Download the RideGDS App. Use the map in the RideGDS Scooter app to find your closest Scooter. Not ready to go just yet? You can also reserve a RideGDS up to 5 minutes in advance.
UNLOCK & RIDE
To start your ride, scan the RideGDS Scotoer QR code with your app. Hit the throttle on the right to go and pull the brakes to slow.
PARK & LOCK
After your ride, use the kickstand to keep your vehicle upright. Park your RideGDS Scooter away from public pathways RideGDS Scooter Parking Zone —your community will appreciate it.
How to Ride an Electric Scooter
Riding an electric scooter is really simple and intuitive. Getting the first steps right, however, are crucial to your safety. Follow the below steps and you'll be riding in no time.
Time to learn: 5 minutes
1. Place the e-scooter on a flat paved road or sidewalk
This will allow you to learn the steps and get a feeling for riding without having to worry about hills or other obstacles.
2. Raise the kickstand
Using either of your feet raise the kickstand under or beside the scooter. It will lean after this so be sure to hold onto it!
3. Use a kick scooter stance
Place your weak leg on the scooter’s deck with your foot facing forward. Lean forward and hold the handlebars with both hands.
4. Place your strong leg onto the scooter deck
Once you are moving place your strong leg on the deck behind your weak leg. This will allow you to keep your balance and minimize your size.
5. Press the throttle steadily
Different kinds of e-scooters will have different forms of throttles, but the technique is the same for all of them. start with a slow smooth motion to get the scooter moving. Use your strong leg to keep balance while you are starting to move.
6. Rotate the handlebars to turn
Turning the handlebars will cause the scooter to turn. Like the throttle, the movements should be slow and steady to keep the ride as smooth as possible.
7. Use the brakes
Many premium scooters have brakes similar to a motorcycle, moped, or bicycle. Simply pull on the brake lever to slow the scooter. Be sure to pull it slowly as you can be thrown from the scooter if it is too abrupt. There is also the option of using the back brake to slow more gradually.
Step on the back brake with your strong leg to use it.