Ofo, Lime, and Spin Bikes
Bike sharing services are now at Durham Technical Community College. New dockless public bike sharing services Lime, Ofo, and Spin, as a part of their Durham operations, are serving riders on Durham Tech’s main campus. The services are powered by technology integrated into smart bikes, which are operated via a smart phone app. There’s no kiosk docking stations, so bikes can be ridden anywhere and parked at any bike rack or designated bike parking area on main campus.
Durham Tech currently provides three designated bike parking areas throughout main campus:
- On East Lawson Street in front of the Educational Resources Center (Building 5)
- At the bike rack on the north side of the Phail Wynn, Jr. Student Services Center (Building 10)
- At the bike rack on the plaza-side western entrance between White Building (Building 1) and Collins Building (Building 2).
Pricing for each differs.
Lime bikes: A 30-minute ride is 50 cents for Durham Tech students and employees. Semester pricing is $29 and yearly pricing is $49.
Spin bikes: A 30-minute ride is 50 cents for Durham Tech students and employees by using .edu email accounts. Standard rate is $1 for everyone else – open to the general public.
Ofo: A 60-minute ride is $1 for all. College email accounts are not discounted. Ofo is offering free rides to users during the month of January 2018.
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I create a Lime, Ofo, or Spin account?
Download either app to your smart phone from the Apple App Store or Google Play Store. Sign up by using your ConnectMail email (if you use another method, you will miss out on the Durham Tech discount). Put in your contact information, your credit card information, and you are ready to ride.
How do I find a bike near me?
Simply download either app on your smart phone, view bikes on the map, walk to the nearest bike, then use the app to unlock the bike to ride.
How do I pay for my ride?
You can deposit credits to your Lime, Ofo, or Spin account for future rides using the credit card information provided on your account. You can deposit as little as $5 to get started, or more to earn free rides. Deposits are refundable if you decide not to ride.
How do I end my ride?
Please make sure you are at a proper bike parking location. Free-floating bike systems work well when we all take responsibility to park bikes in places that do not block traffic, impede pedestrian access, or use private property. Please park only at bike racks and areas designated specifically for bike parking. Then, simply push down the lever on the rear wheel to lock the bike. As soon as you lock the bike, the app will end the ride and provide you with a trip summary.
Who operates the system?
Ofo and Spin hire, train, and deploy operations teams to manage the bikes.
Who do I contact if I need support?
Ofo: email@example.com or ofo.com.
Spin: email firstname.lastname@example.org, visit spin.pm or call 1-888-262-5189.
Lime: email email@example.com, call 1 (888)-LIME-345, or text 1 (888)-546-3345 24 hours a day.
Issues also may be reported through the Lime, Ofo, or Spin smart phone apps.