QUIKbyke developed what we believe is the world's first entirely solar-powered, grid-independent electric-assist bicycle rental "pop-up shop." Using only light from the sun, not only can electric bicycles be completely carbon-free, but so can be all the other electrical systems inside this 20 ft. sea-worthy converted cargo container, including lights, cellular WiFi, Point-of-Sales devices and more. Besides being secure and safe, our Quikbyke-engineered Qiosk is easily and affordably transportable by rollback car carrier. Yet it's strong enough to weather the worst. Our prototype, featured in the digital concept-to-customers slideshow below - a process completed in just over a month - came through Hurricane Irma's 125mph winds unscathed in 2017.
We offer four models of Qiosks from our GreenGrid model designed for electricity grids that are entirely or nearly all renewable energy powered, to our grid-independent SunBright model. There's an option for most pocketbooks and power grids. We can fabricate your Qiosk to your exacting specifications, including supplying quality, American-assembled e-Bikes, or we can engineer it to your current e-Bike supplier.
The Wagoners of Maine
The Wagoners from Kennebunkport were Quikbyke's very first guests, earning free Quikbyke t-shirts in recognition of their patronage status.
No One's Too Old
This gentleman wasn't actually in the U.S. Navy, but he was "onboard" with the fun of navigating the byways of Old Omaha for a couple hours.
When Quikbyke opened the big 20 ft bi-fold doors of our prototype solar-powered Qiosk the Summer of 2016 in Omaha, we weren't certain how riders would respond to the electric bicycle experience. For most, it was their first chance to Ride the Sun.® Turns out, they loved it as their board smiles reflect.
Family Fun I
This "Boomer" couple treated their "Millennial" daughter to her first spin on an electric bike, a pattern that would repeat itself over our initial consumer acceptance testing.
A Bridge Named 'Bob'
Erin from the Greater Omaha Chamber of Commerce is also the "personality" behind "Bob the Bridge" Twitter account in honor of the Bob Kerrey Pedestrian Bridge uniting Omaha and Council Bluffs.
Las Vegas Ladies
This trio was in town to advance plan a Spring wedding and seeing the downtown from an eBike just seemed to make sense.
Riders in the Storm
Rain showers didn't keep these plucky ladies from Colorado from renting Quikbykes for an hour.
Gold Medal Family
Steve and Misty Bentz were in town to support their son, Gunnar, as he tried out for 2016 US Olympic swim team. He would make the team and bring home the gold in Rio.
Olympic Gold Family II
The Smiths from Pittsburgh cheered on their daughter Leah. She too would bring home Rio metal, both gold and bronze.
Quikbyke discovered that not only do riders rent eBikes for longer periods of time, riding miles further than conventional rental bikes, but they also attract a wider age range and virtually equal numbers of women and men.
This young lady, accompanied by her mom, came to Omaha to watch the Olympic tryouts. She hopes to make the team in 2020, but between the races, they spent a couple hours exploring Omaha's historic riverfront.
The Slavin family drove up from Kansas to investigate what Omaha had to offer and discovered the delight of riding Quikbyke electric-assist bikes.
Few issues incite more passionate debate inside and out of the cycling community than whether or not bicyclists should wear helmets. While it may seem axiomatic that helmets are a good thing, there are lots of riders, especially in Europe who don't and for good reason, as this video produced for the Guardian in the UK explains.READ THE REST OF THE STORY...