You can end a ride by returning your bike to any station with an open rack – you don't have to bring it back to where you picked it up, making BIKETOWN ideal for one-way trips. Find available docks on the System Map or mobile app.
If the station closest to your destination is full, you can lock your bike at a public bike rack close to the station for no additional charge – look for the racks marked with an orange sticker. If you lock your bike at a public bike rack further from a station, a $2 fee applies. If you lock your bike outside of the service area (marked on the System Map and mobile app), a $20 fee applies.
To lock a bike to a BIKETOWN station or public bike rack, insert the U-lock into the two designated slots on the right side of the back wheel, pushing the lock in from right to left. Wait until you feel the click and see the "thank you" screen on the LCD display.
To see how to lock a bike, watch this short video.