While dockless bicycle and scooter rentals are a new phenomenon here in the States, it started several years ago as an experiment by the Peking University cycling club. They quickly started adding bikes to a shared rental pool, accessed via app, which allowed users to pick up, use, and leave a ride in a convenient manner. Eventually, the experiment became a company, called ofo, in 2015. More campuses, bikes, users, and cities across China were soon included in the exciting new movement, and, in 2017, the craze burst the boundaries of Chinese exclusivity to take in other destinations, including Singapore, Cambridge, Seattle, and Sydney. The expansion isn’t over. New cities regularly join forces to roll out ofo service in crowded urban centers and tourist destinations.