Bicycle MaintenanceMay 17, 2013
The ZotWheels fleet will undergo its regular maintenance and tune-up on Friday, May 31. Please say hello to the Collegiate Bicycle Company technicians if you see them at the stations. The bikes are available for use during maintenance. Happy riding!
Student Center ZotWheels Station - Temporarily RepairedJanuary 22, 2013
The Student Center ZotWheels station has been temporarily repaired while a permanent solution is put in place. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you experience any problems in the interim. Thank you for your support and patience while the repairs are being completed
Student Center ZotWheels StationJanuary 18, 2013
The Student Center ZotWheels station is experiencing intermittent outages and is temporarily unavailable. Please use bikes from any of the remaining stations until the issue is resolved. We apologize for the inconvenience.
Ayala Science Library ZotWheels StationDecember 11, 2012
The Science Library ZotWheels station is experiencing some outages. Please use one of the other three stations during this time. We apologize for the inconvenience and hope to have the problem fixed shortly.
Service UpdateSeptember 24, 2012
All the ZotWheels stations are now back up and working well after some issues beyond our control put two of the stations out of service. Everything has been repaired and restarted. We had them serviced a couple of weeks ago and had the seats and grips replaced. We appreciate your patience while repairs were taking place.
Ayala Science Library ZotWheels Station UpdateSeptember 24, 2012
The Ayala Science Library station is back in service, after a power supply replacement. We apologize for the inconvenience and appreciate your patience.
Student Center ZotWheels Station UpdateSeptember 17, 2012
The Student Center ZotWheels station is now working. Please feel free to use that location to rent and return bikes. Thank you for your patience while the componts damaged in the flood were being tested and repaired.
Ayala Science Library ZotWheels StationSeptember 14, 2012
The Ayala Science Library station is temporarily out of service. We apologize for the inconvenience and expect it will be up again soon. Please check back for station updates.
Student Center ZotWheels StationSeptember 4, 2012
A water line break flooded the Student Center ZotWheels station this past weekend, damaging some of the components. This station will be out of service until further notice. We apologize for the inconvenience. Please check back for in-service and repair updates. All other stations are working normally.
College Bike Team Servicing Zotwheels StationsJune 3, 2011
The College Bike team will be servicing the ZotWheels fleet Monday, June 6th. The system will be available throughout the day. Say hello to the techs when you see them!
Physical Sciences/University Club Station DownApril 5, 2011
The wireless at the Physical Sciences/University Club station is currently down. You may return bikes to this station, however, check out is unavailable. We apologize for any inconvenience.
Langson Library Station Up & RunningMarch 22, 2011
The wireless at the Langson Library station is working again. You may now check out and return bicycles here. Thank you for your patience.
Langson Library StationMarch 17, 2011
The wireless at the Langson Library station is currently down. You may return bikes to this station, however, check out is unavailable. We are sorry for the inconvenience.
Help NeededFebruary 22, 2011
An ITS graduate student studying bikeshare is asking for your help in her research. Complete her short survery located here.
Happy Valentine'sFebruary 14, 2011
Our ZotWheels bikes will be receiving a little TLC this Valentine’s Day. All systems will be up and running during maintenance. Please say hi to the bike techs as they complete the tune up process!
Langson Library Zotwheels Station RestoredFebruary 3, 2011
Repairs complete! All ZotWheels bike stations are up and running.
Langson Library Zotwheels Station Temporarily DownJanuary 14, 2011
Happy HolidaysDecember 17, 2010
Happy holidays to all you ZotWheelers! Due to the campus closure, the ZotWheels system will not be available between 5:00 p.m. December 22, 2010 and 10:00 a.m. January 3, 2011. Thank you.
Bicycle MaintenanceOctober 20, 2010
New pedals have been installed on the ZotWheels bikes. Happy riding!
Welcome Back!October 4, 2010
All of us on the ZotWheels team welcome new and returning students (back) to UCI! Zot, zot, zot!
Bicycle MaintenanceSeptember 7, 2010
The bike mechanics from College Bikes will be servicing the ZotWheels fleet on Friday, September 10, so please say hello if you see them out there. The system will still be in operation but some bikes will be unavailable due to being worked on. Some of the seats that have discolored will be replaced at this time. As always, please give us a call with your comments or questions at (949) 824-1467 or (949) 824-RIDE. Thank you!
Administrative LeaveJuly 9, 2010
We in Parking hope you had a wonderful July 4th holiday. The ZotWheels administrative team will be out of the office the week of July 19th. If you need any help or have questions about ZotWheels that week, please call the Sustainable Transportation folks at (949) 824-RIDE for assistance.
2010 Campus Technology Innovator AwardJune 1, 2010
ZotWheels has won an award as a 2010 Campus Technology Innovator in the Student Systems and Services category. The program will be recognized at the Campus Technology 2010 Conference in Boston on July 21, 2010 and featured in the August issue of Campus Technology magazine. We are honored to have received this award!
Helpful HintsMay 27, 2010
Helpful hints – please read! Customer service is available M-F 8:30-4:30 at 949-824-1467, or if no answer, 824-RIDE. Please make sure your ZotWheels bike is locked into place by slightly lifting the basket when returning and check it to make sure lock is secure. Lock bikes into ZotWheels station or on a bike rack using a bike lock when not in use (we find unlocked bikes!). The bolts on the seat adjustment have been securely tightened so only adjust lever when moving seat up and down. Make sure bike is in first gear when starting up. Make sure tires are inflated before you ride. Please choose another bike and let us know if a low air bike is found. And tell your friends to give us a call if they have questions about ZotWheels, or check out our website!
New PressMarch 23, 2010
Here is an article about the ZotWheels award in UC Irvine Today! www.today.uci.edu/news/2010/03/nr_zotwheelsaward_100317.html
Green Technology AwardMarch 16, 2010
We won! The Green California Leadership Award for Transportation was presented to UCI’s ZotWheels program at the 2010 Green California Summit and Exposition held in Sacramento. Thank you all for helping make the program a success!
Spring Break Tune-upsMarch 15, 2010
Over spring break, all bikes will be having adjustable seats installed as well as receiving a full tune-up. Say hello to the techs when you see them!
Service RestoredJanuary 25, 2010
The ZotWheels stations have been turned on and are back in service! They seem to have weathered our weather with no problems. Thank you for your patience during the shutdown.
Service Temporarily SuspendedJanuary 20, 2010
As a precautionary measure, we are shutting down the ZotWheels stations due to the potential severity of the local storms. The stations will be up and running once the storms pass. Please check back for updates.
Charter MembersJanuary 13, 2010
Thank you to the first group of charter members! The stations are up and running and in use on a regular basis. We very much appreciate the feedback from this first group of members who are helping us make this a really great program.
First MemberDecember 1, 2009
The first charter member signed up today!
Membership Sign Ups Open!November 30, 2009
Membership is now available! Click here to sign up.
Membership Sign UpsNovember 9, 2009
Online membership sign ups will begin next Monday, November 16! Be one of the first people to sign up for your ZotWheels card and receive a membership kit which includes a helmet, ZotWheels water bottle, light set, and bicycle lock. The sign up process will be done online and after we let you know your membership has been processed, you may come in to the Parking office to pick up your kit.
Bicycle Retailer ArticleNovember 9, 2009
Please read the latest article from Bicycle Retailer about ZotWheels here.
Sign Up Soon!November 3, 2009
The ZotWheels IT team is working on the finishing touches of the membership link so that sign-ups are available on November 16th!
Grand OpeningOctober 9, 2009
ZotWheels celebrated its grand opening today on the lawn at the Student Center. About 60 people attended including representatives from the California Assembly, the City of Irvine, UCI’s rideshare partners, OCTA, SCAQMD, VPSI, and many from our campus community. The media were there to capture the event including the Daily Pilot, Bicycle Retailer and Industry News, and Channel 7 who filmed and reported a spot that aired that afternoon. Click here to view the video.
After Transportation and Distribution Services staff welcomed guests and spoke about ZotWheels, Vice Chancellor of A&BS Wendell Brase cut the ribbon on the Student Center station. Parking staff were on hand to demonstrate how the system works and bikes were made available for riding. The ZotWheels membership campaign will begin over the next few weeks.
Photos of the event can be viewed in the photo gallery.
Latest FeaturesOctober 5, 2009
Check out the latest features about ZotWheels! UCI Communications wrote an article about us here. OC Metro has given us some good press too!
Photo GalleryOctober 2, 2009
The ZotWheels photo gallery is now up. Click here to view the pictures.
Installation UpdateSeptember 29, 2009
The initial round of testing is now completed and the systems are working well. The installation and software crew will be back this week to make some final hardware and software adjustments based on the testing results.
System TestingSeptember 21, 2009
The ZotWheels Bike Support Team is starting system testing this week. Administrative cards were issued for testing purposes as the Team checks out bikes and returns them out in the field. We are getting lots of positive feedback from people stopping by when we are on site. Thanks for talking to us and keep the comments coming!
OC Register FeatureSeptember 20, 2009
ZotWheels has been featured in the OC Register.
Photo OpSeptember 18, 2009
OC Register will be out this afternoon for a demo and photo shoot with a test member and an interview with Ron Fleming. We're starting to get some great press.
Website LaunchSeptember 17, 2009
The website is live! Keep up on our news feeds and watch for more information about the mid-October membership campaign.
The CSL group is back out in Irvine to make some final adjustments to the system. College Bikes was here to provide some final adjustments to the bikes as well.
Construction Update 6September 11, 2009
The Chicago group left after a 9:00 a.m. meeting with Parking, and will be back next week to make some final adjustments to the system. Each of the stations are in place with bikes and are working as they should be. Parking will conduct product testing over the next couple of weeks in preparation for a membership drive in October. Each one of the first 250 charter members will receive a membership kit including a helmet, water bottle and lock.
Construction Update 5September 10, 2009
Lots of activity at the sites. All but Physical Sciences location up and running!
Construction Update 4September 9, 2009
The installation is going very well. The Student Center site went up quickly. The bikes went in at the end of the day and what a beautiful sight! Lots of people coming by to ask what ZotWheels is all about!
Construction Update 3September 8, 2009
The UCI movers started at 6:30 a.m. to get the stations delivered. All of the stations were delivered wrapped and ready to be bolted in by mid-morning. The people from Central Specialties (CSL) of Chicago and Miles Data in Wisconsin arrived in the afternoon to begin the installation of the stations.
Construction Update 2September 4, 2009
The concrete pads are in and the electricity has been pulled. We are ready for the installation to begin next week. Check out the four ZotWheels location for installation activity!
Construction Update 1August 17, 2009
The concrete pads to set the stations on and electrical wiring begins today to be completed by September 4.
ZotWheels LocationsAugust 4, 2009
Major planning for ZotWheels installation is commencing! The four locations are the lower Student Center, Langson Library service road, Science Library at Ring Mall, and South Circle View Dr. at Ring Mall on the other side of the University Club.
ZotWheels: Coming Fall 2009!July 14, 2009
Soon to be located at key locations around the campus core, the bikes will allow campus community members a greener and more convenient method of transportation around the UC Irvine campus. Membership to use ZotWheels will be available online. Welcome kits, including a bike helmet and water bottle will be given to the first 250 new members.