E-Bikes – Why They Make a Great Holiday Gift For Under The Tree
Posted by V&D Electric Bikes on 04.10.2017
E-bikes offer all of the same benefits as traditional bicycles with an additional host of offerings that broaden their appeal to a wider base of riders. As the price of electric bikes lowers while the efficiency and quality of the products increases, we are beginning to see the way that common modes of transportation change in today’s modern world.
In major cities, cars are less and less appealing due to costs of parking and upkeep, while light electric vehicles, especially electric bikes, have become a clear and affordable solution for anyone, especially people living in cities.
Not only are E-bikes becoming more convenient than cars and public transportation, but they are also fostering a social community of enthusiasts. These reasons and more are why an V&D electric bike makes a great Christmas gift.
Good for People of All Ages and Fitness
There is no question that an electric bike makes a great Christmas gift for someone of any age. For teenagers, an E-bike offers them an extra bit of freedom before they are old enough to get their driver’s license.
Electric bicycles are also perfect for older individuals who may be inhibited by their health from riding a traditional bicycle. Because of pedal-assist technology, E-bikes make riding a possibility to a whole population of older folks.
And please, don’t buy your loved one a treadmill just so they can use it as a coat rack. Many of us set New Year’s Resolutions to get in shape and ask for gear on our holiday wish lists to get ready. There’s only one problem: most of us quickly break our resolutions. If you know one of these types, an e-bike could be the solution that finally works. Riding electric bikes is a great way of gradually work yourself up to a physical fitness routine.
Sustainable Energy and Style
One of the greatest advantages of e-bikes is their sustainability. E-bikes have the immediate appeal of liberating the rider from dependence on the burning of oil and fossil fuels that contribute to global warming. Most Go-Bike models get around 20-30 miles on a charge, which is plenty for almost any trip around town.
There is another sustainable advantage of electric bikes too. They will never, ever go out of style. Although technology has changed drastically, the basic look and shape of the bike frame has remained constant. Go-Bikes has cultivated a unique style, modernizing old-school designs without breaking completely from the traditions that make bikes important to so many people.
E-bikes are a very safe way to travel. The Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center released a study of bicycle accidents in 2001 and 2014. As cycling culture has grown and cities have incorporated safer bike paths, the number of accidents has lowered significantly from 2001 to 2014.
Also, compared to cars, riding a bicycle is much safer.
Sometimes, just getting around town can be an expense that keeps people away from exploring their city or town more often. E-bikes offer a great solution to this situation. Some big cities like LA are renowned for having unreliable public transportation systems. And for many who can’t afford to buy a car, you’re pretty much stuck within walking range unless you want to take a cab everywhere.
You’ll also save money on gas and automobile maintenance. Plus, if you live in an apartment with fixed electricity bills you are set to ride completely for free. That’s in addition to the fact that you won’t have to pay car insurance if you’re an e-bike rider.
If slashing those expenses wasn’t enough, you also won’t have to pay for parking. These factors alone could save hundreds of dollars a month, and that’s on the low end of the scale.
E-bike riders are wonderful, friendly people, who are enthusiastic about their hobby. If you’re looking to meet new people, bike riding can be a great way to break into new social circles. There are dozens of Meetup groups online too dedicated to getting people together to ride their bikes.
If you know someone who just moved to a new city, regardless of their age or physical fitness, the gift of an electric bike could be a huge advantage for them not only in making new friends, but in learning their new city as well.