Thanks for a great Summer everyone! Thousands and thousands of smiles!
We've been exploring the area on bike all summer, looking for that next great ride. Now that the Pfeiffer Canyon Bridge has opened, we're moving shop to The American Tin Cannery in Pacific Grove. Our favorite place to explore is just outside the back door. Those who like to ride slowly can hop onto the Monterey Bay Coastal Recreation Trail. For those who like to ride fast, cruise the bike paths past Lover’s Point and Asilomar, smelling the ocean, hearing the waves, and stopping easily at all the amazing viewpoints. A little further, and you can ride 17-mile drive past iconic Lone Cypress and Ghost Tree.
For those with a little more time, continue on to Carmel, getting lost among the shops and cottages. And just a couple miles down Highway 1 from Carmel lies “the crown jewel of the State Park System,” Point Lobos State Reserve.
Our powerful 750 watt motors carry you easily up the hilly streets of Pacific Grove and Carmel. Expect a range of 20-50 miles per battery, so the 34 mile round trip to Point Lobos via 17-Mile Drive requires little effort when you rent an extra battery ($10).
$17 per hr, $50 for 4 hours, $75 all day
About the bikes...
"The bike that makes you feel like a kid again."
We recommend the RadMini for riders shorter than 5'4". Taller riders fit well on either the RadMini or the RadRover.
Few electric bikes are built to handle the hilly terrain and dirt roads of Big Sur. Rad Power Bikes in Seattle has recently introduced a pair of bikes with the maximum power allowed on electric bikes in California....more than capable of leveling out this terrain.
Quality bikes in their own right with 7-speed Shimano gearing and disc brakes, they also provide power via a twist-throttle and a 5-speed "cruise control" pedal assist. The range on level ground varies from 25-50 miles. In Big Sur, if you don't want to work hard....a little over 20 miles.
For those with children wishing to go out (Pacific Grove only) we have a pair of RadWagon electric cargo bikes. 21-speed, geared low for hauling weight (up to 350 lb rider & cargo) with a long padded seat for passengers, plus a foot rest, & grab bars. Children must be old enough to hang on by themselves. We have a limited number of toddler seats as well.