Electric Bikes for Food Delivery: 5 Restaurants That Are Embracing the Idea

If you’ve just found a fast electric bike for sale, you may have just discovered the secret to getting more exercise and vitamin D while also earning some extra cash. Many restaurant delivery services have opened the door for their employees to use bikes, instead of cars, in select areas. If you’re searching for a new side gig, or even potentially a new full-time job, here are five companies to consider that embraced the eco-friendly, practical option of using e-bikes to deliver food to people’s doors.

1. Grubhub

By far one of the most popular food delivery companies, GrubHub is available in over 4,000 cities in the United States and has a large network of restaurants they partner with, meaning more consistent work.

In qualified cities, or what GrubHub labels as “zones,” delivery by bike is welcomed. Deliverers are provided with plenty of order info to go off of, orders are prepaid, and tips from app-users are heavily encouraged.

 2. UberEats

UberEats is recognized as one of the highest-paying delivery services. While there are some incentives to driving a car, such as having the flexibility to being an uber driver as well, bike use and even walking is accepted. If delivering by bike, UberEats will only assign trips three miles or under.

The designated “boost” hours offer an extra bonus and with the most people ordering, which can mean less distance traveled. Deliverers can also refuse orders, avoiding trails with steep hills.

3. DoorDash

DoorDash also offers competitive pay and is one of the most successful in terms of sales. Delivers can select their vehicle type, which is broken down into specific categories:

  • Car
  • Motorcycle
  • E-bike
  • Scooter
  • Bicycle
  • Pizza Bicycle
  • Walking

Assigned orders are customized based on your bike type, reducing competition among deliverers with different types of vehicles. Deliverers are also promised a certain minimum rate for every delivery, regardless of distance.

4. Caviar

While now owned by Door Dash, Caviar is less popular than the other delivery services on this list, which can mean fewer customer orders in your area but also less competition. Almost any vehicle type is accepted, including an e bike for commuting. Deliverers can opt for an instant payout option, rather than having to wait for a designated pay date for compensation.

5. Postmates

Postmates offers competitive rates, allows deliverers to keep the full tip, and accommodates bicycles as a mode of transportation. This delivery service is unique in that you have the option to deliver more than food. With the option to add grocery deliveries and personal items to the list of items you can take to people’s doors, there is more opportunity for work. However, you’ll need to consider your e-bike’s storage capacity when taking on non-food orders.

Many people across the country are willing to pay an extra cost for the convenience of not having to leave their homes to purchase a hot-and-ready meal. Browse womens or mens electric bikes for sale to get in on this new money-making opportunity without having to waste gas or put more miles on your car.