Switched on Bikes: Electric Bike Hire and Guided Tours of Wellington

By Ryan O'Connell

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Switched On Bikes: Electric Bike Hire And Guided Tours Of Wellington

Project 2015-04-06 16:32:22 +1200

Switched on Bikes brings Electric Bike Hire and Guided Tours to Wellington.

 

We want to provide a fun, unique and green way to explore our capital city. eBikes are just like regular bikes but the electric assist gives you a good boost heading up Wellington's hills and helps you ride further. eBikes are so much fun to ride!  We've got five electric bikes that have been eating up Wellington's hills, but we need five more to be operating properly.

 

Switched on Bikes is being supported by the Smart Energy Challenge and the Wellington City Council, get this...

 

Every pledge that you make gets matched dollar-for-dollar by the Wellington City Council.

 

For those of you who support us at this early stage, we're offering extremely good value eBike hire and tours and memberships for locals. There are other fun rewards too. You could pledge for these for yourself or keep the voucher for when a friend visits Wellington.

 

Our eBike tours are going to be unique, fun and quirky- we reckon that 'Barry's Bus Tours' or 'Wendy's Walking Group' just doesn't cut it for the modern traveller. We're going to be telling wonderful tales of Cuba St, visiting the best cafes and checking out Wellington's craft beer breweries- sitting down for a pint once the riding is done.  eBikes also allow riders to get further than they thought possible- Miramar Peninsula to the South Coast, Brooklyn Wind Turbine and Zealandia are all within reach.

 

Switched on Bikes will support local initiatives that encourage more people to ride bikes and who advocate for better bike lanes in Wellington. eBikes are a realistic alternative to a commute by car and we'll be providing free eBike hire through community groups so people can 'try my bike'- we've already kicked this off by providing raffle prizes of eBike hire to Karori by Bike.

 

 

We really hope you can support us so we can really get rolling! You can also find out more about us at switchedonbikes.co.nz or on Facebook 

 Thanks!

Ryan O'Connell and Sofía Robinson

 

Video- Madeline Cook

Photography- Clarissa Mattos

 Sofia and Ryan hanging out on eBikes on the Wellington Waterfront

 

 

 

 

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Chicken on eBike!

28/04/2015 at 9:51 PM

Hi all


Thanks for all your support so far and a massive shout out to everyone who came to the Smart Energy Challenge launch.
 
Things are going well, we keep getting great feedback from customers, our Date Packs are flying off the e-shelves, and we even got ourselves on the front of the Sunday Star Times Business Section last weekend. Phew!
 
We've only got 9 days to go, and we need just a bit more support, so if you can, please share our campaign with your friends and remind them that pledges gets match funded. So that $5 is actually $10 if we reach target! And reaching target means we get to buy 5 more awesome eBikes for you and your mates to play around on.
 
We have a new reward which is a 5 Trip 1/2 day eBike hire for only $99. That's less than 1/2 price and it doesn't expire. We also have the Smart Motion eBike up for grabs as a PledgeMe reward, so get in touch if you want to have a spin beforehand, its a real beauty to ride.
 
Thanks again for your support, we look forward to seeing you at our party, and if you want to see Sofia getting bitten by her chicken, check out our new video.
 
Sofia and Ryan
Switched on Bikes 

    Pledgers 132

    Pablo Gomes Ludermir
    2015-05-07 20:49:23 +1200

    "My wife wants to take the eBike for a spin too. Getting my 2nd reward now. :)"

    Linnea
    2015-05-07 20:46:37 +1200
    Linnea
    2015-05-07 20:44:30 +1200
    Emma Moon
    2015-05-07 20:44:25 +1200
    Liz Soringford
    2015-05-07 20:12:22 +1200

    "Looking forward to electric bikes helping more Wellingtonians get round our city more often - thanks Switched On Cycles & WCC! "

    Rattoonist
    2015-05-07 20:01:43 +1200
    David Dinnison
    2015-05-07 19:58:16 +1200

    "Yay go Sofia"

    Jez O'Connell
    2015-05-07 17:29:02 +1200

    "I'm pledging $40 for my brother's brilliant idea of setting up an electric bike hire business in Wellington. A green idea & damn good fun!"

    Neelish Budhia
    2015-05-07 17:00:23 +1200
    Nicole Geigerwellingtonnz
    2015-05-07 16:46:18 +1200
    Sam Jones-Parry
    2015-05-07 16:37:48 +1200

    "Great concept guys"

    Jonathan Marshall
    2015-05-07 10:06:42 +1200
    Jonathan Marshall
    2015-05-07 10:06:05 +1200
    Anonymous pledger
    2015-05-07 08:35:41 +1200
    Kristyna Eliasova
    2015-05-07 08:18:08 +1200
    Aude
    2015-05-06 22:32:43 +1200
    Anonymous pledger
    2015-05-06 21:16:22 +1200
    Chloe Van Dyke
    2015-05-06 18:07:05 +1200
    Snölan Hodgson
    2015-05-06 15:58:45 +1200

    "I'll come to the party! "

    Josh Forde
    2015-05-06 09:24:15 +1200
    Paul Mensink
    2015-05-06 07:25:18 +1200

    "So unbelievably proud of you Ryan! What a great way to see the city!"

    Patrick Geddes
    2015-05-05 22:02:59 +1200
    Lenny O'Connell
    2015-05-05 20:52:32 +1200
    Heartwork
    2015-05-05 20:27:34 +1200
    MattDagger
    2015-05-05 18:16:57 +1200
    BR3NDA
    2015-05-05 17:51:32 +1200
    Mark Chambers
    2015-05-05 12:36:58 +1200

    "Great idea."

    fiona Hood
    2015-05-05 09:36:14 +1200

    "Can I use this to upgrade my 1 day hire ($35) to a 5 half days hire? total $99"

    Lance Hodgson
    2015-05-05 09:01:20 +1200

    "This will flatten Wellington's hills."

    Annabelle Devine
    2015-05-05 08:44:12 +1200

    Followers 10

    Followers of Switched on Bikes: Electric Bike Hire and Guided Tours of Wellington

    Switched On Bikes: Electric Bike Hire And Guided Tours Of Wellington

    Project 2015-04-06 16:32:22 +1200

    Switched on Bikes brings Electric Bike Hire and Guided Tours to Wellington.

     

    We want to provide a fun, unique and green way to explore our capital city. eBikes are just like regular bikes but the electric assist gives you a good boost heading up Wellington's hills and helps you ride further. eBikes are so much fun to ride!  We've got five electric bikes that have been eating up Wellington's hills, but we need five more to be operating properly.

     

    Switched on Bikes is being supported by the Smart Energy Challenge and the Wellington City Council, get this...

     

    Every pledge that you make gets matched dollar-for-dollar by the Wellington City Council.

     

    For those of you who support us at this early stage, we're offering extremely good value eBike hire and tours and memberships for locals. There are other fun rewards too. You could pledge for these for yourself or keep the voucher for when a friend visits Wellington.

     

    Our eBike tours are going to be unique, fun and quirky- we reckon that 'Barry's Bus Tours' or 'Wendy's Walking Group' just doesn't cut it for the modern traveller. We're going to be telling wonderful tales of Cuba St, visiting the best cafes and checking out Wellington's craft beer breweries- sitting down for a pint once the riding is done.  eBikes also allow riders to get further than they thought possible- Miramar Peninsula to the South Coast, Brooklyn Wind Turbine and Zealandia are all within reach.

     

    Switched on Bikes will support local initiatives that encourage more people to ride bikes and who advocate for better bike lanes in Wellington. eBikes are a realistic alternative to a commute by car and we'll be providing free eBike hire through community groups so people can 'try my bike'- we've already kicked this off by providing raffle prizes of eBike hire to Karori by Bike.

     

     

    We really hope you can support us so we can really get rolling! You can also find out more about us at switchedonbikes.co.nz or on Facebook 

     Thanks!

    Ryan O'Connell and Sofía Robinson

     

    Video- Madeline Cook

    Photography- Clarissa Mattos

     Sofia and Ryan hanging out on eBikes on the Wellington Waterfront

     

     

     

     

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    Chicken on eBike!

    28/04/2015 at 9:51 PM

    Hi all


    Thanks for all your support so far and a massive shout out to everyone who came to the Smart Energy Challenge launch.
     
    Things are going well, we keep getting great feedback from customers, our Date Packs are flying off the e-shelves, and we even got ourselves on the front of the Sunday Star Times Business Section last weekend. Phew!
     
    We've only got 9 days to go, and we need just a bit more support, so if you can, please share our campaign with your friends and remind them that pledges gets match funded. So that $5 is actually $10 if we reach target! And reaching target means we get to buy 5 more awesome eBikes for you and your mates to play around on.
     
    We have a new reward which is a 5 Trip 1/2 day eBike hire for only $99. That's less than 1/2 price and it doesn't expire. We also have the Smart Motion eBike up for grabs as a PledgeMe reward, so get in touch if you want to have a spin beforehand, its a real beauty to ride.
     
    Thanks again for your support, we look forward to seeing you at our party, and if you want to see Sofia getting bitten by her chicken, check out our new video.
     
    Sofia and Ryan
    Switched on Bikes 
      Pablo Gomes Ludermir
      2015-05-07 20:49:23 +1200

      "My wife wants to take the eBike for a spin too. Getting my 2nd reward now. :)"

      Linnea
      2015-05-07 20:46:37 +1200
      Linnea
      2015-05-07 20:44:30 +1200
      Emma Moon
      2015-05-07 20:44:25 +1200
      Liz Soringford
      2015-05-07 20:12:22 +1200

      "Looking forward to electric bikes helping more Wellingtonians get round our city more often - thanks Switched On Cycles & WCC! "

      Rattoonist
      2015-05-07 20:01:43 +1200
      David Dinnison
      2015-05-07 19:58:16 +1200

      "Yay go Sofia"

      Jez O'Connell
      2015-05-07 17:29:02 +1200

      "I'm pledging $40 for my brother's brilliant idea of setting up an electric bike hire business in Wellington. A green idea & damn good fun!"

      Neelish Budhia
      2015-05-07 17:00:23 +1200
      Nicole Geigerwellingtonnz
      2015-05-07 16:46:18 +1200
      Sam Jones-Parry
      2015-05-07 16:37:48 +1200

      "Great concept guys"

      Jonathan Marshall
      2015-05-07 10:06:42 +1200
      Jonathan Marshall
      2015-05-07 10:06:05 +1200
      Anonymous pledger
      2015-05-07 08:35:41 +1200
      Kristyna Eliasova
      2015-05-07 08:18:08 +1200
      Aude
      2015-05-06 22:32:43 +1200
      Anonymous pledger
      2015-05-06 21:16:22 +1200
      Chloe Van Dyke
      2015-05-06 18:07:05 +1200
      Snölan Hodgson
      2015-05-06 15:58:45 +1200

      "I'll come to the party! "

      Josh Forde
      2015-05-06 09:24:15 +1200
      Paul Mensink
      2015-05-06 07:25:18 +1200

      "So unbelievably proud of you Ryan! What a great way to see the city!"

      Patrick Geddes
      2015-05-05 22:02:59 +1200
      Lenny O'Connell
      2015-05-05 20:52:32 +1200
      Heartwork
      2015-05-05 20:27:34 +1200
      MattDagger
      2015-05-05 18:16:57 +1200
      BR3NDA
      2015-05-05 17:51:32 +1200
      Mark Chambers
      2015-05-05 12:36:58 +1200

      "Great idea."

      fiona Hood
      2015-05-05 09:36:14 +1200

      "Can I use this to upgrade my 1 day hire ($35) to a 5 half days hire? total $99"

      Lance Hodgson
      2015-05-05 09:01:20 +1200

      "This will flatten Wellington's hills."

      Annabelle Devine
      2015-05-05 08:44:12 +1200

      Followers of Switched on Bikes: Electric Bike Hire and Guided Tours of Wellington

      This campaign was successful and got its funding on 07/05/2015 at 9:00 PM.