As Ruhrbahn subscriber you get the first 30 minutes per rental for free. Registering for that concession is only possible on the Ruhrbahn website or at one of the Ruhrbahn Customer Centers in Essen or Mülheim an der Ruhr:
Subscibers of the following public transport companies will get the annual rate for 24 € instead of 48 € which includes free 30 minutes for each rental.
Registered customers with a VRR-E-Ticket (Ticket1000, Ticket2000, FirmenTicket, BärenTicket oder YoungTicket) can simply rent a bike by holding the e-ticket up on to the terminal.
Members of the MWB housing cooperative will get the first 60 minutes of each rental for free. Registering takes place by entering your name, phone number and MWB membership number.
nextbike users get the first 30 minutes for free, if they rent or return a bike at an AVIS station in Dortmund, Leipzig or Cologne.
Additionally you get up to 15% off with AVIS when renting a vehicle via avis.de/nextbike. Simply show your nextbike app to the AVIS staff when receiving your car and they will grant you the discount.
This cooperation is valid in September 2018 for testing and may be prolonged.
At which AVIS stations can you rent / return bikes?