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Social Bicycles, the Next Generation Bike Share

Next generation already?

Things happen fast and Ryan Rzepecki thinks he has a big advantage over traditional bike share systems, including a significantly less costly solution. He’s raising money to fund his startup, Social Bicycles.

What makes it so much cheaper?

He’s placed all the technology on the bike. Users reserve a bike via their smartphones and enter a pin to unlock it from whatever it’s locked to — because this system has eliminated the bike share station. Earlier bike share systems are deployed from a station; a customer approaches a kiosk, swipes his card and rides away with a bike. Using a bike rack, instead of the station, his solution is cheaper and disruptive.

There’s a lot more to it, of course, and that’s what Ryan shares during the interview…

Show #40 Listen to Ryan.

Social Bicycles founder, Ryan Rzepecki
Social Bicycles founder, Ryan Rzepecki
Bixi Montreal
Bixi Montreal
A typical bike share station, this one on Newbury Street in Boston
A typical bike share station, this one on Newbury Street in Boston
the Capital Bike share system in Washington, D.C.
the Capital Bike share system in Washington, D.C.

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