CycleHop LLC is a bicycle sharing platform and mobility company that operates bike share systems in fifteen cities in North America, including Mobi in Vancouver, British Columbia.

CycleHop LLC
Typeprivate
FoundedNovember 1, 2011; 10 years ago (2011-11-01) in Miami Beach, Florida
FounderJosh Squire[1]
Headquarters
Miami Beach, Florida
,
United States
Websitecyclehop.com

HistoryEdit

The company's founder traces its history back to 1997[2] and the company's first patent for an "unattended automated bicycle rental station."[3]

In April 2014, the company bought Capital Bixi company in Canada and in October re-launched the service under VeloGo brand in Ottawa.[4] In 2016, it launched bike-sharing service Mobi in Vancouver, sponsored by Shaw Communications.[5] However, in June 2019, the company announced that was pulling out from Ottawa.[6]

As of January 2015, the firm operated bike-sharing systems in seven cities.[7]

In March 2018, the firm launched HOPR (pronounced like “hopper”), a mobile app that allows to search for public transport, car share and bike share options.[8] As of 2018, it was running bike-sharing systems in 15 cities in the USA and Canada.[8]

The company had planned to move its headquarters from Miami Beach to Santa Monica in 2015,[9] but remained headquartered in Florida as of 2019.[10]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Howell, Mike (February 24, 2016). "Bike share CEO promises not to undercut". Vancouver Courier. Retrieved August 14, 2019.
  2. ^ "CycleHop I About".
  3. ^ "Unattended automated bicycle rental station".
  4. ^ "New Ottawa-Gatineau bike share service VeloGo launches". CBC.ca. October 10, 2014. Retrieved August 14, 2019.
  5. ^ Alter, Lloyd (April 24, 2018). "Vancouver's Mobi bike share system is just weird". TreeHugger. Retrieved August 14, 2019.
  6. ^ "VeloGO a no go in Ottawa-Gatineau this summer". CBC.ca. June 22, 2019. Retrieved August 14, 2019.
  7. ^ Austen, Ian (January 9, 2015). "The Uphill Push to Save a Bike-Share Pioneer". The New York Times. Retrieved August 14, 2019.
  8. ^ a b Bevilacqua, Matt (March 12, 2018). "HOPR Is an All-in-One App for Bike Share, Ride Share, and Public Transit". Bicycling. Retrieved August 14, 2019.
  9. ^ Simpson, David Mark (January 29, 2015). "CycleHop moving HQ to Santa Monica, eyes L.A. bikeshare". Santa Monica Daily Press. Retrieved August 14, 2019.
  10. ^ Lynch, Ryan (April 29, 2019). "Hopr launches in Orlando as successor to Juice Bike Share". Orlando Business Journal. Retrieved August 14, 2019.

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