July 21, 2023Beau’s Brewing Co. has partnered with Prescott-Russell Recreational Trail / Sentier Recreatif to offer onsite e-bike rentals at the Vankleek Hill craft brewery. The e-bikes can be reserved and rented affordably by the hour through an online portal. Four e-bikes are stationed at the brewery for rental, along with two non-powered bikes. Rentals are available this summer during brewery opening hours, 11-7PM from Tuesday through Sunday.
The e-bikes are top-of-the-line Gazelle models purchased from Scooteretti and offer powered assistance on uphill terrain – including the steeply graded one-and-only “Vankleek Hill.” The powered assistance helps cyclists of most abilities connect in under 10 minutes to the 72 km of the Prescott-Russell Recreational Trail.
The PR Recreational Trail is an old railway path that leads through farmlands with scattered ponds along the way. The bike route is relatively flat and accessible. It runs from Hammond in the west to St-Eugene in the east. The pathway terrain is mainly gravel, although 4 2-km sections along the way are paved. From trilliums and peepers in the spring, to wild grapes and woolly bears in the fall, the edges of the Recreational Trail are brimming with rural beauty.
“We are thrilled to offer a new way for Beau’s visitors to tour the surrounding communities,” says Beau’s Brewing Co. Brand Manager and founding family member, Jen Beauchesne. “We are uncommonly lucky to wake up to the beauty of rural Eastern Ontario in our backyards every day, and we now have this fun experience for folks to pair with a day trip to our brewery.”
“We’re proud to be able to provide some cool activities along the Rec Trail with our local partners like Beau’s,” adds Eric Collard, Executive Director of the Trail. “Our new e-bikes make cycling easier and help you discover even more of the Trail and the region.”
Beau’s Brewery is a member of the Ontario by Bike Network, and in Spring 2023 won the Best Bicycle Friendly Business Award for the Ottawa & Countryside region. Beau’s hours of operation can be found here, and food and drink menu here. The e-bike rental portal can be found at https://www.sentierprtrail.com.Share:
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