You have unlimited potential - we’ll help you get there.Become a Rider
Control your transportation, control your future.
In Memphis, people spend an average of 29 percent of their income on transportation. And even with that, getting to work can be a challenge. We rely on old or shared cars and try to make sense of complicated bus routes and sketchy transit schedules. What if there were an easier way to get there? When you join MyCityRides, you’re joining a community of people using scooters to get where they need to go in life.
Get to work, run errands, meet up with friends - our scooters give you the freedom to go wherever you want, whenever you want.
It only costs $0.14 per mile to own and operate a scooter. Compare that to the $0.75 per mile it costs to own a sedan, or the $3.50 you’ll spend on a round-trip bus pass. Riding a scooter means having more money to spend on things that really matter.
Get there reliably
When you join the program, you’ll lease a brand-new, fuel-injected scooter that gets 89 miles per gallon. And, we cover the cost of regular preventative maintenance to keep you tuned up and on the road.
Scooting is fun
There’s nothing quite like the feeling of zipping around town on a scooter, the sun on your face and the wind at your back. When’s the last time you had a blast riding the bus?
Here’s how it works.
Our program lets you lease a brand new, motorized scooter through monthly payments or payroll deductions. And, you keep your scooter at the end of the lease.
Fill out an application
Fill out our online application. When it's approved, you’ll receive an email with a link to sign up for Scooter School.
Go to Scooter School
During two sessions - one in a classroom and one on the road - you’ll get the instruction and practice you need to safely own and operate a scooter.
Pass your road test
We’ll coordinate a time for you to go to the DMV to test for your Class M Endorsement (the license required to drive a scooter). You’ll take a 30 question written test, then hop on a scooter we provide for a road test.
Pick up your scooter
After you pass your test, you'll pick up your scooter and temporary tag. We'll work with you (or your employer) to set up your monthly payments.
You're ready to ride
Take to the streets as an official MyCityRides flyer. Ride to work, run errands, participate in our group rides - it's up to you.
Joining our community of flyers is easy. We just require that you:
- Have a valid driver’s license
- Are at least 20 years old
- Work at least part time (20 hours/week) or attend school full-time
- Have a relatively clean driving record (meaning, your annual liability insurance premium meets our program standards)
- Be employed by your current employer for a minimum of 90 days
$90 per month covers everything you need (except the road).
- A brand new scooter
- Liability insurance required by the state
- Armored jacket
- Riding gloves
- Regular preventative maintenance
- License and tags
We'll keep you going.
We cover the cost of preventative maintenance during your lease, including oil changes, tune-ups, a set of tires and brake pads. We’ll send you regular maintenance reminders, and schedule times for you to bring your scooter in.
Get to know your new ride.
Our flyers ride SYM Fiddle III scooters. Sure, they look cool — but they’re also seriously powerful.
- Can carry more than 500 pounds
- Will travel up to 60-65 mph
(fast enough to keep up with traffic on most city streets)
- Easy to maintain
- Weighs only 266 lbs.
- Single-stroke, 169cc,
- 89 miles per gallon
(fast enough to keep up with
traffic on most city streets)
4 stroke engine
Having my own scooter has been great! I enjoy being out on the open roads, riding around the city and having motorists look at me with curiosity. There’s nothing like owning reliable transportation with exceptional gas mileage that I can park without any issues!
My scooter has been a great investment. I have been able to get a second job and save more than $200 dollars a month instead of taking Lyft or Uber. The biggest benefit to scooting is not having to wait on a ride and it’s great for most weather conditions. My commute is 25 – 30 minutes which gives me the privilege to view the city in a different perspective. MyCityRides is the best thing that has happened in this season of my life. It’s affordable, reliable, convenient, fun, and worth it. Even if you have a car and you want to save gas, no matter what kind of work you do MyCityRides is for you.
Scooting grants me freedom with the self-efficacy of having stable, cost-effective transportation. I now have a greater chance to explore all avenues that will help me as a graduating senior. I owe it all to MyCityRides’ mission to make Memphians scoot.