How To Turn Your Peloton Bike/Bike+ On – Specific Instruction For All Members

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BY Chery Donald
Updated on 08/30/2022

Turning on your Peloton Bike/Bike+ might seem like an obvious thing everyone can do, but maybe not to newbies or those who haven’t used these machines for a long time. This article will show you specific instructions on how to do it. Besides that, we want to give you more information like possible problems, notes, and more when turning on Peloton Bike/Bike+.

Read through to get the information you need!

Before Turning Your Peloton Bike/Bike+ on

Before entering the main section, which is how to turn on your Peloton Bike/Bike+, you need to have certain preparations for the Internet networks and electricity. Everything is very simple and easy to understand. Check it out!

Available Internet networks

Although you can preload the classes, it still requires a minimum Internet connection to use your Peloton Bike/Bike+. If your Peloton does not have an Internet connection, please ensure the following notes below before looking for a solution:

  • Your Wifi router is on and connected to the Internet.
  • Your Wifi network is not “hidden”.
  • Your Wifi is not a public network.
  • Your Pelotons are near the Wifi router.

Available networks to connect Peloton Bike

Available electricity and electrical safety

Ensuring a stable and active power source is very important since Peloton Bike/Bike+ is an electric-powered cycling machine. In addition, you need to make sure everything meets electrical safety standards to avoid unfortunate situations.

Complete the checklist below before turning on your Peloton Bike/Bike+

  • Ensure the electrical power in your place is on.
  • Check if the current power supply is enough for Peloton Bike/Bike+ to power on (the power requirements: 100V to 240V, 50Hz to 60Hz, 3.25 A Max).
  • Do not turn on too many electrical appliances at once.
  • There is no puddle near the electrical sockets connecting with the Peloton Bike/Bike+.
  • Ensure the electrical sockets are compatible with Peloton Bike/Bike+ plugs.

Compatible electrical sockets

How to Turn Your Peloton Bike/Bike+ on

Once you have ensured everything mentioned above, let’s move to the main section on “How to turn your Peloton on”. We have divided the instruction into 2 parts, one as an instruction to power on the Peloton and the other as an additional instruction for first-time users. Check it out!

Power on the Peloton Bike/Bike+

If you have already used the Peloton Bike/Bike+ a few times and  activated your Peloton account, but this time you can not turn it on, maybe you need to do again these steps below to turn on your Peloton:

Step 1: Plug the power cord into the power jack at the back of the Bike/Bike+.


How to power on your Peloton step 1

Step 2: Plug the power supply into the electric socket. After that, you should see the green light on the power adapter of Peloton Bike or the white light on Peloton Bike+.


Light on Peloton Bike and Bike+

Step 3: Press the top button on the back of the touchscreen and hold for 3 seconds. The welcome screen will appear and will be replaced by the home screen later.


How to power on your Peloton step 3

Additional instruction for first-time users

When you first purchase a Peloton Bike/Bike+ along with the All-Access Membership, you have to activate your account after powering the machine on. This instruction is not complicated since we have created a step-by-step guide for you. Let’s get started!

Step 1: Do the same instruction above to power on your Peloton Bike/Bike +.

Step 2: Select your wireless network from the available list and enter the password. You can connect with the Ethernet network instead by using its kind of cable.


How to turn on Peloton Bike step 2

Step 3: Select your local timezone.


How to turn on Peloton Bike step 3

Step 4: Tap “Getting Started”.


How to turn on Peloton Bike step 4

Step 5: Enter your email and password for your Peloton account.


How to turn on Peloton Bike step 5

Step 6: Select the subscription-associated account and tap “Continue”.


How to turn on Peloton Bike step 6

Step 7: If you receive the Bike as a gift, enter your subscription activation key.


How to turn on Peloton Bike step 7

Step 8: Tap “Activate Bike”.


How to turn on Peloton Bike step 8

Step 9: Create your rider profile, including your unique custom username and personal information. Your username will need to be unique.


How to turn on Peloton Bike step 9

Step 10: Confirm your information on the screen and tap “Looks Good”.


How to turn on Peloton Bike step 10

Step 11: Add additional riders to your household. You can create free profiles for as many additional riders as you want.


How to turn on Peloton Bike step 11

Step 12: WatchPeloton 101 to ensure that your bike is properly adjusted to your height and build.


How to turn on Peloton Bike step 12

Step 13: Tap “Get Started” to access the featured page.


How to turn on Peloton Bike step 13

After completing these 13-step instructions, you are ready for your first Peloton Cycling class ever. Besides, you can check out the Peloton tutorial on “How to activate your Peloton Bike” to be more clear:

Possible Problems and How to Solve Them?

It can come from the manufacturer or users’ faults that the Peloton Bike/Bike+ does not turn on. But, don’t worry too much since machines can’t be new and work properly forever. We have listed three common problems which cause your Peloton not to turn on right here.

The problems Solutions
Loose connection

(forgetting to plug in or household issue when total using power in the household is more than usual)

– Ensure you have plugged your Bike/Bike+ into the right place.

– Ensure you have fully inserted all the plug-in holes.

– Turn off electrical appliances that are not in use.

– Let the Peloton Bike/Bike+ rest for a while, then try to turn it on again.

– Reach out to Member Support for further instruction or warranty.

The screen needs replacement


– Recheck by unplugging the power cable, connecting the power adapter cable directly to the touch screen’s power jack, and turning on your screen again.

– Reach out to Member Support for further instruction or warranty.

Cables are damaged Contact Member Support for additional assistance or warranty.

How Much Electricity Does a Peloton Bike/Bike+ Use?

In general, using Peloton Bike/Bike+ will not cost much. This cost is counted based on the price of electricity in your area and how much time you use the Peloton Bike/Bike+.

On average, a Peloton uses 50 watts of electricity/day, which is the same amount as a 60-Watt light bulb. It is calculated that the Peloton Bike/Bike+ costs around $0.50 per month. This number can be higher if you use the built-in screen, heart rate monitor, and more.

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Peloton Bike

Notes When Using Your Peloton Bike/Bike+

After successfully turning on the Peloton Bike/Bike+ and starting to use it, there are two things you need to keep in mind to optimize the using process. We will discuss in detail them right now, which is resetting the Peloton Bike/Bike+ and locking it.

Resetting the Peloton Bike/Bike+

Due to some unexpected issues, sometimes you have to reset your Peloton Bike/Bike+ to recheck the machine’s condition. For instance, when you notice that the “death screen” or blinking white screen appears on your bike due to hardware and software connectivity, you have to reset it.

The resetting process will not affect your Peloton Bike/Bike+, and the instruction is very simple. You just have to hold the top power button at the back of the screen until you can select “Shutdown”. Then you hold the volume up button and the power button until you see the Peloton logo appear.


Peloton power button

Locking the Peloton Bike/Bike+

You always have to lock your Peloton Bike when not in use! This will help your machine avoid unwanted precision errors, ensure your safety, and extend the using time.

Instruction on how to lock the Peloton Bike/Bike+ is quite easy. After rotating the resistance knob all the way clockwise, you run the lock cable through the left pedal and around the rear stabilizer. Next, you have to insert the cable loop to the opening lock, then close it, and you will be done after rotating the dials.


Locking your Peloton Bike


Using or reusing Peloton Bike/Bike+ for the first time after a while can take a while to get used to. However, your home workout experience will improve once you get used to it.  Hopefully, this article gives you all the information you need about turning your Peloton Bike/Bike+ on.

If you do, turn it on and enjoy Peloton’s exciting classes right now!


1. Is it necessary to turn off the Peloton Bike?

Yes, it is. Turning off the Peloton Bike is necessary to avoid unwanted software errors later. The button to turn it off is at the back of the screen. However, if you forget to do that, the Peloton Bike has the sleep mode, which will be automatically switched to it.

2. Can I leave the Peloton overnight?

Yes, you can. You can leave the Peloton overnight by using the sleep mode. Also, switching to this mode will help you save a lot of time if any features need to be updated. However, it will cost you more because the Peloton uses electricity all night.

In addition, you have to power off or unplug your Peloton to save it from the lingering bugs and save some money as well.

3. Does the Peloton Bike screen turn off automatically?

The Peloton bike screen will turn off automatically when it is not in use. Some mistake it with a random technical issue while it is not. The screen will turn on again when you are back.

If you don’t want the screen to turn off, you can press the power button once. After that, it will only turn off if you press the power button again.

4. How long does it take a Peloton Bike/Bike+ to turn on?

Usually, it doesn’t take you more than 10 seconds to turn on the Peloton Bike/Bike+. However, if there is any update (occurring a few times a year) or a weak Internet connection, you have to wait for more until your machine is on. The last situation to make you wait longer than normal is your Bike/Bike+ has a problem, and you have to call Peloton Support for further instruction.

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