If you want to ride a bike to work but are hesitant due to distance or the hills, an electric bike might make the difference.
Our Cycle Works program is aimed at encouraging more people to use active transport, and e-bikes are a convenient way to get around Canberra.
Working with Canberra Urban Adventures and Pushys, we are offering Canberrans the opportunity to try an electric bike for free and talk to people with experience of electric bikes.
An electric bike could be the answer to all your commuting hassles - try one and see for yourself.
Free electric bike trials on Lake Burley Griffin starting near Questacon – Reserve Your Place Now
Date and time: Sunday 19 November, 8am to 1pm
Start/Finish point: Parkes Place West between Questacon and the National Library. Look for the big red Canberra Urban Adventures bike trailer and signs.
Parking available at Questacon carpark or the National Library carpark
The free trips depart every hour on the hour from 8am for either 30-40 minute circuit of the central lake, or a climb up to and around Parliament House and parliamentary triangle.
Maxium of 8 riders per trip (aged 12+). Up to two children aged 6-11 years can come on each trip with a parent – riding a specially equipped adult electric bike. Helmets and instructions on use of electric bike are provided before every trip. If you can ride a bike you can ride an electric bike. No licence needed.
Book your place on a free trial. To ensure your place on these free trips please book ahead by email.
To book a place: Email your name, number of people, your mobile phone and preferred trip departure time (for an hour slot between 8am and 1pm) to: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone Graham on 0421 140 401 if you have any questions.
The free electric bike trials are provided by Canberra Urban Adventures using electric bikes from local Canberra company Switched On Cycles (the “Metro III”), as well as the EZEE “Sprint”, “Street” and “Expedir” electric bikes available from Pushys.
The EZEE Expedir bike is equipped with child seats for ages 6 to 11.
There are no obligations with these free trips, they are provided to help you try the bikes in a fun setting with minimum hassle.