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This article was published on October 10, 2014

Uber announces UberPedal in Seattle with $5 surcharge to drag your bike around town

Uber announces UberPedal in Seattle with $5 surcharge to drag your bike around town
Roberto Baldwin
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Roberto Baldwin

Roberto Baldwin was a reporter for The Next Web in San Francisco between April 2014 and March 2015. Roberto Baldwin was a reporter for The Next Web in San Francisco between April 2014 and March 2015.

Uber is adding bike racks to the back of its cars in Seattle beginning tomorrow. Now when you get tired or it starts raining while you’re riding your bike, Uber will give you and your bike a ride home. For a price.

seattle_pedal_screenshot_4-e1412825427647The Uber app in Seattle will now include a Pedal button along the with the Uber, UberX, and UberXL options. Tap the button and an UberX with a bike rack will pick you up.

Unfortunately, shoving your bike on the rack will cost you an extra $5 in addition to your regular fare. But, the cars are equipped with Saris’ racks that fit two bikes so maybe you can bring along a friend and split the cost.

➤ Uberpedal: From Two Wheels to Four [Uber]

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