Here comes Singapore’s first mountain-bike sharing service

Just when you thought Singapore’s had enough bike sharing services to go around, another one pops up. But this one’s a little different—instead of offering bikes to use in urban areas and neighborhoods like the five other services, these guys have set themselves apart by offering mountain bikes. Meet ShareBikeSG, Singapore’s only mountain bike-sharing service.

The company was born out of pure passion by the owner of Aire MTB, a little shed over at Chestnut Nature Park which offers mountain bicycle rentals to anyone who’s up for a little adventure. With the arrival of bike-sharing services since last year, 30-year-old Ethan Tan decided to snuff out the competition by starting this bike-sharing service to bring convenience to those who want to ride in the park. Unlike the conventional bikes used from other services, these come with front suspension and seven gears; good for off-road riding in parks and biking trails (Chestnut Nature Park itself has a trail stretching more than 8km).

At the moment, there are only 300 bikes to go around and are currently located at places like Chestnut Nature Park, Gardens by the Bay and Marina Barrage. The frames of each of these bikes were designed by Tan himself, just like the ones being rented out at Aire MTB. It’s also fuss-free to rent—the ShareBikeSG uses an app available on the Apple App Store and Google Play. All you need to do is pay a refundable deposit of $9.90 (only until Jan 31; usual price $49), find a bike on the app, scan the QR code on the bike to unlock and you’re good to go. The rental prices are pretty competitive too ($1 for every half an hour), so bike to it.