“E-bikes are fun! My wife and I dropped into this store to check out an e-bike for my mother in law. Robert gave us a tour of his shop and we had a great time! We each ended up riding 3 different bikes. All of them were comfortable, easy to ride, and FAST! The prices, while not cheap, were very reasonable considering you can ride one of these bikes to work every day, beat traffic, and never pay for gas, vehicle maintenance, or parking. Definitely worth the investment in my opinion. If you haven’t tried riding an e-bike recently, do it! They’re fun!” – Colin S., Five Stars, Google Reviews
We are firmly into 2019 ladies and gentlemen, and that means it’s time to reevaluate every minute detail of our lives in the spirit of self-improvement. Some of us take a month of sobriety to clear our heads and get in touch with ourselves, while others want to shake off their winter season layer of insulation in order to get back into shape. Still others of us might go a different route, perhaps involving the taking up of a new hobby.
Maybe you’ve made all three of those exact resolutions, maybe none of them apply to you. But either way, the fact remains you’ve made your way to this eBike blog with a title that concerns getting an eBike as a New Year’s resolution. That tells us you have some degree of interest in trying out an eBike for the first time.
If that describes you, we want you to know that fills us with joy! We are passionate about eBikes for sale and for rent. As Colin S. put so well in his glowing review of The eBike Store in downtown Portland (that’s us!), there are plenty of reasons to see if riding an eBike might be the perfect 2019 resolution. To name just a few of the top of our heads:
- It’s something to do while you are doing your best to have a “sober January”
- While not physically exhausting, riding an eBike does offer fitness benefits
- It might be that new hobby you’ve been looking for! See hidden gems of Portland that you never knew existed while getting some fresh air with your friends or family!
Some Of The Many eBike Benefits
In the past, we’ve written about what you should know before you buy your first eBike. And while we’d encourage you to take the opportunity to browse this handy resource if you get the chance, we thought it’d be more fun to dissect the aforementioned glorious review that Colin so graciously provided us with.
You Can Ride Them To Work
Who isn’t a fan of an easy commute? Well, for folks who have grown used to the comfort of four wheels, a heater, and the radio to keep them company during their morning commute, there might be something of a transitional phase that you’ll quickly shake off. But for cyclists who are looking for a way to bike to work without showing up with a sweat-soaked shirt (or having to change their clothes), riding an electric bike to work is worth your consideration!
eBike commuting is the perfect happy-medium between getting some physical activity and fresh air while not exhausting yourself with an intense workout before starting your workday. What’s more, you can avoid the standstills that come from with Portland’s gridlock traffic. As if that weren’t enough, you don’t have to worry about finding a parking spot or paying for it! So it’s pleasant, physically beneficial, convenient, and affordable!
We’ve used this statistic before, and we’ll probably use it again: if you ride an eBike for about 1,000 miles every year, you’d use almost 25,000 watt-hours of power. This is roughly the same amount of energy that is used to power a medium-sized air conditioner for 24 hours.
What’s our point? eBikes take very little power to run, especially when you compare it to the energy required to run a vehicle for hours each day. Gas-powered cars, as most of us know, contribute more than their fair share of emissions, contributing to significant environmental changes. If you’d like to get more “green” with an environmentally-conscious New Year’s resolution, here’s a great place to start!
Easy To Ride & Comfortable
The final aspect of Collin’s stunning five-star review is how he notes just how comfortable everyone in his party was when riding their eBikes. We’ve found that eBikes are as easy to use as they are comfortable, which should be music to the ears of folks worried if age might be a mitigating factor. The fact is, the eBike motor allows for just about everyone to be able to ride a bike wherever they please! Age, body type, and fitness levels don’t have to get in the way of something as amazing as riding an electric bike!
For these reasons and many others, a new eBike obsession just might make 2019 your best year yet!
There are plenty of reasons to start shopping for eBikes for sale in Portland — and we are certainly The eBike Store for such enquiries — but why not see how you like it first? It’s much more cost-effective, and we’d be happy to set you up with all the knowledge you need to have a great trip around Portland! Browse Portland electric bike rentals if you want a bit more out of life in 2019!