Black Friday Blowout E-Bike Sale and save up to $1000

🚲🙌Big news from Rising Tide Electric Bicycles – we’re launching a BLACK FRIDAY SALE starting this Thursday, November 23rd! 🚲🙌Just got word from Wolff E-bikes, and for the first time ever, they’re cutting prices on most 2023 Wolff models by as much as $500.00! 🚲🙌 Everything in the store is on sale! Combine that with the $500.00 provincial rebate, and you’re looking at total savings of up to $1,000.00 which is HUGE!! The sale is on in-stock items only. Hope to see you all this week!
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Cycling Through A Bucolic Paradise On Prince Edward Island

Bicycling is one of my favorite activities for intimately connecting with the land. And Prince Edward Island (PEI) makes for an ideal cycling destination, one that’s laden with a sense of serenity, with scenic treasures awaiting around many a curve in the road. Pedaling along the coast and the pastoral interior allows you to slowly soak up the best that PEI has to offer, whether it’s pristine beaches backed by red sandstone cliffs; wide swaths of sweet-smelling purple and sometimes pink lupines that bloom each June; solitary white and red lighthouses that presided over a windswept landscape; or quaint coastal villages where you’ll want to stop a while to dig into freshly caught fish and shellfish.


Snuggled in the Gulf of St. Lawrence, this island is just about 170 miles long from tip-to-tip, yet it’s blessed with almost 700 miles of coastline that makes for a pleasurable cycling experience, especially when biking through PEI’s National Park on the north coast. There you’ll often find dedicated bike paths with to-die-for views of rolling surf, grand expanses of white (and red) sands and, of course, those dramatic crimson-hued cliffs.

Biking toward Souris JEANINE BARONE
East Point Lighthouse SANDER MEURS

Cycling on PEI is all about relishing in the journey, not simply clicking off miles as you speed to your final destination each day. I often pedaled leisurely, making sure to look up, down and all around, because some sights, such as the viewpoint overlooking the charming French River village, are easy to miss. Along Route 20 East on the north coast, I spotted an overlook with a perfectly placed picnic table and a bench offering picturesque views of this village far below. There, I spied yellow fishing boats anchored, and the coast lined with turquoise, red, black, and sapphire blue wooden fishing sheds. Elsewhere, I spotted a young boy and his grandfather hauling buckets of clams behind Sou’West, an informal waterfront restaurant with a spacious patio and a tasty baked crab dip. Later in my cycling adventure, I noticed several lobster traps for sale on the side of the road, and a tiny ice cream shop serving scrumptious mint chocolate chip ice cream where I enjoyed a cone while lounging on one of many chairs set on the lawn.

beach at North Lake area JEANINE BARONE

Even when a thick fog moves in, this makes cycling the coast that much more atmospheric. I could barely discern the pine forests, or the Gulf of St. Lawrence. But I easily detected the fragrant aroma of the conifers, and I deeply inhaled the fresh scents carried on the salty breezes. I bonded with locals at Elliot’s General Store — a grocery, deli and gas station — who endlessly chatted about the weather conditions. “Fog looks like it’s gonna burn off,” claimed one of many fishermen I met there.

Side roads are almost always worth following, like the one to Naufrage Harbour where a lighthouse sits on private property, and a wood-shingled building — the Naufrage Snack Shack — is set on an ideal beachfront location with a wide deck that’s great for enjoying, what else, but, more ice cream. One of many curiosities awaited around the bend: Bailey Bridge, a wood plank structure that clatters, shutters and shifts when cars (and my bicycle) traveled over it. (It was developed by the British during World War II.)


Undulating routes can still be delightful even when the headwinds are fierce — and, aptly, the wind turbines are plentiful. That’s because, in one instance, for example, I noticed the North Lake Boathouse Eatery where a patron (despite the steady breeze) was enjoying a glass of wine on the deck, a relaxing spot that I intended to visit later in the day. (Interestingly, the fishermen who were dining inside assured me that the blustery winds would die down for my ride the next day — it turned out they were right.)



PEI is a destination that’s easy to love, especially from the seat of a bicycle. These are six treasures that I found especially enchanting.



North Cape/Black Marsh Nature Trail

Black Marsh Trail JEANINE BARONE

Where the waters of the Gulf of St. Lawrence and the Northumberland Strait meet is one of the most blustery parts of PEI. I knew I wasn’t far from my goal — the Black Marsh Nature Trail — when a series of giant, almost 300-foot-high, wind turbines appeared. I walked my bike along this windswept trail where I was pretty much by myself, and felt like I was wandering through a lovely dreamscape with gnarled trees dotting the landscape, butterflies flitting about, petite orchids growing near my feet, the occasional eagle flying overhead, and the turbulent sea crashing far below. The sandstone sea cliffs are dramatic, bearing their signature crimson hue, like much of the land of PEI, because of iron oxide in the soil. (A signature sight in this area is a red colored monolith — Elephant Rock.) This trail is a birdwatcher’s paradise, where you may also see ring-billed gulls, great black gulls, eiders and harlequin ducks, and many others. When the dirt trail becomes a boardwalk, it crosses an expansive bog where carnivorous plants grow.

Black Marsh Trasil JEANINE BARONE


Trails at Green Gables Heritage Place

Haunted Wood Trail JEANINE BARONE

Canada’s most lauded fictional character, Anne of Green Gables, and the author Lucy Maud Montgomery, a PEI native, are celebrated at this vast national historic site. But fans of the outdoors, like myself, will want to park their bike outside the visitor’s center and take time exploring the pair of short walking trails that illustrate where Montgomery took inspiration. The Haunted Wood Trail winds through shaded groves of white spruce and Scots pines where you’ll hear the creaking of the branches in the breeze and observe the ever shifting shadows. (No wonder Anne and her friend Diana were frightened of this forest in the novel.) There’s a sense of magic, as you look up to the tops of the soaring trees, breathing in the scent of pine in this dense woodland. The second path, Lover’s Lane (Balsam Hollow Trail), was a frequent source of tranquility for Montgomery. And, of course, it figures prominently in her novel. The gurgling of water from a nearby brook is soothing as are the frequent bird sounds. Here, you’ll notice flowers and trees Montgomery would see on her strolls, such as red maple and red spruce, wild lily of the valley, and common blue violet.

Haunted Wood Trail JEANINE BARONE


North Rustico Beach



Once I reached the attractive village of St. Peters Bay, I headed to St. Peter’s Landing, a charming waterfront mall where the facades of each of the wood paneled businesses are painted with playful colors, from baby blue to lime green to canary yellow. One of these, the Black and White Cafe and Bistro, is hung with boldly hued paintings in the sunny space that’s worth hanging out for a while, munching on one of their delicacies such as the coconut lime vegan muffins.

By far, the most atmospheric place to lay your head is the Points East Coastal Inn, where a wide, inviting porch offers picture-perfect sunsets, and the owners readily cater to the needs of their guests, including cyclists and walkers. (You’ll find a new bike shed complete with tools, an air pump, hand wipes, and much more.) Choose the second-floor St. Peters Suite where you can soak your sore muscles in the clawfoot tub with epsom salts. All the amenities make it difficult to leave this inn, including the exceptional breakfasts. (And if you can’t finish the homemade raspberry muffins, they’ll encourage you to pack it up to take on the road along with their just made trail mix.)

Greenwich Dunes Trail

Greenwich Dunes Trail JEANINE BARONE

If you only have the opportunity to walk one trail in PEI, this should be the one. Located within the National Park, it’s most noted for its crescent-shaped, parabolic dunes; floating boardwalk; and white sand beaches. I pedaled to the trailhead, where I parked my bike because they are not permitted on the trail. The half-mile-some trail first winds through a conifer forest laden with ferns, and bayberry and bunchberry bushes. Then the dirt path leads to the sinuous floating boardwalk that bounces as you walk above Bowley Pond that’s ringed with tall cattails. Ahead, the sand dunes — the tallest on PEI — are captivating, as you amble through deep sand and up sand-covered steps over their undulating topography. A surprise awaits on the other side: a wide, pristine, undeveloped beach.

Greenwich Dunes Trail JEANINE BARONE

Basin Head Provincial Park


The long, white sand beach known as “the Singing Sands” certainly is what gets most of the tourist attention at Basin Head Provincial Park. Not so surprising, given that the hot, dry sands elicit a bit of a creaking sound when you walk across them. (It’s attributed to the sand’s high silica content.) But, far less tourist attention can be found just a few minutes away at the Basin Head Interpretive Park that fronts a lagoon. The location is placid, ideal for enjoying a snack in the picnic pavilion, and the interpretive signage is fascinating, providing insights into the area’s history and ecology. You’ll learn that stone tools were found here, dating back some 12,000 years. And Basin Head is one of the only places to find giant irish moss, an algae that anchors the blue mussels, keeping them from floating out to sea.


While most of the facilities at the Provincial Park down the road are thronged with tourists, the Basin Head Fisheries Museum, where I left my bike, is crowd free. It’s easy to spend hours exploring and inspecting the artifacts and displays that trace the history of fishing in PEI. The whole family will find plenty to pique their interests such as tools used for eel fishing, antique fisherman ice shoes, an actual circa 1910 sailboat, and dioramas explaining the differences between scallop and oyster fishing.

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🚴‍♂️🌊 Ultimate E-Bike Adventure: Exploring Charlottetown with Rising Tide E-Bike Rentals 🌊🚴‍♀️

Are you ready to unlock a whole new world of exploration right here in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island? Look no further than Rising Tide E-Bike Rentals for an electrifying journey that combines eco-friendly transportation with unforgettable adventures. Let’s dive into how you can make the most of your e-bike rental experience while discovering the hidden gems of our beautiful city.

Discover Charlottetown’s Treasures on Two Wheels

📍 Location: 125 Queen St, Charlottetown, PEI
📆 Best Time to Explore: Anytime from spring to fall
🚲 Mode of Exploration: E-Bike Rentals

1. Why Choose E-Bike Rentals?

Imagine effortlessly gliding through Charlottetown’s charming streets, embracing the gentle sea breeze, and exploring the city’s historic landmarks with ease. E-bikes, equipped with electric assistance, allow you to pedal at your own pace while the motor provides an extra boost
whenever you need it. Whether you’re a local or a visitor, e-bikes offer a unique way to navigate our picturesque streets.

2. The Ultimate E-Bike Adventure

Begin your e-bike journey at Rising Tide E-Bike Rentals, conveniently located in the heart of Charlottetown. Our fleet of high-quality e-bikes is designed to cater to all levels of riders, from beginners to seasoned cyclists. As you set off, here’s what you can expect:

🌳 Confederation Trail Exploration: Follow the famous Confederation Trail, a former railway line transformed into a scenic pathway. Traverse lush landscapes, pedal through tranquil woods, and admire the natural beauty that surrounds you.

🏙️ Downtown Charm: Navigate through Charlottetown’s historic downtown district, where cobblestone streets and Victorian architecture merge seamlessly with modern cafes, boutiques, and art galleries. Stop by Province House, the birthplace of Confederation, and immerse yourself in Canada’s history.

🏞️ Waterfront Wonders: Cruise along the bike lanes of Victoria Park, a lush oasis boasting panoramic vistas, or across the Hillsborough Bridge to Stratford.

3. Local Flavor, Global Ecstasy

Charlottetown isn’t just a place; it’s a sensory experience. Along your e-bike journey, take advantage of the opportunities to sample local cuisine, interact with friendly locals, and capture Instagram-worthy moments against the backdrop of this maritime paradise.

4. Planning Your E-Bike Adventure

🚴‍♀️ Booking Your E-Bike: Secure your e-bike rental from Rising Tide E-Bike Rentals in advance by booking online. Choose from our diverse selection of e-bike models to find the perfect match for your adventure.

🌤️ Weather Considerations: PEI’s climate offers pleasant biking weather from spring to fall. Dress comfortably, pack essentials like water and sunscreen, and check the weather forecast before you embark.

🗺️ Map Your Route: Plot your course using our recommended routes or create your own path using local maps. Plan your stops for rest, exploration, and culinary delights.

Unleash the thrill-seeker within you, and let Rising Tide E-Bike Rentals be your guide to unforgettable adventures in Charlottetown. 🌟 From historic landmarks to scenic trails, every turn of your e-bike journey brings you closer to the heart of PEI’s culture and beauty. Book your e-bike adventure today and be part of the rising tide of explorers in our beloved city.

🚴‍♂️🚴‍♀️ E-Bike Rental Inquiries: Contact us at (902) 367 3670 or visit our website to reserve your e-bike adventure today! 🚴‍♀️🚴‍♂️

CategoriesE-biking Tips

The Top 5 Reasons to Choose E-Bikes for Your Next Adventure

Are you ready to elevate your next adventure? Look no further than the exciting world of e-bikes. With their blend of power, convenience, and sheer exhilaration, e-bikes are rapidly becoming the go-to choice for adventurers of all kinds. Whether you’re an experienced rider seeking new thrills or a curious newcomer eager to explore, here are the top five reasons why e-bikes should be your next adventure companion.

Effortless Exploration:

  • Picture yourself effortlessly cruising through breathtaking landscapes, conquering challenging terrains with ease. E-bikes provide an extra boost of power, making uphill climbs and long distances feel like a breeze. With the help of the electric motor, you can go further, explore more, and soak in the beauty of your surroundings without feeling drained. Say goodbye to sweating buckets and hello to limitless exploration.

Sustainable and Eco-Friendly:

  • Embrace the joy of adventure while treading lightly on the environment. E-bikes are a sustainable mode of transportation that significantly reduces your carbon footprint. By opting for an e-bike instead of a gas-guzzling vehicle, you’re actively contributing to a greener planet. It’s a win-win situation where you can satisfy your adventurous spirit while being environmentally conscious.

Freedom and Flexibility:

  • With an e-bike, you have the freedom to go wherever your heart desires, without being constrained by traffic, bus schedules, or parking limitations. Say goodbye to frustrating commutes or searching for parking spots. E-bikes offer the flexibility to navigate through congested city streets or take the road less traveled, discovering hidden gems and secret paths along the way. Experience the liberation of choosing your own path and embracing the spontaneity of adventure.

Health and Well-being:

E-bikes not only provide an exciting adventure but also offer numerous health benefits. While the electric motor assists you when needed, e-bikes still require physical exertion, ensuring you stay active during your rides. Pedaling on an e-bike improves cardiovascular health, lung capacity, builds muscle strength and enhances overall fitness. Plus, with the option to adjust the level of assistance, e-bikes accommodate riders of all fitness levels, making it an inclusive choice for everyone.

  • Expert Support for Seamless Experiences: Unlock a journey of seamless experiences with the expert support of Rising Tide E-Bikes, PEI’s exclusive supplier of Wolff e-bikes. Our team of knowledgeable enthusiasts is dedicated to ensuring your adventure surpasses all expectations. From helping you select the perfect e-bike to providing top-notch servicing and maintenance, we are here to elevate your adventure to unparalleled heights. With our unparalleled expertise by your side, your e-bike journey will be nothing short of extraordinary.

Whether you’re planning a thrilling mountain expedition, an urban exploration, or a leisurely countryside ride, consider choosing an e-bike as your adventure companion. The effortless exploration, sustainability, freedom, and health benefits make e-bikes the perfect choice for your next adventure. Strap on your helmet, hop on an e-bike, and embark on a journey that will leave you breathless with joy and excitement. Visit our shop at 125 Queen St, in Charlottetown, PEI, today or visit our website:

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E-Biking for Beginners

Have you been wondering what e-bikes are all about? We want to share with you the exciting world of e-biking, where cycling meets modern technology. Electric bikes offer a unique experience that’s perfect for both experienced riders seeking new thrills and curious newcomers. Rising Tides E-bikes offers the biggest fleet of e-bike rentals in Charlottetown!

If you’re new to the world of e-biking and want to start your two-wheeled adventure, this practical guide is for you:

  1. Choose the Right E-Bike: Explore different types of e-bikes and find one that suits your needs and riding style.
  2. Master the Basics: Familiarize yourself with the e-bike’s controls, including power assistance levels, brakes, and throttle (if applicable).
  3. Understand Battery Management: Learn how to manage your e-bike’s battery life effectively for longer rides.
  4. Prioritize Safety: Always wear a helmet and follow traffic rules. Be mindful of pedestrians and other cyclists on shared paths.
  5. Maintain Your Ride: Regularly check tire pressure, brakes, and drivetrain to keep your e-bike in good condition.
  6. Plan Your Routes: Explore local bike paths and scenic routes. Consider battery range for longer rides.
  7. Join Group Rides: Connect with fellow e-bikers and join group rides to gain confidence and discover new trails.
  8. Stay Alert: Be aware of your surroundings and adjust your speed and power level accordingly.
  9. Use Riding Apps: Utilize smartphone apps or GPS devices to track your rides and set new goals.
  10. Embrace the Joy: Enjoy the freedom, eco-friendliness, and sense of adventure that e-biking offers.

Happy e-biking!

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Some of Charlottetown’s finest checking out Rising Tide’s fleet of e-bikes.