Energized Bikes

Building on over a decade of experience owning a Santa Barbara-based sustainable wine tour business, Energized Bikes owner and long-time local Bryan Hope is now offering daily waterfront and city tours on solar-charged electric bicycles. The power used to propel his e-bikes is derived directly from his transport trailer’s rooftop panels. And with solar-powered electric bikes remaining as one of the most resource-efficient ways to navigate a city, the hour-and-a-half city tours are a “resource-reduced” way to experience Santa Barbara’s scenery and history first-hand. 

Santa Barbara has miles of scenic bike paths with more in the works, thanks to tireless efforts from the city, county, and many local organizations that support the cause. The speed traveled while touring on an e-bike is ideal. They are slow enough to be able to have a look around but fast enough to get from one location to another efficiently. The open-air nature of a bicycle also allows for the tour’s greater sensory experience. Riders can easily stop at a moment’s notice to take photos or follow the sounds of live music coming from a side street. 

In addition, Energized Bikes offers helmets equipped with intercoms. This not only allows for narration of the city’s interesting history and attractions during the tour, but it also allows participants to more safely interact with one another. Safety and courteous cycling etiquette are also top priorities for this company that can host up to 6 participants. 

Both shared and private tour options are available with all private tours originating and concluding at the customers preference. Shared tours typically depart from the Santa Barbara Train Station parking lot. Tours are offered 3 times daily, 10:00-11:30, 12:00-1:30, and 2:00-3:30. Reservations required.



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