Social Bicycles 4+

Bike Share Everywhere

MobilityCloud Inc

    • 4.5 • 6.5K Ratings
    • Free



Social Bicycles (SoBi) provides innovative bike share technology to municipal, university and private programs around the world. Find, reserve, ride, and return bicycles with ease.

Our bikes are GPS enabled and can be rented with your smartphone. You can return bicycles to hub locations or lock them to public bike racks for a small fee.

Use our mobile app to:
- Find bicycles using map
- Create an account and pay through the app
- Reserve bicycles wirelessly
- Manage your account
- Contact customer support

Public programs powered by Social Bicycles:
- SoBi Hamilton, Hamilton, ON, CA
- SoBi Long Beach, NY
- Coast Bike Share, Tampa, FL
- GRID Bike Share, Phoenix, AZ
- Juice Bike Share, Orlando, FL
- Topeka Metro Bikes, Topeka, KS
- Boise GreenBike, Boise, ID
- University of Virginia UBike, Charlottesville, VA
- Mountain Rides Bike Share, Ketchum, ID
- Reddy Bike Share, Buffalo, NY
- Breeze Bike Share, Santa Monica, CA
- VeloGo, Ottawa, ON, CA
- Share-A-Bull Bikes, University of South Florida, FL
- Monash University, VIC, AU
- Curtin University, VIC, AU
- Bay Bike, San Mateo, CA
- Long Beach Bike Share, Long Beach CA
- Beverly Hills Bike Share, Beverly Hills, CA
- WeHo Pedals, West Hollywood
- BIKETOWN, Portland, OR
- UHBikes, Cleveland, OH
- Relay Bike Share, Atlanta, GA
- Velonet, Czech Republic
- Bruin Bike Share UCLA, CA
- Bike Share Connect, Los Angeles, CA

Social Bicycles (SoBi) integrates with the Health app to sync your bicycle trips. Enable integration in the Account tab.

What’s New

Version 2.56.0

Social Bicycles works around the clock to bring our users the most advanced bike sharing experience.
What's new:
The PIN step has been removed from the registration process.
This update brings reported bug fixes, speed improvements and new features to make it happen.
Your app will be updated automatically so you do not have to go back to this screen.

Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5
6.5K Ratings

6.5K Ratings

Redwoodtree ,

Works if you can find a bike that's not in disrepair

Signed into the app easily enough and created an account. Here in Long Beach, CA there are stations everywhere which is great. However, at least half the bikes we tried were not functional in one way or another. The biggest pain is the keypads on the bikes are mostly old and entering account number and pin can be a frustrating and time consuming prospect. Because we are visiting we don't have time to get an RFID card.

To properly rent a bike you have to find a station using the app, then approach the bike and see if the keypad lights up. Then you have see if the seat is adjustable, several bikes we found the stems were locked so tight we couldn't adjust them. Then you have to test the brakes and the shifter. Several bikes we found the shifters were busted. After the functional checks, then you get to fight with the keypad to enter the digits and you're on your way.

When we found a working bike the price of the system is just right and it's super convenient with all the bike lanes and stations but it's too bad it's such a frustrating experience.

OUCommuter ,

Great until...

So I was renting one of the bicycles last night and I attempted to put the bicycle on hold. As instructed to do I inserted he U Bar into the frame but the keypad proceeded to tell me that I inserted it incorrectly. When I tried to take the U Bar out of he frame, the U Bar was locked into place, but still displaying the try again screen. After I had tried calling for support and reporting the issue, I tried unsubscribing to see if it would let me force quit from using the bicycle, I tried logging out and logging back in, I tried seeing if I could rent a different bicycle to see if it will stop using the initial one and none of these worked. I think these sharing apps are great and I love that they give us a free hour of use everyday but I’m currently am still getting charged and I haven’t gotten a response (I tried both email and calling). If the App has a similar thing as Bird does and allows you to disable the bike you were using from your phone, then I don’t believe I would have this issue. Yes I understand that I need to put the U Bar back in place at a registered hub area but I wouldn’t mind getting charged a bit more for this feature instead of being continually charged for a broken bicycle

BoulderJ ,

Bike Network Good - App Serviceable

I got 3 days usage and about a dozen bike rides in.

The app has all the basic features needed, but the downside is a complete refresh of the whole interface just about every time you look at it. (Imagine if Google/Apple maps reloaded your whole screen with a US-size map and then zoomed in every time you turned from one street to another).

Showing locations of available bikes was good (as was their distribution). My success rate for actually unlocking a particular bike was just over 50% though (not clear if app or bike is to blame). When you find a bike/app/location that works, it works well, though, so try to dial that in and start/stop your trips there.

App Privacy

The developer, MobilityCloud Inc, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Linked to You

The following data may be collected and linked to your identity:

  • Location
  • Contact Info
  • User Content
  • Identifiers
  • Usage Data

Data Not Linked to You

The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • Health & Fitness
  • Search History
  • Diagnostics

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More

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