General Motors unveils electric bicycles that will arrive in 2019

It might sound counterintuitive for a car company to make a product that serves as an alternative to cars.

But that’s exactly what General Motors is doing.

GM has designed two electric bicycles and plans to sell them beginning in 2019.

The company joins ride-hailing app companies Uber and Lyft as well as rival automaker Ford in trying to capitalize on the surging market for bikes as a form of urban transportation…

GM announced the e-bikes Friday along with a contest asking the public to name them for the chance to win $10,000. The company, which already makes electric vehicles such as the Chevrolet Bolt, showed off an e-bike concept in 2015 but has said little about the project since then.