Starting in mid-July, Crystal River Cruises is shifting from
e-bikes to regular Trek bikes because too many guests were getting injured with
Walter Littlejohn, vice president of river cruises, said
Crystal's experience has been that many guests have not been on a bike for more
than a decade, and don't handle the e-bikes successfully.
E-bikes use battery packs to power cycles on hills and in
other circumstances that make them easier for guests to pedal but harder to
Crystal delivers the bikes to its four Rhine-class ships,
rather than store them onboard.