If you intend to buy an electric bike, and have never rode on one, then it might be a new experience for you. If you are part of the baby boomers era, then chances of you riding a traditional pedaled bike will be pretty high. You would have enjoy cycling along the roads but when it comes to cycling up hills and slopes, then you will understand the type of energy and sometimes, the pain needed to cycle up slopes.
Once you’ve found the bike that you have a thing about, you need to either order it online or find a local retailer within your area. If there are no local retailers and you cannot order online for some reason or another, then you might need to find the nearest retailer and make a bit of a journey.
City riding means a lot of stop-and-go trips. This is why acceleration is placed more emphasis in this bike more than speed. You need to make sure your cruiser has a good acceleration and enough battery power in every trip. Stopping frequently can cause your battery to drain faster than continuous riding.
This outdoor transportation doesn’t need a driver’s license any longer, as well as insurance and a license plate. As electric bicycles are now legally recognized for use on most roads as long as the cyclist must put up with the traffic laws just like the motorists. On the other hand, e-bikes can also be insured, although it is not really required. As there is no requirement for a driver’s license or state license plates.
If you want to avoid the traffic altogether though, the best options are the subway or riding a bike. e-bike s can be purchased for around RMB 1,500 and pedal bikes for much less,whilst the subway system is expanding at a rapid rate. A recent study in Beijing student study suggested that over 90% of students own their own pedal or bici. And as for the subway’s, journeys on one of Beijing’s many new lines costs just RMB 2, and more lines are due to open up in the coming years.
So driving for him at the moment is a total no-no despite him desperately wanting to be independent and mobile. Public transport is not so great where we live so to get to college or to the gym he walks the 3 miles there and back. Fine in summer, not so great in winter!
Make the final adjustment, double checking the brakes, making sure it is adjusted and is situated in your comfort level. Now you are set to go. Take your first ride slow so you can adjust to the new feel of your bike. Enjoy.