Electric Bikes

Making Quality Affordable

Happy customer with new Black Bear in front of Ride the Glide Wharf Street

Electric bikes are an awesome revolution in cycling. But electric bikes in Victoria, BC can be very cost prohibitive, with most bikes starting at $2,500. We strive to make owning an electric bike affordable for everyday people, without sacrificing quality.

Contrary to what you, or people you know, may think they are not cheating! Not by a long shot. Electric bikes aren’t just for the less physically fit. They are great intermediary between driving a car and riding a bike for getting around and commuting to work. You can get as much exercise as you want without needing to get sweaty or exhausted if you don’t want to. And you can always pedal it like a regular bike without any electric assist.

We believe everyone should do all that they can to reduce their carbon footprint. And trading in your car for an electric bike on short trips is a great way to do just that. Not to mention in the long run it will save you tons of money on fuel, maintenance, and parking.

Try Before You Buy

We offer comprehensive test rides to every potential buyer. We are located right on the brand new Wharf St protected bike lane, and only 1 km away from the start of the Galloping Goose trail. Perfectly situated between both the Pandora and Fort street protected bike lanes and great testing hills. Ride around as much as you need to get a feel for the bike and try out as many of the models we carry as you like.  If you want to get a better feel of what it’s like to ride an e-bike make sure you take advantage of our rental opportunities. Please note that only certain e-bikes are available for rental.

Try before you buy electric bike rentals at Ride the Glide

Warranty

The regular warranty period offered on a product often speaks to reliability of that product and how much faith the manufacturer puts into their product. In the realm of cheaper, online e-bikes  you’ll find warranties anywhere from 30 days to 1 year, and not a minute longer. Not exactly confidence inspiring is it? But we’ve had the unique opportunity with out rental business to really put our bikes through the paces and been so impressed it didn’t make sense to do anything but hold a two year warranty, something only readily found in $3,000 e-bikes. And we believe our customers deserve that peace of mind when buying an e-bike.

  • 2 year electrical components

  • 2 year parts

  • 1 year FREE tune-ups

Service

Customer service is our #1 priority, and we know that your #1 priority is having a bike that works and runs smoothly. That’s why for the first year you own your bike you can bring it in at any time for a completely free tune up. After your first year keep bringing it back, we are always available to help keep your bike in tip top shape for a price that won’t break the bank.

Happy customer with electric bike at Ride the Glide

Local, Family Owned

Help support a local, family owned business and keep your hard earned dollars working in your community. When you Think Local good things happen! You support fellow hardworking Victorian’s both directly and indirectly. And when you buy with us, you don’t just get an e-bike, you get us and become part of our extended e-bike family. Walking into our shop is like coming home, and you aren’t just numbers on a spreadsheet.

Get a 5% rebate on all electric mobility devices using promo code: codegreen. Electric bike rebate

Get your Green Rebate Exclusively with Ride the Glide!

Many of you may know that bikes are exempt from the 7% PST, however this does not apply to their electric counterparts. Despite lobbying from special interest groups the government does not seem like it will be looking to include electric bikes any time soon, if ever. However we know just how expensive it is to buy a new electric bike, and for many people who want to go green it is cost prohibitive. And we don’t think it should be.

That’s why we now offer a 5% green rebate on all of our electric bikes. That’s equivalent to the GST! The green rebate is instantly applied against the purchase price and you don’t have to wait weeks or even months for a cheque to arrive in the mail. We want to do everything in our power to make sure that you aren’t barred from owning an electric bike because of the price. *Not applicable to sale prices*

Our E-Bikes

RTG 350 CT $1,595

  • 350 watt hub Bafang Motor

  • 36 v 14 ah Samsung Battery

  • 3 ah charger, 4-5 hours

  • 180 Tectro mechanical front and rear disc brakes

  • 7 speed Shimano Altus

  • 5 levels of pedal assist & thumb throttle

  • Suntour HCT front suspension fork

  • Rear cargo rack

  • 20*2.125″ puncture resistant tires

  • Integrated front and rear lights

  • Assembled in Victoria

RTG 500 XT $1,945

  • Folding

  • 500 watt rear hub Bafang Motor

  • 48 volt 15.6 amp Samsung Battery

  • Tectro mechanical disc brakes

  • 7 speed Shimano rear derailleur

  • Pedal assist & thumb throttle

  • Mozo air suspension

  • Regular or Step through frame

  • Assembled in Victoria

RTG 500 XXT $2,355

  • Folding

  • 500 watt  high torque rear hub Bafang Motor

  • 48 volt 21 ah amp Samsung Battery

  • Tectro mechanical disc brakes

  • 7 speed Shimano rear derailleur

  • Pedal assist & thumb throttle

  • Mozo air suspension

  • Regular or Step through frame

  • Assembled in Victoria

RTG Regal $1,945

  • 500 watt rear hub Bafang Motor

  • 48 v 16 ah Samsung Battery

  • 35 to 65 + km range

  • Unlimited max speed with PAS

  • 3 ah quick charger, 5-6 hours

  • 180 Tectro mechanical disc brakes

  • 7 speed Shimano Altus

  • 5 levels of pedal assist & twist throttle

  • Suntour front suspension

  • Cadence Sensor

  • 26*2.2″ puncture resistant tires

  • Assembled in Victoria

RTG Regal Plus $2,395

  • 500 watt rear hub Bafang Motor

  • 48 v 20 ah Samsung Battery

  • 45 to 100+ km range

  • Unlimited max speed with PAS

  • 3 ah quick charger, 6-7 hours

  • 180 Tectro mechanical disc brakes

  • 7 speed Shimano Altus

  • 5 levels of pedal assist & twist throttle

  • Suntour front suspension

  • Torque Sensor

  • 26*2.2″ puncture resistant tires

  • Assembled in Victoria

RTG Imperial $1,945

  • 500 watt rear hub Bafang Motor

  • 48 v 16 ah Samsung Battery

  • 35 to 65 + km range

  • Unlimited max speed with PAS

  • 3 ah quick charger, 5-6 hours

  • 180 Tectro mechanical disc brakes

  • 7 speed Shimano Altus

  • 5 levels of pedal assist & twist throttle

  • Suntour front suspension

  • Cadence Sensor

  • 26*2.2″ puncture resistant tires

  • Assembled in Victoria

RTG Imperial Plus $2,395

  • 500 watt rear hub Bafang Motor

  • 48 v 20 ah Samsung Battery

  • 45 to 100+ km range

  • Unlimited max speed with PAS

  • 3 ah quick charger, 6-7 hours

  • 180 Tectro mechanical disc brakes

  • 7 speed Shimano Altus

  • 5 levels of pedal assist & twist throttle

  • Suntour front suspension

  • Torque Sensor

  • 26*2.2″ puncture resistant tires

  • Assembled in Victoria

RTG MTX $2,895

  • 500 watt rear hub Bafang Motor

  • 48 v 14 ah Samsung Battery

  • 30 to 45 km range with throttle

  • 50 to 90 km range with PAS

  • 32 km/h max speed via throttle

  • Unlimited max speed with PAS

  • 3 ah quick charger, 5-6 hours

  • 180 Tectro hydraulic disc brakes

  • 7 speed Shimano Acera

  • Colourful display

  • 5 levels of pedal assist & thumb throttle

  • Suntour XCM front suspension

  • Torque Sensor

  • 27.5*2.35″ puncture resistant tires

  • Rear rack, fenders & lights included

RTG MTX Max $3,995

  • 500 watt mid-drive Bafang Motor

  • 120 Nm of torque

  • 48 v 14 ah Samsung Battery

  • 60 to 110 km range with PAS

  • Unlimited max speed

  • 3 ah quick charger, 5-6 hours

  • 180 Tectro hydraulic disc brakes

  • 10 speed Shimano Deore

  • 5 levels of pedal assist & thumb throttle

  • Suntour XCM front suspension

  • Torque Sensor

  • 27.5*2.35″ puncture resistant tires

  • Rear rack, fenders & lights included

RTG MTS $2,895

  • 500 watt rear hub Bafang Motor

  • 48 v 14 ah Samsung Battery

  • 30 to 45 km range with throttle

  • 50 to 90 km range with PAS

  • 32 km/h max speed via throttle

  • Unlimited max speed with PAS

  • 3 ah quick charger, 5-6 hours

  • 180 Tectro hydraulic disc brakes

  • 7 speed Shimano Acera

  • Colourful display

  • 5 levels of pedal assist & thumb throttle

  • Suntour XCM front suspension

  • Torque Sensor

  • 27.5*2.35″ puncture resistant tires

  • Rear rack, fenders & lights included

RTG MTS Max $3,495

  • 350 watt mid-drive Bafang Motor

  • 80 Nm of torque

  • 48 v 14 ah Samsung Battery

  • 60 to 110 km range with PAS

  • Unlimited max speed

  • 3 ah quick charger, 5-6 hours

  • 180 Tectro hydraulic disc brakes

  • 10 speed Shimano Deore

  • 5 levels of pedal assist & thumb throttle

  • Suntour XCM front suspension

  • Torque Sensor

  • 27.5*2.35″ puncture resistant tires

  • Rear rack, fenders & lights included

Coming Soon

New and Updated for 2020

2020 Cargoroo $3,445

  • 500 watt rear hub Bafang Motor

  • 2 X 48 v 14.5 ah Samsung Batteries

  • 2 X 3 ah chargers, 4-5 hours

  • Tektro hydraulic disc brakes

  • 7 speed Shimano

  • 5 levels of pedal assist & throttle

  • Front suspension

  • Foot Boards, Safety Rails & Padded Seat included

  • Front basket included

  • Heavy-duty double kickstand

2020 Rhino 2.0 $2,895

  • 500 watt front hub Bafang Motor

  • Dual batteries

  • 3 ah charger, 6-7 hours

  • 26″x 2″ front tire, 24″x 2″ rear tires

  • 180 Tectro hydraulic front disc brake

  • 140 Tectro hydraulic rear disc brake

  • 7 speed Shimano freewheel

  • 5 levels of pedal assist & thumb throttle

  • Front suspension fork

  • Rear cargo basket

  • Front and rear fenders

  • Extra low step through

  • **2018 model depicted**

2020 Rhino 4.0 $2,895

  • 500 watt front hub Bafang Motor

  • Dual batteries

  • 3 ah charger, 6-7 hours

  • 24″x 4″ front tire, 20″x 4″ rear tires

  • 180 Tectro hydraulic front disc brake

  • 140 Tectro hydraulic rear disc brake

  • 7 speed Shimano freewheel

  • 5 levels of pedal assist & thumb throttle

  • Front suspension fork

  • Rear cargo basket

  • Front and rear fenders

  • Extra low step through

  • **2018 model depicted**

RTG Fox 20 $2,195

  • 500 watt rear hub Bafang Motor

  • 48 v 14 ah Samsung Battery

  • 30 to 45 km range with throttle

  • 45 to 75 km range with PAS

  • 32 km/h max speed via throttle

  • Unlimited max speed with PAS

  • 3 ah quick charger, 5-6 hours

  • 180 Tectro cable disc brakes

  • 7 speed Shimano Acera

  • Colourful display

  • 5 levels of pedal assist & thumb throttle

  • Low step through, folding frame with integrated battery

  • Cadence sensor, up-gradable to torque sensor

  • 20*2.2″ puncture resistant tires

  • Rear rack, fenders & lights included

RTG Fox 24 $2,245

  • 500 watt rear hub Bafang Motor

  • 48 v 14 ah Samsung Battery

  • 30 to 45 km range with throttle

  • 45 to 75 km range with PAS

  • 32 km/h max speed via throttle

  • Unlimited max speed with PAS

  • 3 ah quick charger, 5-6 hours

  • 180 Tectro cable disc brakes

  • 7 speed Shimano Acera

  • Colourful display

  • 5 levels of pedal assist & thumb throttle

  • Low step through, folding frame with integrated battery

  • Cadence sensor, up-gradable to torque sensor

  • 24*2.2″ puncture resistant tires

  • Rear rack, fenders & lights included

Fox 20" folding step through electric bike by Ride the Glide