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

    Barbara Insull
    2015-04-29 15:44:18 +1200

    "I can't wait to get to Wellington and try an Ebike and get a tour! Good luck with your venture!"

    Anonymous pledger
    2015-04-29 09:16:25 +1200

    "I admire these forward, sustainable thinkers! It's about time Wellington got Switched On."

    Jimmy Green
    2015-04-28 23:45:13 +1200

    "Yes! Yes! Yes!"

    kelvin aris
    2015-04-28 22:35:59 +1200
    Ben Jah
    2015-04-28 22:33:34 +1200
    Renee Rushton
    2015-04-28 22:15:39 +1200

    "Goooooo Switched on bikes!!!"

    Charlie
    2015-04-28 18:03:54 +1200

    "Nice work team!"

    Eoin Kelly
    2015-04-28 10:13:40 +1200
    Chris
    2015-04-27 22:12:33 +1200

    "This is an awesome initiative and I'm excited to be testing out the bikes on one of your tours :)"

    Christine O'Connell
    2015-04-27 17:47:31 +1200

    " Looking forward to a ride on a Switched on Electric bike when we are next in Wellington. What fun !"

    paul bruce
    2015-04-27 16:39:11 +1200
    Rosie Percival
    2015-04-26 19:49:55 +1200
    Amiria
    2015-04-26 12:16:58 +1200
    Beth Brash
    2015-04-26 11:28:43 +1200
    John K
    2015-04-25 16:30:06 +1200
    John K
    2015-04-25 16:28:35 +1200

    "Let the revolution begin!"

    Anthony
    2015-04-25 15:17:07 +1200

    "Bringing more people on 2 wheels cruising around Welly: rad project Ryan!"

    Eryn
    2015-04-23 23:05:19 +1200

    "Boo-yaa! Hope you kids Kill it!"

    martin garrood
    2015-04-23 20:13:08 +1200
    martin garrood
    2015-04-23 20:11:28 +1200

    "Awesome idea - good luck with developing the bike tours!"

    Sonya Cameron
    2015-04-23 18:07:49 +1200
    Alice
    2015-04-23 17:12:52 +1200
    Alice
    2015-04-23 17:12:00 +1200

    "Go Switched On Bikes!"

    Michael Clemens
    2015-04-22 21:56:01 +1200
    Neville Henderson
    2015-04-22 20:11:29 +1200

    "Grand idea! Glad to help you on the way. "

    Hannah Mackintosh
    2015-04-22 17:21:12 +1200
    Alastair Smith
    2015-04-22 16:34:01 +1200

    "eBikes have real potential to transform biking in windy hilly Wellington"

    jen.rg
    2015-04-22 15:08:15 +1200
    fiona Hood
    2015-04-21 22:55:45 +1200

    "Choice, can't wait to take grandma out on a bike trip! This'll make it sweet"

    Ian Shearer
    2015-04-21 19:26:01 +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 
      Barbara Insull
      2015-04-29 15:44:18 +1200

      "I can't wait to get to Wellington and try an Ebike and get a tour! Good luck with your venture!"

      Anonymous pledger
      2015-04-29 09:16:25 +1200

      "I admire these forward, sustainable thinkers! It's about time Wellington got Switched On."

      Jimmy Green
      2015-04-28 23:45:13 +1200

      "Yes! Yes! Yes!"

      kelvin aris
      2015-04-28 22:35:59 +1200
      Ben Jah
      2015-04-28 22:33:34 +1200
      Renee Rushton
      2015-04-28 22:15:39 +1200

      "Goooooo Switched on bikes!!!"

      Charlie
      2015-04-28 18:03:54 +1200

      "Nice work team!"

      Eoin Kelly
      2015-04-28 10:13:40 +1200
      Chris
      2015-04-27 22:12:33 +1200

      "This is an awesome initiative and I'm excited to be testing out the bikes on one of your tours :)"

      Christine O'Connell
      2015-04-27 17:47:31 +1200

      " Looking forward to a ride on a Switched on Electric bike when we are next in Wellington. What fun !"

      paul bruce
      2015-04-27 16:39:11 +1200
      Rosie Percival
      2015-04-26 19:49:55 +1200
      Amiria
      2015-04-26 12:16:58 +1200
      Beth Brash
      2015-04-26 11:28:43 +1200
      John K
      2015-04-25 16:30:06 +1200
      John K
      2015-04-25 16:28:35 +1200

      "Let the revolution begin!"

      Anthony
      2015-04-25 15:17:07 +1200

      "Bringing more people on 2 wheels cruising around Welly: rad project Ryan!"

      Eryn
      2015-04-23 23:05:19 +1200

      "Boo-yaa! Hope you kids Kill it!"

      martin garrood
      2015-04-23 20:13:08 +1200
      martin garrood
      2015-04-23 20:11:28 +1200

      "Awesome idea - good luck with developing the bike tours!"

      Sonya Cameron
      2015-04-23 18:07:49 +1200
      Alice
      2015-04-23 17:12:52 +1200
      Alice
      2015-04-23 17:12:00 +1200

      "Go Switched On Bikes!"

      Michael Clemens
      2015-04-22 21:56:01 +1200
      Neville Henderson
      2015-04-22 20:11:29 +1200

      "Grand idea! Glad to help you on the way. "

      Hannah Mackintosh
      2015-04-22 17:21:12 +1200
      Alastair Smith
      2015-04-22 16:34:01 +1200

      "eBikes have real potential to transform biking in windy hilly Wellington"

      jen.rg
      2015-04-22 15:08:15 +1200
      fiona Hood
      2015-04-21 22:55:45 +1200

      "Choice, can't wait to take grandma out on a bike trip! This'll make it sweet"

      Ian Shearer
      2015-04-21 19:26:01 +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.