San Antonio B-cycle is priced for quick rides. After joining, you can take an unlimited number of rides during your membership period, and there is no additional charge—ever!—for the first half hour of any ride.
Additional fees apply for rides exceeding first half hour (see below).
Think of the user fees as similar to keeping a DVD for an extra day. There's a fee, right? Same with bike-sharing: Keep the bike longer than thirty minutes if you wish, but there's a nominal charge.
Annual members get a special B-card that lets them check out bikes right from the bike's dock. So not only does the B-card save them money over the other plans, it gets them around faster.