We ride electric bikes, these are fat-tire RadPower Mini’s, they are accessible for almost all riders. Although the electric motor helps a lot with Seattle’s hills, you do have to pedal. At times, it can be the exercise equivalent of a brisk walk and on other points along the route it’s a pleasant stroll (or you can work as hard as you’d like for a greater aerobic experience.) Cargo bike available upon request--it is set up to take a younger passenger on the back. First stop is at the Olympic Mountains and Sound Viewpoint, here there's a great overview of the waterway and the geology of Seattle. Then a stop along Shilshole Bay either to be welcomed by the Seattle's favorite viking or the Salish people. We continue on the Burke-Gilman Trail to the Ballard Locks. We walk the bikes through the Carl English Garden and view the salmon fish ladder often spotting osprey, herons and seals. Then take the wooden railroad bridge to Fisherman’s Terminal and either over the Fremont Bridge or around Lake Union or down to the West Point Lighthouse and sites in Discovery Park. There are a few options and I like to customize the routes whenever possible.
I'm your tour guide, David. I grew up in Seattle and teach in Seattle. I am a former teacher of the year for Washington State as named by the World Affairs Council. I am also a national champion trail runner and an expert in Washington State History, Northwest ecology, the Olympic Mountains, Puget Sound, fish and wildlife, and funky neighborhoods. I am an electric bike commuter and electric bike enthusiast and can help you quickly master the techniques of riding an ebike through the city even if it's been awhile since you rode a bike. I enjoy making your experience unique, informative and fun.
Helmet, bag, water bottle
This electric bike tour is an enriching and fun relaxed experience that highlights local history and the natural surroundings. All of our tours are about an intelligent discovering of what is often taken for granted or forgotten or hides in plain sight and you wished you knew it. Electric bikes cover more territory without feeling like you’ve had a heavy workout, you will stay energized to take on the rest of the day or week.
最多可有6位年满13周岁的参与者参加。家长也可携带2岁以下的儿童参加。 You must be able to pedal a bike. No prior electric bike experience. If you plan on bringing a young child please contact me so that I can provide a cargo bike and child seat.
First part of the tour is learning how to ride an ebike. There are bags on each bike for caring personal items. Wear bright colors to increase visibility. Sunglasses are also handy.