After a remarkably dry summer, Seattle is finally bracing for the long months of wet weather ahead. The series of storms passing through herald the season of Netflix binges, pho, and indoor recreation. Seattleites are collectively heading inside and hunkering down — but there are a few stubborn holdouts that refuse to join in the hibernation: Spin, LimeBike, and Ofo.
The three dockless bike sharing services that hit Seattle streets at the beginning of summer don’t have plans to reduce their fleets during the wetter months ahead.
Both Spin and LimeBike told GeekWire they aren’t planning to remove any bicycles during winter aside from regular maintenance needs. Ofo also plans to keep its bikes on the streets, though the company does monitor usage and adjust accordingly.
This month, Spin Bike and LimeBike actually expanded their Seattle fleets to 3,000 each. Ofo said their numbers are hovering around 2,000.
It’s hard to imagine all of those bicycles getting regular use on Seattle’s hilly terrain during the rainy season. But for now, at least, Spin, Ofo, and LimeBike don’t have any plans to slow their roll.