Lime Access in Ithaca
Bike Walk Tompkins and Lime are happy to announce Lime Access, a program that provides access to LimeBikes for people without smartphones, bank cards, or people who live in a low income household. Lime Access users can text-to-unlock bikes, pay in cash, and receive a 95% discount on pedal bikes and 50% discount on Lime-E. Regardless of the method chosen, activation of Lime Access may take up to 2 business days.
Visit our offices at 315 N Aurora St in Ithaca during business hours (Mon-Fri 12-5 PM). Please bring a photo ID, your payment of $5 or more, and – if applicable – proof of low income status such as an EBT card.
Phone Number (this number should be for the phone you plan to use for LimeBike)
Valid government-issued photo ID
Proof of low income status (e.g. EBT card, discounted utility bill, or any other state or federally-run assistance program document)
Once qualified for Lime Access, you will receive instructions to request a PayNearMe payment code. To complete payment:
Take your PayNearMe payment code to a participating payment location
Currently, the CVS on S Meadow St is the only PayNearMe location in Ithaca
Show the payment code to the clerk and pay with cash
Keep your receipt as proof of payment
Lime Access registration is often available at events that we participate in. Come to our table at the events in our event calendar on Facebook and ask to sign up for Lime Access.
If you have an event or group of people that would benefit from Lime Access, we can also come to you. Email email@example.com for more details.
Note: This option is not appropriate for group bicycle rides due to the delay between registration and activation. To arrange a group ride, we suggest contacting one of our local bike rental shops.