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LimeBike Deploys 500 Dockless Bikes, Built for Seattle Streets

The bike share leader invites Seattle to celebrate with a group tour of the Fremont neighborhood on Saturday, July 29th

SAN MATEO, Calif., July 27, 2017 — LimeBike, the nation’s leading dockless bike sharing service, today formally launched its dockless bike share program in Seattle. LimeBike’s launch coincides with a six-month bike sharing pilot program recently issued by the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT). Initially, LimeBike will deploy 500 bikes throughout Seattle’s neighborhoods. To celebrate its launch, LimeBike is hosting an inaugural LimeRide in the city’s Fremont neighborhood on Saturday, July 29 from 12pm to 6pm, starting at Gas Works Park. The public is invited to visit iconic Seattle haunts such as BlueBird Ice Cream, and the Fremont Brewery from aboard LimeBikes.

To celebrate its launch, LimeBike is also offering free rides until Sunday.

“We spent months collecting and analyzing both qualitative and quantitative data before officially launching in Seattle,” said Toby Sun, CEO and co-founder of LimeBike. “One of our guiding principles is fulfilling the unique mobility needs of each city. We took our time to get things right in Seattle. We are excited for the residents and visitors to experience our service and LimeBike.”

LimeBike is built for Seattle. The bikes feature the following:

  • Eight speeds and sealed brakes, allowing riders to easily navigate Seattle’s hills
  • More durable and safer drum brake and roller brake for riders’ safety
  • Active dynamo front light
  • More comfortable, secure, and adjustable seat post
  • Sturdy bike frame that passed a rigorous 800-pound pressure test
  • To comply with the city’s helmet law, LimeBike will also be distributing 1,000 complimentary custom-designed helmets to Seattle customers throughout the summer.

LimeBike’s pay-as-you-go rides cost just $1.00, or 50 cents for students, per 30-minute time block. All bright green LimeBikes are GPS and 3G-enabled, making it simple for riders to find, unlock and pick up a nearby bike using the iOS or Android smartphone app. When their ride is finished, riders simply lock the bike’s back wheel and responsibly park between the pedestrian-designated sidewalk and the street curb, or at a bike rack. The dockless network eliminates the time and hassle of having to return bikes to a docking station, and enables Seattle’s citizens to explore the whole city on two wheels.

LimeBike is the first company to launch a dockless smart bike share in North America, and currently operates in Indiana, Washington, North Carolina, Florida and California, with other states to follow. The company also recently launched the Lime Business Network (LBN), partnering with WeWork, New Tech Northwest, Galvanize, Expedia, Zulily, EnergySavvy, Central Co-op, and other local companies and organizations. Employees and members of LBN partners have access to LimeBikes throughout the City and can ride for free around Seattle.

About LimeBike
LimeBike aims to revolutionize mobility in cities and campuses by empowering residents with a greener, more efficient, and affordable transportation option that also improves urban sustainability. By partnering with local key stakeholders and systematically deploying a fleet of smart-bikes that are enabled with GPS, wireless technology, and self-activating locks, LimeBike will dramatically improve urban mobility by making the first and last mile faster, cheaper, and healthier for riders. Funded by Silicon Valley’s leading VC firm Andreessen Horowitz, LimeBike is based in San Mateo, CA. Learn more at limebike.com.