Nebraska Startup Offering Introductory E-Bike Rentals for An Abe Lincoln

Papillion, NE startup to offer community opportunity to test ride mix of electric-assist bicycles. Take a 30-minute spin around Walnut Creek Recreation Area. Experience the delight of riding an electric bike. Bring your own helmet and an Abe Lincoln.

Papillion, NE, March 29, 2018 --( Now residents of Sarpy, Douglas and surrounding counties will have the opportunity to test ride a mix of electric-assist bicycles, from the one-of-a-kind, 200W, K15 bamboo and aluminum pedelec powered by a state-of-the-art Italian All-In-One hub motor, to a rugged 750W prototype originally developed with US Delta Force in mind.

Papillion-based entrepreneur Bill Moore, the founder of Quikbyke ( wants to give residents the opportunity to experience what it's like to ride an electric-assist bicycle.

"Most people considering an electric bike purchase have little opportunity to try them out first," Moore observes. "Few local bike shops carry them and really aren't set up to let customers ride them very far.

"We're just a block away from a paved bike trail and a short, easy ride to NRD's wonderfully wild Walnut Creek Recreation Area. Over the five-mile, 30-minute ride, there are hills to climb and wildlife to watch.

"I can't imagine of a better place to experience what riding an e-Bike is all about. The ride is safe, scenic and serene."

While Moore thinks the 5-mile, 30-minute ride around Walnut Creek's lake will be the most interesting for first time renters, longer rides up to 10 miles are also possible. Local renters interested in trying out one or more of the e-Bike models Moore has on hand, can reserve them either by phone or email through the Omaha website. Valid ID is required and all renters must sign a liability waiver. Helmets are optional and the rider must provide their own. Check website for availabilities and pricing.

Bill Moore
Bill Moore