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Ofo bike-sharing launch event to be held Monday, October 2 at 12:30 in front of City Hall

September 29, 2017

On Monday, October 2 at 12:30 PM, a launch event for the Ofo bike sharing program in Revere will be held in front of City Hall.

Mayor Brian Arrigo, Revere on the Move Active Living Coordinator Julie Demauro, and other city officials will be present to demonstrate the new bicycles, 200 of which will be deployed around Revere as part of a pilot program.

Grace Lin, the Vice President of ofo US, will also attend the event and speak briefly on behalf of ofo.

The Mayor and Ms. Lin will be available for questions from the media.

ofo will deploy 200 of its signature bright yellow bicycles around the city starting Monday, October 2 as part of a pilot program, and will look to expand the fleet in 2018 if the program is successful. The system is paid for by ofo and comes at no expense to city taxpayers. 

The global company offers riders a convenient, flexible bike-sharing model. Through ofo’s phone application and smart lock technology, riders can rent and park bikes anywhere that complies with Revere’s local laws.

Users will be charged only $1 per hour. To get started, Revere residents can download the ofo app available for iOS and Android. The app helps users find a nearby bike via GPS, unlock the bike by scanning a QR code on the rear of the bike, and start their ride. Once a ride is complete, locking the bike ends the trip automatically and the user will receive a digital receipt and map of their route. Payments can easily be made via credit card through the app.

ofo has connected users to more than 10 million bikes in 180 cities across 13 countries, generated more than 25 million daily transactions and has provided over 200 million global users with 4 billion efficient, convenient and green rides. Revere will be ofo’s third official city in the U.S.

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