Didi-Uber, China’s newly minted transportation tycoon, has revealed intentions to append a bike sharing service to its hefty platform, as it pours tens of millions of U.S dollars in strategic investment into dockless smart bike company Ofo.

The ride sharing company has no trouble divining a future where bike sharing becomes the latest installment on its platform, already laden with everything from buses to chauffeur services. Among cooperation in urban rideshare, Didi also plans to be “offering quality bike-sharing experience on Didi’s platform,” said the company as it announced the investment. 

Ofo claims to be world’s first dockless bike sharing services–unlike many public bike systems that set aside a multitude of procured bikes for common use, the company founded by 5 Peking University students is attempting an Uber-like light asset approach. Users are encouraged to donate their personal bikes to Ofo in exchange for unlimited access to bikes in Ofo’s pool.

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Based in Beijing, April Ma writes on tech trends and covers startups that may (or may not) be the next BATs. Reach her at April.ma@technode.com or Mafangjing (Wechat).