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Modesto considers electric scooter rentals. How much are they? Are they safe?

in Local Roundup

The City Council on Tuesday will consider a pilot program for electric scooters that people can rent with a smartphone app.

The pilot program is for 12 months, with a 12-month extension option, and is with Bird Rides, a Santa Monica-based company that provides electric bicycles and scooters. Bird sells the bikes and scooters to consumers but also operates rental programs in about 400 communities throughout the world, according to a company official.

The scooters would be for riders at least 18 years old, who must ride in the street and stay off the sidewalk, according to the agreement between Bird and the city.

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Turlock family enters contest to win 5-year-old son a specially-made bike

in People

TURLOCK, Calif. (KTXL) — A Turlock family is asking the community for support to win a new bike for their son with special needs. 

Five-year-old Easton Geissler loves to go on bike rides with his family. His mother, Alexis Geissler, said it’s one of a few activities Easton can enjoy with his mental and physical disabilities. 

“He loves, loves, loves, loves to be outside and to go fast,” Alexis Geissler told FOX40.

Easton was born blind with optic nerve hypoplasia, along with several other rare medical conditions. 

“So we were told he would never walk or talk,” his mother explained.

But through the years, he’s learned to say a few words, clap along to music and even whistle.

And like many kids, Easton loves the wind in his hair and the feeling of a bike ride. 

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