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Add pedal power to your travel adventures with an e-bike – USA TODAY Go Escape Winter magazine

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Organized bike tour companies are adding more pedal power with the inclusion of the e-bike (electric-assist bicycle) so all levels of bikers can enjoy the whole ride, making bicycling more accessible and ultimately, more people travelling more often by bike. Sal Vaglica, contributing writer for USA TODAY’s Go Escape Winter magazine, features Trek Travel in his article in the Winter 2022 edition of Go Escape Magazine by USA Today.

Sal Vaglica writes,“Riding an e-bike is certainly a workout — you’ll earn a glass or two of wine — but with a tour, that’s just about the toughest part. Once paid, almost everything from your hotel and dinner reservations to turn-by-turn directions is handled for you. You’re left to focus on enjoying the vacation instead of fretting about logistics.”

“We did our first trip with e-bikes back in 2019 through Scotland,” says MarySue Howisey of the tour she took with her husband through Trek Travel. “Getting e-bikes was the best decision because you focus on the vacation and the views, and not the hill in front of you. And you can breathe after you get to the top.”

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