How eBikes Can Help You Keep Your New Year’s Resolution

December 7, 2016 10:35 pm Published by
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How eBikes Can Help You Keep Your New Year’s Resolution

Last month, Statistic Brain released the top 10 New Year’s resolutions.  It is no surprise that the list was similar to what Nielsen released for 2015 resolutions—and what ABC released for 2016 resolutions!  Year after year, people vow to do better at losing weight, getting organized, spending less money, and enjoying life.  Forty-five percent of Americans make New Year’s resolutions, but just 8% are successful at achieving their resolution.

Of the 10 resolutions Statistic Brain listed (below), 6 of them can be easily achieved with an electric bike!  If you plan on using an eBike to help you reach your 2017 resolutions, you will want to start your research today and place your order soon so that your bike arrives in time to kick off 2017 on the right foot…..or should we say pedal?

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How the eBike Can Help

Looking at the list above, eBikes can help you lose weight, spend less money, enjoy life, stay fit and healthy, learn something exciting, and spend more time with family.

Electric bikes contribute to a healthy and more active lifestyle. They offer an accessible, flexible, and effective way to exercise that is low-impact and allows you to control the amount of effort you put into the ride; instead of over-exerting yourself to maintain a constant pace.

eBikes are a great solution for those riders facing issues with an aging body or recovering from an injury or illness that has inhibited their physicality.  Also, some people may be returning to physical activity after a prolonged period of inactivity, or haven’t ridden a bike in years but want to get back into it.  Now you can ride with your children or grandchildren, regardless of your age.

Electric bikes are particularly well-suited for daily commuting since the motor assistance helps eliminate challenges such as steep hills and headwinds, and creates a less-demanding riding experience. When you use an eBike to commute, you no longer have to worry about arriving at your destination feeling tired, sweaty, or worn out.  The eBike’s motor and battery take care of the strenuous parts of the ride while still allowing the rider to incorporate physical exercise into a daily routine—accomplishing your resolution to be healthy! Not only that, but riding to work on an eBike can save you time and money on the commute—up to $7,000 a year!  Because of the massive savings potential that electric bikes offer, people around the world are turning to them as an effective solution for their day-to-day transportation needs; which might include such trips as traveling to and from work or school, shopping, errands, or being social.  In the U.S., Federal legislation allows for people to ride eBikes that go up to 20mph without insurance, license, or registration, so remember your helmet, and hop on!

 

What to Look For In An eBike

There isn’t much time between now and New Year’s, so here are a few buying tips to keep in mind when you start your eBike shopping so that you get the bike that is right for you.

  1. Usage: Are you going to be commuting, adventuring, travelling, exercising, etc. with your eBike?
  2. Rider’s Age and Health: Considering your age and general health, determine the amount of power you will need. This includes the expected distance the bike is ridden, mounting the eBike, throttle or pedelec, etc.
  3. Terrain: What type of terrain will you ride on the most? Also, will you be riding on different kinds of terrain regularly?
  4. Price: How do you get the “biggest bang for the buck”? What can you afford? Where will the bike be stored and will it only be ridden during specific times of year?
  5. Accessories: Which accessories do you need for a better riding experience and to meet your riding needs?

 

Start Riding Today

Electric bikes are new.  They’re fun, economical, eco-friendly, healthy and the newest form of transportation.  But if you buy the wrong one it will end up collecting dust in your garage and will do you – and your New Year’s resolution—no good at all.  For expert advice on choosing the right bike, you can always reach out to our team of experts and we would be happy to help you select the bike that is right for you.

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This post was written by Jason Behfar

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