Boost Your Ride.
Add some kick to your commute with the new Electric Metro Bike. The pedal-assisted, electric bikes expand opportunities for riders to complete their first/last mile connections from farther distances with less effort required to pedal. By the end of Summer 2019, over 300 Electric Metro Bikes will be available in the Classic Metro Bike Share system in Downtown LA and Central LA.
Casual riders can unlock Electric Metro Bikes for $1 and ride for $1.75 every 30 minutes. 30-Day, 365-Day, Business and Reduced Fare pass holders can continue to unlock Electric Metro Bikes for no additional fee!
Electric pedal-assist motor. The Electric Metro Bike is powered by a mid-drive pedal-assist motor capable of speeds up to 17 mph with an electric “boost." This is perfect for climbing hills, shortening your commute, or just covering more ground!
Easy-to-find power button. Turn on the electric assist by pressing the power button on the display located on the handlebars. Make sure the bike is at a standstill before you press the power button, or else it won’t turn on! When you’re finished riding, return to a Classic Metro Bike Share station by giving it a firm push into the dock, and you're good to go!
Just like Classic Metro Bikes, you’ll want to follow the rules of the road. The Electric Metro Bike is a pedal-assist electric bicycle and can reach speeds up to 17mph with assistance. The motor only engages when you pedal. You and others on the road may be surprised by how fast the electric bike can go. Higher speed increases the risk of a crash. Warning: if you are in a crash, you could be injured or killed.
Always wear a helmet. People under 18 are required to wear one by law. For more tips, check out our Riding Tips.
How to find Electric Metro Bikes. Classic Metro Bike Share stations that have Electric Metro Bikes docked at them display a green lightning bolt symbol above the station icon on the station map or app. As part of a special launch promotion, unlocking fees for Electric Metro Bikes are waived until October 31!
How to check out Electric Metro Bikes. Pending availability, you can check out a Electric Metro Bike the same way you check out a Classic Metro Bike, regardless of which pass type you have. If you are a passholder, you can use your TAP card or look up your account with your phone number at any station to check out a bike. Or you can purchase a pass with your credit or debit card at any station.
Got Questions? We've Got Answers!
How is the Electric Metro Bike different from the Classic Metro Bike?
How do I find and check out an Electric Metro Bike?
Electric Metro Bikes have “Electric Metro Bike” on both sides of the downtube for easy identification. Sign up and then use your TAP card or look up your account with your phone number at any Classic Metro Bike Share station to check out an Electric Metro Bike. Or use your credit or debit card at any Classic Metro Bike Share station. Check out our How it Works page to learn more.
Classic Metro Bike Stations with Electric Metro Bikes may be found by checking the online station map or in the Metro Bike Share app. Stations that have Electric Metro Bikes docked at them display a green lightning bolt symbol above the station icon.
How fast does the Electric Metro Bike go?
Electric Metro Bikes provide pedal assistance up to speeds of 17 miles per hour. The motor in the Electric Metro Bike only provides assistance when you pedal.
How long does the battery last?
The battery life for the Electric Metro Bike depends on many factors including terrain, riding style, temperature, and the weight of the rider and cargo being transported. Under ideal conditions, a full charge allows Electric Metro Bikes to travel about 30 miles before they need to be recharged. Electric Metro Bikes indicate how much of their total battery life remains on their display. We regularly monitor and charge batteries as needed.
What happens if the battery dies and what do I do if the battery runs out while I’m riding?
In the unlikely event the battery on an Electric Metro Bike dies, the motor will stop providing pedal assistance. Fortunately, the motor does not add any noticeable drag when turned off. The lights on the bike will still function and you will still be able to shift gears, dock, undock, brake, and pedal like on a traditional bike.
If an Electric Metro Bike runs out of battery while you’re riding, you can either finish your trip or dock the bike at the closest station and undock another bike. Please call or text us at 844.857.BIKE or email us at email@example.com to alert us that the battery has died.
How old do I have to be to ride an Electric Metro Bike?
Just like Classic Metro Bikes, riders need to be at least 16 years old to use Metro Bike Share and to ride an Electric Metro Bike. Riders under 18 years old will need to have their parent or guardian purchase a pass for them.
On what part of the street should I ride an Electric Metro Bike?
The laws for riding an Electric Metro Bike are the same as the laws for riding a traditional bike. Every lane is a bike lane, people on bikes may use a whole lane. Different municipalities have different laws regarding sidewalks, but we recommend to minimize riding on the sidewalk. Always yield to pedestrians. A bicycle is a vehicle, follow and obey all traffic lights and signs.
How much does the Electric Metro Bike weigh?
Electric Metro Bikes weigh about 50 pounds, which is only 3 pounds heavier than our Classic Metro Bikes.