What is Free Flow Bike?

Free Flow Bike is a subscription.
It lets you get a bike from a local bike shop, at a fraction of the retail price.

What Does a Subscription Get Me?

🚲 A Bike

Pick the style and type suited to you: road bike, hybrids, fat-tires (maybe even, ELECTRIC?)—we'll continue adding models and partners as we continue to expand.

🔒 A Lock

Heavy duty, alarmed and armed. In addition to the security hardware outfitted with your bike, our lock is the first and best defense you can have.

Freedom

Ride whenever you want, park wherever you want, do whatever you want.
Pause your subscription at anytime and reactivate on your terms, no deposit or start payment.

🔧 Maintenance

Your local shop works for you to keep your bike in tip-top shape. Maintenance is regularly scheduled and bring it in anytime for check-ups.

⛨ Theft Protection

We provide the tech to protect your bike and prevent it from getting stolen.
And if it does get stolen, we get it back.

Flow

Swap between bikes, between shops, and between locations.
And if you find one you like and decide you want to buy instead of staying subscribed, you can buy it out at any time!

How Does It Work?

1.) Choose your bike

Search through our listed bikes from affiliated shops in your town. When you've found one you like, go to the booking page.

2.) Choose your plan

Confirm the details of your order like your height, subscription, and bike. Then, register a preferred payment method.

3.) Ride On

We'll send you an email with the details of your order, Receive your bike at the shop or have it delivered and you're good to go!

Why a Bike Subscription?

Everyone has their reasons, but these are some of the most common ones we hear:

All-In-One

A quality bike, a secure lock, regular maintenance, and advanced theft protection all wrapped up in a clean service that you have complete control over.

Temporary Use

The weather isn't perfect year-round, and with a subscription you're only paying for the months you're actually riding. Or for students: Don't worry about shipping your bike back and forth from home, leave it waiting for you when you come back next schoolyear.

Theft Protection

We've all been burned by this in the past: Getting your bike stolen sucks. That's why we put basic, non-intrusive technology into your bike's frame to help us get it back in the event it's stolen. And if we can't get it back, you'll have a new bike waiting for you at your shop.

Convenience

All of the perks of a personal bike: park where you want, you don't have to return it to stations or worry about someone taking it from where you park it, its easier to ride than a heavy bikeshare, and the maintenance is priced-in so it's always ready to go.

Single Point-of-Contact

We've got your back and we want you to get the absolute most out of your subscription.
Everything from ordering, to payment, to security, to scheduling is managed by Free Flow. We give our affiliate shops instructions for preparing and maintaining your bike, and everything else is managed through the Free Flow Bike program.

Whether it's a stolen bike, changing your payment method, or just rescheduling maintenance—we're the first response for every element of your subscription.

To Try Before Buying

Dropping hundreds to thousands on a bike that you may not love a month or two later is a risky investment. With a subscription, you can cancel at any time and buy-out your bike if you really love it. And being able to swap between models once a month guarantees you'll find one you love.

To Simplify Commute

Shorten your daily commute, spend less on transportation each month, and have your employer partner with us to offer you benefits that cover the cost of your bike!

To Save Money

Our flat fees are easy to predict for budgeting each month, and is significantly more affordable than the most economical rental. For a $50 subscription, you receive more than $100 in value in addition to all of the reasons listed here.

To Support Local

All the bikes we list in our library come from local community-based bike shops and independent dealers, which helps support their operations and ensures more money is spent locally at other small businesses.

To Go Green

Reduce your carbon footprint while also improving traffic in your city. Foregoing a car ride leaves more space on the road for you and your neighbors.

To Stay Healthy

Exercise on your commute, ride for fun, or just enjoy the heart-healthy benefits of regular cardio for less than an equivalent subscription to a gym. This exercise bike actually takes you places.

....And Many More

To cut out ride-hail apps;
To start a new hobby;
To teach kids biking & swap models as they grow;

.....We've only scratched the surface, and we're sure you'll find some reasons of your own.

Casual riders, leisure riders, commuters, delivery couriers: Everyone finds their "Why".

Bike Library

These bikes are available as subscriptions.
If you'd like to buy a bike, go to the Bike Sales section and browse the inventory!


Select Your Bike

OR

Trek District

Trek District

$50.00

Monthly subscription including Trek District bike, lock, maintenance, and theft protection.

Provided by Chicago Bikes, Lakeview


2020 Specialized Sirius

2020 Specialized Sirius

$50.00

Monthly subscription including 2020 Specialied Sirius bike, lock, maintenance, and theft protection.

Provided by Chicago Bikes, Lakeview


Electra Townie Go! 7D Step-Thru

Electra Townie Go! 7D Step-Thru

$150.00

Monthly subscription including Electra Townie Go! 7D Step-Thru bike, lock, maintenance, and theft protection.

Provided by Chicago Bikes, Lakeview


Fisher Simple City

Fisher Simple City

$50.00

Monthly subscription including Fisher Simple City bike, lock, maintenance, and theft protection.

Provided by Chicago Bikes, Lakeview


Specialized Sirrus Expert (Carbon)

Specialized Sirrus Expert (Carbon)

$150.00

Monthly subscription including Specialized Sirrus Expert (Carbon) bike, lock, maintenance, and theft protection.

Provided by Chicago Bikes, Lakeview


Fuji E-Traverse 2.1 ST

Fuji E-Traverse 2.1 ST

$175.00

Monthly subscription including Fuji E-Traverse 2.1 ST bike, lock, maintenance, and theft protection.

Provided by Chicago Bikes, Lakeview


Bike Sales

These bikes are all for sale!
If you'd like a bike subscription, go to the Library page and browse the inventory!


Bike Sales

These bikes are all for sale!
If you'd like a bike subscription, go to the Library page and browse the inventory!


Select Your Bike

OR

Trek District

Trek District

$450.00

Monthly subscription including Trek District bike, lock, maintenance, and theft protection.

Provided by Chicago Bikes, Lakeview


2020 Specialized Sirius

2020 Specialized Sirius

$550.00

Monthly subscription including 2020 Specialied Sirius bike, lock, maintenance, and theft protection.

Provided by Chicago Bikes, Lakeview


Electra Townie Go! 7D Step-Thru

Electra Townie Go! 7D Step-Thru

$1150.00

Monthly subscription including Electra Townie Go! 7D Step-Thru bike, lock, maintenance, and theft protection.

Provided by Chicago Bikes, Lakeview


Fisher Simple City

Fisher Simple City

$550.00

Monthly subscription including Fisher Simple City bike, lock, maintenance, and theft protection.

Provided by Chicago Bikes, Lakeview


Specialized Sirrus Expert (Carbon)

Specialized Sirrus Expert (Carbon)

$950.00

Monthly subscription including Specialized Sirrus Expert (Carbon) bike, lock, maintenance, and theft protection.

Provided by Chicago Bikes, Lakeview


Fuji E-Traverse 2.1 ST

Fuji E-Traverse 2.1 ST

$1175.00

Monthly subscription including Fuji E-Traverse 2.1 ST bike, lock, maintenance, and theft protection.

Provided by Chicago Bikes, Lakeview


Interest Form

Use this to let us know what your interest level is in offering
bike subscriptions or making more from rentals at your shop.

If you don't want to hear from us on this topic, choose "Not Interested"

We're on It!

We plan on getting you a response from us as soon as possible.