If you love to ride a bike, feeling the wind in your hair, and the pavement beneath your wheels, then you are going to love riding an electric bike even more. An electric bike, you might say, what is that? Until about a year ago, most people had never even heard of an electric bike.
If you went somewhere you got in your car and drove there and rode your bike around the neighbourhood in the evenings after dinner. But, now, there’s a new toy in town and it’s really catching on. If you haven’t tried it already, this list will give you a few concrete reasons that you should consider trading in your old bike for a new electric one.
1. It’s Fun
While riding a regular bike can get a bit tedious, tiring, and somewhat boring, riding an electric bike is none of those things. It’s pure fun and that’s the number one reason for riding one. In most areas, you don’t need to have a license to ride an electric bike either, though you do need to check with your local authorities first, just to be sure.
2. It’s Convenient
This might come as a surprising benefit, but riding an electric bike is actually pretty convenient. Since it is motorized, you can go places that before you could only go in your car. No longer do you have to circle the block looking for a parking spot, because everything is full in front of the grocery store, simply whip your bike in, park, and be on your way. Neither, do you have to go out of your way to find a gas station, as you aren’t using any gas.
3. It’s Exercise
With an e-assist, you can actually choose how much help you want, when riding your electric bike, so it’s not really cheating as some diehard regular bike riders have said. It is actually a great form of exercise that the whole family can enjoy. You still have the wind whipping through your hair, you just aren’t as tired as you once were, according to what you set your e-assist on when you head out.
4. Get Some Fresh Air
It is so tempting for most of us to jump in the car and head everywhere we need to go, even if it’s only a couple of blocks to the store. Many times, the only fresh air you get is from the house to the car, to the store, and back to the house again.
With an electric bike, you will get a whole lot more fresh air, which face it, most of us truly need. Not only are you out getting fresh air, but you are spending a whole lot less time in your car and that is a super good thing for you and the environment.
5. The Family that Rides Together
If you think about it, when you’re in the car with your kids, how often do you really talk to one another. They have the radio up, you are concentrating on driving, and before you know it, they are out of the car and you are on your way. With electric bikes, you’ll have a chance to slow it down and talk to one another, while enjoying nature, and getting some fresh air and exercise along the way. What’s not to love about that?
These are just a few of the top reasons that you should be riding an electric bike, instead of being cooped up in your car every day. Purchase one, then tell your friends, and soon you will be riding together and starting your own electric bike riding community.