ofo Is Adding Yellow To DC’s Dockless Bikeshare Mix

It seemed like September was the month of dockless bikeshares taking D.C., but now it seems the trend is continuing into October.

On Tuesday, Oct. 10, ofo joined the mix of companies that don’t require a station, marking the fifth company to enter under the District’s pilot program. The company will place 400 bright yellow bicycles around D.C. That adds another color to Limebike’s green bikes, and Capital Bikeshare’s original red.

Like other dockless bikeshare programs, these bikes can be located an app and parked anywhere in the city when you are finished with your ride. The bikes use bluetooth technology to pair with phones, and can be rented for as long as users like at the rate of $1 per hour. They also include reflectors in the rear to make cyclists more visible to motorists, and LED lights in the front of the bikes.


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