U-bicycle on Vancouver Island
U-bicycle first launched in the City of Victoria in October 2017. U-bicycle continues to work closely with the cities on Vancouver Island to improve our service for its residents. U-bicycle expanded to Saanich, Esquimalt, Langford and Cowichan Bay with virtual parking zones.
Our users can now check where is the closest location to their house, rent a bicycle, run errands and safely get back home!
City of Victoria, District of Saanich and Township of Esquimalt
As of November 1, 2018, U-bicycle updated from a dockless bike share system to a virtual parking zone system in the City of Victoria, District of Saanich and Township of Esquimalt. There are 135 virtual parking zones where users can pick up and drop off our bicycles.
If you would like more U-bicycle designated stations that will provide more convenience for City of Victoria residents, please let us know where! We would love to hear your recommendations to improve our service.
City of Langford
The City of Langford and Belmont Residences are proud sponsors for the 8 virtual parking zones in the City of Langford.
Users can pick up and return the bike in any of these 8 drop zones listed below.
Belmont Sales Centre
Juan De Fuca Recreation Centre
City Centre Park
Creek Side Trail.
End your trip
You will still be able to lock and unlock a bike from any location, but you will continue to be charged until you successfully lock your bike at one of the virtual parking locations. After physically locking the bike, check your phone and chose to end your trip. Only when your screen shows “Complete” is your ride is finished.
Virtual Drop Zones
The virtual drop zones can be found on your map, displayed as a bike in a square box. Bring your bike to the icon on your map and lock up your bike properly and responsibility at the bike racks or designated spots: your bike automatically detects when it is within 10 meter of the virtual dropzone. These locations are also where you will be able to pick up a bike, and the icon on the map will show you how many bikes will be available there for you.
Need to make a short stop during your trip? No problem. You can still temporarily park your bike anywhere with our temporary parking feature, found in our app. You can lock up your bike, pop your head into a shop, and then continue to ride.
Important: Users are required to end their rides at the drop zones or users will continue to be charged.