300,000 dockless sharing bikes are available through mobile apps, facilitating transfers to everywhere in the city. The most popular brands of dockless sharing bikes in Beijing are Meituan Bike in yellow, Didi Bike in green and Hello Bike in blue. Internet access and mobile apps are a must to use these dockless bikes and they accept online payment by Apple Pay, Wechat Pay or Alipay.
How to Use a Shared Bike in Beijing
Download Meituan to use Meituan Bike, DiDi Bike, Hello or Alipay to use Hello Bike. Sign up for an account.
Step 2 Scan the QR code to unlock the bike
A map with locations of surrounding bikes is presented to users. Choose a good one nearby to unlock. Every shared bike has a QR code on its stern or under its saddle. Scan it to unlock the bike, better with your Bluetooth on for more precise localization and quicker unlock.
Step 3 Start your riding
Now you are free to ride in all districts in Beijing.
Step 4 Lock the bike
The lock is usually under the saddle. Users should park at the standardized areas shown on the map. If parking outside the parking zone, an extra dispatch fee, usually CNY3-10, will be charged. Remember to lock! If you leave it unlocked, someone else may ride it with all the fare falling on you.
Step 5 Pay online
You will be charged for the time you ride. After locking, the fare is presented to users. One can pay online, with Apple Pay, Wechat Pay and Alipay available.
Bicycle Fare in Beijing
Pricing rule for a single ride
|DiDi Bike||CNY1.5 for first 15 min; CNY1.5 every extra 30 min||CNY5 for docking outside parking zone|
|Hello Bike||CNY1.5 every 15 min||CNY10-20 for docking outside service areas|
|Meituan Bike||CNY1.5 for first 15 min; CNY1.5 every extra 30 min||CNY3-10 for docking outside parking zone|
Cost-efficient riding card for unlimited riding
|Card Type||7-Day Card||Month Card||Season Card|
Popular Cycling Routes for Tourists
Route 1: Hutong, Temple, Park & Palace in Beijing
South Gong and Drum Lane (Nanluogu Xiang) → Mao’er Hutong → Bell and Drum Towers → Yandai Xie Street → Guanghua Temple → Shichahai → Prince Regent’s Palace → Former Residence of Soong Ching-ling → Houhai → Prince Gong’s Mansion → Fire God Temple → Gate of Earthly Peace → Jingshan Park → Beihai Park → Forbidden City → Wangfujing Pedestrian Street
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Route 2: Parks Worth Your Visit
Haidian Park → Chuanying Park → Zhongwu Park → Beiwu Park → Liangshan Park → Yinghulou Park
Route 3: Classic Beijing Central Axis Line
Yongding Gate → Temple of Heaven → Beijing Bridge → Qianmen Street → Chan’an Street → Forbidden City → Jingshan Mountain → Bell and Drum Tower → Olympic Park
Route 4: Spots on 2nd Ring Rd.
Temple of Earth → Ming Dynasty City Wall Relics Park → Longtan Park → Temple of Heaven → Yongding Gate → Xiannongtan → Taoranting Park → Temple of the Moon
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