The University of Georgia has partnered with Spin, a leading micromobility company, to bring e-bikes back to the Athens campus. The Bulldog Bike Share program includes electric pedal-assist bikes that are available to students, faculty, staff and visitors.
The GPS-enabled electric pedal-assist bikes will be located throughout the UGA Athens campus and can be found in the Spin app. Riders can download the Spin app on the Apple App Store or Google Play Store to register, locate and unlock the bikes.
Spin is currently offering a smaller fleet of e-bikes and will increase the number of bikes on campus in preparation for the spring 2023 semester.
“We are pleased to once again be able to offer the Bulldog Bike Share program at UGA,” said Todd Berven, director of Transportation and Parking Services at UGA. “Partnering with Spin is a great opportunity for us to continue to serve our campus community by adding to our alternative transportation options.”
A variety of pricing options are available through the Spin app, including:
- $1 to unlock a bike + $0.25 per minute.
- Monthly pass pricing of $5.99 flat monthly rate, $0 to unlock + $0.25 per minute.
- 24-hour Spin Pass Pricing which includes unlimited rides for under 30 minutes, for $14.99 per month.
- Riders are charged per minute until a bike is returned to a hub and the ride is ended in the Spin app.
Bulldog Bike Share will not be available on home football game days, and bikes must be returned inside the Bulldog Bike Share geofence area.
Safety is an important aspect of the bike share program. Cyclists are strongly encouraged to wear a helmet while riding with free helmets available for pickup at the Transportation and Parking Services customer relations office, located in the Tate Plaza. Cyclists are also encouraged to review bicycle etiquette before riding.
For more information on the Bulldog Bike Share Program, please visit tps.uga.edu/alternative-transportation/bulldog-bike-share/.