FAQ

An e-bike is an electrically assisted bike. Our e-bikes have all of the typical features you would expect from a regular bike, with the addition of a battery that provides you with adjustable levels of assistance while peddling. This takes some of the work off of your hands (or legs, rather), allowing you to go further, faster. Bonus points for less sweating, too! 

Infants, small children, and dogs can come along on your adventure via appropriate carriers that you provide and use at your own risk and discretion. If you are looking for additional options within Prince Edward County, shoot us a line.

We look forward to providing more options for your youngins in the future!

Yes, every bike rental includes a helmet. And yes, you do need to wear it. Your noggin is priceless – protect it.

To rent one of our self-serve e-bikes in PEC or Tobermory, the rate is $14 per hour, though your total is prorated to the nearest minute. To rent one of our self-serve e-bikes please see our How to Rent + Ride page, or download our app. 

If you are renting within PEC, our non-self-serve e-bikes can also be booked under our Book Now page. These bikes are $75 for a half day (4 hours or less,) or $95 for a full day (4+ hours).

We do! We currently have a select number of new and used Westlake e-bikes for sale. While we try our best to keep our online store up to date, it is best to reach out to us directly for the latest deals and availability.

If you’ve loved your Westlake E-Bike ride and would like to purchase your very own, we are currently accepting pre-orders for 2025. For more information, contact us.

Our e-bikes can reach up to 32 km/hr, and vary in their range depending on your usage of the pedal assistance–if you are on a low-to-moderate level of pedal assistance for most of your ride, our bikes can span up to 80 km on a single charge; if you are relying more on the higher levels of pedal assistance, our bikes will take you roughly 40 km on a single charge.

Yes. To rent our e-bikes you must be at least 16 years of age, and for your comfort and safety we recommend that all renters are at least 5’0” tall.

The options are endless! For local maps and additional resources, checkout our location specific pages below.

Prince Edward County

Tobermory 

Yes, every bike rental includes a lock. We ask that you please use it, and that you are mindful and respectful with where you park your bike. 

Kind of… Feel free to turn off the electric pedal assistance on your e-bike if you’d prefer to feel the burn! No really, if you prefer more of a workout, the pedal assistance can be lowered or turned off all together allowing it to operate just like a regular (albeit, slightly heavier) bike.

Otherwise, technically no–all of our available bikes are electric.

Perhaps. This service is offered on a case-by-case basis. To see if we can lend a hand, contact us.

While the inventor of the first bicycle is not definitively established, Kirkpatrick Macmillan is generally credited with developing the pedal-driven bicycle. This bicycle lacked a transmission to help adjust the peddling speed to a faster wheel speed. Thus, the bikes were peddled as a direct drive. If the wheels of these early bicycles were as large as those commonly used today, riders would have had to pedal at uncomfortably high revolutions per minute (RPM) for comfortable riding!