A membership card is a plastic card distributed to BCycle annual members. The cards contain an RFID chip uniquely associated with each member’s account. When the membership card is presented at a BCycle dock, the Jackson County BCycle system is queried to confirm that the member is in good standing and to associate the member with the bicycle they are checking out.
When a bicycle is returned, the system updates the member’s account.
Membership cards also contain a magnetic strip so the cards can be read by the credit card reader found on the kiosk, thereby allowing the card holder to obtain time credits when a station is full.