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You can now explore RMNP/Clear Lake by eBike thanks to new service

Posted by Adam in Recreation, 7/29, 1:12 PM

Adventure seekers, Riding Mountain National Park-area visitors and day trippers now have at their disposal a fun new way to explore Clear Lake and the National Park area thanks to a new venture launched this week alongside Elkhorn Resort. 

Rizing Mountain Adventures is now open for business with a fleet of eight brand new durable eBikes for rental as a way to explore all that the park has to offer. The Rize Mini model bikes come equipped with fat tires, extra powerful suspension and more than their share of power, making them suitable for any terrain.

Bikes are equipped with a range of 50-75km on a charge and travel at a top speed of 32km/hr. They can then be re-charged within four hours using a standard outlet and our oh-so-cheap Manitoba electricity. 

The venture is reminiscent of bike and scooter rental services that have become especially common in larger centres and tourist destinations in recent years. In the case of use at RMNP and area, there’s nowhere that’s considered off-limits that a standard bicycle wouldn’t be allowed. 

Rates vary from a half day for $45 to $75 for a full day and $100 for 24 hours. Helmets are mandatory when riding an eBike and are provided with the rental as well as a lock and saddle bag. In the event one finds themselves in an emergency pinch when out and about, the resort’s front desk is available 24/7.

Rentals can be taken out by visiting the Elkhorn Resort front desk or reserving ahead of time by contacting Rizing Mountain through its Facebook page. A credit card is required, or if one happens to be a guest of the Resort bike rentals can be charged to their room. Returns would be made at the same resort location at the end of one’s rental period. All bikes are checked over and cleaned upon return in preparation for the next user. 

Initial plans are to offer the service in Spring, Summer and Fall with the possibility to expand into winter based on demand based on the durable bikes’ ability to handle snow and ice.

Riding Mountain National Park over 370km of trails throughout. More information on trails including status can be learned at https://www.pc.gc.ca/en/pn-np/mb/riding/visit/activ4 

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