By Caroleine James
Wrangell Sentinel 

Popularity powers up for electric bikes and scooters


August 17, 2022

Caroleine James/Wrangell Sentinel

Shirley Wimberley rides down the hill to her home on Monday via e-bike.

For those looking to explore or just zip around town, a few businesses in Wrangell are offering a new way to take a ride - e-bikes and e-scooters.

E-bikes are powered by rechargeable batteries that allow users to move farther and faster per pedal stroke. E-scooters, on the other hand, require no physical exertion. Powered by a small electric motor, they can reach speeds of around 15 mph while riders stand comfortably on their decks.

Both Wrangell Extended Stay and Breakaway Adventures began renting e-bikes and e-scooters at the beginning of this year's summer season. According to the co-ow...

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