During these odd and disruptive times, finding ways of staying fit and playing outside is a #1 recommended way of staying motivated and tapping into your inner fun-loving self! Many people were already doing this before anything like what we are dealing with started (COVID-19). It keeps your fire going and give you those energetic and happy vibes! It is now safer than ever for all riders on Bicycles, E-Bikes, Motorcycles and Skateboarders to use the roads more freely, safely and more enjoyably of course. Many are discouraged to go outside but I’m telling you, you don’t know what you’re missing! Here is why now is the BEST time to get an E-Bike and start riding today!
Less Traffic = Safer to Ride!
As you can tell when you go outside, most streets are quiet and have little to no cars around. This may seem eerie and kind of odd, but all it takes is you to decide to brighten up your own day by getting out there! Enjoy the streets all to yourself with some friends all on your awesome E-Bikes! For those who have yet to try one, it’s never been a better time to get an E-Bike and enjoy the fun!
The weather and the world is getting an opportunity to clean and purify it’s waterways, lakes and of course the sky! When you go out for a ride you will notice the cleaner air and reduced noise pollution which is a unique and wonderful experience. I went down to New Brighton Park a week ago and it was so sunny that it was hard to believe we are in such troublesome times, thus giving me some peace and quiet from racing thoughts of stress and things that only negatively affect me & my loved ones.
Reduced Bus Times = More waiting, BE the Bus Instead!
Here in Vancouver, the bus services like everywhere else have been significantly reduced. Right after the launch of the new R5 line going down Hastings (R meaning “Rapid”) and what do you know? That’s all changed…. Buses every 15 mins if not more, if you miss it then well, you see where I’m going with this. It’s a nuisance which is avoidable if you had an E-Bike. You can free yourself of being bound to public transport if you do not have a car or other suitable wheels. Get yourself around freely and safely with the reduced traffic.
Not only the main roads are more clear and safer to navigate, but the bike paths are better than ever!. With so little traffic throughout the city, regular hard-to-see spots at roundabouts and choke points are not going to be as much of a danger zone and obstruction as before. Not to say you should not be paying attention, but that the fact is there are fewer cars on the road so this makes the bike paths even safer than they were previously. Here is a video I found to be FANTASTIC for riders of both regular motorcycles and electric motorcycles regarding how to use your head properly and more! His channel is called Ride Like a Pro Jerry Pallidino. You will love what you learn from his videos! 😉
Summer Is Coming!
With a great start to the Spring, the warm weather it brings rolls us closer to the hotter and festive days of Summer. Many people’s concerns about riding bikes is in the rain and slippery conditions that it can bring. This time of year is second to none when it comes to starting a new activity or returning to one that is limited by the weather. Fortunately for E-Bikes, they are not all limited by the weather like Volleyball, Skateboarding or Rollerblading. You can enjoy your E-Bike all year round! One of my favorite places to go is Kitsilano Beach on a sunny day and along Jericho to UBC Campus, I will make an adventure video featuring these locations soon! Make sure to like and subscribe to my YouTube, Facebook and Instagram for the latest and up to date videos from me here at Radical Electric Bikes to be notified first!
Attention New Yorkers – E-Bikes & Scooters Are Now Legal!
After much debate and anticipation, lawmakers agreed on multiple types of E-Bikes and Scooters for use on public highways with a speed limit of 30 mph (48 kms per hour) or less. Pedal Assist E-Bikes were already legal in New York, but initially Scooters or Throttle Controlled Bikes were not. This agreement covered Pedal Assisted Bikes which are limited to 20 mph (32 km / hour), and Throttle powered bikes are allowed to go 25 mph or 40 kilometers per hour in cities of 1 million or more (Reported by Engadget).
This is yet just another reminder to keep your precious head protected at all costs, forget about a measly $50 fine! It’s nothing compared to the medical bill you that you would have to pay for life instead, or worse. For low income families, the agreement states the National Helmet Distribution Program can provide helmets for children and young kids to those that apply for it. presenting the perfect opportunity to get outside and enjoy something new with your family and loved ones.
Time To Get Out There! ☀️
Thanks to the reduced traffic, it’s now the perfect time to look at Electric Bikes for getting around whether is for business or pleasure. E-Bikes are already known for their undeniable reputation of practicality and effectiveness for day to day commuting vs a car or larger vehicle. I recommend a folding bike for those who live in a shared or smaller space like the Green Bike USA Carbon Light, or the Emojo Lynx Pro Ultra for a slightly more rugged bike specialized for tacking light trail and camping use.
People who already own an E-Bike know how free and fun it feels to not be limited by their surroundings while getting around town, with reduced traffic and noise it’s even more enjoyable. Some of these E-Bikes even come with a speaker for playing music which is one of my favorite things about them, because the motor is so quiet while riding you can jam all the way with uninterrupted high quality beats! 🔊
Now that you’ve added an E-Bike to your new and improved routine, what else do you do to promote and boost your health and spirits? Share your awesome way of living life and ideas with us by commenting below, let’s all learn and grow through this together!