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

    Jez O'Connell
    2015-04-21 17:42:12 +1200

    "Nice one Ryan. The first pedal on the road to total World Ebike domination!"

    Nina
    2015-04-21 14:18:07 +1200

    "Go team! "

    Tom
    2015-04-21 13:35:16 +1200
    Tom
    2015-04-21 13:31:20 +1200
    Fiona Gordon
    2015-04-20 21:01:48 +1200

    "Ryan, love your drive around your passions. so excited for this awesome awesome concept. goodluck and much love you beautiful people xx"

    Anonymous pledger
    2015-04-20 16:31:08 +1200
    Anonymous pledger
    2015-04-20 09:15:43 +1200
    mum and dad
    2015-04-20 08:22:20 +1200

    "A credit to you both, and a credit to Wellington. Hope it all runs well. Long may you stay plugged in and switched on! Ray and Chris"

    Babs Lake
    2015-04-19 20:06:27 +1200
    Megan Hubscher
    2015-04-19 19:54:13 +1200

    "So great to see this happening Ryan!"

    Amelia
    2015-04-19 13:33:01 +1200
    Anonymous pledger
    2015-04-19 10:57:37 +1200
    Willemijn Vermaat
    2015-04-19 09:12:46 +1200

    "Looking forward to see all those e-bikes zooming and humming over the hills and along the waterfront in Wellinton!"

    Sarah Adams
    2015-04-16 09:30:02 +1200
    Sarah Adams
    2015-04-16 09:28:17 +1200
    Lee-Ann Lewis-Brander
    2015-04-16 03:55:29 +1200

    "All the best for this new adventure Ryan, I'll collect the ride next time I make it back home. Your big sis "

    Cassandre Guinut
    2015-04-15 21:59:18 +1200

    "Go ebikes!! Great project Ryan, all the best to you. "

    Martin
    2015-04-15 12:06:22 +1200

    "Good luck guys!!"

    Gina
    2015-04-15 07:39:22 +1200

    "Hi team, this is Rich's koha from his workshop, donated back to the campaign. "

    Cedric Papion
    2015-04-14 18:32:01 +1200
    Vince Smart
    2015-04-14 13:41:44 +1200
    Kate Beecroft
    2015-04-14 10:14:31 +1200
    Paul Glover
    2015-04-13 20:48:16 +1200
    Paul Glover
    2015-04-13 20:46:40 +1200
    natalia
    2015-04-13 13:54:03 +1200
    Vishal Gurudutt
    2015-04-13 13:20:39 +1200
    Patrick Morgan
    2015-04-13 12:05:14 +1200

    "Count me in. "

    Christian Williams
    2015-04-13 10:21:07 +1200

    "Can't wait for my tour. I want to be a Switched On Bikes tour guide when I grow up!"

    cristina robinson
    2015-04-12 17:47:28 +1200
    Hannah Griffin
    2015-04-12 17:38:31 +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 
      Jez O'Connell
      2015-04-21 17:42:12 +1200

      "Nice one Ryan. The first pedal on the road to total World Ebike domination!"

      Nina
      2015-04-21 14:18:07 +1200

      "Go team! "

      Tom
      2015-04-21 13:35:16 +1200
      Tom
      2015-04-21 13:31:20 +1200
      Fiona Gordon
      2015-04-20 21:01:48 +1200

      "Ryan, love your drive around your passions. so excited for this awesome awesome concept. goodluck and much love you beautiful people xx"

      Anonymous pledger
      2015-04-20 16:31:08 +1200
      Anonymous pledger
      2015-04-20 09:15:43 +1200
      mum and dad
      2015-04-20 08:22:20 +1200

      "A credit to you both, and a credit to Wellington. Hope it all runs well. Long may you stay plugged in and switched on! Ray and Chris"

      Babs Lake
      2015-04-19 20:06:27 +1200
      Megan Hubscher
      2015-04-19 19:54:13 +1200

      "So great to see this happening Ryan!"

      Amelia
      2015-04-19 13:33:01 +1200
      Anonymous pledger
      2015-04-19 10:57:37 +1200
      Willemijn Vermaat
      2015-04-19 09:12:46 +1200

      "Looking forward to see all those e-bikes zooming and humming over the hills and along the waterfront in Wellinton!"

      Sarah Adams
      2015-04-16 09:30:02 +1200
      Sarah Adams
      2015-04-16 09:28:17 +1200
      Lee-Ann Lewis-Brander
      2015-04-16 03:55:29 +1200

      "All the best for this new adventure Ryan, I'll collect the ride next time I make it back home. Your big sis "

      Cassandre Guinut
      2015-04-15 21:59:18 +1200

      "Go ebikes!! Great project Ryan, all the best to you. "

      Martin
      2015-04-15 12:06:22 +1200

      "Good luck guys!!"

      Gina
      2015-04-15 07:39:22 +1200

      "Hi team, this is Rich's koha from his workshop, donated back to the campaign. "

      Cedric Papion
      2015-04-14 18:32:01 +1200
      Vince Smart
      2015-04-14 13:41:44 +1200
      Kate Beecroft
      2015-04-14 10:14:31 +1200
      Paul Glover
      2015-04-13 20:48:16 +1200
      Paul Glover
      2015-04-13 20:46:40 +1200
      natalia
      2015-04-13 13:54:03 +1200
      Vishal Gurudutt
      2015-04-13 13:20:39 +1200
      Patrick Morgan
      2015-04-13 12:05:14 +1200

      "Count me in. "

      Christian Williams
      2015-04-13 10:21:07 +1200

      "Can't wait for my tour. I want to be a Switched On Bikes tour guide when I grow up!"

      cristina robinson
      2015-04-12 17:47:28 +1200
      Hannah Griffin
      2015-04-12 17:38:31 +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.