No, you don't have to pay. The principle of BikeSharing is that people offer you their bike for free. If someone is offering bicycles for money, you can report the account to us through email@example.com.
You can borrow any kind of bike listed by an owner. Our platform is already making a distinction between the most common types, such as a men's road bike or women's mountain bike, as well as tandems. The search page allows you to filter on these criteria.
The BikeSharing community is built on trust and we can only hope our members uphold this value. Please read our safety section to find out what we have in place or what you can do regarding your safety.