Who rents an e-bike? Typically, it’s been people wanting to to experience how an e-bike would integrate into their daily commute.
This week, however, we got a call from an out-of-towner. He already owned an e-bike, a Pathfinder with throttle-assist, using it to get to work sweat-free. The Pathfinder is similar to the line of Hebb e-bikes that we carry. In town for work-related training, he decided to site-see Philly on an e-bike. To give him a different e-bike experience, we set him up with a Trek 7200+, offering 4 levels of pedal-assist and regenerative braking.
His highlights? The ride to the Holiday Inn by the Stadium through the Wissahickon, Fairmount Park and along the Schyulkill River Trail; the current Sendak exhibit at the Rosenbach Museum in Rittenhouse Square, the Mutter Museum, the various beers from an 80-mile radius at Standard Tap in Northern Liberties, cheesesteak at Pat’s in South Philly, stuffed challah french toast at Sabrina’s in the Italian Market and lastly, a sampling of the house brews at Earth Bread & Brewery in Mt Airy.
His parting query was Is there a Bed & Breakfast near here for his next trip to Philly? There certainly is, Brent! We recommend the Burbridge Street B&B on quiet Burbridge St in Germantown, run by Marnie Hague, who has lived car-free for decades, using a combination of her bike & SEPTA to get around.