Bleeper and Moby,, bike share systems, are to offer a new service for the Dublin Marathon tomorrow.
Meanwhile, DublinBikes is stuck in shutdown mentality — unlikely similar systems around the world which provide temporary stations for large events, DublinBikes is just shutting down stations.
Bleeper and Moby are combining to make the first such event hubs for bicycle share at a large event in Ireland.
Bleeper said: “On Sunday 30th October, to facilitate access to the Dublin City Marathon, there will be a pop-up parking facility for Bleeper (& Moby) bikes on the East side of St. Stephen’s Green.”
“People can drop off and pick up Bleeper bikes at this location from 7am until 6pm, and it is a short walk from the Start/Finish point of the marathon on Merrion Square.”
However, Bleeper said there is also a service Interruption notice for the ESB eBikes stations at Finglas and Santry, which will be out of service this weekend for routine maintenance, and the stations at Lucan and Parkwest are being upgraded and will remain offline until the upgrades have been completed.
The ESB eBikes are run by Bleeper and Moby, although these are a small part of their overall fleets.
Bleeper said: “Please double-check bike availability in the Bleeper app before arriving at an ESB eBikes docking station. We apologise for any inconvenience caused by this service interruption.”
Moby is also offering free trips for runners and their supporters from Friday until Monday, use code in their app; MOBY4MARATHON.
Regarding DublinBikes, DublinBikes said: “The following stations will be closed from the afternoon of Friday 28th Oct until the morning of Tuesday 1st November to accommodate the Irish Life Dublin Marathon which is taking place on Sunday 30th October: Merrion Square East (25), Merrion Square West (26), Merrion Square South (113), Fitzwilliam Square East (89), Mount Street Lower (56).”