point is also not 90 miles to Cuba as is widely said, it is actually closer to 94 miles to Cuba but 90 sounds better!  Still closer to Cuba standing there than you are to a walmart! 

Fort Zachary Taylor

Considered to by locals to be the best swimming beach in Key West, Fort Zachary is named after he 12th President Of the United States and also one of the shortest serving presidents, at merely 1 year and 4 months in office before his death. Fort Zach was also the Southernmost Union Fort during the Civil War, and the base of a blockade to stop Confederate ships from resupplying the south. Here's something to think about, f you were in Key West, you actually had to travel North if you wanted to Join the South! It is a state park, so there is a small entry fee of a few dollars to enter. 

The Key West Bight

The harbor at Key West bight is the place to go if you want to see sailing ships leaving berth every day. A home for trading schooners in the days of old, a shrimping port, and now a place to see an ancient Schooner or a multimillion dollar yacht side by side. You have to check out the harbor walk, great food, music and drinks can be had at the multitude of bars located in this area. Don't forget to stop at the Schooner Wharf Bar, one of the last bars representing old key west! 

Mallory Square Sunset Celebration

The world famous sunset celebration at Mallory Square is not to be missed. Beginning roughly an hour before Sunset, street performers and vendors set up shop on the historic Mallory Square. The shows are entertaining, the crowds are crazy and the sunset view is not to be missed! See if you can see the Green Flash right as the sun sets! 

FAQ

How do your daily rentals work?

We know that some people want to have access to a bike for an entire days fun, so we created a Daily option. Now once you reserve a bike for the day its yours, you can take it back to your hotel, all over the island (even out of the network area) and keep it overnight. The key is you must press the “Hold” button whenever you lock it up. If you press the hold button our system will know you’re still using the bike and won’t make it available to other customers. When you are done with your rental, return the bike to any bicycle rack and press Lock. This will close out your reservation. Be sure to return it before your day is up, like any rental car, if you’re go past your 24 hours you will be charged for another full day. 

Can I rent more than one Bicycle with my account? 

Yes! Thats the great thing about Instabike. If you’re traveling with a group, only one of you needs to sign up! Once you have an active account, just go to each bike enter your account number and pin code, the rider will still need to read and agree to our disclaimer on each bicycle before it will unlock. You can take up to 4 bicycles with one account, which makes riding with friends and family so much fun! 

I thought your Hourly rental was prorated to the minute, why was I charged for an hour before my ride? 

Before you rent the bike you will be charged one initial hour to start your account balance. When you ride it will be prorated to the minute and deducted from your balance. Once you have exhausted your hour, you will be charged only for what you ride past that hour.  Your Instabike balance never expires, so your unused balance can always be used in the future!  

I’m on an hourly rental. I wanted to stop at the t-shirt shop for a minute to buy souvenirs? Will someone take my bike while I’m shopping?

Not if you use the hold function. When you lock the bike up and you’re only making short stops its important to use our “hold” button and not the “lock”. If you hit “lock” our automated system will assume your ride is complete. It will then process any out of hub fees and close out your reservation and put the bike back on the network as available. This is a busy town! Chances are someone else wants to rent a bike as well and they could come pick up yours and drive away. So be sure, if you’re still using your bike to use “hold”. Keep in mind that hold keeps the clock ticking on your rental and you will be charged accordingly. 

Become a Sponsor

Associate your brand with bike share

Host a bike share station on your property

  • Drive traffic to your business
  • Foster happy, healthy and productive employees
  • Make it convenient for customers to shop
  • Please tenants, increase property value
  • Enhance your visibility in the community
  • Your logo can be displayed on various system assets
  • High-profile advertising opportunities
  • Advertise on our bikes, the website, print materials, mobile applications and more!

Contact us for more details

Sean Blaise captainblaise@gmail.com

(305) 916-8613

Sponsorship

Safety rules

Stay safe and follow the

  • Follow the Rules

    Yield to pedestrians. Stop at all red lights and stop signs. Ride in the direction of traffic. Use the grip bell to signal your presence. Do not wear more than one earphone while riding.

  • Plan a Sensible Route

    Plan your route before you ride to follow the safest route to get you where you want to go. You can use our app to find your way to a bike you’ve reserved or to a hub when you want to end your ride.

  • Do a Pre-Ride Check

    Check the bike’s tire pressure, try the grip bell, and if you’re riding at night check that the front and rear lights are illuminated.

  • Be Predictable

    Make it easy for the other traffic around you. Don’t make unexpected turns that put yourself and others in danger. Ride at a steady pace so other vehicles can anticipate your movement.

  • Wear a Helmet

    Wear a helmet whenever you ride. Always buckle the strap. Replace your helmet after any crash and whenever you see signs of damage. Avoid these common helmet mistakes

  • Tips for Turns

    Use hand signals to let drivers and other cyclists know your intention to turn or to stop. Don’t turn or change lanes without knowing the position of the cars and bikes around you.

Drop us a line

Best way to contact us

Instabike Key West

+(305) 741-7349 

captainblaise@gmail.com

Thank you!

We will get back to you as soon as we finish riding our amazing bikes!

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