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Steve is originally from England and Iva is from the Czech Republic; they met in Bondi and moved to Mullumbimby in 2015. They are both passionate about electric bikes as a low carbon alternative form of transport, and a way to get people back to nature. ‘We love their ability to make people fall in love with cycling again,’ says Steve.  

According to Steve, everyone is totally excited by how easy it is to ride up hills on an e-bike and the possibilities of longer distance rides. 

Steve and Iva run a local tour, as well as tours to Hells Hole and Unicorn Falls; places that many long-time locals know about, but have never been to. ‘Riding through the rainforest in Mount Jerusalem is simply breathtaking’ said Steve.

Tours start and finish in Mullumbimby, with locally sourced lunches included and pick up/drop off from Byron Bay available.

‘Looking after our guests is our top priority,’ says Steve. ‘We carry a full first aid kit and are first aid trained, we make sure the bike is set up right for you and we provide a full briefing on safe riding.’  

For groups over five in number they have two guides. They have a registered COVID safety plan and make sure the bikes are cleaned and disinfected between rides. Steve is also happy to support the less confident riders through some of the more challenging sections of the rides, where his background as a therapist often comes in handy.

Steve says that respecting the environment is paramount to Beyond Byron E Bikes. ‘We are proud to have an Eco Pass, meaning we are fully licensed to operate in NSW National Parks and Nature Reserves. We only run small groups with a maximum of eight guests to ensure safety and low impact on nature and operate under the principles of ‘Leave No Trace’ to minimise our impact on the places we visit.’

Steve firmly believes that once you ride an e-bike you will want to buy one – and they are happy to oblige – as they also sell e-bikes and accessories.

Beyond Byron E Bikes are currently running a great giveaway – enter for a chance to win a Guided E Bike tour to Unicorn Falls for four people. Until the end of August they are also offering a 25 per cent discount for locals on weekday tours, with code Mullum25.

To find out more, visit Beyond Byron E Bikes online at beyondbyronebikes.com.au.

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  1. Yeah, good idea if it’s not costing a fortune. Wear n tear, grease n oil all over the wilderness. Now if we’re horse treks yeah, no footprints, no grease n oil, just horse shit and sweat. Yo!

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