Array of E-Bikes Offered to you by RideSmart Maui
Whether you’re ready to enjoy an epic ride around Maui, get some exercise while you're on vacation, or just explore the little beach town down the road, RideSmart Maui offers a wide selection of electric bikes, and we can help you find the perfect ride for your transportation and recreation needs.
Comfort / Hybrid Electric Bikes
Inspired by road bikes, hybrid electric bicycles (or comfort bikes) provide a design that is friendly for riders who are are using a bike primarily for transportation and commuting. Hybrid electric bikes feature wheels that are wider than a road bike’s wheels for improved handling.
To help riders come to a stop when traveling on busy urban roads, many hybrid bikes are equipped with disc brakes. It is common for hybrid e-bikes to have handlebars that are extended or flat. Compared to the drop handlebars of many road bikes, flat or extended handlebars make hybrid bikes easier to control.
Additionally, hybrid electric bicycles have a laid-back seat position, making them significantly more comfortable to ride. Many riders request our comfort cruiser e-bike rentals for long distance rides. For riding the West Maui Loop (WML) , nothing is more perfect than a hybrid electric bike. The ride is a 60-mile loop around the West Maui mountains that includes stunning scenery and varied terrain.
RideSmart Maui offers hybrid electric bike rentals that are versatile and lightweight, for miles and miles of fun. We also provide extensive information on the WML and other exciting self-guided tours around Maui.
All-Terrain Electric Bikes (ATBs)
Initially intended for rides on challenging terrains and mountainous country, all-terrain bikes provide the ideal balance of control, comfort, and efficiency. All-terrain bicycles feature fat tires and a sturdy frame, making them perfect for the majority of riders.
In Maui, clay from the hillsides may wash onto our roads after it rains, making them slick. In general, Maui roads can be in rough shape, which makes ATBs a great choice for anyone traveling the island by bike.
With enough cushion in the suspension to keep you protected on gnarly terrain, ATBs can also absorb bigger hits that would otherwise be jarring and unpleasant when riding. The lightweight nature of an all-terrain bicycle means more ease and efficiency when climbing to the top of a challenging hill. All-terrain bicycles are also well-suited for anyone exploring one of our mountain bike parks.
Pro Tip: No matter where you ride, please be mindful of local traffic and respect all traffic laws, lights, and stop signs. And always take extra care at the bottom of the descents.
From city streets to airport baggage claims, you may have noticed that folding electric bikes seems to be everywhere lately! The portable bikes are growing in popularity, and for a good reason.
If you plan on visiting Maui for an extended period of time, and will be staying in an AirBnB, condo, or hotel, consider renting a folding electric bike during your visit. A folding electric bike offers the convenience of having a bicycle that collapses down to fit in your suitcase and unfolds when you’re ready to enjoy a 20-mile ride along the Maui coastline.
Folding e-bikes have relatively small wheels and a petite frame, but don’t let their size fool you! A lower surface area and smaller wheels will allow you to hit faster speeds at a quicker rate than a standard bike would.
Visiting Maui for a business trip? Folding electric bikes make a versatile, convenient vehicle for commuting! The folding e-bicycle’s compact, lightweight design means that you can collapse it and carry the bike into a coffee shop or the office if you don’t want to leave your ride chained up outside where it could get damaged or stolen if not locked up.
Folding electric bikes are easier to transport and store than many other bicycles, making them the perfect vehicle for getting around or getting a workout in while on vacation. A folding e-bicycle can be stored folded in the trunk of your rental car, the closet of your hotel room, or any number of small spaces.
When you're ready to explore Maui by bike or just go for a relaxing ride to the local surf shop or for shave ice, just unfold the frame and you’re off!
Cargo and Family E-Bikes
If you’re taking your child for a ride, a child seat or trailer might cut it with a standard bike. But if you’re also going to pick up some groceries at the market, or plan on carrying enough gear for a day of traveling around Maui, you and your family will enjoy all the features that an electric cargo bike or family bike can offer.
Cargo e-bikes are designed to accommodate you and your kids, as well as the week’s worth of groceries you might be hauling back to your condo. With electric assist, you don’t have to worry about how much work it might be to pedal such a heavy load around. Turn on your bike's electric assist and get a boost on hills and a break when traveling longer distances.
Across the U.S., a growing number of families are choosing to trade in road trips in their car for a more sustainable, scenic mode of transportation and recreation: Bike rides! Here on Maui, many of us find it convenient to use our cargo or family electric bikes to get around the island. We don’t have to stop to fill up for gas, or waste time we could be using taking in the breathtaking sites on trying to find a parking space!
Since it is more economical, environmentally-friendly, and family-friendly than other modes of transportation, a cargo e-bike or family bike is a smart investment, both short-term as a rental and long-term as a purchase.
Now you don’t have to wait until your children are old enough to share your love of riding bikes with them!
At RideSmart Maui, we offer family e-bike rentals that feature a kids’ carrier on the back, which is perfect for parents who want to ride with children that are between one and six-years old.
The cargo electric bicycle’s efficiency and versatility allows you to do it all: Run errands, shop, commute to work, get a workout, or get some fresh air with your family.
Tandem Electric Bikes
The tandem bicycle or twin bike is designed to be ridden by more than one person. Like a standard bicycle, a tandem bike also has two wheels. But this electric bike is double the fun, with two seats instead of one, and four pedals instead of two!
Most tandem bikes require both riders to pedal at the same speed at relatively the same time, so you and your friend or spouse can enjoy working as a team but exerting less energy than you would if you had to pedal the bike using only your power.
On a tandem electric bike, you also have the option of using the electric assist, so neither rider has to exert all that effort!
If you are a bicycle and outdoor enthusiast, and have been looking for ways to share your passion with a significant other or family member who is a beginner, a tandem electric bike can be a great way to get you both on the road together. Instead of worrying that your friend or child won’t be able to keep up with you on a ride, you can work as a team to get some exercise, no matter how flat or hilly the road is.
At RideSmart Maui, many people tell us that their tandem e-bike is one of the best investments they’ve made. If you are staying or living near the beach, you’ll certainly enjoy tandem rides to brunch, the ocean, or just to take in the tropical beauty of Hawaii.