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Monday, April 12, 2021

HOPR Bikes to cease operations in Orlando by the end of the month

Posted By on Mon, Apr 12, 2021 at 3:34 PM

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Bike shares have been virtually non-existent since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic. Their lack is about to become a bit more concrete, at least in Orlando. The city's lone dockless bikeshare is calling it quits.

HOPR Bikes (formerly Juice) announced that they will not renewing their permit to run a bikeshare in the city. Their current permit runs out later this week and they plan to completely cease operations by the end of the month. With Uber taking a hard pass and Lime phasing out its bikes for scooters, it appears that communal bikes have left the City Beautiful for the time being.

HOPR members who had signed up for annual passes can get a prorated refund by emailing before May 31. The bikes themselves are for sale at $199 a pop, via the same email.

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