Five Ways to Use Your New Electric Bike

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So, you have a new electric bike. Hopefully you saved yourself some money and converted the bike you already had using one of our ebike kits. But, even if you didn’t, we know you’ll love all of the things you can do with your new bike. Most people choose to convert to an electric bike because they look like fun and they know they can ride farther. And, while that’s certainly true, there are many other ways you can enjoy your new ride besides waiting to take it out on the weekend. In today’s blog from Leeds, we’re going to discuss five ways to use your new electric bike. Keep reading for some great ideas that you might not have thought of before. 

Commute to Work

You’ve likely seen people pedaling their way to and from work each day, enjoying the fresh air and getting some exercise. You may have even thought of trying it yourself, but maybe the distance is just a bit too far. You don’t want to show up for work exhausted and in need of another shower. Plus, sometimes you’re just too worn out to have to pedal all the way home at the end of the day. 

If you have an electric bike, however, commuting is an entirely different story. Imagine pedaling past all of those other bikers (and perhaps even the cars, depending on the traffic situation). You’ll show up at work feeling awake and full of energy. Now, think about your ride home. Let’s say you’ve had a tough day and need to unwind. What better way to relieve stress than to inhale the fresh air and feel the wind on your face? If you’ve had a particularly trying day and your energy level isn’t where it should be, you can always rely on the power of your bike’s battery to help you make it home. 

Start Your Own Business

You probably didn’t think of starting your own business when you decided to get an electric bike, but that is in fact what some people choose to do. Today’s businesses are under the gun to deliver goods faster than ever before, right to their customer’s doorstep. In order to meet the demands of being able to deliver in record time, businesses have to rely on a large network of delivery drivers. Whether you’re delivering food from a restaurant, produce from a farmer’s market, or wine from the liquor store, there’s more opportunity than ever before for someone to start their own delivery business. 

Go Places You Haven’t Gone Before

When you rely on your bike to explore nearby towns, back roads, and natural areas, there’s a limit to how far you can go. Even seasoned riders that can ride 50 miles or more in a day are still limited by the number of daylight hours. If you want to expand your boundaries and explore places you’ve never been able to reach, just jump on your electric bike and see where the road takes you. Using an electric-powered bike allows you to go almost twice as fast with the same amount of pedal power. This means you’ll be able to go farther, faster and you won’t have to worry about using up all of your energy before you make it back home.

Run Errands

Everyone has errands to run. Whether you’re picking up a few groceries at the store, dropping off a package to get mailed, or picking up a prescription, most people have at least a couple of errands to run, just about every day of the week. Running simple errands take time and they use gas. But what if you could turn this necessary chore into something that is fun and saves you money? 

With your new electric bike, you’ll not only enjoy running errands, you might just add a few extra stops to your list with the hopes you’ll be able to stay out longer. And, if you’re wondering how you’ll be able to carry your goods when you don’t even have a trunk, we’re here to tell you that it’s really quite easy. Several Leeds customers have fitted their bikes with bags, cargo trailers, or other devices to help them carry everything from their groceries to their children. Just check out our photos page to see real-life photos of how actual Leeds customers have converted their bikes. 

 Running all of your errands on your electric bike is great for you and for the environment. It’s one less car on the road contributing to pollution and using gas. And speaking of gas, just think of all of the money you’ll save. The more you use your electric bike, the less gas you’ll have to pay for, and, if you can eventually make the plunge and trade in your car permanently, you’ll be able to save money on maintenance, repairs, and insurance. Who couldn’t use a little extra money in their pocket?

Sign Up For a Biking Fundraiser or Marathon 

Many people enjoy riding their bike, but they don’t necessarily feel confident enough in their riding abilities to sign up for a marathon. With an electric bike, you can enter races without hesitation knowing that you’ll be sure to finish. Don’t think that riding 25, 50, or 100 miles on an electric bike won’t be a challenge – you can be sure it will be. What an ebike will do for you, however, is give you the confidence to take part in events you might not otherwise consider. 

Shop Leeds For All Of Your Electric Bike Needs

Are you ready to learn first hand about all of the places an electric bike can take you? If you’re still using that old pedal bike, we can help you give it new life with an ebike conversion kit from Leeds. Each kit has everything you need to convert the bike you already own into an electric bike in as little as five minutes. Our kits are just a fraction of the cost of buying a brand new ebike, and we’ve made them simple enough for just about anyone to install them. 

Are you ready to own your own electric bike? Visit our website to browse our selection of Leeds ebike kits and accessories.