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It took a trip halfway around the world for Rick Estes to find the inspiration for his company, Ezy Ebikes. Estes spent one year living and teaching in China, taking every available opportunity to tour the nation's cities and countryside. During his travels, he was struck how many people he saw riding ebikes: bicycles powered by eco-friendly electric motors. Upon returning home to the Phoenix area, Estes founded Ezy Ebikes with the goal of introducing more people to this alternative mode of transportation.
Although Ezy Ebikes sells various models of electric bikes, the staff also familiarizes people with the equipment by leading guided tours. Tour routes wend their way around Tempe Town Lake, Old Town Scottsdale, the Phoenix skiline, and the surrounding desert landscapes. Guests can learn about the area's history and wildlife while cruising along roads and trails at speeds up to 20 miles per hour.