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RENTING E-BIKES IN BUFFALO, NY: AN INSIDER’S GUIDE

9 REASONS YOU NEED TO RENT E-BIKES IN BUFFALO, NY

Never ridden an e-bike? Curious what the fuss is all about? Renting e-bikes is a great way to see a new city and experience Buffalo, NY on two wheels. Best yet, Buffalo Bike Tours is your one-stop source for e-bike rentals when in Buffalo.

What exactly is an e-bike? E-bikes, for the newcomer, are bicycles with motors that provide a boost, also called a pedal assist. Need a little push up the hill? E-bikes are here to help you reach the summit, haul belongings, or go long distances with ease.

On today’s blog, we take a look at 9 of our top reasons to rent e-bikes while in Buffalo, NY. We’ll break down the benefits, give you tips, and provide useful ideas on where to explore while on your e-bike rental. Moreover, we’ll share how e-bikes may assist in your trip planning when visiting.

(Full disclosure: we lead Buffalo food tours and history tours by bike, which bring you to many of the city’s best spots and also provide e-bike rentals).

SEE ALL OF BUFFALO ON E-BIKE

Only have a few hours when visiting? E-bikes are great for covering a ton of ground. Hop on one of our e-bikes and see the whole city of Buffalo in a couple of hours!

E-bikes offer many of the same benefits of cycling but you’ve got that extra something. With an electric assist, you’ll be able to travel greater distances and ride for longer.

Rent one of our e-bikes and get up to 15 miles per hour almost instantly. In a few hours, you can cruise all the way to Delaware Park, to the East Side Train Terminal, or for the ambitious, head all the way up to Lewiston and Niagara Falls!

E-BIKES LOWER THE BAR TO MOBILITY

E-bikes are great at lowering the bar and making cycling more accessible to everyone. If you’re older, or a beginner cyclist, or have accessibility issues, e-bikes are a great option for sightseeing.

E-bikes have soared in popularity with baby boomers. For those unsure about biking long distances, or about keeping pace on a tour, e-bikes provide a fool-proof solution.

Bigger bodied or still a newcomer to cycling? No worries. E-bikes are a great way for everyone to enjoy Buffalo on a bike, regardless of ability or skill level.

SIGHTSEEING + EXERCISE = THE BEST WAY TO SEE BUFFALO

That electric assist doesn’t mean a free ride. Even with a motor, you’ll still be pedalling. E-bikes provide exercise while also allowing you to see the beauty of our architecture here in Buffalo.

Biking is good for your heart, your lungs, and your blood pressure. Regular exercise = lower stress levels! At the same time, biking is a great way to see any city and to appreciate its rich history, from the Pan American Exposition to the present.

Maybe we’re a bit biased. But check out our reviews. E-bikes are a perfect combination and allow you the best way to experience Buffalo.

SAVE MONEY WITH AN E-BIKE RENTAL

Renting a car can cost a fortune in Buffalo. It’s also a pain to park. Before shelling out several hundred dollars, consider leaving the car at the lot and getting around on e-bike. You just may be surprised that you don’t need a car.

Buffalo is a small city with a population of of 650,000 in the downtown area. You can get from one of town to the other with relative ease on an e-bike.

In short, renting an e-bike will run you a lot less than what you’ll fork out for your car rental bill. The same goes for Uber or Lyft rides.

AVOID BUFFALO PUBLIC TRANSIT

The public transit system in Buffalo is not good. The light rail goes up and down one street. Lines are often disconnected and it is hard to get from one part of town to the other.

You don’t need a special license for an e-bike. Anyone can do it. Save yourself the grief and misery of Buffalo transit, and try an e-bike rental during your visit instead.

E-BIKES HELP YOU BATTLE THE ELEMENTS

E-bikes make everything about biking easier. Even though Buffalo is relatively flat, our e-bikes are fitted with several gears to assist you when faced with a climb. Crank your bike’s motor up to high and you’ll be breezing uphill over the Medical Corridor and Allentown.

Buffalo is known for the “Lake Effect” and can experience high winds. While great when it’s at your back, high winds can be a real challenge when headed into the elements. Having a motor to back you up means that e-bikes are great for tackling those challenges and navigating the winds from Lake Erie.

E-BIKES ARE THE BEST CHOICE FOR THE ENVIRONMENT

In 1901, Buffalo was the first city to become electrified. With the advent of electric power, the world changed and became increasingly reliant on fossil fuels. This causes many of our environmental problems today, which is complicated by carbon emissions from tourism.

E-bikes, on the other hand, are a great form of ecotourism. They can make a huge difference when they replace car trips. Visitors tend to take many short trips when visiting a new city for the first time. If a substantial number of those trips can be replaced with trips on an electric bike, the emissions savings would be huge.

E-BIKES ARE SIMPLY FUN TO RIDE

Riding an e-bike is similar to riding a regular, old-school bike. But once you engage the motor, you’ll find that you’ll get three, four, five, or maybe even as much as 10 pedal strokes. E-bikes are a blast to ride and a great way to see any new city. And given Buffalo’s size, Buffalo Bike Tours’ e-bike rentals are an awesome way to get around town.

THE BUFFALO BIKE TOURS EXPERIENCE

So what are you waiting for? Check out our e-bike rentals and reserve an e-bike for your upcoming trip.

While you’re at it check out our tours. Our Wing Ride samples the best wings in town while The Renaissance Ride shows off Buffalo’s new foodie scene. Be sure to also see our History Ride and Waterfront Ride for history tours.

We look forward to being your e-bike rental provider on your next trip. We’ll see you soon!

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