Spin Rules

  • Download the app. With a quick and free download of the Spin app, users can track a bike, pay, and use a bike. If accessing the app is a problem, users can simply call the phone number on the bike to set up an account and pay as they go.  
  • Find your bike. All bikes include GPS and are able to find easily.
  • Pay for your ride. Load spin credit to your account in $5 increments before you start riding.  Bikes cost $0.50 for up to 30 minutes and then $0.50 for each 30 minutes after that.  You pay for your bike once your ride ends. Users must have a credit or debit card to pay; if you do not have either, contact support@spin.pm to request an access card.  

Before you go, make sure to understand the rules of the road and ways to stay safe.


Riding

  • Riders should wear a helmet at all times while riding a bicycle.
  • Follow all Connecticut state laws regarding bicycling.
  • Ride on the right, moving with traffic.
  • Obey traffic signals and signs, using hand signals to indicate turns and stops.
Hand Signals 

  • Bikes going straight may ride in the left edge of a right turn lane.
  • When making a turn, you can operate like a vehicle, or like a pedestrian, making use of crosswalks and pedestrian lights.
  • Riders are prohibited from riding Spin bicycles while under the influence of drugs or alcohol. 
  • Only one person at a time is allowed on each Spin bicycle. 
  • Riding in Middletown
    • Bicycles are prohibited on Main Street sidewalks per Section 262-43 of City ordinances. 
    • Bikes are discouraged from riding on City sidewalks elsewhere, but if you need to ride on a sidewalk for safety, you must yield to pedestrians.

Parking

  1. While on campus, bikes must be parked within a few feet of a bike rack.
  2. When parked, the bike kickstand must always be engaged.
  3. Bikes may never block sidewalks, roads, ramps, porches, parking lots, or building doors.
  4. Spin Bikes must "live" on campus -- while you may ride them off campus, you must return the bike to a bike rack on campus by the end of the day. Spin may charge $25 account relocation fees for not following these rules. 
  5. Report broken bike parts or issues to the phone number printed on the bicycle frame.