What is Camden Bike Share?

/What is Camden Bike Share?
What is Camden Bike Share? 2018-05-13T19:03:19+00:00

What is the Camden Bike Share?

Camden Bike Share will allow you to have access to a bike anytime you need one without having to purchase a bike of your own. When you need it, you use it.  When you are done, you leave it for someone else to use!  Camden Bike Share has partnered with a company called Ofo to provide bikes and a mobile application that helps you find a bike near you and pay for the ride. 

Why do we need a bike share in Camden?

Bike sharing is a great way to provide affordable transportation while also promoting an active healthy lifestyle. Use the bicycles to connect from PATCO or the River Line, take them to the store or to your job, and simply ride them for fun and exercise!

When will Camden Bike Share be available?

The program is live now! Use the app to find a bicycle, unlock it, and start riding!

Where can I access Camden Bike Share?

Camden Bike Share bicycles are found and all over the City of Camden. Camden Bike Share has partnered with a company called Ofo to provide bikes and a mobile application that helps you find a bike near you and pay for the ride. The bikes are bright yellow, so you cannot miss them!  The app also helps you locate bikes using GPS. You should never have to walk more than a few minutes to find a bike since they are dockless – which means they do not have dedicated docking stations.

How much does it cost?

It costs $1 to unlock a bicycle, which gives you up to an hour of riding time. Additional discounts may be available, so please continue to check the website at camdenbikeshare.com for more information.

How do I sign up?

All that is needed to sign up is a smart phone and a debit or credit card. Download the app on iPhone and Android now!

I don’t have a credit or debit card, can I ride?

Any Camden resident without a debit/credit card, can get a prepaid bank card from Cooper’s Ferry Partnership. These cards cost $15 each for a value of $25.
Cards are available on a first come, first served basis. Valid Camden resident ID or bill statement required. Come prepared by downloading the ofo app
in advance.

Stop by Cooper’s Ferry Partnership in person and pay cash any Friday between 9:00am and 4:00pm.

Cooper’s Ferry Partnership
Two Riverside Drive – Suite 501
Camden, NJ 08103

How far can I go?

You can start and end your trip anywhere within the city limits of Camden.  The bikes are equipped with GPS tracking devices so Ofo will know if you leave the bicycle outside of the service area. When you are done, you park the bike and engage the locking mechanism so the next person can use it. Remember to be considerate when locking up so the bicycle doesn’t block a sidewalk or driveway.

What are some suggested locations for riding the bicycles?

There are bicycles lanes provided along roadways in various locations throughout the city. For information on bicycle trails located in Camden, see: the Camden GreenWay website here and the Circuit Trails website here.

When will the bikes be available?

The Camden Bike Share Feasibility and Demonstration program will run from May 1, 2018 through December 31, 2018. 

Whom do I contact if my bike breaks or I have a problem?

Ofo customer service is available 24 hours, 7 days a week.  Email at support@ofobike.com or use the app to contact them with any questions or issues.

Where can I get more information?

Visit this website often for updates on the Camden Bike Share.

Information Poster

Ride your bike anywhere in Camden!