Dockless bikes go on sale for only $100 each in Alexandria
WASHINGTON (ABC7) —
As some Dockless bike companies in D.C. decide to focus on e-scooters, Dockless company Ofo says it plans to sell their unused bikes for only $100 each.
A bike surplus sale will take place Saturday, August 25, at the VéloCity Bicycle Cooperative Warehouse located at 1502 Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria, Va., from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m.
Ofo says its bikes for sale never made it to the streets and will be sold “fresh-out-of-the-box," the company states on a Facebook event created for the sale.
Under a pilot program run by D.C’s Department of Transportation, the city set a 400 bike or scooter limit per company. Ofo says it plans to focus on e-scooters after their popularity sky rocketed in recent months, since the scooters were more profitable for the company.
In July, bike advocates started a push for D.C. leaders to plan on accommodating up to 20,000 dockless bikes and scooters in the coming years. The city’s dockless pilot program was set to end in August.
The ofo dockless bikes being sold feature the following:
- 26" airless tires that never deflate
- Strong, durable, and light aluminum body
- Front and rear lights that turn on automatically, and don't need batteries
- Front basket for light hauling
- Fenders for those rainy days
- Built-in bell to let people know you're coming
- Adjustable seat for quick, easy bike sharing
- Low frame for mounting/dismounting in any attire
- Shimano Nexus 3 speeds with front and rear drum brakes to help with the hills around town
Click here for more information on the surplus sale.