If you’re like me, you might look at an ebike and think it’s just like any other bike. It’s got handlebars, a seat and wheels. Can you tell I’m not a cycling expert?
But wait! This ebike also makes going up hills easier. And it can give me an extra boost when I need it. What is this sorcery?
At first I was a little intimidated by a bike with apparent magical powers. That is until I learned a bit more and discovered Roll.
Ebikes are bicycles with a battery-powered “assist” that comes from simply pedaling or use of a throttle on the handle bar. They feel like you’re riding a regular bike, but putting in a lot less effort going up hills or out long distances, plus you have greater control of your speed. Ebikes make it easy to accelerate and feel like a powerful biking master without breaking a sweat. Or just make you look really cool when you’re out for a leisurely excursion and have come from sea level to 6,512ft elevation.
All of these things sound good to me. But enjoying my maiden voyage on an ebike while enjoying southwest Colorado and doing my part for the planet sounds even better. That’s what Roll lives for.
Based in Durango, CO, Roll is a solar powered electric bike rental company. They offer same-day or advanced booking ebike rentals for both the spontaneous adventurer and planning types. Roll often does discounts for advanced bookings so check their website: http://www.rollebike.com.
We all know the best way to spend summer in Durango is by getting outside. Whether you’re a local or a tourist, those Rocky mountains are calling. Thanks to Roll ebike rental, you now have a new way to experience all that Durango has to offer. And you can choose your own adventure with eCruisers, (throttle only), interceptors (pedal assist and throttle) or eTandem bikes, which are perfect for kids 8+ in the back and a parent on the front. Roll offers 2, 4, 8 hour and multi-day rental packages.
But there’s more to Roll than just ebikes: Roll takes the hastle out of renting with easy online booking, plus delivery to your hotel, Airbnb, VRBO or home within 10 miles of downtown Durango. Moreover Roll ebikes are solar powered. Roll is a company with a purpose to put a smile on your face, and deepen human connection—eco-friendly style. That’s something I know I identify with.
This summer, you’ll find me “Rolling” along the Animas River, Durango bike paths, up to Fort Lewis College, out to Lake Nighthorse, and anywhere my ebike will carry me. Next vacation I just might skip the rental car and go by ebike. Doing good while looking good—that’s how I like to roll. Hope to see you out there.