Beijing and Shanghai have given no indication of whether the bans will be lifted.
Mobike and Bluegogo double rates in Beijing in bid to stay afloat
Other bike-rental companies are considering raising prices, as warmer weather brings a likely rebound in trip numbers.
Guangzhou invites bike-rental firms to bid for quotas after 19-month ban
Chinese bike-rental firms, Mobike and Hello Transtech, expressed their willingness to enter the bidding.
Didi reprimanded for introducing new shared bikes in Beijing in red tape snafu
Didi’s struggles in the bike-rental market led to a launch of its own brand, Qingju.
Briefing: Didi takes punitive measures against deviant shared bike riders
The rules went into effect on Wednesday on Didi’s bike-rental platforms Qingju and Bluegogo.