How It Works
Cycle Sharing is connecting Seattle
Pronto is Seattle’s cycle sharing system featuring 500 bikes at 54 stations located throughout Seattle. Pronto bikes are available 24/7, 365 days a year. Each station has a touchscreen kiosk, station map, helmets for your convenience, and a docking system that releases bikes using a member key or ride code. You must be 18 years or older to ride Pronto.
Pronto Cycle Share is Seattle’s newest transit system, and we understand that you might have some questions. To make sure you have the best Pronto experience possible, we’ve created a series of “Pronto Pointers” videos. At less than 2 minutes a pop, these videos tackle the basics of renting, riding, and returning Pronto bikes. Kick back, relax, and let us guide you through the magical world of Pronto.
Purchase a Membership
Going to be using Pronto a lot? Purchase an annual membership right here. Once you sign up you’ll retrieve your own unique Pronto key at the kiosk.
Or buy a Pass
Want to give Pronto a try or just visiting? Sign up at a Pronto kiosk for a 24-Hour or 3-Day Pass. Key fobs can be purchased at kiosks and work great for short-term use riders who will be using the system repeatedly.
Member? Scan and go!
If you are a Pronto member simply insert your key at any dock to unlock a bike.
Got a pass? Enter a bike number or buy a key
If you’ve purchased a 24-hour or 3-Day Pass, just enter the bike number located on the chainstay of the bike. If you want, purchase a key fob of your own and hang on to it! You can reactivate the key the next time you ride.
Just keep an eye on the clock
24-Hour and 3-Day pass holders may ride Pronto for 30 minutes before incurring any usage fees. Annual Members get a bonus 15 minutes for each trip and may ride Pronto for 45 minutes before incurring any usage fees. For more information, visit our Pricing page.
But don’t let that slow you down – ride as often as you like during your purchase period. You’ll get unlimited 30-minute trips for the duration of your pass or unlimited 45-minute trips while you’re a member.
Return the bike and ride again!
Once you’ve finished up with your ride, just return the bike to any open station. Dock your bike and wait for the green light to make sure the bike is locked in. Check out another bike when you're ready to ride again!
We'll keep it well balanced
We'll be constantly redistributing bikes around the city in our vans to make sure you never have trouble finding a bike or finding a place to return one.
Helmet rentals available!
Don’t have a helmet? It’s the law to wear one in Seattle! Riders can rent a helmet at any station and return it to a separate used helmet bin when they’ve completed their ride. Have more questions? Visit our FAQ page to learn more about the helmets.
Getting Your Helmet
- Enter the helmet bin code.
- Pull open the pick-up door.
- Retrieve your helmet.
- Close the pick-up door.
- Remove the plastic wrapping and place in the return bin.
- Adjust your helmet for the best fit.
- Wear your helmet while riding. Enjoy!
Returning Your Helmet
- Place your helmet inside the return bin.
- You’re done!
This video explores the benefits of a Pronto Annual Membership and teaches the basics of: picking up a member key, checking out a bike, finding nearby stations, and accessing trip data in the Member Area.
Short Term Users
This video explains all of the components of a Pronto station, so you can efficiently check out a bike and hit the ground pedaling. Learn how to rent a bike, use the kiosk, and purchase a key as a 24-Hour or 3-Day Pass Holder.