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Vancouver e-bike rentals

E-Bike Rentals in Vancouver

29 December 2016 / Josh B


Exploring Vancouver by bike is the best way to see and experience everything the city has to offer. But it can also be challenging. This city has its fair share of hills, and riding up and down them can be a sweat-inducing endeavour. 

Fortunately, advancements in bicycle technology over the past few years have resulted in a wide range of e-bike options designed to flatten hills and take the effort out of cycling. 

We’ve added a huge fleet of e-bikes to our rental fleet, so visitors and locals alike can experience the joys of cycling in Vancouver without breaking a sweat.

Ready to ride already?

What is an E-Bike?

An e-Bike, or electric-assist bicycle, is a bicycle that has an electric motor to boost the rider’s pedalling.

While there are many different types of e-bikes, including some with throttles, ours use the “pedal-assist” system. With this type of e-bike, the motor kicks in when the rider pedals. The harder you pedal, the harder the motor works. The result feels just like riding a normal, except you’ve magically become way stronger.

If you can ride a normal bicycle, you can ride a pedal-assist bicycle. There’s no learning curve, and our rental staff if there to teach you about the different electronic systems. We also provide detailed maps and bike ride ideas so you can make the most of your trip.

Why ride an E-Bike?

E-bikes are a great choice for anyone who loves bicycling but doesn’t have the fitness (or desire) to tackle hills or work up a sweat.

If you have knee problems, need to transport heavy items (like kids) by bike, or simply want to cruise around and enjoy yourself with less effort, then e-bikes are the ride for you!

Even if you’re a regular cyclist, e-bikes are just plain fun, and we encourage anyone to come down and give them a try to see what all the fuss is about.

Cycle City’s E-Bike Rentals

Electric bicycle
The low step-thru frame makes this bike easy for anyone to enjoy. The Shimano E-5000 STePS system and three levels of assist mean you can go farther, faster. 9-spd gears and hydraulic disc brakes. Up to 125km on one charge!
Low step-thru frame makes it easy for anyone to enjoy. 9-spd shifting and hydraulic disc brakes. Comes with a rear rack for those who prefer to ride with panniers. Fits riders from 5’4 to 5’9″.
Electric bicycle
We have this bike available for smaller and taller riders. 9-spd gears and hydraulic disc brakes. Sporty geometry and 4 levels of assist help flatten hills and cover long distances!

Vancouver E-Bike Tours

We also offer daily guided e-bike tours for those looking to get the most of their visit to Vancouver. Join one of our expert guides for a in-depth look at the history, culture, and geography of this beautiful city.

Our e-bike tours show off the highlights: Stanley Park, English Bay, False Creek, Chinatown and Gastown, in a relaxed, easy-to-follow format. Check out some of the city’s most beautiful views from the comfort of off-road trails and dedicated bike infrastructure. They’re a breeze for all fitness levels!

Cycle City Tours and Rentals is open year-round, seven days a week. We offer daily guided bicycle tours and rentals out of two locations in downtown Vancouver.


Feature Guided Tours

Cycle City Tours is Vancouver’s premiere bike tour company and rental shop.
Come ride with us!

The Grand Tour

Our most popular tour because it highlights the best of Vancouver history, ecology and culture. Vancouver Encompassed!

  • 5 hours
  • Easy – Moderate
  • Daily – 10am
  • $99.95


Stanley Park Tour

This unique tour includes a perfect mixture of both trail riding and seawall cruising.  It’s truly Vancouver’s urban Oasis.

  • 3 hours
  • Easy
  • Departs Daily at 9am
  • $74.95


Epic Electric

Experience incredible nature and beautiful vistas on state-of-the-art E-bikes to effortlessly explore Vancouver.

  • 4 hours
  • Easy
  • Daily 1:30pm May-Sept
  • $99.95


Private Tours

Vancouver is the perfect backdrop for a group or customized private bike tour.

  • Tours are fully customized for your needs and preferences
  • Choose your time and itinerary
  • Great option for families with young children.


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We are OPEN at 646 Hornby St. and we’ve adapted our tours, rentals, service, and sales to be as safe possible for our staff and customers.  Face masks are required for entry and hand sanitizer is provided for guests.

Tours require advance booking and you can save 10% off of Bike Rentals by booking at least 1 day in advance.

Walkup rentals are always available.

Sales and Repair Service are available by appointment, or first come first serve, by lining up at our door.

Current opening hours are 9am-6pm Thursday-Monday. Closed Tuesday & Wednesday