Ebikes: 7 Reasons Why You Should Get Out and Ride!
As kids, we would get on our bikes and ride - where we liked. Even if it was just a few laps around the neighborhood with our friends, we couldn’t beat that feeling of the wind in our hair, and that wonderful taste of freedom. Those much anticipated escapes were an essential part of growing up. Some people say: "Gone are those carefree days of bicycle riding when we used to be young, joyful and full of energy."
Maybe we stayed young, joyful and energetic because we were outside riding our bicycles? If 2020 wasn't reason enough to get back to those simpler days full of fun and smiles, here's seven more reasons to get out and ride an electric bicycle, today!
1. It's just like riding a bike.
Afraid you can no longer ride a bike due to age or illness or feeling not quite fit enough? Ebike rentals are perfect for people who love the idea of riding a bike, but fear they aren't what they used to be. And in most states, ebikes are regulated like bicycles, so the same rules of the road apply to both electric bicycles and human-powered bicycles.
2. Better health thru cycling.
Cycling is mostly an aerobic activity, meaning your heart, blood vessels and lungs all get a workout. Even if an electric bike motor assists you on occasion, you may end up pedaling more if you're riding more - and the joy of riding an ebike might just get you riding more than ever. You can also adjust the amount of assistance you receive anytime you want. So, if you really want to get your sweat on and reduce your risk of health problems, simply turn off the ebike assist completely.
3. Green acres is the place to be.
Just spending time outside itself has health benefits, so go green with your exercise routine and increase your benefits altogether! If you make getting outside a goal, you'll spend less time in front of a blue screen and more time enjoying the things that put your body in motion - like ebiking.
4. Ride better, faster, stronger.
Put more accurately: ride further, ride longer and ride more often. Ebike riders are nearly twice as likely to get out and ride. Compared to standard bicycles, which only hit the road less than 25 times a year, almost a third of ebikes are ridden once per day. And while fewer than half of the standard bikes are used just once or twice a week, an incredible 81% of electric bikes are being ridden at least once a week. With such a wide variety of ebikes to choose from, you're sure to find a great fit!
5. The hills just disappear.
Ebikes show off what they’re all about when it comes to tackling climbs. Sure, you could crank up the pedal assist to full power. But why not simply twist the throttle and enjoy the wind in your hair and put those steep inclines behind you. Talk about that ultimate feeling of freedom!
6. More adventures together with family and friends.
What once was thought impossible: riding long distances together - as a couple or in group - is now manageable and even more comfortable. Ebikes offer a wide range of assist capabilities, and when you're riding together, everyone gets to explore further in the same time, and enjoy all of the new adventures waiting to be shared.
7. Miles and miles of smiles.
Although riding an ebike may be similar to riding a regular bike, you won't be able to stop smiling as the 750 watt motor kicks in with every pedal. So, what’s stopping you?