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E-Bike & E-Scooter Share Program#

About Spin#

About Spin

Spin is a new e-bike and e-scooter share program launching in Fort Collins in July 2021. Similar to other services, Spin users download an app to access devices and begin and end trips.

Spin service will begin July 26, 2021. 

Visit Spin's Website

How do I access Spin devices?highlight_off

To be able to use Spin devices, you must download the Spin app to your mobile device.

How do I begin a trip?highlight_off

1) Find a nearby device using the Spin app.

2) Scan the QR code on the device. 

3) Acknowledge safety and rider rules.

4) Unlock the device.

5) Use the device to your destination.

Watch a Tutorial

How do I end a trip?highlight_off

1) Park the e-bike or e-scooter upright near a bike rack or near the curb.

2) Lock the device (if applicable).

3) Press "End Ride" in the Spin app and take a picture of your properly parked device. 

To watch a tutorial specific to e-bikes, click here

Watch an E-scooter Tutorial

Where will Spin e-bikes and e-scooters be located?highlight_off

Devices will be located in designated deployment areas within the City of Fort Collins and at CSU. Spin has been working with the City and university to ensure deployment areas are approved. 

What are the program hours?highlight_off

Spin e-bikes and e-scooters will be available daily, except between 1 a.m. and 3 a.m.

How much does it cost?highlight_off

Devices cost $1 to unlock and then $0.30 per minute for both e-scooters and e-bikes.

What are the maximum speeds of e-bikes and e-scooters?highlight_off

Spin e-bikes and e-scooters are limited to 15 mph.

Can I ride on paved trails in Fort Collins?highlight_off

E-bikes are allowed on paved trails in Fort Collins (such as the Mason Trail, Spring Creek Trail, and Power Trail). However, e-scooters are not permitted on paved trails.

E-bikes and e-scooters are not allowed on soft-surface or dirt paths like those in natural areas. 

Read More about E-Bike/E-Scooter Rules

Are there places I can’t use Spin e-scooters or e-bikes?highlight_off

Spin e-scooters and e-bikes will be geofenced out of certain areas, like within the dismount zone in Downtown Fort Collins and additional areas that e-bikes and e-scooters are not allowed to park. There areas will be addressed within the Spin app.

Are Spin e-bikes and e-scooters allowed on Transfort?highlight_off

Due to rules prohibiting large batteries on Transfort buses, Spin e-bikes and e-scooters are not allowed on Transfort at this time. Transfort is reviewing those regulations to see if the devices may be permitted in the future.

Does Spin have an adaptive bicycle program?highlight_off

Yes. Spin has an adaptive bike delivery program, which is intended to serve Fort Collins’ disabled and older adult community members. Residents will be able to request an adaptive bike (trike, recumbent trike, or handcycle) via webform, by calling Spin customer support, or by e-mailing support@spin.pm. Spin staff will deliver the device to the riders’ requested location and riders can rent the adaptive bikes at no cost for an extended period of time.

Does Spin have reduced rates for low-income residents?highlight_off

Yes. Spin offers the ‘Spin Access’ program for eligible residents who wish to receive discounted rates by providing proof of income or enrollment in city, state, or federally funded programs such as the SNAP/EBT, Health First Colorado (Medicaid), TANF, WIC, or HUD Housing Choice Vouchers. Multiple cash payment options are also available for unbanked users. For information on Spin Access, visit www.spin.app/spin-access.

Visit the Spin Access page

What happened to Bird?highlight_off

The City and CSU conducted a pilot e-scooter program with Bird that ended on May 31, 2021. Following the success of the program, the City and CSU received proposals from companies interested in a more longer term e-bike/e-scooter share program and selected Spin as the new vendor.

To learn more about the Bird pilot program, visit https://www.fcgov.com/escooters. 

Read More About the Pilot Program

Didn't Fort Collins already have a bike share program?highlight_off

Pace bike share operated in Fort Collins from 2016 until May 2020, when Zagster, Pace's parent company, ended the program. Zagster cited the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic as the reason for ending Pace. Pace stations were removed in 2020. 

The new program, Spin, will offer an e-bike share system.

Read More About Pace

Spin Ribbon Cutting - July 9, 2021#

For more photos, visit the City's Flickr album. 

See more ribbon cutting photos

Report a Safety Concern#

We would like to know if you've experienced a near-miss or a safety concern related to electric bikes or electric scooters in Fort Collins or on CSU’s campus. Please use the link below to submit this information using Access Fort Collins. 

If you have been involved in a crash or if this is an emergency, please contact Fort Collins Police Services. If it is an emergency, please call 911.

You can also directly contact Spin to report a parking/riding concern or ask questions here

Access Fort Collins