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ZotWheels Disabled for Inclelement Weather

January 5, 2016

Due to the unpredictability of the weather and potential flooding from this year's El Nino, we have disabled all of the ZotWheels stations. We will bring them back up when the rains have subsided. We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for your patience during this rainy season. Please call (949) 824-1467 or email zwheels@uci.edu if you have any questions or comments.

Student Center ZotWheels Station

August 1, 2015

The Student Center ZotWheels stations is temporarily out of service for maintenance. Please check back here for updates. Thank you for your patience as the work is being completed.

Student Center ZotWheels Station

June 16, 2014

The Student Center ZotWheels station is up and running. Thank you for your patience as we made necessary updates. Happy riding!

Student Center ZotWheels Station

May 21, 2014

The Student Center ZotWheels location is temporarily out of service. We apologize for the inconvenience and will have it back in service as soon as possible. Thank you for your patience.

Software Upgrades

April 14, 2014

The ZotWheels software is being upgraded to comply with campus Windows 7 requirements. You may experience intermittent down time of the system during this process, so we appreciate your patience. Please let us know if you have any questions by calling (949) 824-1467

Bicycle Maintenance

April 1, 2014

The ZotWheels fleet undergoes its regular maintenance and tune-up. The bicycles are available during this period.

Winter Recess

December 12, 2013

The ZotWheels administration team is observing the UCI campus closure December 24, 2013 through January 1, 2014. All ZotWheels facilities will be closed during this period. We wish you rest and relaxation during the winter recess and look forward to seeing you in the new year. Happy Holidays!

Bicycle Maintenance

May 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 Repaired

January 22, 2013

The Student Center ZotWheels station has been temporarily repaired while a permanent solution is put in place. Please email zwheels@uci.edu if you experience any problems in the interim. Thank you for your support and patience while the repairs are being completed

Student Center ZotWheels Station

January 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 Station

December 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 Update

September 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 Update

September 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 Update

September 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 Station

September 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 Station

September 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 Stations

June 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 Down

April 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 & Running

March 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 Station

March 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 Needed

February 22, 2011

An ITS graduate student studying bikeshare is asking for your help in her research. Complete her short survery located here.

Happy Valentine's

February 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 Restored

February 3, 2011

Repairs complete! All ZotWheels bike stations are up and running.

Langson Library Zotwheels Station Temporarily Down

January 14, 2011

Happy Holidays

December 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 Maintenance

October 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 Maintenance

September 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 Leave

July 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 Award

June 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 Hints

May 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 Press

March 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 Award

March 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-ups

March 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 Restored

January 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 Suspended

January 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 Members

January 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 Member

December 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 Ups

November 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.

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 Opening

October 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 Features

October 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 Gallery

October 2, 2009

The ZotWheels photo gallery is now up. Click here to view the pictures.

Installation Update

September 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 Testing

September 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 Feature

September 20, 2009

ZotWheels has been featured in the OC Register.

Photo Op

September 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 Launch

September 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 6

September 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 5

September 10, 2009

Lots of activity at the sites. All but Physical Sciences location up and running!

Construction Update 4

September 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 3

September 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 2

September 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 1

August 17, 2009

The concrete pads to set the stations on and electrical wiring begins today to be completed by September 4.

ZotWheels Locations

August 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.


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