If I purchase a second Peloton bike, do I need a second subscription?

It depends. You may have two bikes on the same Peloton subscription, but they can not be ridden, or logged into, at the same time.

If you have two houses, a bike at each house, and there will never be overlap of people riding them, both bikes may share the same Peloton subscription.

If you have two bikes, either at the same house or at two houses but people may be on both at the same time, each bike will require its own subscription.

Note that the official response from Peloton support is that you will need two subscriptions. However, here is the workaround. When you purchase your second bike, your account gets loaded with a second “empty” subscription (which does not start billing you until a bike is activated to it).

When you activate your second bike, you are presented with a screen where you have to choose which subscription to tie the new bike to. You’ll see 2 subscriptions listed. One for your old bike, which will show “In Use”. And a second, new subscription, that shows available. The usual/normal/official method to activate the new bike would be to pick the second available/empty subscription – at which point you would have two active subscriptions, be billed twice, and be able to ride both bikes at the same time.

However, if you instead pick the subscription that is tied to your old bike, your new bike will claim that subscription. Your old bike will then be deactivated. You now are using your new bike, with your old subscription, so are only paying for one subscription. However, at this point, your old bike has no subscription, so if you turn it on, it loads the activation screen. You can repeat the same process to get your old bike back on the same subscription, but when you do that, the new bike then is inactive. This process can be repeated back and forth as you move between your two bikes, but it is impossible for both bikes to be ridden at the same time with this method.

Categories: Bike, Tread
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Chris Lewis
Chris Lewis is the creator & founder of Pelo Buddy. He purchased his Peloton in 2018, and uses all the different devices: Peloton Bike, Tread, Row, and Guide. He has been involved in the fitness industry for more than a decade - previously co-founding the websites Mud Run Guide & Ninja Guide. You can find him on the leaderboard at #PeloBuddy.

15 Comments

  • Deanna says:

    Is this still the case or has the policy changed? I’m being told I must have two separate membership subscriptions if I own two bikes.

  • Sean says:

    Will any account info be reset or deleted?

  • Amy says:

    Hello! I have two bikes that are 9 hours apart. When the delivery people brought the second bike and tread, they did not choose my original account and now both say I have to sign up. Is there a way to go back and change it? Thanks!

  • N says:

    This is such a shorsighted policy from Peloton – if you have 2 bikes you have likely spent $5k on Peloton and are a raving fan. Beyond the regular month subscription, anyone with 2 bikes is a raving fan and the highest value customer Peloton could dream of having. I have likely convinced 5 family members to get bikes and created a company program that has enabled 10+ of my colleagues to get bikes. Does Peloton really need my additional subscription amount for the 10 minutes my wife/I overlap during our workouts using both bikes! Simply idiotic!

  • Aran Mazariegos says:

    Not true anymore, if it ever was. I bought a 2nd bike+ for my second home thinking one account would cover two since only one is on at a time. I called support and they said this was never true and that I have to pay for two subscriptions. I know that having a peloton is a luxury and having two is even more…but still….this is wrong.

  • Julie says:

    You can have one subscription with two bikes, but you just keep getting booted out of the signed on bike when you use the other bike, so essentially you’re always signing in back and forth. It’s annoying!

  • Jennifer says:

    It was never an official Peloton policy. This article describes and unofficial work-around.

  • chris says:

    I have 2 peloton bikes at my houses. Has the double subscription issue been resolved?

  • Sam says:

    Can you use this workaround even if you bought your 2nd bike used?

  • Clinton says:

    This policy seems outdated and asinine now that there are multiple Peloton machines in people’s homes. You can use one subscription for a bike, rower, and tread, but not two bikes? Or am I misunderstanding what “one subscription” for those different devices means, and you can only use one at a time, as with the bikes?

    This needs to be fixed. Not likely much demand for the change given the number of people that would buy two bikes is exceptionally low, but that may be changing if older bikes start saturating the second hand market.

  • Nicola says:

    I completely agree, so against everything I thought Peloton stood for. Even if you could afford a second subscription, why would you want one when you couldn’t link it to your streaks etc? I really don’t understand why they think it’s an ok policy.

  • Don Snell says:

    We had two bikes in different locations and could log in with one membership as long as not using at the same time. However, we have friends that have a bike in Canada and one at their Florida home and they need 2 memberships. I put in over 15,000 minutes/year on the Peloton map the last two years but I will think long and hard when it comes time to buy new equipment. This is very shortsighted.

  • Lisa says:

    I was about to buy a second bike for a second home and thanks to the comments above, I won’t! I’ll just buy another brand and use the app on my phone.

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