With the days getting longer and the winter cold quickly vanishing, we’ve had bikes on the brain! Everyone knows that bikes are a great way to stay healthy and active, but we wanted to put together a list of other reasons why bikes, both standard and electric, are really the best! Read on and get ready to be even more excited to get out on two wheels.
There is something kind of magical about bikes – no matter how bad of a mood you’re in, once you get on a bike, it’s hard not to have a smile on your face. It’s no coincidence either! Exercise is scientifically proven to provide a natural mood boost. So when you’re feeling down, hopping on your bike is a great way to get you in sunnier state of mind.
Environmental responsibility belongs to everyone and bikes are a great way to take care of the planet. By riding your bike to work rather than driving, you are reducing your reliance on fossil fuels, and significantly cutting your carbon footprint. This goes a long way to helping making the world a better place.
We all know biking is a great way to get to work, but did you know that commuting to work on a bike makes you feel more satisfied? In a study conducted by McGill University, they found that people who either biked or walked to work, even if it took longer than public transportation, were happier and more content with their days.
Going on a bike ride is a great way to spend time with people in your life. A summertime ride with friends allows you and your buddies time to connect, share a laugh, and catch up. So call up your crew and invite them on a ride, we know you’ll all have a great time!
Bikes have come a long way since they were first invented in 1817. They’ve seen changes in wheel size, frame shape, and seat placement. Perhaps the greatest innovation has been electrifying the bike. This allows bikes to be used like a standard bike but it also provides an additional boost, allowing you to travel farther and tackle hills all without breaking a sweat!
We hope this has you inspired to hit the road and explore on your bike! Looking for a new ride? Schedule a test ride on one of our amazing e-bikes at our Oakland or Portland Experience Centers and see for yourself just how awesome life on two wheels really is!