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Hoboken Bike Share Starts In June

Multiple Systems Offer Different Options
Sobi Bikes (credit: Sobi)

Sobi Bikes (credit: Sobi)

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HOBOKEN, N.J. (CBSNewYork) - With Citi Bike being readied for launch on Memorial Day in Manhattan and Brooklyn, New Jersey’s “Mile Square City” is preparing to launch its own bike share program.

Starting in June in Hoboken, you’ll be able to reserve a bike for an hour, take it for a spin, and, when done, find a rack.

One system is called Social Bicycle, or Sobi.

“This is more set up for daily use for the locals,” Sobi CEO Ryan Rzepecki told WCBS 880 reporter Levon Putney.

It will be $25 a month or $75 from June to November.

Rzepecki said members will be able to reserve online, on a phone, or on the bike’s keypad.

“There will be four 15-minute trips, three 20-minute trips, and one hour-long bike ride,” he said.

“The social bike side, or the commuting side, is really here to there,” said Bike and Roll President Chris Wogas.

He said he’ll offer a flat fee of $35 a day to rent his bikes.

“This is more of what we call event-driven, so you’re out for longer,” he said, adding that there will be a kiosk at the pier near the train station. “Easier to park than the cars.”

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