The Re-Dock: November 25 to December 1

Welcome to the Re-Dock — a weekly compendium of bike sharing news happening in places throughout the world. The Re-Dock stations you squarely at the center of the industry news that you want to know. This issue of the Re-Dock covers bike sharing news from November 25 through December 1.

Chicago, IL

Divvy is offering a ‘Cyber Monday’ deal on Groupon! Give the gift of bike share with a discount on three 24 hour memberships, or an annual membership that includes a beanie and other Divvy goodies.

Fargo, ND

According to the NDSU’s Spectrum, like other small Midwest cities with successful bike share programs, Fargo is just right for bike share.

Hamilton, Canada

Social Bicycles and a Buffalo-based operator have been chosen to supply the equipment and operate a bike share program in Hamilton.

Phoenix, AZ

Grid Bikes, Phoenix’s bike share program slated to launch in early 2014, began selling discounted founding memberships on Black Friday.

Toronto, Canada

Toronto was named the world’s most youthful city by the organization YouthfulCities (which, coincidentally, has one of its headquarters in Toronto). Co-founder of YouthfulCities, Robert Barnard, said that had the city cancelled its bike share program, Toronto may have not won the award.

And according to the Toronto Star, Toronto Bixi’s operations is being turned over to Alta Bicycle Share.


Lock8, a GPS locking system for private bikes that enables users to share their bikes with other Lock8 users, reached its funding goal on Kickstarter. Learn more about the innovative locking mechanism here.

And check out lessons that Europe has for the United States–and bike sharing’s role in it all–as its bike culture continues to grow.


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