Ebike Tips For Commuting
Now you’re safe and you’ve gotten everything ready you can get going on your commute. There are many different ways commuting by ebike can be different from commuting by car or by public transport and here’re some tips to optimize your biking experience.
It sounds a little counter productive but you should be a little chilly when you step out of the house. As soon as you start riding you’ll start warming up and you won’t have to stop to remove layers, but, if you do need to, you can easily add one.
Look out for Busy Roads
The beauty of commuting by ebike is that you don’t have to travel down the busy main roads you may be used to. Not only is avoiding these safer and easier but it can make your cycling, and therefore your commute, more enjoyable too.
Change it Up
Because you’re on an ebike you have more route options available to you. Map apps have a function which display various bike route options, and remember that your commute home usually doesn’t have the same time restrictions that the commute to work does; leaving you free to explore new routes at your leisure. Not only does all this make it more interesting but you might discover something you never knew was right on your doorstep.
purchase a Phone Mount
As well as being a safety feature, to stop you reaching in your pocket or stopping to look at your route, getting yourself a handlebar mount for your phone means that you can change and monitor your route with confidence and ease.
Aero or Drop Bars
These are two types of handlebars often associated with road or racing bikes. They can be great for commuters for many reasons, all related to a change in your posture. This change makes your ride more comfortable, ensures that you are get maximum power from your legs, and also makes you more aerodynamic, reducing drag and allowing you to travel faster.
Keeping your ebike Secure
Get a good, hefty lock to secure your ebike once you get to your destination. A good, hefty lock can deter anyone from stealing your ebike. If your workplace has a garage where you can park and lock your ebike even better, and you can often leave your lock attached to wherever you lock it so that you don’t have to lug around a heavy chain. It is also a good idea to take your battery off and into the office with you, this way you can make sure it’s fully charged for your ride home.
There are many ways to make your commute more comfortable and, as you progress you may find yourself opting for a different seat, wider handlebars or all manner of accessories to enhance your riding experience.
When starting to commute by ebike a top tip is not to jump into it with two feet. Ease yourself in with a day or two a week and work up to doing it everyday. Not only will your legs thank you but you’ll gain more confidence doing it this way. Remember that your commuter ebike doesn’t just have to be used for commuting and on the weekends, or after work, you can also use it to head out to meet friends or just go for a leisurely, scenic cycle.
Ebikes give you the confidence to get to work without being tired, and with proper planning and preparedness you can save yourself time, money, and stay safe; all whilst looking after the environment.