An Electric bike is many things— a commuter, a grocery picker-upper, a money saver, or even just a way to have fun. There are so many possibilities on an Electric Bike, so many things to do, that every once in a while, it’s good to sit down with your Stromer, Kettler twin (or whatever e-bike you happen to be the proud owner of) and just lay it down: “Alright Stromer, give it to me straight, what’s the most fun thing we could possibly do together?”
Here are five of my favorite things to do on an E-bike, but I encourage everyone to respond with their own ideas.
1. Cruising Central Park with the BionX
There’s nothing better than taking loops around Central Park on a BionX enhanced Cannondale, passing all the hoity-toity, road bikers, and pretending that I’m just super in shape. “Oh, I’m sorry Mr. Aerodynamic Handlebars, did I just pass you with my clunky Cannondale Adventure? Must be due to my rock hard quads.
2. Take a folding e-bike over to a favorite Brooklyn Pizza spot
Every once in a while, I check out an E-Brompton from my work, ride down the entire length of Manhattan, across the Brooklyn bridge, and over to my favorite Pizza place in Dumbo. No outdoor seating, no worries! My electric friend happens to be of the folding variety!
3. E-bike into a Hudson sunset
Wind in your face, sun glimmering off the water, speeding alone on an awesome electric bike in nyc, doesn’t really get much better than this.
4. E-bikes: that’s Amore
Riding a couple of e-bikes up to the Cloisters is one of my favorite things to do with a girl on a first date, but those hills by the George Washington Bridge could be trouble if you don’t have a little e- bike magic on your side.
5. Electric bikes are a great way to see outdoor art!
With an electric bike, you can ride all around Manhattan and see all of the out-door art installations in the city. You can start with Peter Woytuk’s sculpture collection along the top section of Broadway, head over to the Art Student League exhibits on 72nd st section of the Hudson bike path, cruise south to the High Line Art Exhibitions, and end your tour at the Giant outdoor Ketchup bottle currently gracing City Hall. That’s about a 20 mile ride, hard to do on the subway and pretty tiring on a regular bike!
Well, these are a few of my favorite e-bike activities, but I would love to hear about yours! Inspire us with a story, or drop by the shop, and take a test-ride— add something new to your list of e-bike favs.