Heartland B-cycle

University of Nebraska Medical Center and Nebraska Medicine students, faculty, and staff are eligible to receive free annual bike share memberships through the TravelSmart program, in a limited quantity. 

Sign up for TravelSmart now to get your pass. 

Bike sharing is particularly helpful for people who need to connect the first and last miles of their commutes from home to a bus station and to work. Biking is also a quick and healthy way to travel to meetings or appointments throughout the day, and a great way to get some exercise on the city’s trails. Heartland BCycle’s fleet includes many electric bikes that give riders an extra boost as they pedal, helping them arrive at their destination sooner and sweat-free! 

Omaha’s bike share system, Heartland BCycle, features about 70 stations throughout the city including several around the 42nd & Dewey campus, Midtown Crossing, UNO, and neighborhoods including Blackstone, Aksarben, and downtown.

How to Use Heartland BCycle 

  1. Select a membership and create an account on the Heartland BCycle website. 
  2. To find a station close to you, you can download the Heartland B-cycle app, or go to the website. Below is a map of stations closest to the Med Center. The number on each blue station indicator is the number of bikes at that specific station. If the blue station indicator has a lightning bolt, that means that the station has an electric bike available. Locations on the 42nd and Dewey campus are: 
      1. 42nd and Dewey; in front of the College of Nursing
      2. 45th and Emile; in front of the Durham Research Centers
      3. 44th and Farnam; in front of Doctors North
      4. 40th and Leavenworth; at the Field Club Trailhead
      5. 39th and Jackson; between Maurer Center for Public Health and Student Life Center
      6. 40th and Farnam;  south of Midtown Health Center

There are also stations at Midtown Crossing, UNO, throughout Blackstone, Aksarben, downtown, and more.

  1. You can then choose from  several methods to unlock the bicycle you would like to use including: 
    1. Scanning a credit card sized pass you receive in the mail upon registering.
    2. Downloading the app. 
  2. Return it to any station when you finish your ride!