As someone who is passionate about e-biking I wanted to share some of the reasons I decided to get into this activity in the first place.
#1: E-Bikes Can Be Faster Than Driving (In Some Cases)
I recently heard some friends of my father talking about the fact that they rode their e-bikes across the city in dedicated bike lanes – in the same time it would take for them to drive.
It was then I realized that the future of transportation is personal, modular and electric – exactly the type of vehicle that an e-bike is!
I think you’ll start to hear more stories about people who actually save time by riding their electric bicycles in busy cities – especially if they can use pedal assist on steep hills that would normally take extra time.
#2: You Can Have Some Beer Or Wine & Still Ride Your E-Bike
The same friends from the previous story described having a glass or two of wine at a function they attended after riding across town.
After the event was over these folks glided home on their ebikes with no worries about getting pulled over by the police.
This alone is a major reason why some people choose to purchase e-bikes – imagine what you would save in taxi costs or fines when you are out drinking with friends!
#3: It’s Easy – You Don’t Have to Pedal If You Don’t Want To
For some types of people e.g. commuters in suits or dresses there are times when they don’t want to pedal… at all.
E-bikes are perfect for anyone who wants to get from point A to point B without being stuck in traffic – and without having to exert yourself if you don’t want to.
Well there you have it – 3 of the many reasons why you might want to consider trying e-bikes.
There are no sources for the article as it’s based on my personal experience as an e-biker plus conversations I have had with other e-bike enthusiasts.
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Until next time – be safe out there.
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