(415) 474-3130 Info@ElectricTourCompany.com
(415) 474-3130 Info@ElectricTourCompany.com


Frequently asked questions.

GoRide Scooters are powered by GoCar. GoCar is the world’s first GPS-guided storytelling vehicle.

What do I need to rent a GoRide Scooter?

  • You need:
    • to be at least 18 years old.
    • hold a valid government-issued photo ID.
    • have a credit card for the security deposit ($150 per scooter)
    • Review, understand, and sign the rental agreement and waiver.
  • Arrive ready to have some fun!

Who Can Ride an Electric Scooter? Rider Requirements

Ages 18 + No drivers under age 18.
Please note that all renters must be 18 years or older to drive any of the eScooters and must possess a valid credit card and valid government-issued picture ID. A driver’s license is not required.
Note: an international license is not necessary, an international passport is accepted for ID.

Seats Per Scooter /Ages:
Our Fat Tire eScooters (1 seater) do not accommodate passengers, while the sole passenger on the eTrike (2 seaters) must be at least 5+ years old.

Weights: Please note that there is a maximum weight limit of 300lbs (136kg) for a single passenger on the Fat Tire eScooter and 300lbs (136kg) total for the 2 passengers on the eTrike.
Like all E-scooters, the performance and uphill speed may be limited depending on guest weight.

Helmets are required and will be provided.

How Long, Fast and Far Can I Ride?

The top speed of the San Francisco E-Scooter rental is around 20 mph (32 kph)and the average range between battery charges is 25 miles (40 km).
The battery life is around 1.5 to 2 hours with constant riding, but this can vary depending on factors such as hills, rider weight, and speed.

If you ride at full speed without any stops, the range will be substantially less. Constant aggressive acceleration and braking will drastically reduce your range.  Gentle acceleration and coasting will ensure you make the entire tour distance.

GPS-guided tours are set at a relaxed pace and the scooter has a limit on top speed, typically cruising between 5-20 mph (8-32 kph) for a safe and comfortable ride on crowded streets and bike trails.

Like all E-scooters, the performance and uphill speed may be limited depending on guest weight.  

How long does a tour loop take?

Our most popular tour loop to the Golden Gate Bridge is 1.5 hours long, of which approximately 1.25 hours is driving time.

Note: Route times are estimates based on average time and traffic conditions. All e-scooter rentals are charged based on departure and return times.  


Where can I ride? Do I have to stay on Tour Route?

With the exception of taking the unit off-road, you are free to ride wherever you wish as long as you obey all bicycle rules. If a sign is posted stating no bicycles are allowed then this also applies to you.
Electric Scooters are not allowed on the Golden Gate Bridge sidewalks or on the gravel trails along San Francisco Bay.

The best routes follow Bike lanes and multi-use bike/pedestrian trails.

Do I have to stay on the tour route?
You can go freestyle if you want to, no problem. But the scooter GPS only talks on the designated routes.

Do you require a deposit for Scooter rentals?

Yes. Each rental will be charged a per scooter $150.00 deposit fee.
This will not be charged to your card but an authorization to hold will be placed on the card.

Can children ride on the scooter with an adult?

The Fat Tire eScooters are 1 rider scooters.

The eTrike Scooters are 2 rider scooters. The rear passenger can be aged 5+.

No small children/infants in laps or in child carriers.

Can I ride on the Golden Gate Bridge sidewalks?

NO. Due to very crowded pedestrian sidewalks, electric-powered scooters (and many other modes of transportation) are not allowed to ride onto the bridge sidewalks.

You will have an amazing stop up close at the Southern end of the bridge on this GPS-guided tour route.

NOTE: We do encourage guests to walk out onto the bridge sidewalks after parking their eScooter nearby.

The good news is: We do get amazing views of the Golden Gate Bridge, Historic Fort Point (built directly under the South approach), Bridge Overlook areas, and San Francisco Bay from our GPS-guided scooter route and frequent stops.

Safety is a top priority on the bridge, and for that reason, electric scooters are not allowed to be ridden on the sidewalks to ensure the safety of the millions of visitors that come each year.

How Do I Learn to Ride a Electric Scooter?

  • The Fat Tire E-Scooters (1 rider) require side-to-side balance similar to riding a bike. We strongly suggest that all scooter drivers have bike riding experience.
    The eTrike (2 rider) has 3 wheels so balancing is not as much of an issue. 
    • If you do not have bike riding experience this might not be the best activity for you.
    • We include a short equipment operation video, and equipment recap session. The session is designed to provide riders with a quick overview of the scooter controls, knowledge, and experience needed to safely operate the Scooters.
    • Due to time limits, we cannot provide riders with no previous bike riding experience with full training on riding and balancing on a scooter.
    • Each Scooter is equipped with a speed control/throttle and a brake lever on the handlebars.
    • All riders are required to wear the provided helmets.

What If I arrive back late?

  • Late returns are no problem. If you are having fun, keep going – not past our posted closing time for the day.  
  • If you want to extend your rental, we charge in 1-minute increments based on our 36.00 extra hours rate.
  • Rental time is calculated from your departure from and return to the facility.
  • Rental time does not include check-in, video training, or returning paperwork and checkout. 
  • The last return time is generally at Sundown/Sunset.
  • The closing time for each day is posted at the rental facility.  If you return after closing time the rate is $1.00 a minute. 

What if it rains on the day of my booking?

  • It is fine to drive a GoRide e-scooter in the rain, but we can re-schedule your rental for another day or time. If weather conditions are extreme and you have no flexibility with regard to time, we can make a refund.

What happens if I damage the scooter?

As the rider, you are responsible for any accidental damages to the scooter unit while it is in your possession. Before the ride, you will conduct an inspection of the unit and inform our staff of any damages found.

An additional fee of $7.50 per scooter can be paid at the time of booking or at guest check-in for damage coverage that will cover the cost of accidental damage to the unit, except for theft. There is a $150.00 deductible on this coverage. 

Please note that this does not cover theft of the scooter, lost scooter keys, lost helmet(s), lost scooter GPS phone(s), lost JBL speaker(s), or lost scooter lock(s). It only covers accidental damage to the e-scooter and does not cover damages to other guests, people, or property.

Important: Riders are responsible for all damages to the Scooter and/or anything /anyone they may accidentally collide with.
Example: If you accidentally dent a car along the route you will be responsible to work out paying for damages directly with the vehicle owner.

We do not offer accident insurance or coverage. Note this is a very very rare problem and we will help facilitate the communication between parties.

What Model and Type of Scooters Do You Use?

Our rentals with amazing GoRide GPS-guided tours to the Golden Gate Bridge and back are operated on two of the top-end electric scooter models available:

  • KAASpeed K1S Electric Scooter (Seats 1)
  • PushPak Model 4000 Electric E-Trike (Seats 2)

Depending on the weather/road conditions and the rider’s weight/riding patterns battery life and mileage will vary greatly.

Like all E-scooters, the performance and uphill speed may be limited depending on guest weight. Helmets are required and will be provided. Constant aggressive acceleration and braking will drastically reduce your range.  Gentle acceleration and coasting will ensure you make the entire tour distance.

Are Scooters available for Corporate Outings, Team Building and Group Activities?

Yes, we’re happy to discuss how we can help you create a uniquely tailored corporate outing, team building activity – like a city scavenger hunt, or a fun group activity.
We can partner with GoCar for a large fleet of GoCars plus use GoRide e-scooters for larger groups.

Why GoRide Electric Scooters?

GoRide is powered by GoCar. GoCar is the world’s first GPS-guided storytelling vehicle.
The custom navigation system guides you around San Francisco and the scooter talks to you, telling you all about the city. You can explore parts of San Francisco that the tour bus can’t reach and you will look cool doing it!

Looking for a Segway Tour? What happened to the Segway Tours?

We started Segway Tours in 2004 – one of the 1st Segway tour companies in the world. After 19 amazing and successful years, it was time for a change. We had a blast with our many guests from around the world.

If you want to purchase a Segway at a great price check out our or San Francisco Electric Tour Company Ebay store.

Check out our GPS-guided Electric scooters. An amazing guided and narrated tour experience to the Golden Gate Bridge.

I need a Mobility ScooterWhere can I Find Mobilty Scooter Rentals in San Francisco?

There are a few choices for Mobility  Scooter and Wheelchair Rentals in San Francisco

Some will deliver the equipment to your hotel. NOTE: We are not affiliated with these companies and have no additional information or expertise in Mobility Scooters or Wheelchairs. 

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