also sub-titled, we rode bikes for the first time in San Francisco… but still, more importantly, we had PIZZA.
In partnership with our friends at Uber.
Cut to the chase, we’re better on stationary bikes where the immediate reward is intense dance music, a bucket of sweat, and an instructor yelling at us to hike our booties up like an Ariana Grande music video. You should see our booties.
But, still… bikes.
Never mind the fact that it’s as difficult to store a bike in our apartment as it is to carry it up and down a flight of stairs to store it in our apartment, we’ve just… never been ‘bike people.’ You know the lot. They’re all over San Francisco, better known as ‘the city of bikes.’ (Lies. We just made that up, we’ve never heard anyone say that… but there are a lot of bikes in the city, so just nod your head and agree with us, we’re always right).
Cut to the chase (again), we’ve always been deterred from biking around the city as a result of the pinch points of owning a bike in the city.
Enter: Uber Bike. $2.00 for 30 minutes, ‘electric assist,’ and unlocked directly from the Uber app via the “Bike” section from the main menu. As simple as, “open the app and grab a bike.”
Too good to be true, we thought at the beginning when Uber asked us to try their e-bikes out. But being the modern day adventurers that we are, we took the opportunity and grabbed a few e-bikes LITERALLY outside of our apartment building.
The mission? To ride from the Castro all the way down Market St. into Chinatown for a day full of dim sum. Only thing is, we got to Chinatown and decided we’d rather have pizza. So we did. We went to chinatown for dim sum and got pizza instead 😛
If we’re being honest, our expectations for the e-bikes were probably (most definitely) out of whack with reality and what an e-bike actually is. We expected to barely pedal, but alas, that’s not how an electric assist bike works, LOL.
The result was a much easier ride though, regardless of our expectation that we’d be riding motorbikes. Pedaling uphill was MUCH easier than we imagined, one swing of our legs and we were ‘whooshing’ up the hill. Is ‘whooshing’ a word? We’ll say it is. We whooshed all over the place!
The e-bikes (the color red and labeled JUMP) are popping all over the place in San Francisco. And we think you should try one out when you have a moment 😉
A huge thank you to Uber Bike for partnering with us for our first bike ride in San Francisco.