South Beach : Deco Bikes

January 1, 2014

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Excited to try Deco Bikes, it seems like an easy way to get around SOBE. We were able to get an unlimited pass for $35/pp…

Update 1-Nightmare/Meltdown…So with the best expectations we took our Deco Bike map and headed to the closest station…only to discover three bikes, all that read “in need of service”… this would not have been a major issue except we HAD  to pick up our game tickets in exactly 20 minutes. We again looked at the map and ran to the next station to again find 2 bikes both in need of service. SOLUTION? $7 cab ride…epic fail…but we don’t give in that easy!!! UPDATE to come….

Update 2-Decent Experience on the Beach…Fearing the worst, we checked the app on our phone and it indicated several bikes available on the beach. We successfully took two using our cards with no issues. Drove down the beach and dropped them at another station. When we finished our minor bar crawl we picked up two more and rode back to the hotel with no incident…this may work after all…

Update 3- Another Disappointment… Again tried to find ONE bike in the mid bay area and could fine none functioning at any station. This is not working out as I envisioned!

Update 4-Success! I think the secret is to use the online map NOT the iphone app (it crashes every time). The map on the Deco Bike website indicates how many bikes are available at each station. This worked for us four times this morning. We successfully traveled to the beach to Lincoln Rd and back home. Let’s hope this is a trend.

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