Ride an Electric Scooter Through Downtown Midland

Bird electric scooters have arrived in Midland.

Starting Monday, April 4, residents will be able to take the electric scooters, by Bird Rides, Inc., out for a spin. The scooters will be located mostly in the Downtown district of Midland and on the campus of Northwood University. Anyone interested in taking a ride can simply scan the QR code found on the top of the scooter. It’s one dollar to unlock the scooter and between 10 – 15 cents per minute to ride.

A single charge of the scooter’s battery is enough for a maximum distance of 20 – 30 miles, or roughly two to three hours of driving time. The scooters travel at about 15 – 25 miles an hour. Riders can simply leave a scooter once they reach their destination allowing others to ride from where they left off.