Uber Joins Lyft in Giving Eau Clairans a Ride

Mike Paulus |

Not to be outdone by ride-sharing app Lyft, which expanded into Eau Claire just last week, rival service Uber is now also available right here in the city.

Like Lyft, Uber works through a smartphone app allowing users to connect with a nearby driver, who – much like a taxi – will pick them up and deliver them to their destination. The user can then pay instantly through the app, without worrying about cash.

To kick things off, Eau Claire Uber users can get two free rides (up to $15) with the promo code RIDEEAUCLAIRE. The promo runs from noon today (March 2) through midnight on Sunday (March 5).

Local Uber service also includes uberXL, offering rides for larger parties (up to six passengers).