What Happens To E -Scooters Over The Winter In The Cedar Valley
E-scooters have taken over Cedar Rapids and many different Iowa cities. They are both loved and hated, but it's safe to say a large number of us have at least taken a quick joy ride on these scooters.
With cold months just around the corner, it made me ask the question.
Where Do The E Scooters Go Over The Winter Months?
The answer is actually pretty simple.
Over the winter each company stores their scooters over the cold months, so you will not be able to ride any after a set date.
According to Jessica Rucker Executive Director at Main Street Waterloo both scooter companies will be storing their scooters this year and next.
While she couldn't give a set date of when these scooters are going away, she did give a rough estimate,
Probably the end of October.
Jessica Rucker also let us know that the scooters should be around sometime in May, so while you still have time to ride this year for 2021, they will be back for 2022.
More information about the scooters can be found on the Main Street Website. If you still want to ride one before they go away, they even give tips on how to ride these scooters.
How to Ride a Bird Scooter
1) Download the app
The first step in riding a Bird is downloading the Bird app. It takes a few seconds. You'll be asked to create an account and add a payment method.
2) Find a Bird
To find an available Bird nearby, simply open the app. You will immediately be taken to our service map that displays nearby vehicles, riding zones and more.
3) Unlock your vehicle
To unlock a Bird scooter, simply tap on the large button centrally located on the service map. This will open your phone's camera and allow you to scan the QR code easily located at the top of the vehicle. You can also manually enter the alpha-numeric code located just below the QR code.
4) Ride safely
To get riding, start by kicking forward with your foot to gain momentum then use the thumb accelerator to control your speed. Apply pressure to the handbrake to decelerate and come to a stop.