Working on restoring B-Cycle data to Spotcycle

We’d like to offer our sincerest apologies to our B-Cycle bike share users while we are working out the temporary kinks with the data. We’re actively working with the folks at B-Cycle to get their data back up and running on Spotcycle so please bear with us while we do. We want to make sure our B-Cycle bike share users are not left in the lurch for any extended length of time. Meanwhile, follow us on Twitter @Spotcycle to stay in the loop.

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How to extend your bike share rental and avoid usage fees with the help of Spotcycle

It’s no secret that using bike share to get around town helps you save time and money -- they’re designed for short-term trips and ease of use. If you’re a casual user though, your free trips might be limited to 30 minutes or less; any ride longer than 30 minutes starts incurring usage fees (but you should check with your local bike share provider for precise details). But what happens when your destination takes just a little longer than the free minutes to get to by bike? Return the bike to a dock before your free minutes are up and walk the rest of the way? ...

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Spotcycle adds support for over two dozen bike share schemes around the world

We’ve added 25 bike share schemes from around the world to the Spotcycle app that includes Villo! in Brussels, Paris' Vélib, Seville’s SEVici, and Stockholm’s Stockholm City Bike. Spotcycle is still tops (in our humble opinion!) for being the most comprehensive, free – and ad-free – bike share app around. With these new additions, we’ve got more than 65 bike share schemes covered (check out the map below)! To see these newly added bike share schemes, there’s no need to download anything if you already have Spotcycle. View Spotcycle Around the ...

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Spotcycle rolls into Chicago with support for the new Divvy Bikes bike share

Chicago's Divvy Bikes just got added to Spotcycle's list of supported bike share schemes. Chi-Town's Divvy Bikes was launched last week with an initial run of 750 bikes across 75 bike stations mostly in the downtown area. The scheme plans to expand to 4000 bikes over 400 stations over the next year. Divvy Bikes, so named to represent the "divide and share" idea, is the latest addition to Chicago's transit system and helps commuters complete the "last mile" of their itineraries with its fleet of three-speed bikes. It also makes it easier to explore the sprawling ...

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Make the most of Aspen’s WE-cycle bike share with newly added support from Spotcycle

Spotcycle recently landed in the Rockies by adding support for Aspen, Colorado's WE-cycle. Our mobile app can now help you locate bikes and docks at its 13 bike stations for its fleet of 100 three-speeds. Touted as "the first mountain town on the continent to launch a self-service bike-sharing program," WE-cycle was recently launched in this destination resort area with short bike trips in mind. Generally lauded as the ski capital of North America, Aspen is surrounded by beautiful mountains and wilderness that is also popular for outdoor sports, including cycling ...

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Spotcycle adds support for bike paths in New York City

We've added bike paths to the maps in our Spotcycle mobile app for New York City. Whether you're a CitiBike bike share user, a visitor to the city or a daily commuter looking for designated bike passages in NYC, you can readily get this info at your fingertips with Spotcycle. To view bike paths in Spotcycle, enable Bike Paths in the Settings menu, and then activate the Bike Path layer in Map view and the city's bike paths will appear as colored annotations. Best of all, this transparent update means there's no need to download anything extra, and Spotcycle is ...

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Spotcycle heads to Vannes in Brittany with new support for Vélocéa bike share

Vannes is one of the latest bike share cities recently added to Spotcycle. Vélocéa's 25 stations allow 24-hour access to Vannes' 174 bikes year-round. As for all new cities added to our app, there is no need to download anything new if you already have it installed. Vélocéa was first launched in this historical town in Brittany, in northwestern France in June 2009. Docking stations for the orange and purple bikes can be seen throughout the city centre and are also handy to other amenities such as train stations and the university campus.

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Spotcycle adds Calais’s Vel’In bike share to its list of supported cities

We've recently added support for Vel'In bike share in the major port town of Calais, France. Vel'In's 34 stations are spread out over the town, and allow both locals and visitors convenient access to its fleet of 260 bikes, 24/7. Located on the coast of northern France, Calais' close proximity to England has made it historically strategic for trade between the two countries. Calais' location on the Côte d'Opale (Opal Coast) coastline of sandy beaches and coves has long been cherished by the French and visitors from abroad seeking seaside getaways, local seafood and ...

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Spotcycle now helps you get around Nice by bike with support for Vélo Bleu

Spotcycle just added support for the Vélo Bleu bike share in the Mediterranean city of Nice in southern France. First launched in 2009, Vélo Bleu's bike share system boasts 1750 bikes available across 175 stations, and is available 24 hours a day, year-round. Its famous Promenade des Anglais (English promenade) that lines the coastline is complete with a bike path running along the south side, ideal for trekking across the city west or eastwards. Whether you're on holidays on the French Riviera or on an extended stay in this port city, be sure to use Spotcycle ...

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Spotcycle takes to the streets of New York City with support for Citi Bike bike share

Spotcycle welcomes New York City's Citi Bike to its list of supported bike share systems. As a transparent update, there is no need to download anything new if you already have Spotcycle installed on your mobile device. The Citi Bike bike share is set to launch on May 27, with an initial run of 6000 bikes and 330 bike stations on Manhattan and in parts of Brooklyn. Citi Bike eventually hopes to expand to 10 000 bikes and 600 bike stations and extend to Queens. Head over to the Spotcycle download page to take advantage of the free app, available for Android, iOS and ...

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