Bulldog Bike Share

We’re excited to announce that our new electric pedal-assist Bulldog Bike Share is up and running! Download the Gotcha Mobility app to rent electric pedal-assist bikes. The GPS-enabled electric pedal-assist bikes are located at 22 hubs across campus. They each feature individual locks for safety and the ability to park at designated hubs listed in the Gotcha Mobility App. Riders can download the app from the Apple App Store and Google Play Store to register, locate, and unlock the bikes.

It costs $2 to unlock and $0.10 per minute of ride time. These bikes offer an easy way to take short trips around campus while avoiding traffic and reducing emissions from single-occupancy cars.

Learn more about Bulldog Bike Share and monthly/annual subscriptions here.

If you have any questions, Gotcha’s team is always happy to help. You can call or text them at 844-254-7174, or send an email to support@ridegotcha.com.

Safety is an important aspect of the bike share program. Gotcha and UGA advise wearing a helmet while riding. Riders who purchase a monthly or annual subscription can request a free helmet by visiting the Office of Sustainability at 1180 East Broad Street or One Stop Shop at 40 Baxter Street, Suite 100. 

How It Works:

Get the app, download the Gotcha app from the App Store or from Google Play and create an account.

Find a bike, scan the bike code with your phone to unlock a bike and start your ride.

Finish your ride, lock the bike at a hub near your destination.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How do I rent a bike?

To initiate a rental, you’ll need to download the Gotcha Mobility app and create an account. Once you’re all set up you can locate bikes within the app on our map.

Who should I contact if I have an issue?

Gotcha’s Rider Experience team is always ready to help. You can call/text us at 844-254-7174. If email is more your speed, hit us up at support@ridegotcha.com.

Do I need to wear a helmet when I ride an electric bike?

We always encourage riders to wear a helmet and ride as safely as possible. However, helmet laws are defined by cities and states. Check your local regulations to see if helmets are legally required when biking. 

Should I ride the electric bikes on streets or sidewalks?

You should ride bikes on the street or in designated bike lanes. Be sure to adhere to all traffic laws and be mindful of vehicles, pedestrians, and cyclists around you.

Where should I park a bike when I’m done?

Make sure bikes are clear of any doorways or walkways to allow the proper flow of pedestrian traffic. Be respectful of businesses and residents, as well as ADA-accessible areas like ramps. Just be sure you park inside of our service area (marked with a red outline in the app) to avoid a $50 out-of-system fee.

When you’re done with your ride, find a hub marked with a bike icon in the Gotcha app. If you don’t park in one of these areas, you may be subject to additional fees. Check the app for the most up-to-date parking info.


Rules and Safety

  • Know the rules of the road for bicyclists.
  • Bulldog Bike Share bikes must be docked at a designated station on campus to end a ride.
  • Read the Gotcha User Agreement.
  • Anyone 18 or over (or 16 with a parent or guardian) may use Bulldog Bike Share.
  • Bike share bikes are not allowed on UGA bus racks.
  • Do not ride outside the service area
  • Gotcha will suspend Bulldog Bike Share service on home football game days for the safety of students and attendees due to the high volume of visitors on campus.

System map of Athens.

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Hub Locations

Caldwell Hall / Herty Mall
Chemistry / Ag Hill
College of Veterinary Medicine – Main Campus
Correll Hall
Creswell Hall
Davison Life Sciences
East Campus Village
Georgia Center
Georgia Quad
Health Sciences Campus
Hill Community
Intramural Fields
Joe Frank Harris
Main Library
Memorial Plaza
Myers Quad
Park & Ride
Performing Arts
Pharmacy / D.W. Brooks Mall
University Village – Rogers Rd
University Village – Southview Dr
Visitors Center