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How To Ride An Electric Bike: The Basics Explained


Riding a bike can be a great way to get to work or school. It reduces your carbon footprint and gives you the exercise that you need to stay fit. The only issue is that it takes forever to peddle your way there. 

Learning how to ride an electric bike is the perfect solution. It can reach higher speeds than you can get on a normal old bike. You won’t have to put as much work into peddling to make it up steep hills, either.

You do have to be careful because they pack a lot of power. Check out this guide for basic bicycle riding knowledge that will help with avoiding accidents.

Start at a Comfortable Pace 

Charge Bikes electric bikes are capable of reaching seriously fast speeds. When you're first starting out, it can be tempting to crank it up to turbo. That's a good way to lose control of the vehicle and hurt yourself

You want to start out slow. Take your bike out to an empty parking lot and get some practice driving around for a while. You can speed things up as you get more comfortable with driving. 

Pay Attention to Traffic

Keeping up with the flow of traffic is pretty much cycling 101. It becomes even more important to pay attention to drivers when you're on an e-bike, though.

The reason is that those in a car aren't expecting you to go that fast. This disconnect can lead to a dangerous accident.

Don't Be Invisible

Part of accounting for your bike's extra speed is making yourself seen. Other drivers and pedestrians may not hear or see you as you zip by until it's too late. 

To fix this problem, consider outfitting your bike with a bell. You can use lights as well or wear reflective clothingAnything that will make it easier for others to perceive you. 

Take a Minute to Study Your Brakes

When riding an electric bike, the first thing you'll notice is that they're a lot heavier than a regular model. That coupled with all the speed and power, makes breaking a struggle. 

You'll need to start slowing down way ahead of time. When you're getting used to your bike's speeds, you should also practice using your breaks. 

Be Careful With Getting on and Off the Bike 

For younger and older riders, it can be hard to get on and of the e-bike. Again, they're pretty heavy. If you're not careful, you could fall off, or worse, the bike could fall on top of you. 

When you're buying a bike, pay attention to the frame. It needs to be thin enough where mounting and dismounting are comfortable to you. 

Learning How to Ride an Electric Bike 

Riding a bike is a great way to get around town. It's affordable and better for the environment than cars are. The problem is learning how to ride an electric bike.

All it takes is one slip up for you to get in a painful accident. Don't let that happen to you. Using these riding tips to stay safe, and for more ways to get around on your electric bike, visit the Travel & Leisure section of our blog. 


  1. I feel like a lot of people are getting ebikes lately. Very timely tutorial.


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