Top 5 Reasons to Hire an Electric Bike

When is bicycle hire more than just ordinary bike hire? When your hire bike is an electric bike!

Electric bikes open up a host of new cycling experiences and adventures. Be it for pleasure, or for purpose, an electric bike hire is a new experience. We have had some fun looking back over the summer months seeing the Top 5 uses our customers have put our hire bikes to.

#1 – Curiosity!

Electric bike technology is still pretty new to Australia so our #1 reason for electric bicycle hire is to try one. Go on – admit it. If you haven’t tried one before aren’t you just a bit curious to find out why people rave about them after trying them? Well electric bicycle hire is a great way to try them out. We have a great range of different types of hire bikes – different motors, different styles of hire bike, electric bikes for women, bikes for men and smaller riders, so there is something for everyone.

If you are thinking about buying an electric bike for yourself it is also a great way to test out if ‘going electric’ is for you. You can take it home and ride your anticipated route(s) and get a really good idea of whether or not it is for you. We offer a range of hire periods and most people who are thinking of buying one tend to hire an ebike for 3 days or 1 week. One of our customers loved her hire bike so much she ended up hiring it ‘one more week’ for 2 months!

Our hire bicycles come equipped with a helmet if you need one, either a basket or pannier bag for carrying your gear, a lock, and in many cases the hire bikes also have water bottles. You just have to ride it 🙂

#2 – To Explore

An electric bike gives you the ability to cover a lot more ground than you can on a normal hire bicycle, and it lets you explore areas you may not normally tackle, like hills and steep bridges. And having some electric assist with the recent summer temperatures is probably the ONLY way to ride in hilly areas!

Want to head up to Highgate Hill and take in the view? That’s no problem at all – in fact it’s a fun, easy ride to the top. If you are pressed for time and only have a couple of hours to spare then, like one of our hirers who had two hours to kill after a meeting before he had to catch a plane to NZ,  hire one of our electric bikes and have a blast exploring.

You will be amazed at how much you can see and how enjoyable it is to see it all. Southbank is so close and from there you can take in Kangaroo Point, the Botanic Gardens in the city, have a blast along the New Farm boardwalk, fly up the bike paths along the river through West End, Dutton Park. Even cruise around to the gorgeous campus at the University of Qld at St Lucia.

If you are staying in Brisbane for a few days then there are so many places a bit further afield you can enjoy and explore too. Ride to Bulimba and enjoy the cool restaurants and village feel. Take in the length of the Kedron Brook bikeway and keep going along the gorgeous boardwalk bike paths through the Boondall Wetlands.  Ride out to the Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary along the Western Freeway bike path and explore the river suburbs on the way home after you have gotten your koala fix.

There really is so much you can explore. Just ask us if you are looking for ideas 🙂

#3 – Delivery

Something we didn’t anticipate was the strong entrepreneurial streak of our University students and travellers. With the explosion of bicycle food delivery the past year or so from companies such as Uber Eats, Foodora and Deliveroo, and the incentives on offer for speedy and on time delivery, it turns out that hiring an electric bike is a big bonus for earning potential. eBikes are built to carry extra loads and having power on tap to go faster and cope with the extra weight on hills is a massive bonus for meeting those targets and getting more deliveries in each shift.

eBike Hire Brisbane has some excellent long-term bike rental packages tailored to help our entrepreneurial customers out so drop us a line if you are interested in finding out more.

#4 – For holidays

Our holidaymakers tend to either hire an electric bike for their holiday to Brisbane, or use our bicycle hire to take electric bikes with them on their holiday away.

Got some friends coming to stay and not sure how they are going to get around? Think about our bicycle hire as a novel and fun way for them to get out and about to explore while they are staying with you.

Going away for a week or two and looking for a way to get about and explore without having to jump in the car every time? Hire our electric bikes. We have full size ebikes that you can carry on your bike racks and we also have folding ebikes that can fit into the boot of your car or on your back seat.

#5 Join the EBB Owners Clubs rides

This is a cheeky plug for the Owners Club of our retail operations, Electric Bikes Brisbane!

Once a month our retail customers who own bikes get together for a ride somewhere. We want to give as many people as possible an opportunity to join in – it’s great fun – so if one of our owners wants to bring a friend who doesn’t own an ebike they have the opportunity to join in by hiring one of our hire bikes. This is a lovely way to have a friend join in even if they don’t have their own ebike.

Our urban Owners Club rides are well suited to beginner and intermediate riders and our hire bicycles are also excellent for novices and experienced riders alike. Let us know if you have a preference on style when you book and we’ll do our best to accommodate. Booking to join the the Owners Club ride is a Same Day All Day rate, and you are welcome to book for longer if you want to take the hire bike for overnight or longer. So we don’t hold up our other riders when its time to ride, hire bikes are to be booked and paid for in advance – last bookings are the day before – and hire riders should arrive 30 minutes earlier so you can collect and get your bike fitted before the ride starts.

Come riding! Click here to book your hire bike.