Joy Ride

Joy Ride

 

The Joy Ride electric bike tour is the perfect way to experience the breath-taking natural beauty of our peninsula with all five senses. Take in the stunning coastal scenery where the spruce forest meets the rocky coast of the Atlantic Ocean from carefully chosen picture-perfect viewpoints of islands and lighthouses. We’ll wend our way through forested resorts and a historic log cabin village with stops in Barrett Park, Spruce Point, and the 1901 Footbridge, the longest wooden footbridge in America.

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With so much to see that’s off the beaten path in Boothbay Harbor, you’ll find it can be difficult to navigate and see it all. Our e-bike tours give you a lay of the land and our expert guides provide local recommendations about the best our town has to offer. You will feel and smell the ocean breezes as you ride along historic Boothbay byways leading to some truly beautiful locations. The electric pedal assist and throttles on our e-bikes allow you to easily ride along Boothbay Harbor’s rolling terrain!

 

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Duration: Approximately 1.5 hours.
Price: $75 bike and helmet rental. Gratuities for your guides not included.
Distance: 7 miles roundtrip.
What to expect: Fun and easy bike tour along winding paved roads through neighbors with some traffic.
Starting and Ending Location: 185 Townsend Avenue, Suite B – Pedego Electric Bikes with onsite parking available.
Schedule: Friday afternoons with check-in at 2:00 for bike fitting, instruction, and practice ride in parking lot. The tour departs at 2:30

 

What to wear: Comfortable clothes and closed-toed shoes.
Please bring: Sunglasses, sunscreen, phone/camera, rain jacket/light layers (if needed).

 

Highlights:

  • Friendly, trained, and knowledgeable guide.
  • Sensory ride through pine-scented forests where you’ll feel the ocean breezes and enjoy stunning views along Maine’s rocky coast, including islands and lighthouses, lobster boats and super yachts with stops for photo opportunities.
  • See the historic Linekin Bay Resort, Spruce Point Inn, and Sprucewold’s log cabin village
  • Although not guaranteed, we’ll ride through excellent areas for wildlife opportunities, including deer, foxes, osprey, porcupines, raccoons, wild turkeys, and eagles.

 

Requirements for participation:

  • All renters must wear a helmet at all times while they are riding the bike.
  • Our suggested minimum height is 5 feet tall and weight limit is 350 lbs.
  • While no experience riding an electric bike is necessary, guests must have a basic level of fitness and be able to confidently ride a standard bike. If it has been a while since you’ve been on a bike, we highly recommend you practice, even just once, before your tour. Stop by Pedego Electric Bikes for a test ride.
  • Your safety is our priority, and if you don’t feel comfortable riding your electric bike at the start of your tour, we’ll offer you a full refund.

 

Cancellations:

  • Cancel up to 48 hours in advance for a FULL refund. We ask for 48-hour notice so that we may open up the tour to other people who want to ride.
  • We will cancel tours if there are dangerous weather conditions, but we will ride if there is a chance of inclement weather.
  • For cancellations due to inclement weather, we will issue a 100% refund or allow you to reschedule for another time that works for you. In the case of bad weather, our guide will contact you at least one hour before the start time to discuss your options.
  • If there is light rain in the forecast but none at the start of the tour, we will decide together at the time of the tour whether to ride.

 

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