Motivate and 8D Technologies release Cyacle mobile bike share application for Abu Dhabi’s bike share system

Motivate and 8D Technologies release Cyacle mobile bike share application for Abu Dhabi’s bike share system
April 4, 2017 mchow

MONTREAL, Canada, April 4, 2017Motivate and 8D Technologies are pleased to announce the launch of the Cyacle Bikeshare mobile bike share application allowing members of Abu Dhabi’s Cyacle bike share system to rent bikes through the application and more.

Motivate, the industry-leader in bike share operations, recently merged with 8D Technologies, industry-leader in bike share technology solutions. By marrying Motivate’s visionary operational and urban transportation experience with 8D’s award-winning hardware and software, we created an enhanced company that will be able to deliver best-in-class bike share systems long into the future and accelerate future innovations.

Today marks the release of one such innovation: the Cyacle Bikeshare mobile application, created for Abu Dhabi’s Cyacle bike share system in the United Arab Emirates and powered by 8D’s technology.

The Cyacle Bikeshare mobile application is a smart mobile application that helps bike share cyclists locate bike stations, available bikes and bike docks in the Abu Dhabi area. Bike share users can also save favorite stations and get navigation directions. The Cyacle Bikeshare app is available for free for iOS and Android devices.

Cyacle members can use the Cyacle Bikeshare app to manage their profiles and rent bikes directly from their smartphones by generating unlocking codes on their devices.

Earlier this year, Cyacle expanded its system with station equipment produced and designed by 8D Technologies, adding 39 stations to the system’s existing 11 stations.

Cyacle is Abu Dhabi’s first bikeshare system and was first launched in December 2014 sponsored by Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank (ADCB) along with the support of developers, Aldar and Miral, operating on Yas Island and Al Raha Beach in the outskirts of the city.

The Cyacle Bikeshare app is available for download for iOS from the iTunes App Store and for Android from Google Play.

Cyacle Bikeshare application

About Cyacle

Cyacle is a private bike-sharing venture seeded by the Khalifa Fund for Enterprise Development. Cyacle is an initiative created by passionate Emiratis to bring the exciting concept of bike sharing to Abu Dhabi.

Cyacle is committed to expanding this scheme throughout the emirate of Abu Dhabi with hopes of influencing the urban infrastructure to accommodate a cycling culture. Cyacle’s vision is in line with the Abu Dhabi Vision 2030 framework plan in assuring a healthy and sustainable future.

To learn more about Cyacle, visit

About 8D Technologies

8D Technologies, a member of the Motivate family, is a world leader in the development of the most advanced, intelligent wireless, Machine-to-Machine (M2M), multi-function point of sale (POS) solutions, based in Montreal, Canada. The company recently merged with Motivate, the global leader in bike share operations, to provide best-in-class bike share systems and accelerate future innovation.

8D’s unique green urban transportation management and payment solutions include the award-winning city parking system (8D APMS™) and bike share systems deployed on four (4) continents, in the USA (Boston, Jersey City, Minneapolis, New York City, Seattle, Washington DC area), UK (London), Australia (Melbourne), Canada (Montreal), and in the UAE (Abu Dhabi).

This solution features 100% solar-powered wireless terminals that can manage both street parking and municipal bike-sharing services. It also features real time wireless payment, remote management and monitoring of all terminal functions and components in wired and wireless environments.

About Motivate

Motivate is a global leader in bike share. A full-service bike share operator and technology innovator, Motivate works to re-envision how people experience and move around cities. Motivate operates over 50% of the bike share fleet in the U.S., including five of the ten largest systems: Citi Bike in New York, Divvy in Chicago, Capital Bikeshare in the D.C. area, Hubway in the Boston area, and BIKETOWN in Portland, OR, and is present in more than a dozen systems on four continents that are fueled by 8D technology. Motivate also operates Ford GoBike in the San Francisco Bay Area which is beginning a ten-fold expansion to 7000 bikes.



Sandra Gaultier
8D Technologies