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Jax Rides Launches Electric Bike Tours of the City
« on: November 08, 2019, 11:24:49 AM »


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Need something to do for the holiday weekend? Jax Rides, a new local business, hosts unique tours of Jacksonville’s urban core on electric, fat-tire bikes that resemble motorcycles is worth an experience.

Read more: https://www.thejaxsonmag.com/article/jax-rides-launches-electric-bike-tours-of-the-city/
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Re: Jax Rides Launches Electric Bike Tours of the City
« Reply #1 on: November 08, 2019, 11:52:19 AM »
Interesting concept, but I'm curious on the legality of the whole thing.  First off, these are electric scooters, so "bikes" in the sense a motorcycle is a bike.  On that same note, they do not appear to have some of the equipment to make them street legal (turn signals) and aren't registered.

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Re: Jax Rides Launches Electric Bike Tours of the City
« Reply #2 on: November 08, 2019, 12:15:11 PM »
Thanks for bringing attention to this.  Tours of the urban core are something we need more of, and this looks fun.
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Re: Jax Rides Launches Electric Bike Tours of the City
« Reply #3 on: November 08, 2019, 08:40:12 PM »
Interesting concept, but I'm curious on the legality of the whole thing.  First off, these are electric scooters, so "bikes" in the sense a motorcycle is a bike.  On that same note, they do not appear to have some of the equipment to make them street legal (turn signals) and aren't registered.

You don't need turn signals on a motorcycle either.

Under a certain HP, there's no need for registration, driver's license or motorcycle endorsement.

Headlights & brake lights are only req'd if ridden at night.

Hand-signals are A-OK.  You can use them in your car if you like.


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Re: Jax Rides Launches Electric Bike Tours of the City
« Reply #4 on: November 08, 2019, 10:53:17 PM »
Interesting concept, but I'm curious on the legality of the whole thing.  First off, these are electric scooters, so "bikes" in the sense a motorcycle is a bike.  On that same note, they do not appear to have some of the equipment to make them street legal (turn signals) and aren't registered.

You don't need turn signals on a motorcycle either.

Under a certain HP, there's no need for registration, driver's license or motorcycle endorsement.

Headlights & brake lights are only req'd if ridden at night.

Hand-signals are A-OK.  You can use them in your car if you like.

I'm not going to take it any further, but you may want to do some research on the subject.

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Re: Jax Rides Launches Electric Bike Tours of the City
« Reply #5 on: November 08, 2019, 11:05:47 PM »
Interesting concept, but I'm curious on the legality of the whole thing.  First off, these are electric scooters, so "bikes" in the sense a motorcycle is a bike.  On that same note, they do not appear to have some of the equipment to make them street legal (turn signals) and aren't registered.

You don't need turn signals on a motorcycle either.

Under a certain HP, there's no need for registration, driver's license or motorcycle endorsement.

Headlights & brake lights are only req'd if ridden at night.

Hand-signals are A-OK.  You can use them in your car if you like.

I'm not going to take it any further, but you may want to do some research on the subject.

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Re: Jax Rides Launches Electric Bike Tours of the City
« Reply #6 on: November 09, 2019, 04:19:56 AM »
Interesting concept, but I'm curious on the legality of the whole thing.  First off, these are electric scooters, so "bikes" in the sense a motorcycle is a bike.  On that same note, they do not appear to have some of the equipment to make them street legal (turn signals) and aren't registered.

Given that this is a business, you'd kind of hope that they looked into all that sort of stuff before they launched.
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Re: Jax Rides Launches Electric Bike Tours of the City
« Reply #7 on: November 09, 2019, 09:48:34 AM »
Interesting concept, but I'm curious on the legality of the whole thing.  First off, these are electric scooters, so "bikes" in the sense a motorcycle is a bike.  On that same note, they do not appear to have some of the equipment to make them street legal (turn signals) and aren't registered.

Given that this is a business, you'd kind of hope that they looked into all that sort of stuff before they launched.

You'd think so, but...

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Re: Jax Rides Launches Electric Bike Tours of the City
« Reply #8 on: November 09, 2019, 04:37:33 PM »
Given the propensity to get shot at anywhere, anytime in Jacksonville, why would one wish to do this?  It was a nice idea, and I love those unsung areas of Jax too, but unfortunately this is a different day. It's not safe.  I will just have to content myself with seeing the photos and reading about their histories on this wonderful forum.