City of St. Augustine launches first e-bikeshare program

The e-bikes are for ages 18 and up and are similar to standard bicycles, but with an electric motor that offers a “subtle boost”.

St. Augustine, Fla. — The City of St. Augustine has launched its first e-bikeshare program in partnership with Flagler Health+.

110 all-electric-assist e-bikes will be available to residents and visitors and will increase access to transportation across the city, according to a St. Augustine spokesperson.

“Our commitment to improving mobility options has led us to this exciting launch,” said Reuben Franklin, City of St. Augustine Public Works Director.

“We look forward to residents and visitors using this affordable, safe, and fun transportation option to commute, run errands, and explore our beautiful City.”

The Bolt Forward program offers reduced rates to veterans, qualified individuals on government assistance, and Flagler Health+ staff.

The e-bikes are available to individuals 18 and older and are similar to standard bicycles, but with an electric motor that offers a “subtle boost”.

Riders can access and return the e-bikes at 13 conveniently located transportation hubs. Locations can be found across St. Augustine, including historic downtown, West King Street, San Marco Avenue, Lincolnville, and Davis Shores.

Helmets, while not required, are strongly encouraged.

Riders will be required to download the new “Gotcha Powered by Bolt” app, available on the Apple App Store and Google Play store.

Bolt will have helmets available, free of charge, upon request for e-bike users via the app.

A full map of all docking stations, pricing, and other information is available on the app, as well as the program website.

Samantha Mathers

Samantha Mathers, Action News Jax

Samantha Mathers is a content creator and coordinator for Action News Jax.

mobile apps

Everything you love about and more! Tap on any of the buttons below to download our app.

amazon alexa

Enable our Skill today to listen live at home on your Alexa Devices!