Ebikes Are Rolling
Updated: Oct 11, 2020
09/30/20 – rideshare ebikes from BIKETOWN have arrived, and you can find them right around the corner!
They're heavy (60-70 pounds?), a little bit clumsy to handle, have no suspension, have no mechanical shifting, but hey – these things are a ton of fun.
A test ride from the Dragonfly all the way up Thurman to the gate @ Forest Park required very little effort. Motoring around the rest of the Northwest area was equally breezy.
Everything about these bikes is a big improvement over Biketown's previous shaft-drive clunkers. Grab the BIKETOWNpdx app and use your smartphone to unlock a ride. The cost per trip – $1 to unlock, plus $0.20 / minute. ( That's $12 / hour ).