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SD Voyager Magazine featured an interview with EZE Ryders founder Devin Raymond in their February 28th Local Stories section. 


In the article Devin talks about starting up a business during the pandemic, navigating supply chain challenges, and what success looks like for EZE Ryders. 


Check out the article below!



Known for their service of helping small businesses keep up with business, Melio has further proven their commitment to the small companies they serve by featuring them in a small business index and a gift guide — and we’re included! 

Check out our feature!

If you love supporting small businesses like EZE Ryders, this index is a great way to find new ones! 

In San Diego, we are among the privileged few when it comes to Winter weather. Even though we don’t see snow, heavy rain, or temperatures that rival our neighbors to the North and to the East, that doesn’t mean that we get to be entirely slack when it comes to caring for our E-bike or Onewheel batteries.

Shorter days and colder weather may discourage us from riding as much as we did in the warmer months, or we may bundle up, shrug it off, and soldier on. No matter which type of winter rider you are, one thing is certain and important – proper battery care.  

Cold weather will decrease the lifespan of your battery because it will require charging more often. Lithium-ion batteries have a certain number of charging cycles before they are no longer usable. Thus, how you store your batteries when you aren’t using them is important.


For Your E-Bike 

To preserve the life of your battery, you don’t want it to get too hot or too cold. The ideal temperature for a lithium ion battery is between 42°-69°F (5°C-20°C). Thankfully most bikes – like our Coastal Cruisers—are designed with an easily removable battery, meaning you can easily bring your battery out of the cold, and don’t have to keep it with the bike!

Planning on storing your battery for an extended period of time? Lithium ion batteries self-discharge, so make sure you are storing the battery at 40-50%. Over discharging the battery during storage causes an irreversible capacity loss.

And if you thought storing your battery fully charged was the best option – think again! Overcharging your battery is stressful on lithium ion batteries and can cause cathodes to decompose over time, meaning your battery may not be the same when you end your e-bike’s hibernation.

Over a long storage, check in on your battery! Slide the battery back into your bike to check that it still powers on and the charge is still at 40-50% – If you notice the battery decreasing, you can always top off the charge, and if there’s a problem, it’s best to catch it early.


 For Your Onewheel


Bring it inside after you ride!

Do not leave your Onewheel outside or in the trunk of your car, as long exposure to cold temperatures is not healthy for your board. If it does happen, you may have to bring your board inside and warm it up to 60°F (15°C) before riding.

If you have to shelve your board for a few months, make sure to keep the charge between 40-50%, and store it in a dry place between 50-60°F (10-15°C). Check your board monthly to ensure your battery is still between 40-50%.




 Temperatures outside of the ideal range of ~42°F~69°F (5°C-20°C) will reduce the battery storage life as the battery self-discharges. This means you will get less miles per ride out of your bike or Onewheel per charge. Proper battery care is essential to protecting your investment and maximizing enjoyment from your bike or board!


Follow these tips, and your batteries will survive the winter and into warmer days! 

We are STOKED to feature products in Cindy’s Annual Holiday Gift Guide!

Each year, Cindy of The Pulse SD curates a gift guide of stand-out brands and products to take the stress out of holiday shopping.

This years guide focuses on experience gifts to bring families and loved ones even closer together – and what better way to get that quality time than finding new adventures together on your bikes or boards? 

Watch the segment!! ( EZE Ryders starts at 17:37)


The results are in!

EZE Ryders has been voted Best Bike Shop in the Point Loma-OB Monthly 2021 Best of Point Loma/Ocean Beach Readers’ Poll!!

We’re honored to be featured alongside other local businesses putting in the effort to make our community the best it can be, and stoked to stand out as a dealer of electric bikes in the Point Loma-OB area.

Thank you to all the readers that voted!

Check out all the results HERE!

Discovery Folding Electric Bikes, the X5 and X7 made by Jupiter Bike, are now in stock and ON SALE at EZE-Ryders.

Meet the Discovery X5

Discovery X5 unfolded

Designed to Fit Your Life

The Discovery X5 is the perfect size to give you a comfortable ride in the city or on the trail. The streamlined chassis and low center of gravity give you superior responsiveness and agility while riding.

Light Weight and Ultra Durable

The Discovery X5 uses a form molded Magnesium Alloy frame with no unsightly weld lines. High end materials and a low center of gravity make for the more stable ride. Folds down in under 10 seconds for transportation and storage. The built-in magnet helps it stay securely folded.

Power When you Need It

Add power to your pedal with 3 levels of pedal assist boost. The high torque 350w hub motor will have you speed up inclines and gives an extra push when you need it. Handle bars feature a twist throttle for even more speed, and the Discovery X5 won’t let you down with its whopping 30 mile range.

Discovery X5 - folded


  • Small folding, travels with you
  • Easy to Remove Battery
  • Magnesium ultra-light frame
  • Secure magnetic folding
  • Travel 30 miles on a charge
  • 350w motor tackles steep inclines
  • Includes front & rear fenders


Meet the Discovery X7

Discovery X7 - Unfolded

The Ultimate Folding Electric Bike

Striking lines, functional design & unmatched comfort. Discover the ultimate in commuting or recreational riding with the exquisitely crafted X7, the latest release in the Discovery line-up.

Full Size Electric Bike

Get the benefits of a full sized bike AND the convenience of an ultra-portable folding electric bike in one bike. The Discovery X7 features a 20″ alloy wheel and a 45″ wheelbase, giving the rider that comfortable bike feel with all the convenience that the Discovery series is known for.

Long Range – Concealed Removable Battery

Get 40+ miles range per charge with the Discovery X7’s extra large 7.8Ah battery. Paired with our high torque 350 watt motor, you’ll ride longer and go farther than ever before.

6 Speed Shimano Gear Shift

Maintain a comfortable pedaling speed with the 6-speed Shimano Tourney gear shift, regardless of the incline or terrain. Quickly shift gears down with the trigger style lever, or up with the thumb button. Discovery X7 uses a SIS type shifter.

Discovery X7 Key Features

High end materials and attention to detail makes the Discovery X7 a step above the rest for appearance, reliability, and comfort. On the trail or on the road, the Discovery X7 handles it all beautifully.

Discovery X7 - folded


  • Small folding, travels with you
  • Easy to Remove Battery
  • Choose your level or pedal assist
  • Switch gears for faster acceleration
  • Go further with extended battery
  • Powerful motor tackles steep inclines
  • Mudguards keep you clean

Summer is upon us, and as the world begins to open up, the call of the open road is stronger than ever. After being confined to our respective communities for over a year, the urge to drive across multiple state lines or impulse-book the next flight that catches our eye is very real. But wait, you can’t leave without your beloved quarantine addiction, the OneWheel. For many of us, our OneWheels got us out of our houses and opened up a world of exploration that we wouldn’t have seen otherwise. For many of us, they have become essential.

Driving off into the sunset with your board riding shotgun and stopping off in a number of city and rural locations is the easy choice, but road trips aren’t everyone’s cup of tea. Maybe the thought of roadside restrooms makes you queasy, and you have nightmares about running out of gas, or your butt going numb in a car seat. If you prefer the convenience of flying, or are planning a trip overseas, you will also have to plan how to take your board with you. 


The first question you might have is: Can I fly with my OneWheel?

A quick internet search will pull up countless success and failure stories of OneWheel air travel experiences. The short answer is this:

-OneWheel Pint: Yes

-OneWheel Plus: Yes

-OneWheel XR: NO.

While this may seem like a major roadblock, we are lucky enough to be in a community full of creative individuals who are addicted enough to do whatever it takes to keep their boards with them. One of these people is Albert Antiquera, aka Nosediver Worldwide.

As his Instagram handle might suggest, Albert has traveled across the globe. From the Philippines and coast to coast across the USA, he has managed to take his boards with him. Albert was generous enough to share with us what he has learned after years of OneWheel travel experience:


Do not fly with an XR battery at all cost. You are asking for trouble and could face serious penalties. Pint owners, you can technically fly with your board assembled as a carry on; but your mileage may vary depending on how strict the airlines and crew are during that day. My method so far has had a 100% success rate (:::fingers crossed:::)

You should also be comfortable at taking apart and assembling your board (both XR or Pint) to travel using this method. If you are not, and are not at all interested in learning how to disassemble and put your board back together, you’re just better off ground shipping your board.


Items needed:

  • Pelican case (I used the Pelican Air 1615 model)
  • Shipping address to where you are travelling to 
  • Tools to disassemble and put your board back together
  • Zip ties and/or TSA luggage lock for Pelican Case
  • Supporting documents/ Note for TSA inspector


  • Disassemble your board
  • Package and ship battery etc
    • Important: You can only ship batteries via ground shipping domestically or sea cargo internationally.
    • Ideally ship a few days or a week before you fly out, depending on shipping times to your destination. Up to you if you want to have down time before you leave your current location or after you get to your next destination.
    • For US domestic I use UPS, for travel to the Philippines I used a sea cargo service like Forex Cargo.
    • You can either disassemble your battery box and just ship the battery itself, or ship the whole battery box with the BMS with it. I tend to just ship the battery itself and hold on to the battery box and BMS.
  • Print supporting documents (see pictures)
  • Pack up the rest of the parts into the Pelican case including supporting docs (visible)
    • Important: Deflate the tire completely 
    • Secure Pelican case with Zip Ties with spares inside the case (for TSA). Zip ties are recommended to make sure the case doesn’t open by accident while it’s being tossed around during travel. Also, by using different color zip ties, you can tell if your case has been opened (unless they used the exact color combination you used). TSA locks could break during the stress of travel (happened to me at least once) zip ties makes sure your case doesn’t open accidentally while being tossed around.

  • If you have a Pint, the controller and battery units will have to be in your carry on luggage; NOT in checked luggage.
  • Fly to your destination and pick up your parts
  • Assemble your board and rip!
  • Repeat the process when going back or proceeding to your next destination

In conclusion – breaking down your board may seem daunting, and of course, there is always the option of ground shipping your XR to a safe destination. 

The Pint is technically allowed as a carry on, but be sure to run down your battery before your flight. Give yourself extra time, approach TSA with confidence, know your stuff, have proper documentation to back yourself up, and of course, be respectful. 

If you’ve done your research and it’s turned you off of traveling with your OneWheel, you might look into finding a rental when you arrive at your destination. With the sport expanding and becoming more popular, there are shops popping up in most major cities that will help you get your floating fix! 


EZE Ryders now gives customers the option to purchase extended warranty protection with Extend when purchasing an electric bike, Onewheel or other products and accessories. The Extend Protection Plan begins when the manufacturer’s warranty ends and protects against mechanical or electrical breakdown, including those experienced during normal wear and tear as well as those caused by a direct result of a power surge. All customers will see the Extend warranty choices during product selection on our website at ezeryders.com .

Just add a plan while shopping and we’ll email you your contract – no receipts or paperwork needed.

EXTEND warranty protection - image of ezeryders Onewheel XR product page

What is the process to file a claim under an Extend Protection Plan?

  • The customer provides a contract ID, email address, or another piece of identifying information to Extend
  • Extend entitles (validates) contract coverage by ensuring:
    • The plan is active
    • The date is between the Effective & Expiration Dates
  • The customer will then answer a few Adjudication questions
  • High-level troubleshooting steps are offered
  • Once the claim is approved, a shipping label is generated to ship back the broken product
  • Once the shipping label is scanned, we will work with the customer to replace the broken item
  • Extend will be in constant communication with the customer to ensure satisfactory service have been given

Over 95% of Extend claims are resolved in less than 90 seconds!


If you’re just starting out on your OneWheel, picking a place to ride can be daunting. Luckily, San Diego has a large offering of open grassy areas and gently winding paths where you can master a new boardsport and enjoy some world class views. The city is filled with unique neighborhoods just waiting to be explored, and there is no better adventure-mobile than the OneWheel!


Our Top Pick for Beginners: Liberty Station 

Located close to Point Loma on a boat channel off of San Diego Bay, this former Naval Training Center is an ideal location to begin your OneWheel journey. There is plenty of flat grassy space to get your balance on, as well as a smooth bike and walking path. Liberty Station is also a great place to begin to test out the board’s off-road capabilities, as there is an easy dirt path along the water. 

With so much fun to be had riding around, it is inevitable that you will need to stop to charge your board. Finding an accessible outlet can be a headache, but there are ample outlets located around the Liberty Station Public Market to keep you riding. 

Hungry from shredding too hard? The Public market has a variety of food and beverage options that you can explore while waiting for your OneWheel to charge up. 

Once you’ve reached a full charge, you are in a prime location to explore more. Bike paths and roads connect you to downtown San Diego, Point Loma/Ocean Beach, and Shelter Island. 



Setting the scene: You’ve just come from Liberty Station with a full charge and a full stomach, and you’re ready to take the next step in exploring the city. You decide to head downtown. 

As you float down the bike path, you can see the city skyline on the horizon. The path curves alongside the shimmering blue water until you find yourself immersed in some of San Diego’s most historic landmarks.

 Cruise by Waterfront Park, see the USS Midway, make a pitstop in Seaport Village, and take in awesome views of the Coronado Bridge, all from your OneWheel. There are plenty of places to stop if you need to charge or rest and unlimited sights to enjoy.

 The only downside to riding the Embarcadero, is that there are plenty of other people out and about on the path. Pedestrian, bike, and traffic from other electric ridables is something to be aware of, especially on weekends. That being said, we recommend this for a slightly more experienced OneWheeler. 

Balboa Park

Whether you are a San Diego local, seasoned traveller, or first time visitor, Balboa Park is always a must-see. One could easily spend all day sightseeing and exploring the 1200 acre park, but experiencing Balboa on a OneWheel opens up even more possibilities for adventure. Rideable paths will take you throughout the gardens, museums, and by the San Diego Zoo. If you’ve gotten a few miles under your feet, and are feeling like challenging yourself on a trail, Balboa has an extensive network of hiking and biking trails of varying difficulty.

 Still just getting your bearings? Open, flat, grassy spaces are scattered around the park and will offer a nice break from the pedestrian traffic. 

Balboa Park is also a hotspot for OneWheel activity. If you’re looking to link up with some local riders, chances are high that you’ll run into at least one as you explore the park. The San Diego OneWheel community is extremely welcoming of new and visiting riders, and always stoked to help a fellow OneWheeler out in their search for a charge or a new place to ride. 

The San Diego OneWheel group also hosts group rides in Balboa Park most Friday nights. These are best suited for those who have been riding for a while, but they are a great way to connect with the community and discover some of the local favorite “secret” spots. The group meets at the Cabrillo Bridge at 7pm and hits an ever-changing route of trails, streets, and bike paths around the park and city. 


San Diego River Trail

This trail runs alongside both sides of the San Diego River from Hotel Circle to the dog beach at the rivermouth in Ocean Beach. It is a gentle, yet winding, path that takes you past the Mission/Fashion Valley shopping areas and links to different parks and city streets. San Diego’s Old Town is easily accessible by this path, as well as the Mission Hills neighborhood, which boasts amazing views of the city. 

Continue down the path towards the coast, and you’ll drop into the heart of Ocean Beach, where you’ll be able to immerse yourself in the many shops, restaurants, and hippie/beach lifestyle of the area.

 From Ocean Beach, you can travel the coast to the picturesque Sunset Cliffs. There are limited bike lanes, and often some traffic, so use caution while riding here. If you can, time your ride here towards the end of the day– they call them Sunset Cliffs for a reason. 


 Mission Bay

Miles of smooth, flat, slowly winding bike path lays between open grassy areas and Mission Bay. Besides Liberty Station, this is probably the best place to learn how to ride your OneWheel. Everything about this route is a new rider’s dream. Everything except one big thing– there is currently a ban on all personal electric vehicles on the Mission Bay bike path. 

The ban is more heavily enforced on the boardwalk, and less so on the backside of the bay from Campland to SeaWorld. This part of the path is more frequented by joggers, picnickers, and bikers, and less by the rowdy gangs of scooters that inspired the ban. If you choose to take the risk and ride the path, steer clear of the beaches–but you didn’t hear it from us. 

La Jolla

If you’re looking for a mellow and beautiful coastal ride, look no further than cruising around La Jolla. Ride over gentle hills past stunning ocean views and beautiful upscale homes. 

Start at the La Jolla shores parking lot to travel through downtown La Jolla, view seals at the Cove and Children’s Pool, and continue down the coast through the neighborhoods to watch surfers at Windansea. From here, you are able to cross the street to find the bike path that connects on Fay Avenue next to La Jolla High School. The trail will take you into Bird Rock, the neighborhood in between Pacific Beach and La Jolla, where there are many small businesses and restaurants.

Motor traffic isn’t too bad in the neighborhoods, but as always, use caution when traveling the main roads and downtown areas. The only other con about riding in La Jolla are the potholes. Even the most experienced rider can be caught off-guard by an unexpected pothole or uneven terrain, and there are definitely some chances for this along this route, especially in the Windansea area.