Today, Ford GoBike is giving riders a new way to power up hills and ride for longer distances by adding pedal-assist ebikes to the bike share network in San Francisco. The new ebikes, branded as Ford GoBike Plus, can be unlocked via a Clipper card or the Ford GoBike app and docked at any Ford GoBike station in San Francisco — making Ford GoBike the first bike share system in North America to incorporate ebikes alongside classic bikes at its stations — and for a limited time, the 30-minute single trip fare is just $2.
The bikes were unveiled at a press event today at Patricia's Green, an oasis in San Francisco's Hayes Valley. Motivate, the company that operates Ford GoBike, has placed 250 of the ebikes around the city, and they will be constantly redistributed as users take them from station to station. Officials and other attendees celebrated the introduction of the ebikes by taking them on a spin around the city.