Electric bikes, or e-bikes, are exhilarating and practical for people of all ages. They do require an upfront investment, but they are an endless source of fun, fitness and freedom for people from all walks of life.
“But isn’t cycling supposed to be for exercise?” Yes, and why not have some fun at the same time? A legitimate ebike is not to replace human interaction but rather enhance the perpetual motion of cycling, and to achieve greater fitness results and improve mental health.
Here are three reasons you should start using an e-bike.
1. They're great for your health
Most electric bikes fall into the "pedal-assist" category. This means that the embedded motor can help speed your journey, but you still have the choice to pedal as hard as you wish. You can increase the adjustable assist on hills and lower it on flats.
The beauty of an electrically assisted bike is that you choose how much of a workout you're getting whenever you hop on your e-bike.
2. They're perfect for city commutes
Public transportation can be frustrating and unpredictable, but trying to navigate busy city streets in your car is often even more difficult and stressful. Many people find that switching to an e-bike for getting around the city is a quicker, safer and much more reliable option.
In addition, you do not have to hold a driver's license or insurance to operate an e-bike in Canada. If you live in the heart of the city or drive infrequently, this can make e-bikes an even more attractive option for getting around a busy city in a fun, efficient way.
3. They're a clean, affordable alternative to driving
Electric bikes are powered by rechargeable batteries and your own effort. This makes them better than traditional bicycles for A to B trips because you can cover more distance in less amount of time. It also makes them better than gasoline-powered forms of transportation because they don't contribute to pollution or carbon emissions. If you're trying to live a greener, more environmentally conscious lifestyle, investing in an e-bike is an excellent next step that will not only change yourself for the better but the community we live in as well.
While it's true that e-bikes are priced higher than traditional bicycles, the investment is easily justifiable by you cycling more often and further. The upkeep on an e-bike is also nominal compared to owning a car.
Stop by and experience e-bikes for yourself
If you still have questions about how an e-bike can benefit your lifestyle, our team at Reckless Shipyards gets it. We would love for you to stop by our store to see all that electric bikes have to offer and ask us about anything else you would like to know.