When Your Bike Is Smarter Than You Are

by Becky on April 16, 2013 · 2 comments

in Fun, Travel

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People bike here.  Everywhere.  All the time.  So it’s no surprise that from a cycling culture, the eBike would emerge, a set of wheels with a nice IQ as well as added power to help you pedal around town when your quads start to feel rubbery.

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Tucked behind the Barcelona Cathedral in a narrow alley, the We Boutique feautres the SMART bike–their version of the eBike.  The store is a hub for a collection of bicycles designed to dial you right into the history of the city as you bike through it, with a little help from your electric power when the hills get stubborn.  You can set off on the Gaudi tour, the Old Town tour, the UNESCO World Heritage tour, The Mediterranean tour, and more.  Each tour includes your bike, an iPhone with the app for your tour, ear buds, and a briefing about how all your equipment works.

Then you’re off:  you, your wheels, your ‘tour guide,’ and BCN.  Tours last anywhere from two to eight hours.  Very cool, no?  (And, thanks to that electric power boost that kicks in when you need it, you’re not even a sweaty mess by the end of the day.)

(Top photo:  reflected in the glass, Miss Zinnia considers the virtues of a bike that pedals you when you want it to.)



Karen L April 17, 2013 at 10:53 am

Sounds like my kind of bike ride. I am a tragically bad biker (my legs burn and turn to mush embarrassingly fast), so having some power kick in would be awesome. And a guided tour sounds like fun too!


Becky April 18, 2013 at 1:18 am

Karen, I know what you mean about the biking thing! I don’t have much balance, anymore, unfortunately. Goose puts me to shame! xx

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