Ford GoBike Rides Will be Free on Bike to Work Day
System Reaches Key Milestone of One Million Rides
BAY AREA – To celebrate Bike to Work Day, rides on any Ford GoBike in San Francisco, Oakland, Berkeley, Emeryville or San Jose — including the popular new ebikes in San Francisco — will be free on Thursday, May 10, thanks to a partnership between Ford GoBike and GenZe.
Riders can download and open the Ford GoBike app on Thursday, May 10, to receive a free Access Pass, normally $10. The Access Pass entitles the user to unlimited 30-minute rides on thousands of bikes in the Bay Area for a 24-hour period.
“We want the Bay Area to experience eco-friendly, fun rides on Ford GoBike this Bike to Work Day, and that’s why we are providing free Access Passes to all on May 10,” said Emily Stapleton, Ford GoBike General Manager. “In less than a year since launch, Ford GoBike has had more than one million trips, and we are thrilled to partner with GenZe to bring bike share to even more people on Bike to Work Day this year.”
Working with GenZe, Ford GoBike recently added 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. Riders of a range of 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.
Annual memberships are $149, monthly memberships are $15 and single rides are currently $2. All pricing includes access to Ford GoBike’s new ebikes. Bike Share for All provides low-income residents with Ford GoBike memberships at the discounted rate of only $5 for their initial year.
More than 80,000 people have hopped on a Ford GoBike since the system launched last summer, pedaling over one million trips. Individuals in San Francisco have taken over 20,000 rides on the new ebikes since introduction on April 24.
About Ford GoBike
Launched June 2017, the Ford GoBike system is an integral part of the Bay Area’s transportation network. With 289 stations and more than 3,000 bikes on the ground across San Francisco, San Jose, Berkeley, Oakland and Emeryville, the system has generated nearly a million rides in less than a year. When completed, the 7,000-bike, 546-station Ford GoBike network will be the second-largest bike share system in America, setting new national standards in density, convenience and equity.
GenZe has a simple motto: “Two Wheels. One Planet. Zero Emissions.” GenZe is committed to providing easily-accessible personal transportation through e-Bikes and e-Scooters loaded with smart, connected technology and powered by sustainable, zero-emissions electric energy. GenZe manufactures and assembles in Ann Arbor, Michigan with corporate headquarters in Silicon Valley. GenZe is a division of the globally-expanding $19 billion Mahindra Group, which focuses on enabling people to rise through new and better solutions to tomorrow’s challenges. The Mahindra Group is a worldwide leader in aerospace, automotive, utility vehicles, tractors, motorcycles, clean energy, and more. For more information on GenZe, visit www.genze.com.