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If you are considering an ebike – you are not alone! Just as with mobile phones and laptop computers, lithium batteries have made ebikes viable. Market share is increasing worldwide.
Ebikes are faster and require less effort, therefore it’s easier to:
From a health/fitness or environmental standpoint, it can be argued that both ebikes and traditional bikes have comparable benefits, albeit different.
Ebike consumer demographics include commuters, older folks, delivery, environmental and recreation riders and the net effect is more people riding bikes!
Ebikes are virtually the same mechanically as traditional bikes but with added electronics (battery, motor, controller and sensors). Costs/expenses (and theft risk) vary as they do with traditional bikes.
So, given this, what are some additional safety considerations for ebikes?
In conclusion, ebikes are fun and they are here to stay, so let’s open a discussion of ebike safety. What ebike safety questions or concerns do you have? Add a question to your RSVP, or ask it live.
Timothy Cherry is a retired Navy systems engineer, CyclingSavvy/Ride Awesome enthusiast, and instructor in-training, who leads rides for his Pedego Electric Bike owners groups in Norfolk and Williamsburg, VA.