The system has been closed for winter.


We’ll get back with new offer in early spring 2021!

How it works

  1. Register

    Choose your plan and sign up for a CDPHP Cycle! membership through the website or mobile app.

  2. Release

    Enter your 6-digit account number and 4-digit PIN into the keypad on the back of the bike to unlock it.

  3. Ride

    Place the U-lock in the holster before you take off. To make a quick stop, press the “HOLD” button and lock the bike to a rack.

  4. Return

    To end a ride, just lock your bike to any CDPHP Cycle!  station.  Or, lock it to any fixed, public object that does not block any public right of way.

Watch the Social Bicycles how it works video

Download the CDPHP Cycle! app

SoBi on mobile devices

We are committed to providing a great mobile app experience. We regularly improve existing website and mobile app features, as well as add new ones. 

Have some feedback for us? Use our help desk to let us know what we should add or improve.

Learn more about us

Our team

CDPHP Cycle! is a program offered through CDTA in partnership with CDPHP. Together, we’re creating a culture of health in the Capital Region by supporting recreation and exercise through bicycling.  

This state-of-the-art bike-share program provides residents and visitors with an alternative form of transportation that supports healthy, active lifestyles while also offering a fun and easy way to explore our communities.


The Capital District Transportation Authority (CDTA) was created in 1970 by the New York State Legislature as a public benefit corporation to provide regional transportation services by rail, bus, water and air. CDTA is the premier mobility provider in the Capital Region, providing local, express, commuter and bus rapid transit services. CDTA owns and operates the Rensselaer Rail and Saratoga Springs Train Stations. Today, nearly 650 people work to deliver a transit system that transports 60,000 customers each weekday.

Established in 1984, CDPHP is a physician-founded, member-focused, and community-based not-for-profit health plan that offers high-quality affordable health insurance plans to members in 24 counties throughout New York.

We make Social Bicycles that people love to ride. Our members can find bikes at hub locations and reserve them from the web, our mobile app, or directly from the bike itself.


WHAT CDPHP Cycle!  will enhance the Capital Region’s transportation options with cutting-edge bikes available 24/7. Use them to commute to work, run errands, visit friends, or just have fun!

WHERE CDPHP Cycle!  will be located at dozens of hubs in Albany, Schenectady, Troy, and Saratoga Springs.

WHEN CDPHP Cycle!  operates from April to November each season.

BENEFITS CDPHP Cycle!  provides a healthy mode of transportation while reducing traffic congestion and boosting the local economy.

If you have more questions, please visit the Social Bicycles support page.


Fleet Technician

Social Bicycles is seeking highly motivated Fleet Techs to help launch and manage the bike-share equipment for the CDPHP Cycle! bike-share system in the Capital Region of New York. Duties include:

-Inspect, evaluate, and repair bicycles and stations

-Perform routine bicycle maintenance, cleaning, and repairs

-Use Social Bicycles mobile technology to assist in all facets of operations

-Assist with bicycle and station assembly and installation

-Drive a van/truck to redistribute bicycles based on real-time demand data

Please send a cover letter and resume to If you are interested, get more information.

Ride safe, follow the rules

Do a Pre-Ride Check

Check the bike’s tire pressure, try the grip bell, and if you’re riding at night, check that the front and rear lights are illuminated.

Follow the Rules

Yield to pedestrians. Stop at all red lights and stop signs. Ride in the direction of traffic. Use the grip bell to signal your presence. Do not wear more than one earbud while riding.

Tips for Turns

Use hand signals to let drivers and other cyclists know your intention to turn or to stop. Don’t turn or change lanes without knowing the position of the cars and bikes around you.

Be Predictable

Make it easy for the other traffic around you. Don’t make unexpected turns that put yourself and others in danger. Ride at a steady pace so other vehicles can anticipate your movement.

Wear a Helmet

Wear a helmet whenever you ride. Always buckle the strap. Replace your helmet after any crash and whenever you see signs of damage.

Contact center

If you are having issues or have an inquiry, please email us at:

For urgent matters, call us at:

(518) 730-7202

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Thank you!

We will get back to you as soon as we finish riding our amazing bikes!

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