Bike Stations are group bicycle parking facilities staffed by an attendant. Oakland's two stations offer full service repairs, bike accessories, and parts and are free to users. Both are operated by the company that manages the Downtown Berkeley, Fruitvale, Embarcadero, and Ashby BART Bike Stations, under contract to BART.
There are two other Bike Stations currently under development to serve the MacArthur and Rockridge BART Stations.
Fruitvale BART Bike Station
Opened in November 2004 and is located west of the Caesar Chavez Plaza entrance, within a hundred feet of the northeast BART exit, and is open Monday-Friday, 6am-8pm. It has spaces for 230 bicycles. The project was a partnership between the City of Oakland, the Bay Area Rapid Transit District (BART) and the Fruitvale Development Corporation. Oakland secured $400,000 from Caltrans' Bicycle Transportation Account for capital improvement funding, managed the contract with Fruitvale Development Corporation, and provided construction oversight. BART secured $400,000 of Bay Area Air Quality Management District funding for additional capital improvement costs and operational expenses.
19th St BART / Uptown Bike Station
Opened in February 2015 and is located at 1775 Broadway at the southwest corner of 19th St, and it open Monday-Friday, 7am-9pm. It has spaces for 130 bicycles. It was funded by a grant from the Metropolitan Transportation Commission's Safe Routes to Transit Program matched by Oakland’s share of Alameda County Measure B funds.