While using the Beryl Bikes, you're now able to lock your bike and pause your ride, instead of ending the ride. Need to pop into the shops quickly? This feature allows you to do so without paying any parking or unlock fees.
How do I pause my ride?
There are two different ways to pause your ride.
While on a ride, open the app and tap 'pause my ride'. This will take you to another screen directing you to lock your bike. Once the bike is locked it will automatically pause your current ride.
If you lock the bike before selecting 'pause my ride', you can still use the pause feature. The app will give you a one minute window where you can choose to pause your ride instead of ending it. If you don't choose to pause your ride during this minute, the ride will end.
How long can I pause my ride?
You can pause for a maximum of 15 minutes each stop, unless you are using a Cargo bike which can be paused for up to 2 hours. You are free to make multiple stops over the course of your journey, but each stop can only be a maximum of 15 minutes, or 2 hours for Cargo bikes. You are free to unlock your bike and continue riding any time before your time is up.
How much does it cost to pause?
Pay as you ride: Pausing your ride is charged at the same per minute cost as riding.
Minute Bundle: Each minute paused will deduct a minute from your minute balance.
Day pass: Pausing your ride is included in the cost of a Day Pass. So you've plenty of time for lunch!
How do I unlock my bike and resume my ride once paused?
If you have successfully paused your ride, the app will enter a 'ride paused' state. Here you are able to unlock the bike by simply tapping 'unlock bike'. You'll need to confirm your request. You don't need to use NFC or enter the bike ID to unlock.
Make sure you are next to the bike once you're ready to unlock.
How do I end my ride?
You may pause a ride intending to come back to the bike, but change your mind and wish to end the ride completely instead.
As the bike is already locked during the paused state, you can end your ride remotely. Simply open the app and tap 'end ride' in the bottom right. You will be asked to confirm.
If you've resumed a ride and have the bike unlocked, you can end the ride as normal by parking the bike and manually closing the lock. Please check your app to verify that you're journey has ended correctly before leaving the bike.
Be aware that parking charges may apply once the ride has ended. (See next)
Do I have to pay parking fees if I pause my ride?
No, if you pause your ride outside a Beryl Bay or Zone you will not be charged.
However, if you end your ride in the app, or the ride ends because the 15 minute period has passed, you'll be charged any standard convenience fees based on the current bike location. See our website for more information on fees.
Although you won't be charged out of bay fees while your ride is paused, please make sure to park your bike in a considerate place even if you're only leaving it for a few minutes on pause.
What happens when my pause time runs out?
If you have paused your ride and run over the allotted time, your ride will end automatically. You will receive notifications leading up to the end of your pause time to remind you that your time is almost up. Remember you will also be charged any out of bay or out of zone fees if they apply.
Can someone else hire my bike while my ride is paused?
No, while you have paused your ride, your bike will not be available for another person to hire and will not appear on the app.
If you end the ride in the app, or your pause period runs out, your journey will end and at this point someone else will be able to hire the bike.
If we've been unable to answer any of your questions or you have had some technical difficulties around pausing, please get in touch and we'll do our best to help you.