Don’t let the Vancouver weather hold you back from renting an e-bike!

If you want to take an afternoon or day off an explore Vancouver by bike, don’t wait too long for a sunny outlook from Environment Canada because, well…it is Vancouver! Can anyone really predict what is going to happen with our crazy weather with any predictability?

Here are Bees Knees e- Bike rentals, we can find a rental time that suits not only you or your group, but also the weather window you see outside your front door.

We offer 2-hour rentals at only $35, which can get you to a coffee shop, around Stanley Park, and home again before the first rain sprinkles start to happen.

With our rain friendly renters so far we have seen a great trend – a good old Vancouver rain jacket with warm layers, rain pants if you have them, and Blundstones or Gore Tex runners seem to be popular. If you bring your own helmet, there is your head cover! If you want to borrow one of our clean rental helmets – they are free of charge and even have an almost hip look to them.

So don’t let the weather get you down – find a destination, a food stop, and think how much you can do in only 2 hours from our location at Burrard and Drake. We are just a starting point away from a great adventure.

It’s a new year Vancouver, and more people are riding E-Bikes than ever!

With the new year, and leaving a crazy 2020 behind, one thing was clear here in Vancouver – the explosion of people deciding to get back into cycling, and cycle around the city. Even more so, and ask any bike shop this – more and more people are asking about and buying electric bikes – the E-Bike has finally arrived in our mainstream.

What is an E-Bike?

You have probably seen them around, but in some cases may not have noticed the difference between an E-Bike and a regular bike. Those who ride traditional bikes sure know – when riders blow by on Vancouver hills effortlessly. Generally speaking, e-bikes are bicycles with a battery-powered “assist” that comes via pedaling and, in some cases, a throttle. When you push the pedals on a pedal-assist e-bike, a small motor engages and gives you a boost, so you can zip up hills and cruise over tough terrain without gassing yourself.

Also, and I know from experience, they are FUN!

But they can be an expensive first purchase. Most shops would say, at a minimum, a good E-Bike starts at around $3000.

Not sure if the purchase is for you? Solution: rent one to find out!

Bee’s Knees bikes are super affordable to rent by the hour, or by the day. We can help get the right bikes for you and your group, and the right sizes – with lots of models to choose from. Our shop at Drake and Burrard is right on a bike path to great destinations like Granville Island, Stanley Park, or Jericho Beach.

We also feature the popular eProdigy bikes.

Give us a call or go online and book – sunny and longer days are just around the corner. 🙂