Kaanapali is a popular resort town in West Maui that is home to many hotels, beaches, restaurants and shops, including RideSmart Maui! Our new location makes it easy to start exploring as soon as you pick up your e-bike. Whether you’re looking for a romantic week with your partner, or a family fun day with the kids, we offer a variety of e-bike types including tandem, cargo and all-terrain e-bikes to help you make the most out of your time in Kaanapali. We also offer 2-hour self-guided tours of Kaanapali, so you can simply follow our step-by-step instructions and skip the research and planning. Here are a few of our favorite local recommendations:
Since 1956, May has been recognized as National Bike Month! And everyone knows that the best way to celebrate is with more bike rides! Here are 5 easy ways to incorporate more e-bike trips into your life this month, and every month:
A family e-bike ride might just be one of the most memorable experiences from your Maui vacation. It’s a unique way to enjoy Maui’s beauty, while getting exercise, avoiding traffic and having fun!
As electric bikes have grown in popularity, their technology, features and the overall capabilities has improved drastically. This includes the total range of the battery, or the distance a rider is able to travel on a single charge. Being familiar with the e-bike's range estimate and efficient riding practices helps avoid those 0% battery situations. There are a few tips and tricks you should be aware of that will help you maximize your battery, ride more efficiently, and make the most out of each ride!
Gas prices are approaching a record high in Hawaii and there is no indication that they’re slowing down anytime soon. According to AAA, the Aloha state ranks second only to California for the highest gas prices in the US, and our residents spent a full dollar more per gallon than the national average.
The most obvious solution to cutting back on your expenses at the pump is by driving less. But for those who still want to get around, the best option is to switch your mode of transportation.
One of the best parts of winter in Maui is the return of koloha, or humpback whales! West Maui offers spectacular views of the Auau Channel, a humpback breeding ground that’s nestled between the islands of Maui, Lanai, Kahoolawe and Molokai. From December until May, residents and visitors can catch these gentle giants slapping their tails, blowing spouts from their blowholes, and sometimes even breaching from the sea! Best part is? You don’t need to have a boat to observe these magical creatures. You can see them from the shore along your electric bike ride! Simply pull over, put your kickstand down, and scan the horizon.
Visiting Maui without a car is a great way to save money on your vacation, reduce your carbon footprint and avoid potential stresses such as traffic jams, road closures and parking shortages. Many travelers choose to navigate the island using a combination of the transit modes Maui has to offer including the Bus, the trolley, and by bike! You'll still be able to experience the best activities Maui has to offer.
With rental car prices recently exceeding $1000 per day, now is a better time than ever to go car-less during your trip to paradise.
March was full of adventure for John and Brenda Holder! Hailing from Knoxville, TN, the couple arrived on the island of Maui in Hawaii with an impressive electric bicycle to-do list. At the top of the list? Rent a tandem electric bike from RideSmart Maui’s location in Lahaina, Hawaii.
Remember when you were a kid, and the only way to get to your friend’s house was on your trusty 10-speed bike? Many of us relied on our bicycles as a form of transportation long before we got a license to drive. In our childhood, bikes weren’t just the vehicle that transported us to our next adventure… Riding itself was the adventure! And most of us were never motivated to get outside for a bike ride because we needed to burn some calories. Our reasons for riding were much simpler: We just wanted something fun to do on a Saturday!
Tips and reminders to make the most out of your e-bike experience. Questions? Give us a call at 808-633-8553 or browse through our FAQ's.
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