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Cruising the Shores of Lake Erie and Presque Isle Bay with eBike Drop

eBike Drop is a family run business that meets you where you are in Erie to rent out electric bicycles in timed increments or for the day. There are many miles of bike trails that traverse the waterfronts of Presque Isle Bay and Lake Erie, including the 13.5 miles of multi-use trail that runs along the entire perimeter and beach fronts of Presque Isle State Park, and trails that run along the Bayfront area and more. Not only is riding these trails a ton of fun, eBike Drop makes this process easy and accessible with their well kept equipment and super kind and friendly service. They are also pet friendly, but unless you have a teacup dog that can fit in the front basket, or you have a backpack to fit them in, riding along with them probably will not work. 

eBike Drop dropped their bikes right off for us at the Pet Friendly Cobblestone Inn and Suites

 I can't speak highly enough about how great of an experience it is working with them. 

One of the absolute best ways to see the beautiful scenery of Erie is on two wheels, so you can really take in the beauty of the area at your own pace. You can get to areas directly on the shore on the bike trails that you cannot get to in any other way and cruising through this area is so relaxing. eBike Drop will meet you where you are, whether that is staying at a hotel or camping, or they will arrange a meetup point where you can pick up your bikes for your prearranged 2 hour, 4 hour, or 24 hour rental increment. This flexibility takes the guess work out of finding a store location or hauling your own equipment. For people within Erie, this is especially great because they can drop it right off for you and you can have your own fun afternoon or day out. The equipment is also brand new and offers handlebar controls for speed, manual, or pedal assist, with gear changes possible as well. They also provide helmets, bike locks, and battery chargers, so you do not need to worry about bringing those things either. They also do safety training on using the eBikes, so you know the ins and outs of riding safely.

I cannot stress enough how great it is to see the scenery of Presque Isle, the Bayfront, and Erie on two wheels. It is a completely different experience and it is a great time out. It is especially cool when you are supporting a local, family owned business like this and helping build up Erie. The entrepreneurial spirit is strong in this town, with many small businesses like this transforming the tourism and recreation scene of the city and building wealth and creating jobs in a place that large industry has mostly left. What is happening in Erie is incredible and rapid. Just in the last 10-15 years, the business scene in this city has really flourished and has as many or more things to do and high quality places to visit than many large cities, and I say this as someone who has travelled all over the place. 

I have always said that Erie has had unlimited potential for boosting its tourism industry because of the natural jewels it has with Presque Isle State Park, Peninsula Drive, which is an incredible scenic drive that is like a midwest version of the riviera,  the Bay, and the shores of Lake Erie. That momentum is really building into something even more formidable and even with all of this progress, that potential is really beginning to be truly realized. Erie is our happy place and easy getaway from Pittsburgh, and I somehow fall in love with it more each time we visit. Erie has always been a terrific place to visit, but the associated local businesses are really beginning to truly flourish and make this a well rounded place to visit overall. 

At this point, I feel like Erie, with its natural setting and flourishing recreational scene, is becoming a place that is more well rounded and hitting the next level. Between small businesses like this, and stalwarts like the booming Waldameer and Water World Amusement Parks, which has just announced the addition of a huge "water coaster" water slide, which is a launched water slide with bowl sections, their world class Ravine Flyer II roller coaster, the region is in the midst of a growing tourism boom. We definitely recommend seeing the beauty of the area with an eBike rental from eBike Drop. 

For more information on renting eBikes on your next fun outing in Erie can be found at their website at ebikedrop.com

Our visit was hosted by VisitErie and our opinions are always unvarnished and our own.

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