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

    Isabella Cawthorn
    2015-05-04 22:11:31 +1200

    "THis is awesome! I am buying this as a gift. The perfect combination for enjoying Wellington!"

    Graham Robinson
    2015-05-04 21:08:37 +1200
    claudia silva
    2015-05-04 20:54:51 +1200
    Robin Sheat
    2015-05-04 14:31:40 +1200
    Greg Bodnar
    2015-05-04 13:17:00 +1200
    Pablo Gomes Ludermir
    2015-05-04 11:38:57 +1200
    Kerry Mulligan
    2015-05-04 10:20:11 +1200
    Andrew
    2015-05-03 20:33:18 +1200
    Anonymous pledger
    2015-05-03 19:46:38 +1200
    Anonymous pledger
    2015-05-03 11:48:28 +1200
    Stephen counsell
    2015-05-03 08:40:22 +1200
    Lynne Brunton
    2015-05-03 08:02:57 +1200

    "Go the eBike revolution!"

    George Ballantyne
    2015-05-02 20:10:19 +1200
    Anna Costley
    2015-05-02 12:19:14 +1200
    Lillian Fougere
    2015-05-02 11:19:45 +1200

    "So excited about being a guinea pig on an electric bike :)"

    Anoushka Isaac
    2015-05-02 10:39:24 +1200
    mm
    2015-05-01 19:04:17 +1200

    "GO MAN GO"

    laurie
    2015-05-01 18:42:23 +1200
    Miranda
    2015-05-01 16:55:59 +1200
    Josh McArthur
    2015-05-01 15:01:50 +1200
    Matthew Fowler
    2015-05-01 12:01:48 +1200

    "Great work team!"

    Roger Tweedy
    2015-05-01 10:35:09 +1200

    "Great initiative Ryan - looking forward to seeing your bikes all across the city"

    Beziac Carole
    2015-05-01 09:34:50 +1200

    "Lower our energy consumption by finding new ways of life is the key to our future.Thank you for this initiative :-)"

    Sam Donald
    2015-05-01 08:43:48 +1200

    "Good luck getting over the line"

    robin maxwell
    2015-05-01 06:45:41 +1200
    Peace Action Wellington
    2015-04-30 23:40:15 +1200
    Pam Robinson
    2015-04-30 10:31:59 +1200

    "Great idea guys. "

    ramon lavia
    2015-04-29 22:16:24 +1200
    Hannah Griffin
    2015-04-29 21:06:05 +1200
    Matthew Gibbons
    2015-04-29 21:00:35 +1200

    "Go Sofia! Really hope you guys get the funding. I have been sharing as much as possible."

    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 
      Isabella Cawthorn
      2015-05-04 22:11:31 +1200

      "THis is awesome! I am buying this as a gift. The perfect combination for enjoying Wellington!"

      Graham Robinson
      2015-05-04 21:08:37 +1200
      claudia silva
      2015-05-04 20:54:51 +1200
      Robin Sheat
      2015-05-04 14:31:40 +1200
      Greg Bodnar
      2015-05-04 13:17:00 +1200
      Pablo Gomes Ludermir
      2015-05-04 11:38:57 +1200
      Kerry Mulligan
      2015-05-04 10:20:11 +1200
      Andrew
      2015-05-03 20:33:18 +1200
      Anonymous pledger
      2015-05-03 19:46:38 +1200
      Anonymous pledger
      2015-05-03 11:48:28 +1200
      Stephen counsell
      2015-05-03 08:40:22 +1200
      Lynne Brunton
      2015-05-03 08:02:57 +1200

      "Go the eBike revolution!"

      George Ballantyne
      2015-05-02 20:10:19 +1200
      Anna Costley
      2015-05-02 12:19:14 +1200
      Lillian Fougere
      2015-05-02 11:19:45 +1200

      "So excited about being a guinea pig on an electric bike :)"

      Anoushka Isaac
      2015-05-02 10:39:24 +1200
      mm
      2015-05-01 19:04:17 +1200

      "GO MAN GO"

      laurie
      2015-05-01 18:42:23 +1200
      Miranda
      2015-05-01 16:55:59 +1200
      Josh McArthur
      2015-05-01 15:01:50 +1200
      Matthew Fowler
      2015-05-01 12:01:48 +1200

      "Great work team!"

      Roger Tweedy
      2015-05-01 10:35:09 +1200

      "Great initiative Ryan - looking forward to seeing your bikes all across the city"

      Beziac Carole
      2015-05-01 09:34:50 +1200

      "Lower our energy consumption by finding new ways of life is the key to our future.Thank you for this initiative :-)"

      Sam Donald
      2015-05-01 08:43:48 +1200

      "Good luck getting over the line"

      robin maxwell
      2015-05-01 06:45:41 +1200
      Peace Action Wellington
      2015-04-30 23:40:15 +1200
      Pam Robinson
      2015-04-30 10:31:59 +1200

      "Great idea guys. "

      ramon lavia
      2015-04-29 22:16:24 +1200
      Hannah Griffin
      2015-04-29 21:06:05 +1200
      Matthew Gibbons
      2015-04-29 21:00:35 +1200

      "Go Sofia! Really hope you guys get the funding. I have been sharing as much as possible."

      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.