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5 Things: The Lug+Carrie eBike Subscription Service

Welcome to Lug & Carrie, Melbourne’s first eBike subscription service. So what brings you here? Maybe you’ve been looking at eBikes and like the idea, but you’re a bit overwhelmed by all the information and jargon that’s out there, not to mention the high cost. Maybe you’ve been looking at cargo bikes, and love the […]

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The Lug+Carrie Guide to Securing Your Ebike

The locking system for your Tern ebike is a bit different than a typical bicycle lock, so we thought we’d put together this handy guide to show you how it is done. It’s super easy – only 4 steps –  and if you follow them every trip, we’re sure that your bicycle will be there […]

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Want to improve your commute? 5 reasons to try an e-bike

In work as in life, there are those that are lucky, and then there are the rest of us. Lucky employees get to work from home. They get to roll straight out of bed, six minutes before 9 am. Without even bothering to change out of their pajamas, they log in to their work computer […]

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The Lug+Carrie Guide to Breakdowns

Just as there are certainties in life, things like death, taxes, and Melbourne having the best coffee in Australia, there are certainties in cycling. If you use your bicycle as your main method of transportation, or just simply cycle a lot, at some point you will experience a bicycle breakdown. Not to worry. Here at […]

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Favourite Rides: The Main Yarra Trail Northeast

When I first moved to Melbourne 10-years ago, people were full of suggestions for things that must be done to kick start life as a Melburnian.  You must go to Seven Seeds for coffee, they’d say. You must find your way over to Mountain Goat on Friday night for beers and pizza, they’d tell me. You must […]

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Need Transportation? Why an e-bike from Lug+Carrie is the answer

People have many choices in how to move around Melbourne these days. There is the humble, ubiquitous car. Cars can carry a lot of stuff and more than one person. They are also relatively convenient in that most people have one, can jump right in, and head off to almost anywhere.  Public transportation is pretty […]

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The Lug+Carrie Guide to Winter Riding

Winning winter on your bicycle Are you ready for winter? Shorter days. Lots of grey. Temps scratching 15 degrees on a good day. And the weather. We do understand that the weather can be a bit – how shall we put this in a nice way – unpredictable. Despite all that, we think that there’s much […]

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How An 8-hour Car Trip Led to Australia’s First Electric Bike Subscription Service

Startups, E-bikes, and Sustainable Transportation ‘I wasn’t sure if my next step was to start my own business but I knew I wanted to contribute to solving one of the big challenges of our age.’ – Dan Carr, Co-founder of Lug & Carrie. Lug & Carrie was recently featured on the website Planet B, a […]

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Free Ebike Subscriptions For Essential Services Workers

Lug & Carrie is just a little ebike subscription business in Melbourne, but we want to do what we can to show our appreciation to the people working to keep Melburnians safe and healthy, the best way we know how.  If you pay attention to the news, you might feel like most of Melbourne is […]

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Why Get An eBike? Here’s What Our Customers Say

The Top 4 Reasons Our Customers Got An eBike Everyone knows bicycles. They have been around forever and most people have owned and ridden one at some point in their life, and possibly have fond memories of their first two-wheeler. But what about electric bikes? They are a relatively new part of the transportation landscape. […]

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Think Before You Dink, and 3 Other Cycling Rules You Probably Don’t Know

Melbourne is well known for many things: Superb coffee. Colourful laneways. Middling weather. Confusing hook turns. If you’ve not heard of hook turns, they are the most Melburnian of curiosities, requiring one to make a right turn from the far left lane of traffic when there is a tram line running down the middle of […]

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Embrace Different: Lug+Carrie’s Interestingly Useful Bikes

Many people have never seen bikes like the ones we have at Lug+Carrie. They’ve got small wheels and an angular frame that drops low in the middle.   They’ve got a flat tail in the back. It’s carrying a battery, so that must mean they’re electric. So is this all just high-tech fluff? Just trying to […]

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The eDiscover Melbourne Food Tour, Featuring Lug+Carrie eBikes

If you were out braving Melbourne’s mix of sun and rain recently, you may have seen a dozen happy people on Lug & Carrie eBikes cruising the streets. Melbourne chef and food expert Marco Lori was leading the group, treating them to a tour of some of this favourite spots and other hidden gems. And […]

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Why We Love Thule Yepp Child Seats

Can a bike to replace your car if you’ve got kids? The answer is an emphatic yes, but you’re going to need a good child seat. Our pick is the Thule Yepp Maxi. We think the Thules are great, and as is evidenced by the heaps of Lug & Carrie bikes that have them, our customers […]

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Why We Use eBikes Powered by Bosch

A few years ago, Bosch set out to test one of its eBike batteries.  As a brand, Bosch is well known across the world for their quality products. In Australia this typically means washing machines and cordless power tools, for which they were the brand voted most trusted by Australians in Home Appliances and in […]

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Keep the Kids Warm and Dry in the Tern Storm Fort

Not sure about riding in the winter with your kids? We might just have the thing for you… “It turns everything into an adventure. It’s more than just a bike, it’s a complete lifestyle change.”  That’s our customer Nat, speaking about her Lug & Carrie Tern GSD. And Nat’s been saying similar things about her […]

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Best Places to Bike With Your Kids During School Holidays

School holidays have rolled around again in Melbourne. If you’re like us and school holidays are cause for a small amount of panic, don’t stress: we’ve got some ideas for you. And what makes these ideas special is that they upgrade the garden variety school holiday outing, by swapping grim car trips and parking fees […]

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All-Weather Riding Gear You Can Trust

Lug & Carrie’s Favourite All-Weather Gear When riding in those middle months of the year, gray skies, cool temps, and some sprinkles urge us to stay in bed, and to keep the bike in the shed.  But it’s all still there, all the good things about cycling: the fresh air, the exercise, a slower pace […]

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A Successful Partnership With Moreland City Council

Moreland City Council’s Ride & Stride Program Gets Families On Bikes Lug & Carrie is always looking for new ways to make it easy to hop on an eBike to bring some fun into everyday life. So when Moreland City Council in Melbourne’s inner north approached us to partner with them on part of their Ride & Stride program, […]

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It’s Going to Be Electric: Lug+Carrie Comes to Sydney

  Lug & Carrie has arrived in Sydney. Sydney. Home to some pretty amazing things, the iconic Opera House, the mind blowing Harbour Bridge, breathtaking Bondi beach…and now Australia’s first eBike subscription service, Lug & Carrie! Okay okay, so maybe we don’t really belong on that list YET, but we do believe our company is […]

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