A station is the row of bikes that can be found throughout the Bay Area. There will be 550 stations across San Francisco, the East Bay, and San Jose. They are solar powered, and each station consists of a variable number of bike docking ports.
A dock is what holds each individual bicycle. The bicycles are locked into the docks and must be unlocked using the app, Clipper card or ride code. Each dock contains a location to scan your Clipper card and a keypad where ride codes can be entered. Docks also have a red, yellow and green light. If a dock is showing a red light, it means the bike is broken and cannot be unlocked.
A kiosk is the structure that can be found at one end of each station. The kiosk contains information about how Bay Wheels works, as well as a touchscreen that can be used to purchase passes, get ride codes and redeem gift certificates.