HOW IT WORKS
Find a nearby bike on the This Machine app. Scan the QR code on the bike.
Hop on, and enjoy as the pedal assist motor provides an extra boost while you ride.
Return the bike to any station or bike rack in the service area.
Dowload the "This Machine" mobile app from the App Store or Google Play.
Follow the on-screen instructions to set up your account. Watch the "How to use our app" video below if you need more help.
Tap your name, then "Pricing and membership" to select a pass. Tap the pink box for the one you want. It will be applied when you scan a bike.
Our bikes are simple and easy to use. Pedal to go, and squeeze the brakes on the handlebars to stop. The pedal-assist motor will automatically engage when you are pedaling, and slow down when you stop pedaling. There's also a bell (twist, on the right handlebar), and the seat height is adjustable.
Ride on paved trails, in bike lanes, or on roads. Always observe traffic laws (ride with traffic, stop at stoplights, signal which direction you're going, etc), so drivers can understand where you're going. Stay alert and be safe.
After your ride, return the bike to a bike rack or public pole in the This Machine service area. Wrap the cable around the rack, put the loop around the back wheel-lock on the bike, and close the lock. In the app, tap on the box with your active trip, and follow the instructions. Your ride is ended after you take a picture of the locked bike.
The video to the right is in Spanish. Here's the Engligh text:
This Machine electric bikes are finally here!
You can rent one of our new electric bikes downtown, in Kendall Whittier, and at Gathering Place. Just download the This Machine app on your phone, scan the QR code of the bike you want to rent, and pedal. That easy!
Once you're done, simply lock the bike in a bike rack, so it's safe, and take a picture so you know the bike was properly locked.
Ride This Machine's bikes and have fun discovering Tulsa!
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
First, download the pink “This Machine” app onto your mobile device from the app store or Google play. Follow the on-screen instructions to set up your account. Once you do that, you’ll see a real-time map of all available bikes and stations!
When you pedal, the motor in the bike will engage and put more power behind every pedal-stroke you make (up to 16mph). You don’t have to hit any buttons, or do anything but pedal. To slow down, stop pedaling and/or use the brakes on the handlebars. Going over hills will be a breeze!
This Machine recommends wearing a helmet even though it is not legally required to do so. A helmet can greatly improve your safety.
Make sure your bike is locked to a bike rack (or a public pole where is is safe and not obstructive) in the service area. You must park This Machine bikes within the service area, indicated by the border on the map in the app. You may face warnings or fines if you do not.
After manually locking the bike to a rack or public pole, hit the “end trip” button in the app, and follow all of the on-screen instructions. Your ride will not be ended until you have followed all of the steps in the app, including taking a photo of the locked bike. For more information on how to lock the bike or end your trip, watch the videos above.
Make sure your bike is locked to a bike rack (or a public pole) in the service area. Then, hit the “end trip” button in the app, and follow all of the on-screen instructions. Your ride will not be ended until you have followed all of the steps in the app, including taking a photo of the locked bike.
To lock the bike, first take the pink cable and wrap it around the bike rack. Place the loop on the end of the cable around the back wheel-lock, and then pinch the orange button on the back wheel lock and slide downwards to lock the cable as well as the wheel. For more information on how to lock the bike or end your trip, watch the videos above.
Passes must be purchased BEFORE you scan a bike. To apply a pass, tap on your name in the home-screen. Then, tap “Pricing and membership” to select a pass. Tap the pink box for the one you want. It will be applied when you scan a bike.
In the app, tap on your name to pull up the menu. You can enter coupon codes under “Coupons and credits.” Active coupons will be automatically applied to your next applicable ride.
You may rent 4 bicycles at a time on one phone, but only at the “Pay as you Go” rate, which is $2 for the first 10 minutes, then 15¢ a minute after that. If your group plans to ride more than 50 minutes, we recommend using a separate phone for each bike, and purchasing another pass type.
Bikes can’t be reserved, but the map in our app shows where there are bikes available in real time.
Tulsa city ordinance requires This Machine riders to be 18 or older. However, our bikes are a great option for when your kids have their own bikes and you’re looking for a way to ride with them without transporting your own (probably bigger and more cumbersome) bike. This is also a great way to wear kids out- the pedal assist in our bikes boosts your speed to 16mph, so you’ll be able to go fast and far without breaking a sweat.
Tulsa is home to a great system of trails and bike lanes! You can ride on paved trails, bike lanes, and roads anywhere in the service area, and outside the service area, too. Just make sure when you lock your bike, it’s back in the service area, or you won’t be able to unlock it again. Locking a bike outside the service area may result in additional charges. You can see the boundaries of the service area in the map in our mobile app.
If your app isn’t working, first make sure it (and your phone) are updated to the newest versions. We release new updates fairly often to make sure things are running smoothly. You’ll also need to make sure your location services and bluetooth are turned on, and that the app has permission to use them. If you’re talking on the phone or using another bluetooth device (like speakers or headphones), the app will not be able to unlock the bikes. Turn these things off while unlocking so your phone can communicate with our system, but feel free to use them during your ride after the initial unlocking step.
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