Two bike-share programs launching in Durham

Need a ride? Two competing bike-share programs bring their services to Durham next week, flooding the city with hundreds of bicycles for public use.

Both Spin and LimeBike will launch 300 bikes each throughout the city starting Monday, Nov. 27 – a number that could quickly rise to 2,500 bikes each under the city’s recently approved bike-share ordinance. The two dockless bike-share programs, which allow users to rent bikes for 30-minute increments via a smartphone, have grown in popularity over the past year in the U.S.

Durham was one of the last big cities in North Carolina without some form of bike share, as LimeBike had already launched on the campuses of N.C. State and UNC Greensboro, and both Spin and LimeBike began putting bikes in Charlotte last month. UNC-Chapel Hill launched its own program last month.

Durham was one of the last big cities in North Carolina without some form of bike share, as LimeBike had already launched on the campuses of N.C. State and UNC Greensboro, and both Spin and LimeBike began putting bikes in Charlotte last month. UNC-Chapel Hill launched its own program last month.

Durham was one of the last big cities in North Carolina without some form of bike share, as LimeBike had already launched on the campuses of N.C. State and UNC Greensboro, and both Spin and LimeBike began putting bikes in Charlotte last month. UNC-Chapel Hill launched its own program last month.

Durham was one of the last big cities in North Carolina without some form of bike share, as LimeBike had already launched on the campuses of N.C. State and UNC Greensboro, and both Spin and LimeBike began putting bikes in Charlotte last month. UNC-Chapel Hill launched its own program last month.