As an avid traveler and writer, my ventures often lead me to explore the far reaches of our beautiful globe. This time, however, I embarked on a unique journey—right in the heart of some of North America’s most bustling cities, all aboard an electric bike (eBike for short). Let me tell you, my eyes have been opened to a new world of travel, and I can’t wait to share it with you!
The eBike Advantage
Before we dive into the tours, let’s talk about the unparalleled benefits of eBiking.
- Traffic? What Traffic? – Navigate through congested streets with ease, making your journey quick and stress-free.
- Ease of Parking – A bicycle rack is all you need. Forget the woes of circling for an elusive parking spot.
- Safe Places to Charge -And many places you stay will provide a safe place to store and plug in or you can bring your eBikes right in your room.
- Lower Costs – No gas, no insurance, no hefty parking fees. Your wallet will thank you.
New York – The Big Apple on Two Wheels
Bike Make & Model: GAZELLE Ultimate
The Manhattan Loop
- Start: Battery Park
- End: Central Park
- Highlights: Statue of Liberty view, Wall Street, Times Square, Central Park
Why It’s Special: This tour takes you through the veins of the city that never sleeps, giving you a panoramic blend of history, culture, and natural beauty—all without the hassle of bumper-to-bumper traffic.
San Francisco – Hills? No Problem!
Bike Make & Model: AVENTON Abound
Golden Gate Circuit
- Start: Fisherman’s Wharf
- End: Golden Gate Bridge
- Highlights: Lombard Street, Palace of Fine Arts, Golden Gate Park
Why It’s Special: San Francisco’s hills are notoriously challenging, but not for your eBike! Coast up to Coit Tower and breeze through Golden Gate Park with ease.
Vancouver – Nature Meets Urban
Bike Make & Model: CUBE Touring Hybrid
Seaside to Skyline
- Start: Stanley Park
- End: Granville Island
- Highlights: Lions Gate Bridge, Science World, Granville Island Public Market
Why It’s Special: This tour offers a sumptuous mix of natural beauty and urban allure, from the forested trails of Stanley Park to the artisanal corners of Granville Island. Rented our eBikes from a great shop on the North Shore called Cit-E Cycles.
Mexico City – The Heart of Mexico
Bike Make & Model: NCM T3
Historic Downtown Route
- Start: Zócalo Square
- End: Chapultepec Castle
- Highlights: Templo Mayor, Palacio de Bellas Artes, Angel of Independence
Why It’s Special: As you navigate through the crowded streets, you’ll appreciate the eBike’s nimbleness—making it easier to soak in the rich history and culture around you.
Montreal – The French-Canadian Jewel
Bike Make & Model: CUBE Kathmandu Hybrid
- Start: Old Port of Montreal
- End: Mount Royal Park
- Highlights: Notre-Dame Basilica, Atwater Market, Saint Joseph’s Oratory
Why It’s Special: This route gives you a genuine taste of Montreal’s European charm and Canadian flair, all while your eBike effortlessly tackles any terrain.
eBike Touring Advantage
From the hustle of New York to the rustic allure of Vancouver, these routes are designed to maximize your experience in some of North America’s finest cities. So what are you waiting for? Hop on an eBike and explore the continent like never before!
For more information on eBike specs and local laws, check out these helpful websites:
See you on the road!
Note: Always follow local biking laws and regulations for a safe and respectful journey.