You probably see more electric bikes on the road today than you realize. Many electric bikes are great as disguising themselves as a regular bicycle, but they are so much more than that. They have the look and feel of a regular bike, but they also have a battery powered electric motor that allows you to ride the bike and have forward motion without the need to pedal in order to propel yourself. These handy contraptions make it possible for you to go longer distances without over exerting yourself. They also are great options for people that live in hilly areas and are interested in still being able to ride their bikes to run errands but do not want to deal with getting up and over all of the hills that challenge many cyclists. Electric bikes are great two wheel options for every type of rider, from the experienced to those that want to get more exercise but are intimidated about getting back in the saddle again. Some of the benefits of ebikes that newcomers to them will instantly recognize are:
- They encourage you to spend more time outside. When you see so many people riding their bikes with all of their professional gear, it can sometimes be intimidating to hop back on a bike as an adult. You may never forget how to ride a bike once you learn, but you can certainly forget how much effort is involved in riding one. You should expect some sore muscles your first couple of rides, and do not feel embarrassed if you get tired out quicker that you thought you would. That is one reason that ebikes are so great – they will help you get over that initial hump when it comes to getting over the fear of getting on the road with all the pros. If you start to feel like you are over exerting yourself, then you can easily switch to using the motor and stop pedaling in order to give yourself a break. Once you are feeling more comfortable, you can always switch back to pedaling.
- It saves money. Aside from the upfront cost that it takes to purchase an Ebike, there are virtually no costs to it. You do not have to pay parking fees, or for gas, or insurance and registration fees. You can also easily move through cities and forgo the expensive parking garages. Overall it is a cheaper way for you to commute to work, run errands or just have a leisurely activity with some friends.
- It is easy to accessorize. All of your regular bike accessories will easily work with an electric bike, so you do not have to purchase new baskets or bike locks or tail lights. There are also quite a few different styles of Ebikes to choose from, so you can select something to works with your own unique style. Again, when it is all about getting over the fear of getting out there, an Ebike is a great option for beginners.