Unlike the electric can opener, the electric toothbrush, and the electric pillowcase, the electric bicycle is not an insidious indicator of the pending robopocalypse. Safely support machinery as it supports you with today's Groupon: for $20, you get two hours of electric bike rental at Ivan Stewart's Electric Bike Center (a $50 value) on India Street.
Ivan Stewart's Electric Bike Center sells, rents, and repairs top-of-the-line electric bicycles and accessories. Electric bikes, powered by a lightweight battery, have a range of 20–25 miles per charge and can reach top speeds of 20 miles per hour. The tiny electronic boost makes it easer for bikers to tackle hills, headwinds, and long-distance squirrel hunts while still achieving aerobic exercise. Despite an occasional watt-filled meal, electric bicycles still use 100 times less energy than urban cars, and 1,000 times less energy than coal-powered roller skates. Your two-hour rental will include use of a high-quality electric bike, a helmet to preserve brain matter and navigation functions, and a security lock. Peruse the highly palatable restaurants in Little Italy or peddle around Balboa Park in search of balboas. Ivan Stewart's expert staff will be happy to suggest ideal destinations and cycle-friendly hot-spots.
- Stewart and son Gary have opened an electric bicycle business in Little Italy. The Ivan Stewart Electric Bike Center at 2021 India Street is a far cry from flying across open desert at 100 mph in an 800-horsepower Toyota pickup. “We sell, rent and service electric bikes,” Stewart said. “They are a kick, the perfect way to move around downtown San Diego and see the sights. We’re planning to open other branches in La Jolla and Del Mar.” – Bill Center, SignOnSanDiego
- I would recommend renting one for the day whether you're a local or from out of town, or if you're a local with friends from out of town. Great way to see America's finest city. – Whitney R., Yelp
Ivan Stewart's Electric Bike Center
Powered by lightweight batteries, Ivan Stewart's electric bicycles propel riders around downtown San Diego at speeds of up to 20 miles per hour. Hills and rough terrain won't slow down tours as the electric bikes tackle road obstacles with ease. The self-powered cycles can travel between 20 and 25 miles on a single charge, letting renters explore large parts of the city and its waterfront before needing to plug into a power source or capture stray lightning bolts.
2021 India St.
San Diego, California 92101Get Directions