Revolutionizing Bike Riding with AI: Our Hackathon Journey

The Goal

Using AI with the creation of a Bike Renting Application.


The energy was palpable as the clock ticked away, marking the beginning of an exhilarating 5-hour hackathon. Fueled by our passion for programming and our love for bike riding, our team embarked on a journey to create something truly innovative. Little did we know that by the end of those intense hours, we would unveil a groundbreaking rental bike app powered by cutting-edge AI tools. Join us as we recount our experience and the remarkable strides we made during this hackathon.

Our team consisted of 2 developers (one Java and on .Net), 1 Full-stack developer, a DevOps engineer and a Product Owner. Inspired by the increasing popularity of bike sharing services and the potential for AI-driven solutions, our team decided to tackle the challenge of revolutionizing bike riding. We envisioned an app that would seamlessly connect riders with available rental bikes while harnessing the power of AI to enhance the user experience. With a clear vision in mind, we dived headfirst into the hackathon, armed with our programming skills and the determination to make a difference.

utilizing ai

One of the core aspects of our app was utilizing AI tools to optimize bike availability and distribution. Leveraging machine learning algorithms, we developed a predictive model that analyzed historical bike usage patterns, weather conditions, and other relevant factors to dynamically allocate bikes to high-demand areas. This not only ensured a smooth user experience but also optimized bike utilization, reducing the chances of shortages or excesses at any given location.

To enhance user safety and security, we integrated computer vision technology into our app.
Through real-time video analysis, our AI-powered system could detect potential hazards, such as reckless driving or obstacles on the road, and alert both the rider and nearby authorities. This feature not only aimed to prevent accidents but also fostered a sense of security among users, encouraging more people to embrace bike riding as a convenient and safe mode of transportation.

Simplicity and ease of use were at the forefront of our app’s design. We crafted a user-friendly interface that allowed riders to effortlessly locate nearby rental bikes, reserve them with a few taps and seamlessly unlock the bikes using their smartphones. Through integration with digital payment platforms, we eliminated the need for cash transactions, further  streamlining the rental process. Our goal was to make bike riding accessible to everyone, regardless of their technical expertise or prior experience.

As the hackathon drew to a close, we presented our rental bike app to the panel of judges and fellow participants. The excitement in the room was contagious as we showcased the AI-driven features and highlighted the potential impact it could have on the future of bike riding. While we didn’t take home the top prize, the experience itself was incredibly rewarding. We had not only developed a functional and innovative app but also witnessed firsthand the power of collaboration, creativity, and the limitless possibilities that arise from programming hackathons.


Our journey through the hackathon taught us the importance of pushing boundaries and embracing emerging technologies. By combining our passion for bike riding with the power of AI, we created a rental bike app that had the potential to transform urban transportation. As we reflect on our experience, we are filled with a sense of accomplishment, knowing that our small contribution could pave the way for a future where AI-powered bike rental systems become an integral part of our daily lives.

During our journey of this hackathon we gave our product owner an insight into the work we, as developers, do every day as well as seeing how far AI can assist our work (including the generation of this blog).