If you enjoy riding a bicycle but need to go further than would be comfortable or need to be able to ride up hills, you may want to consider purchasing an electronic bike. It can become your standard mode of transportation for most of your daily destinations. In addition to being able to partake in an activity you enjoy more often, here are some other benefits of having an e-bike.
Advantages over a Regular Bike
Less Stress on Joints
Because the e-bike has a motor, you do not have to exert extra pressure to pedal uphill or into the wind. While you will still be pedaling and receiving the benefits of the exercise, you will not be putting any added stress on your knees and ankles. In addition, because the bike is designed for you to sit up taller and straighter you will not suffer from any lower back or neck pain from sitting hunched over.
No Energy Needed
If you have a long day at work or overdue it in a way that would make it difficult to pedal a bike all the way home, having an e-bike takes care of the problem. While you will need to pedal a couple of times to get the engine started after each stop, once you get going you can quit pedaling and rest.
Harder to Steal
Going out to the bike rack to find your bike missing because someone took it is not fun. An e-bike needs a key to start and weighs more than a regular bike. Without the key, pedaling becomes very difficult. The extra weight makes it nearly impossible to ride or even push without having the engine turned on. This makes it more difficult to steal.
Advantages over an Automobile
Better, Easier Travel Routes
An e-bike does not need to be registered with the DMV and is not considered a street vehicle. This means you can ride on the sidewalk, through the park, and in bike lanes. You can avoid traffic and get to your destination faster even though the bike does not go as fast as a car or truck.
Less Expensive and Environmentally Friendly
Since an e-bike does not need gasoline it is less expensive than operating a motor vehicle and is also more environmentally friendly. You will also save money because you do not have to have insurance on the bike. Even if you have a car, you can save on insurance fees by using the e-bike as much as possible and keeping your mileage down on the vehicle. Talk with your insurance company about a discount for lower mileage on the car.
Use an e-bike as a second vehicle for your family. It can be great for teens who need a ride somewhere in the evening and you are too busy to take them. Use it to go to and from work, and tomake quick trips to the store. You will be glad to have it as a transportation option.