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Here's what it's like to ride the brand new Uber Bike
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Your journey to the office is probably already on wheels — but you could power those wheels, with a small push from an electric motor on Uber's new bike-share option.
Uber partnered with Jump Bikes in San Francisco to offer an electric-motor assisted ride to users for the next nine months (and pull in the bike commuters to conquer even more of the commuting market) — so I gave it a spin.
Includes this graph:
Another entrant to the bike-sharing race is newcomer Pace from bike-share startup company Zagster. Bluetooth-enabled tethers along with a ring lock to immobilize the back wheel allows users to park bikes to any public rack or post, so it's a similar concept to Jump but with a secondary lock method. Zagster CEO Tim Ericson calls Pace and Jump's locking method the "lock-to dockless model." He said in a phone call it's a cheaper, city-friendlier bike-sharing option. It integrates easily into city infrastructure — you can find and drop off a bike anywhere it can be safely and legally locked.
Instead of sharing bikes with the masses, there's always the option to buy your own bicycle and commute to work on your own two wheels. But the electric-assist on Jump to help get up hills or speed up your ride is an alluring option that can be pricey to own outright.
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Uber Bike may be too easy and accessible to not use — it's so well streamlined into the existing Uber app. Plus, it'll take a long time to hit $3,000 worth of rides.
ES changed my life (for the waaaaay better).
Eff. June, 2014 Phoenix Ebike Promotions
(Current ride? High speed lawn chair.)
Phoenix Ebike Promotions conversion kit (work in progress. More drink holders, etc etc)
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(Ebikers Anonymous - Where we're all miserable failures, but the parties are hilarious...)