By Ann Binlot, forbes.com
Biking around New York in the summer time can be a bit of a drag. The heat and humidity can lead to a lot of sweat dripping off your face and runny makeup. Who wants that? The folks at Electra Bicycle Company came up with the Bosch-powered Go! e-bike for an easier, faster, and more fun way to cruise through the Big Apple. Bikers no longer have to worry about being out of breath when biking when they arrive at a meeting or date.
Now, guests at the illustrious Gramercy Park Hotel can take advantage of everything an Electra bike has to offer when they stay there. The partnership marks the first e-bike partnership for the hotel, as well as the first hospitality collaboration in New York for Electra. This hotel amenity is the first of its kind in the United States. The deal will enable riders to avoid the rush of the subway and traffic on the streets. The bikes go up to 20 miles per hour, and they reflect the hotel’s commitment to art and design because Electra designs and manufactures the bikes in the United States.
“Gramercy Park Hotel has a continued passion to deliver high level of comfort and luxurious experience to its guests,” said Danielle Choi, director of sales and marketing. “Our exciting electric bike partnership with Electra for Summer 2018 continues to follow the Hotel’s approach to offering unique amenities, alongside our bespoke Le Labo scent, custom Marshall speakers, and contemporary art collection of museum quality. Having electric bikes on property allows guests to explore the neighborhood and the city at their own pace, with pedal assist ensuring a relaxed and comfortable ride for all abilities.”
So if you’re over waiting in traffic in a taxi, or battling the crowded New York subway system, next time you book a trip to the Big Apple, think of the Gramercy Park Hotel, so you can take advantage of its Electra e-bike partnership. Bike up to Central Park and stop at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, then go down the Hudson River Park Bikeway back downtown and stop and grab something to eat at one of the many restaurants there. Or, take it to midtown or the Financial District for a business meeting.