What to Expect From an Electric Bike
Taking a ride on one of these e-bikes is a treat in itself. You can go as far as 20 miles on a single charge, at speeds up to 20 miles per hour, so it makes for easy travel. If your feet get tired from pedaling, all you have to do is twist your wrist lightly to activate the throttle, and you’re in business.
Rocket Electrics also sells these bad boys if you’re looking for an alternative (and FUN) mode of transportation. In addition, they have an in-house repair shop, which is nice, especially because they’re able to work on any type of bike you may own.
All of their tour guides are super knowledgeable and friendly. On Austin food tours, they regularly accommodate special dietary needs or requests. Their private tours are perfect for any celebration or company event. They’ve taken up to 30 people in one group and, over the years, their tour guides have shown thousands of locals and visitors around Austin.
The popularity of e-bikes has spread worldwide. In fact, Rocket Electrics has been featured in publications such as The New York Times, Austin-American Statesmen and Austin Magazine.
Electric Bike Tours With Rocket ElectricsThe public tours offered by Rocket Electrics include:
- Lady Bird Lake Tour: Departs at 9:30 a.m. daily and includes many urban bike trails (2 hours)
- Brunch Tour: Departs at 11 a.m. on Sundays and features up to three different spots where you can chow down (3 hours)
- Foodie Tour Gastro Pub and Trailers: Departs at 4 p.m. daily and includes four stops for local culinary treats (4 hours)
Keep reading to get an idea of the types of places you’ll experience on the Foodie Tour, based on my own experience! You’ll be riding alongside other foodies, so don’t be surprised if you gain a few best friends before you leave.
East Side King (Thai-Kun) Food TrailerThis Asian-fusion classic is located on the outdoor patio at Whisler’s on East Sixth Street. Our group had a great meal to start off our tour, as East Side King awakened the taste buds! Don’t forget to grab a cold beer to accompany the spices in your dish. What we tried: Beef Panang Curry and Cabbage Two Ways.
1816 E. 6th St. – Website
Lady Luck Food TrailerLocated at Hard Luck Lounge, this gem is brimming with amazing food with a southern twist. The owners focus on utilizing local farms, so you can expect their seasonal menu to be ever-changing. What we tried: Stoner Delight, Tempura Onion Rings and Smoked Beet Hummus.
3526 East 7th St. – Facebook
Gelateria GemelliOh, man. THIS. Towards the end of a biking adventure with your new best friends, what’s better than gelato? Gelateria Gemelli has a generous variety of flavors and encourages mixing and matching. Two flavors I’d recommend together are Coconut Sorbetto and Vietnamese Coffee.
1009 E. 6th St. – Website
Before You Go
There are a few things you should bring when you go on a tour with Rocket Electrics:
- Bring a water bottle
- Bring sunglasses and sunscreen
- Bring your appetite and party pants!
The people at Rocket Electrics are incredibly helpful and work hard to make sure each person enjoys the e-bike experience. To reserve a spot on one of the tours, you can book online. If you have any questions at all, you can call, email or pop into the shop. Get ready to feel the wind in your hair and a belly full of Austin delights!
1608 E. Riverside Dr. – Website
11 a.m.–7 p.m. daily
@theAustinot wants to know:
Have you ever tried an electric bike?