Dear Ride App users,
When we started Ride Report more than 5 years ago, we had a vision to empower cities with software to get more people biking. One of the first things we created was the Ride App, which was designed to complement the experience of riding a bike and encourage people to do it more often. We also created tools to cities so they could leverage anonymized data to better understand where people were biking and how they felt while riding. Cities have used this data to develop and evaluate new bike infrastructure, like the Better Naito Forever project as part of Portland's Central City in Motion.
The world has sure changed since we began! Today, shared scooters and e-bikes have exploded in popularity, quickly becoming one of the biggest opportunities for cities to drive real behavior changes – and also one of the biggest challenges for cities to manage. That's why Ride Report's micromobility management platform, which is now in used by dozens of cities, has become the center of our mission and our business.
Our cities' needs have evolved, and our focus on meeting their needs has forced us to make the difficult decision to wind down the Ride app. Here's what this means for you:
Thank you for supporting the biking community by using the Ride App! We've been inspired by your stories about how you used the App and your vision for cities in the future. Together we've logged over 12 million miles, issued hundreds of thousands of trophies for things as mundane as riding in the rain and as crazy as riding around the moon. While we're sad we won't be able to give you any more trophies, we're also excited by the opportunity to help our cities bring you new transportation options and better infrastructure to run them on. We'll see you in the bike lane!
Co-founder and CEO of Ride Report