The new cargo eBike making travel in the Wakatipu free and easy

Apr 06, 2023

GoGo Electro is a free initiative from the Lightfoot Initiative for households wanting to see what it’s like to escape high petrol prices, traffic chaos and the daily grind of travelling by car. 

Lightfoot’s purpose is to benefit communities within the Queenstown Lakes District by supporting the development and use of safer, healthier and more sustainable transport networks that encourage widespread mode shift and greater community connection.

This initiative offers locals a chance to trial a Yuba Spicy Curry eBike – an electric cargo bike that rides just like a normal bike – fully configured and set up for your needs, it can transport up to two kids from 12 months to 12 years.

Be it for the commute or chores, the small trips or school visits, the Yuba can replace your second car.

The offer starts from Term 4 for Queenstown primary school families, with other primary schools to be added next year.

The Deal

Over three to four days your family can take some time to get to know a cargo eBike, test out your day-to-day (minus the car), whilst boosting your confidence on two wheels. Try the school run, pick up groceries or ride out to your favourite BBQ spot for the ultimate day out by bike.

These trials will be running from Sunday to Wednesday, and Wednesday to Saturday at selected schools in the Whakatipu. The bike will be set up for your family, allowing you to get a proper idea of what the bike would be like if you owned one and had it tailored to your needs.

The trial will be available to the parents of children attending the following schools:

  • Queenstown Primary School
  • Shotover Primary School
  • Remarkables Primary School

If your school is not on the list above, register your interest on the sign up form and organisers will consider it for another round of the GoGo Electro trial.

Main image: The Yuba Spicy Curry electric cargo bike.


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