As the technology inside ebikes improves and the variety of available styles increases many people are discovering that the benefits offered by ebikes fit their lifestyle choices. Others are finding that using an ebike can bring certain elements of their life, such as their commute, in line with their principles.
Commuting has always been described as a “drag” or the “most painful part” of someone’s day. There’re many ways in which we’ve tried to spice up the commute over the years: podcasts and tablets, to name a couple; but even though these are good they are just additions to the same old routine.
Cycling is the most recent revolution to help mix up the commute and ebikes are just the icing on the cake; bringing forth benefits that are different from both the regular commute and commuting by conventional bicycle. Many cyclists are now also realizing the benefits of commuting via ebike and making the switch. Here’re just some of the reasons as to why people from all walks of life are switching to using ebikes on their daily commute.
Avoiding the Pandemic
As the elephant in the room, the pandemic is currently one of the biggest decision making factors when it comes to people choosing to change up the way they commute. Commuting by ebike provides people with the peace of mind that they won’t be in closed public space with a large number of other, unknown people.
Commuting by ebike means that you’re out in the open and away from these high risk environments. When you’re riding an ebike you’re almost in your own little bubble, with the air movement created by your movement helping to keep everything moving. When you’re temporarily stopped, maybe waiting for lights, the length of bike in front of you, and behind you, helps to ensure that there is adequate distance between you and other riders.
Furthermore, if you haven’t ridden a traditional bike in some time and are worried about not having the conditioning to make the commute, ebikes are the perfect solution. You can rely on the pedal assist and the throttle to help you get there quicker and easier.
Skip the Traffic
Traffic is surely one of the worst elements of commuting. Stop start, stop start, stop start. When riding an ebike to work there is no traffic for you to get stuck in. If you’re on the trail then there aren’t even cars you have to worry about, but if part of your commute does happen to contain roads then, on your ebike, you’re small and nimble enough to be able to breeze by the long lines of crawling cars.
Riding an ebike to work also means that the length of your commute is going to be pretty much the same everyday. There’s no need to leave the house early to ensure that you always arrive on time and will slow down your journey. As such, you may find that you shave time off your commute. Time which can be spent sleeping, or fixing an excellent breakfast!
Get Your Exercise!
In addition to the commute, the gym is a part of modern life which gets a lot of hate thrown its way. Sure some people love it, it’s just not for all of us. By commuting by ebike you can skip the trip to the gym on your way home from work and get your workout on your commute! Two birds one stone!
On an ebike you can select your pedal assist level allowing you to control how hard you work. You can ensure that your trip to work is comfortable enough to wake you up and invigorate you for the day but not enough to make you sweat heavily before work. Then, on the return journey home, you can take the assist down a few notches and get your workout.
It has also been shown that those who ride an ebike travel further and ride it more often than those who ride a conventional bicycle. Ebike owners are also more likely to get on their ebike with confidence on days or evenings where they wouldn’t usually be inclined to do so with a conventional bicycle. So not only are you using your ebike for commuting but as a motivator to exercise!