Barcelona e-bikerent was started at the beginning of 2011, sparked by Michela and Alessandro’s ambition to shake up the concept of bike tourism in Barcelona. When we opened our shop in the beautiful area of El Borne in May 2011, we were the first in Barcelona to offer electric bikes for rent on the market. A year later we moved to the Gothic Quarter where we are currently based, choosing a new shop that’s very easy to reach from the key points of the city center. The new shop is bigger too, to welcome a bigger fleet, because we added a group of city, trekking and mountain bikes to our selection of e-bikes. Today we are an efficient and structured company with a fleet of more than 120 bikes, an in-house workshop, four employees and a lot of collaborators.
One of our stronger points is the human factor: we give very special attention to our clients daily, and that’s why we have been awarded with the Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence for 2013 and are in the highest ranking of bikes and tour activities in Barcelona. We are proud of our growth and we are confident in maintaining our reputation as a reliable shop for bike rentals, private/custom e-bike tours and corporate or leisure group activities. And those who are living in Barcelona can count on us for our bike repair workshop too. We can fix and tune-up any kind of bike at competitive prices. Also, we have an interesting stock of second hand bikes.
Alessandro studied in Belgium and Italy, where he learned a degree in biology in Milan, his hometown. He worked as a Researcher for the University and for private biotech companies. Always interested in renewable energies and sustainable behavior, in 2011 he moved to Barcelona to make his dream come true: build a Company with sustainable mobility as its core business.
Tuscan like Bartali and Livornese like Bettini, Paolo left Florence in 2005, where he worked as a financial auditor in a bank, and moved to Barcelona. He started working in Tucano, the Company that produces our e-bikes, becoming the Client Service Director in two years. He joined e-bike rent in 2013 and started to take care of the relationship with the providers. His strong point, though, is dealing with our clients. He loves to dedicate time to them and to make them feel special. And he also plays drums in a noisy-blues band.
Michela was born in 1978 in a small town near Parma, Italy. Her strong need to discover the world led her to live in the UK and in France, and after getting her Agronomy degree, in California. She managed to combine her passion for discovering new things with her work experience in the tourist field. In Barcelona she found the right place to fully express her capacities by becoming the managing director of Barcelona e-bikerent. She’s the reference for tours and group activities, but you can still see her as a guide, since she’s very fond of transmitting her love for Barcelona.
An original Berliner, Torsten moved to Barcelona for love, and he’s the diamond point of our bike repair section. He repairs our bikes and our costumer’s as fast and precisely like only a German can do. He worked as a mechanic at the Tour de France and in the famous Pedalum Mobile bike shop in Berlin, and it’s a pleasure to see him arriving at the shop in the morning riding his flaming Specialized. Something curious about him? He’s also an archeologist and a tango teacher.
Born in Switzerlan, grew up in Italy and moved permanently to Barcelona in 2015, Marco is An active person with a degree in physical education and a past in the volunteer firefighters. Now he is the first Guide at ebikerent. He worked in different companies of study tours for children, is an expert in survival courses and adventure camps and has a long experience as trekking guide in Sweden, Italy and Spain. The Passion for photography makes him look at things in a different way, unveiling details and tips during guided tours and private excursions.
With him, you will discover the thousand different sides of Barcelona, its culture, fun and fascinating sides.
Originally Finnish, Sami is the person you will find at the front desk, taking care of you when you enter our shop. And solving your problem! He started to work for Californian based Dwindle Distribution as a sales and marketing coordinator for Europe. Dwindle is one of the largest skateboarding companies in the world. He is happy to say that during his time at Dwindle they became the number one skate hardgoods seller in Europe. After this great experience he founded his own Company, FAST Skateboard Wheel Company, where he actually taking care of products and marketing. He came to live in BCN (for love, of course!), and he got in touch with ebikerent.
He will welcoming you with a good feeling and a nice sense of humor!