‘Love & Bicycles’ will organize interpretive guided tours by electric bike

NEGAUNEE, Mich. (WLUC) — You’ll soon have the chance to visit Negaunee in a unique way.

The growing popularity of e-bikes has encouraged bike shop Love & Bicycles to run interpretive bike tours in mid to late August. Blake Becker, co-owner of Love & Bicycles, said the tour is for beginners and advanced riders who want to learn more about the history of the area.

“They’re going to be on the Iron Ore Heritage Trail in Old Town Negaunee,” Becker said. “It’s going to be really interesting and it should be very engaging for everyone.”

Love & Bicycles also sells and services electric bikes, mountain bikes, road bikes, fat bikes and more for those interested. Becker added that he had noticed a surge in people interested in e-bikes, which kept the store busy.

“There’s been a very big resurgence of people interested in these bikes,” Becker pointed out. “We attract people of all ages to this category of bike and it’s really exciting.”

Outside of its planned e-bike tours, Becker noted that Love & Bicycles rents e-bikes to those who want to ride but don’t want to pay for one.

“We rent bikes for half or full day,” Becker explained. “When people come to rent bikes from us, we teach them trail etiquette. We teach them safety, how to ride a bike and generally send people off to have a great time.

Becker said he also wanted to remind trail riders of proper etiquette, especially with all new riders on the go. Some of these rules include using your bell to warn runners when you are approaching and staying on the right side of the trail.

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