San Francisco is an amazing place to live, but with all the gridlock, limited parking, and enormous hills, how’s a person supposed to get from Point A to Point B without the stress and sweat? Meet the Ford GoBike Plus e-Bike from GenZe, which is going to revolutionize the way people get around San Francisco. We’ve put together this piece to help show you the ins and outs of the program, the e-Bikes, and how you see how great they are for yourself.
About the Program
On April 24, the Ford GoBike became the first bike share service to offer GenZe electric bikes as part of their fleet as part of their Ford GoBike Plus program. This monumental adoption of e-Bikes will allow a wider range of people to have access to two wheeled transportation. The e-Bikes will allow people to ride up hills with greater ease, go farther, and enjoy all the health benefits that come with riding bikes. “We are thrilled to introduce this innovative new mobility option into the Ford GoBike fleet,” said Jay Walder, CEO of Motivate. “Riders of all ages and fitness levels can now boost their natural pedal power to summit the notorious San Francisco hills and more fully enjoy the benefits of bike share. We’re proud to work with the City of San Francisco to continue improving the Ford GoBike system and expanding the City’s transportation options in an accessible and equitable way.”
The Ford GoBike Plus by GenZe
The GenZe e-Bikes used in the Ford GoBike Plus Program were specially designed to meet the needs of the hilly city it serves. The electric bikes have a pedal assist feature that engages the rear motor with every pump of your legs giving you the boost you need to help get up hills or go longer distances. Each e-Bike comes equipped with a 345 Wh lithium ion battery and LCD display that allows riders to monitor their speed and battery charge level. The e-Bikes have a maximum speed of 18 MPH, which allows for them to be legally ridden in bike lanes.
Ready to Ride?
Accessing the Ford GoBike Plus fleet is as easy as can be. Existing Ford GoBike members simply have to log on to the app to locate a Ford GoBike Plus e-Bike and check them out as they normally would. Non-members simply need to download the Ford GoBike app to locate an e-Bike and check it out at a station using their smartphone or Clipper Card. e-Bikes can be used for Single Ride, Access Pass, and Three Day Ready Pass. To make things even better, there is no additional fee to use the e-Bikes for members and non-members alike!
As a leader in the personal transportation revolution, we’re incredibly pleased to be able to show San Franciscans and visitors alike how empowering an electric bike can be. Be sure to check them out for yourself to see just how incredible these e-Bikes truly are. If you love the ride and want your own electric bike, click here and find a retailer in your area to test ride our 100 and 200 Series e-Bikes.