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Solar-Powered, Grid-Independent Electric Bicycle Rental Pop-Up Shops

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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 SunBrite 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.

Our Story

QUIKbyke Engineering is a spin-off of EV World.com, among the longest running digital publications devoted to the world of electric vehicles, founded in 1998. We long ago came to appreciate the special moment we've come to call the "EV Smile" that everyone experiences after their first ride in an electric car or on an electric bike. We're dedicated to replicating that moment for as many people as possible.

Our Goal

Recognizing that eBikes increasingly will become an important alternative to automobiles, especially in congested urban cores, we aim to leverage our solar engineering and eBike rental experience into designing and fabricating of a range of complementary solar-powered eBike docking, semi-dockless and qiosk-free applications for campus bikeshare use and hotel/condominium venues.

QUIKbyke Engineering

Quikbyke's first grid-independent solar-powered venture is its 20 ft converted cargo containers. Because we insisted that seaworthiness certification not be compromised, our all-in-one "pop-up shop" can be shipped anywhere in the world and set up in a morning. All that's needed is 160 square feet of level ground, plenty of sunshine, and a good strong cellular signal for Internet connectivity. If necessary, our SunBright model can be transported at highway speeds with the solar panels in place, allowing for quick relocation out of harm's way.

Business Models

We offer two Qisok acquisition options: franchise leasing and custom sales. In the case of the latter, independently-owned Qiosks can be ordered to the owner/operator's specifications. They can be outfitted with complete complement of up to 10 electric bikes, or without bikes. Franchise leases will come with bikes appropriate to the local geography and topgraphy. To learn more, use the contact points below.

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Omaha, Nebraska
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  • 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.

  • Generation X

    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.

    Mother/Daughter Bonding

    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.

    Kansas Quartet

    The Slavin family drove up from Kansas to investigate what Omaha had to offer and discovered the delight of riding Quikbyke electric-assist bikes.

QUIKbyke Blogs

Quikbyte Archive

  • PASTA Project: Cycling Has Greatest Health Benefits of Urban Transport
  • Yet Another University Study Finds Riding An E-Bike Is Good For Your Heart & Soul Too
  • Should You Wear A Helmet When You Ride a Bike?
  • Quikbyke Expands Rental 'Shop-in-a-Box' Qiosk Models
  • Of Doughnuts and Smart, Livable 21st Century Cities
  • A.I. vs Jobs: India & Quikbyke Face Similar Conundrums
  • My Peer-to-Peer EBike Sharing Experiment
  • It's Bike Month and Quikbyke's Solar Qiosk Is Now Florida-Bound
  • Facts And Myths About The Legality Of E-Bikes
  • Bike Share Boom, Bike Share Bust: A Quikbyke Solution
  • Bikes Good for Local Business
  • Five Reasons to Commute By E-Bike
  • Quikbyke: One Year Later
  • Bike Share Vs Quikbyke? It's No Contest
  • Bikes Vs. Cars
  • When Is a Bike Ride Not A Bike Ride? When It's a Quikbyke
  • Cruising London Fully Charged On An E-Bike
  • Creating Electric Bike Adventures In Time
  • E-Bikes to EU Rescue
  • eBikes and Wellness - The Evidence Mounts
  • Future Bodes Well For E-Bikes in America
  • How You Too Can Get 1000 MPG!
  • Those 'Deadly' Electric Bicycles
  • If You're Going To Ride A Bike, Here's Safest and Most Dangerous States
  • Building My E-Biking Confidence
  • Strava Around the Lake
  • CleanSpace and Our Dirty Air
  • Discover Omaha Beacons - Turning Your Phone Into a Tour Guide
  • Same Great Workout : More Evidence
  • How We Got the Bicycle
  • Could E-Bikes Help Parkinson's Patients?
  • Quikbyke's Q•pod Becomes Real Steel
  • What's Quikbyke's MVP? We're About to Find Out
  • The Bromptons of London
  • I Rode the Sun Today
  • The E-Bikes of the Balearics
  • Of Love and Bicycles
  • The SBA and My K15 'Conversation Starter'
  • Pricing the Quikbyke Kickstarter
  • Ford Seeking to Re-Invent Itself with Smart Mobility
  • When One Man and 1/2 HP Is Faster Than an Acura TLX
  • Aging Cities and Three-Wheeled Bikes
  • The Coming of Quikbyke
  • How Bicycles Can Help Reclaim Our Streets for Everyone
  • Dan Sturges and the Future of Micromobility
  • Here's Why I am Into E-Bikes
  • Powerful A.S.S. Can Help Ensure Success
  • Same Great Workout, Just Faster and More Fun
  • Bike Helmets, Accidents, and Hygiene
  • Will Cycling London's Underground Be a Haunting Experience?
  • Barcelona Institute for Global Health Hospital Clinic

    PASTA Project: Cycling Has Greatest Health Benefits of Urban Transport

    European-wide study conducted by Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal) concludes that cycling is the mode of transport associated with the greatest health benefits: better self-perceived general health, better mental health and fewer feelings of loneliness.