Doug was very flexible, and worked with us to meet at a particular time to rent the bikes. I have never had such a relaxing experience on a Bicycle -- I could ride all day! You still get the enjoyment of riding a bike, but it's made easier with the Electric assistance. My parents don't usually ride bikes, and I was trying to keep up with them! We had a great time and would absolutely do it again. I recommend riding the Tow Path from Utica to La Salle for some lunch/dinner. That is what we did --
Didn't know for sure what to expect with these bikes but we had a great ride! We were given a quick tutorial & a trial ride before we went on a 12 mile round trip from Utica to LaSalle & back along the I&M canal with Allison as our guide. They offer 2, 3, & 4 hour tours. We went for the 2 hour one since it was our first time around & there were storms brewing. Allison was very patient with us first timers. The historic path was beautiful with lots of vegetation, birds, & butterflies.
First off, I love LaSalle Co, an under-appreciated area IMO loaded w/ natural beauty & history, but the e-bike adventure is the icing on the cake.
The owner, Doug, provides detailed instruction that assures you will love the e-bike experience. Within minutes we were cruising the I&M Canal path & enjoying the perfect little adventure.
Wish we'd known about Utica E-bike Rental sooner! I'm sure it's even more spectacular with Fall color. This place is like a well-kept secret!
-Mary Lou E.