BYKKO Recharge Bike Sharing Trial Launch

BYKKO Recharge Electric Bike Share Trial


3-Month Free Membership

BYKKO bike share is introducing Australia’s first-ever electric bike share system into Newcastle’s West End precinct.
Three electric bicycles will be installed outside the offices of Rethink Financial Group, near the Recharge Café (corner Dick and Hall Streets Newcastle West).
These e-bikes will be available for use by the Newcastle West business community over summer.
Free three-month memberships will be available from 30 November 2016 for riders to use the electric bikes around town.
Electric bikes are a convenient and enjoyable transport mode to get you anywhere around Newcastle.
The BYKKO RECHARGE trial will include research on how members use the bikes, providing valuable information for future public or private bike share systems for Newcastle.








Why Sign Up For BYKKO Recharge Membership?
BYKKO electric bikes can be used to attend meetings, go shopping, head up to the beach or to get to and from where you need to go. The pedal-assisted e-bikes have a daily range of around 50km before they need recharging and the electric motor assists you with speeds of up to 25km per hour, so you will arrive at your destination refreshed and ready. Of course, you can also use them as normal push bikes, to combine your journey with your fitness regime. And, you won’t need to bother about finding (and paying for) a parking spot. Just lock the e-bike and helmet up and head to your appointment. At the end of your journey, return your E-bykko to the docking station so that it can recharge and be ready for the next user.


How Does BYKKO Recharge Membership Work?
Members agree to participate in our free three-month trial. BYKKO will be monitoring details of members’ use of the bikes and may request members to participate in media and promotional activities. BYKKO will also invite members to a special event to launch the BYKKO RECHARGE Electric Bike Share trial on Wednesday 30 November 2016. The BYKKO electric bike share system is fully automated and members will be registered and receive information online. BYKKO RECHARGE members (Bykkers) will be able to check bike availability, book their bike 15 minutes in advance (90 minutes of free use for each booking) and release the bike from the secure docking station using a code on their smartphone to head off on their journey. In order to allow access for all members, we need to limit the free usage to 90 minutes. If bikes are not returned after 90 minutes, members will be charged $2.00 per hour on their nominated credit card. Forward bookings can be checked on the membership site - so you can see whether your bike has another booking.


How Do I Sign Up To Use BYKKO Electric Bikes?
Register for the free trial using our contact form and we will send you more information soon. If you have any further questions about the BYKKO Recharge Bike Share Trial please use same contact form.