Bikeshare

Posted August 16, 2017

MONTRÉAL (BRAIN) — The North American Bikeshare Association is producing a three-day conference later this month. The organization's fourth annual conference will gather bike share companies and community officials from around the world to discuss best practices and the future of bikeshare, the group said.

Posted July 24, 2017
A screen shot of part of Velotooler's bike share feature.

HAMDEN, Conn. (BRAIN) — Velotooler, which launched last year to help connect consumers with freelance mechanics, has updated its platform to add features for bike share fleet managers, consumer-direct bike brands and race teams.

Posted July 12, 2017

BEIJING (BRAIN) — Ofo, a Chinese company with plans to rewrite the global rules on bike sharing, got a $700 million cash infusion last week in another round of financing.

Posted June 9, 2017
New system will be the largest to use B-Cycle's Dash system.

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (BRAIN) — A 600-bike bike share system is planned for Memphis, where Explore Bike Share, a local non-profit, has announced its contract agreement with B-Cycle.

Posted June 5, 2017

TAICHUNG, Taiwan (BRAIN) — An article that popped up on a Chinese website that covers venture capital investment caused a stir last week. It reported that Ofo, a Chinese bike sharing company, was looking to purchase Giant Manufacturing.

Posted May 3, 2017

DETROIT (BRAIN) —  Detroit’s new public bike share system, set to launch in late May, will be named MoGo, Detroit Bike Share — inspired by the city’s heritage as the Motor City and the home of the Motown sound.

Posted March 24, 2017

AUSTIN, Texas (BRAIN) — Spin, a San Francisco-based bike share company, is launching a new bike share system here that requires no kiosks, or stations. Riders — who can borrow a bike for $1 per ride — can pick up and leave a bike almost anywhere. 

Posted March 17, 2017

DENVER (BRAIN) — Gates Corporation is looking to the international share bike and industrial/commercial bike market for sales growth of its belt drive systems.

Posted January 17, 2017

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (BRAIN) — The California Bicycle Coalition is hosting a webinar on Wednesday on a new grant program that promises limited but symbolically important funding for electric bike share programs. 

Posted January 6, 2017

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (BRAIN) — Zagster, Inc., a provider of private and public-private bike sharing systems, has raised $10 million in a Series B round of funding led by Edison Partners, a growth equity capital firm.

Posted October 3, 2016

LAS VEGAS (BRAIN) — Las Vegas is the latest city to launch a bike share program, with a program designed for local residents and visitors.  

RTC Bike Share has 21 stations at popular locations downtown and 180 Bcycle bikes available.

Posted July 19, 2016

PORTLAND, Ore. (BRAIN) — A ceremonial unlocking of the first Biketown bike and inaugural ride across Tilikum Crossing took place Tuesday at the launch of Portland, Oregon's bike share.

Posted June 21, 2016

PHILADELPHIA (BRAIN) — The City of Philadelphia, celebrating the one-year anniversary of its Indego bike share program, this week is hosting the first national conference on bike sharing.

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