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Electric Bike Loaner Program - Borrow an E-Bike from PUBLIC in San Francisco


Take One Home Tonight


The joy is in the ride. If you are considering an electric assist bike, take one home for a night and see how it fits into your life! Our free extended test ride program lets you take any of our e-bikes home for a night and put it through its paces. Just select the model and location below and book a day that works for you. We want you to experience the joy and ease of an electric assist bike in your daily routine. So what are you waiting for? Reserve your extended test ride today!


What You Need to Borrow An Electric Bike - Bring Your ID & Credit Card


  • Bikes must be picked up between 4-6pm and returned between noon–1pm the following day to the same store location.
  • Any bikes kept for longer will be assessed a $45/ day surcharge. While the e-bike is on loan to you overnight, you are 100% responsible for the e-bike, which is why we must authorize your credit card for the full price of the e-bike (so make sure your credit card limit can cover the price of the bike).
  • When you return the bike in the same condition, we will cancel your credit card authorization.
  • You must also bring a govermment-issued ID (driver's license or passport) for us to copy to borrow an e-bike overnight.
  • The address listed on your ID needs to match the billing address of your credit card. If your billing address is different than your ID, then you need to bring a hard copy of your latest credit card statement for verification.


    We provide select e-bike models for overnight test rides in these locations:

    • Hayes Valley Store

      549 Hayes, San Francisco, CA 94102

      Store Hours
      • Monday
      • Tuesday
      • Wednesday
      • Thursday
      • Friday
      • Saturday
      • Sunday
      • 11 - 7
      • Closed
      • 11 - 7
      • 11 - 7
      • 11 - 7
      • 11 - 7
      • 11 - 6


      RESERVE  PUBLIC M BionX (M/L: 5'7"-60")

      RESERVE  PUBLIC D BionX (Medium 5'8"-6'0")

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