Spinlister returns with new bike-share capability for IBDs

Spinlister’s kiosk bike rental system works with nearly any iOS tablet.

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (BRAIN) — Spinlister, which started as a peer-to-peer bike-share platform in 2012, has been reborn with technology that can help IBDs dip a toe into the micromobility boom. Spinlister shut down in April last year when co-founder and CEO Marcelo Loureiro was offered an opportunity to launch a dockless scooter share company in his native Brazil. The business went dark suddenly, and stayed offline for about seven months. Mark Gustafson, an acquaintance of Loureiro and a fellow Santa Barbara resident, relaunched Spinlister late last year with three key programs: its legacy business of peer-to-peer bike rentals, like Airbnb for bikes; an updated and simplified commercial bike rental management software that features an in-store kiosk that lets customers start the rental paperwork themselves; and a bike-share or bike fleet-management program that relies on a mobile app and a Bluetooth-operated U-lock. "Our main focus is giving bike shops ways ...

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