Zagster is a bike-share program that provides all New Bedford residents and visitors with a convenient, affordable and healthy way to get around town. Cruiser bikes are available at Fort Taber and State Pier stations for members to use for on-demand, local trips. Riders join the program by signing up for Annual, Pay-as-You go or Student membership. Rides for members — who must be 18 or older — are $25 Annually with trips under an hour free and $1 each additional 30 minutes, up to $20 a ride.
Zagster makes it easy to grab a bike and go. Riders can view stations and bikes in the free Zagster app, available on the App Store and Google Play, or online at zagster.com/newbedford. One tap in the app automatically unlocks the ring lock on the rear wheel, allowing a rider to get rolling in seconds. After the rider returns the bike to a designated Zagster bike station, the rental ends and the bike is available for the next person to enjoy. (No smart phone? Text SMS to (202) 999-3924 to learn how to ride by text message.)
Zagster bike shares feature an award-winning bike known for its practical design, comfortable ride and easy handling. The bike includes a spacious basket that’s perfect for carrying groceries, takeout, or personal belongings. And because rider safety is a priority, every bike includes automatic lights, a bell, and full reflectors. Unlike traditional bike shares, in which riders must drop off bikes at designated stations for every stop, the built-in lock on every Zagster bike gives users the freedom to ride as long as they want, wherever they want. This hybrid model, which blends the ability to lock anywhere for mid-trip stops with fixed station locations for beginning and ending rides, allows users to plan their trips around their destinations — and not around station locations.