Tourists in Chiang Mai have a new transport option open to them due to last week’s inauguration of Mobike bicycle sharing. The launch ceremony was staged on Thursday in the northern city’s Museum Quarter. The ceremonies saw attendees literally get on their bikes. In this case they rode Mobike’s distinctive orange and grey bikes around the landmark Three Kings Statue.
Commenting on the launch of the bicycle hire scheme in Chiang Mai, Mobike’s Mark Lin said the company was delighted to be adding its second Thai city. The International Operations director continued by saying the population of Chiang Mai and the ever increasing number of tourists now had an eco-friendly mode of transport at their disposal. Mr Lin added as a footnote that bikes were ideal for exploring Chiang Mai and its surroundings and could be easily reserved via a downloadable app.
A link to the Mobike Smart Bike Sharing app is provided here. Mobike has parked a fleet of 500 bikes in locations around Chiang Mai ranging from the Three Kings Statue to Thapae Gate and Suan Buak Haad Park. After initially registering, the app then works on a simple login, choose location, pay and obtain QR unlock code process. The same app works in Mobike’s other location in Thailand, the capital city of Bangkok.