We did something really fun!! We signed up for an “E-Bike” tour in Eugene, Oregon. The cost was $25 each, which included the bike rental, helmets, and a small snack during the ride. Not bad! When we arrived at our meeting spot, we were glad to learn we were the only two on the 2.5-hour tour! This worked to our benefit as we were able to ask a lot of questions about the bikes. Our tour was 20 miles in total and we could have easily done another 20 miles…without question! This was a great way to spend a few hours in Eugene and explore several beautiful parts of the city along the bike/walking paths which follow the Willamette River.

**The Bikes: ** Jim rode a __RadRover__ and Melinda rode a “__RadCity Step-Thru__” (she looked so cute on that darn thing!) After a brief tutorial on the operation of the bikes….we were off!! The bikes have 2 ways to ride. You can simply turn the “throttle” and the bike will provide 100% of the power…you just sit there and steer. OR.... you can peddle along with 5 different “pedal assist” modes. The higher the number, it increases the assist as you pedal. For the most part we used level 1 and 2, but one on section we went up a long and STEEP road, we used level 3 and 4, which was amazing. We climbed this step hill with hardly any effort (of course you can lower the assist level if you choose).

**The Tour: ** The company in Eugene is “__Zero Emissions Tours__”, run by Gordon Pollock. We enjoyed our time Gordon. He patiently and thoroughly answered our questions about the bikes , (which I must have asked 20+ questions), but also pointed out several points of interest along our tour route. This was truly a great way to spend a few hours on our weekend and would highly recommend this adventure to all! We found Gordon by using Rad Power Bikes “__Try Our Bikes__” link. If you decide to purchase a bike after this tour, you get a $50 off coupon (per bike) from Gordon.

**Conclusion: ** Yes, we ordered two bikes (same ones we rented) once we got back to our campground. Now we have a new way to get out and explore while camping, whether it's biking on beautiful mountain trail, cruising through a local city/town and stopping for coffee and snacks or simply exploring beyond our campsite.

*Note…we are not affiliated with Rad Power Bikes or Zero Emission Tours. We paid full price for the Tour and full price for the 2 bikes. We will get no compensation if you take the tour or if you buy the bikes. This is us, simply providing you information. *

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