Bike hire service ditching the Gold Coast

Mo Bike’s have decided to ditch the Gold Coast, after just over a year of operation.

The popular bike share scheme, where users could hire the bikes through a mobile phone app and pay per minute of use, launched on the Gold Coast back in February 2018.

The decision to leave is apparently a commercial one, with the business recently changing hands.


Despite a very successful market on the Gold Coast – with some 90,000 users – Mo Bikes has decided to pursue interest in China instead.

The TAG Group held the contract with the Gold Coast Council using bikes supplied by Mo Bike.

Mayor Tom Tate says Council will now consider its position under the existing contract with the TAG Group.

“My attitude is that we still want the flexibility system, where you can park the bike in a certain spot, without racks.

“We want the same sort of price structure so that it’s affordable.

“And location, it’s already proven you can track all the locations that Mo Bike was used.

“I would say to the tender look at that model and build on it,” Mayor Tate said.