Ofo, the world's first dockless bike sharing service, welcomes 2018 by launching a new service location in Chiang Mai’s trendy Nimmanhaemin area which is known as the trendiest part of Chiang Mai. The bikes will be available from January 20.
Noppol Toochinda, Ofo Thailand’s general manager, notes that the service has broadened its reach considerably since last September 2017, expanding the shared bike service to leading universities nationwide, Chiang Mai Uni among them. The company organised the CMU Bike Challenge 2017 in November, offering all cyclists a free bike trial.
Chiang Mai is one of the top cities in Thailand and bikes are quite popular here. We will start off in Nimmanhaemin area, because it is one of the trendiest spots in the city. This area is filled with boutique hotels, chic shops, cafes and restaurants and we are collaborating with Somtam Krok Nimman, Room No 7 and Cainito Homemade Restaurant to celebrate the first bike sharing service in Chiang Mai and offering our riders exclusive discounts, starting from mid-January on.”
The new launch of ofo in Chiang Mai marks another success for shared bikes service expansion in Thailand, which took only a few months to grow dramatically nationwide, launchin in Phuket, KhonKaen, Bangkok, Pattani, Phitsanulok, PathumThani and Chiang Mai.
Before using the bikes, you need to download the Ofo app to your mobile phone. The system will charge for Bt99 as deposit fee the first time of use (It will be returned in case of permanent abolition) And for the next time, the users will be charged Bt5 for half hour of travel which can be paid easily through the application.