10 Things You Didn’t Know About Renting an E-Bike

by | Jun 8, 2022

Thinking about renting an e-bike during your next visit to Zion National Park? Zion e-bike rentals are a great way to get to and from the park and around Springdale for some shopping or dining. It’s also a fun way to experience the park from a whole new angle.

With the best e-bike rental Zion National Park has to offer, beginners and experienced cyclists alike can give e-bikes a try. If you’re thinking about renting one on your next visit, keep reading to learn 10 things you didn’t know about e-bikes.

1. It’s Easier Than You Might Think

Whether you frequently ride a regular bike or not, renting an e-bike can be a bit intimidating. Luckily, the old adage — “as easy as riding a bike” — applies to e-bikes, too! In fact, because you won’t find yourself pedaling to get up steep hills, riding an e-bike might be even easier than hopping on a traditional bicycle.

First time riding an e-bike? Don’t worry — our experienced staff will give you an overview of what you need to know before you head out.

2. E-Bikes Are Allowed in Zion National Park

Zion e-bike rentals are great for more than just pedaling through Springdale. You can also take your e-bike rental into the national park!

Bicycles, including both e-bikes and regular bicycles, are allowed in Zion National Park. You can ride along any roads in the park. However, nearly all trails are off-limits to bikes, with the exception of Pa’rus Trail. This 3.5-mile paved trail offers a flat, relaxing ride along the Virgin River. 

Before you take to the park on two wheels, it’s important to familiarize yourself with the rules and regulations in place for cyclists in Zion. 

3. You Can Use Your Zion E-Bike Rental to Skip the Shuttle Lines

Not only can you use your e-bike to get around in Zion, but you can also use it to skip the shuttle lines. During the busy season, lines often form to ride the Zion Canyon Shuttle and Springdale Shuttle loops. But with an e-bike rental, you can easily ride from one trailhead or overlook to the next without worrying about waiting for a shuttle ride each time.

4. You’ll Want to Leave the Vacation Clothes at Home

Flip-flops and shorts might be standard vacation attire. But if you’ll be renting an e-bike for the day, you’ll want to rethink what you wear for the day.

Just as with regular biking, closed-toed shoes are a must. If you plan to bike to a trailhead for some hiking, consider wearing lightweight hiking boots. If you prefer to wear heavier boots to hike, you may want to consider packing those in a backpack to change into at the trailhead for a more comfortable ride. Specialized cycling clothes aren’t a must, but bike shorts and moisture-wicking fabrics may help you to be more comfortable on a longer ride.

5. Your E-Bike Rental Might Be Heavier Than You Expect

Because of the motor, e-bikes are a bit heavier than standard bicycles. Because that motor provides power to help you get around and make pedaling easier, you likely won’t notice the extra weight when you’re riding. But if you plan to lift your e-bike onto the front rack of one of the Zion shuttle buses, this is a good detail to keep in mind.

6. Renting an E-Bike is Still a Good Workout

Electric bikes feature a motor that is designed to make pedaling up hills or over long distances a breeze. However, they aren’t designed to completely take over for you. Instead, you’ll still peddle, especially over flat surfaces or downhill. This helps to preserve your e-bike’s battery so that you can ride farther and longer.

Because you’ll be peddling, you can still expect to get a great workout from your ride!

7. You’ll Need to Wear a Helmet When Renting an E-Bike

Whether you’re enjoying a leisurely ride on Pa’rus Trail or an epic ride along Highway 9, it’s still important to wear a helmet while riding your e-bike rental, just in case. A helmet will be provided with your rental, so you won’t need to worry about bringing your own.

8. Travel 30 Miles or More on a Single Charge

If you’re planning a full day of riding, you will want to plan to peddle some over flat surfaces or on downhill slopes to help preserve your bike’s battery. But even if you don’t, your bike can still carry you a whopping 30 to 40 miles on a single charge! This is plenty of charge for exploring the Lower Canyon, riding the Pa’rus Trail, and still enjoying a sunset cruise through Springdale for some shopping and dining.

Renting an E-Bike in Zion National Park

Renting an e-bike in Zion National Park is a great way to see the park in a whole new way. Whether you use your e-bike rental to get to and from trailheads or for joy rides through Springdale, it’s the perfect enhancement to your next Southern Utah adventure. Book your rental today to see for yourself!