Did you know that May is National Bike Month? There are many ways to explore and celebrate National Bike Month all month long. Discover the latest in biking technology by taking a test ride on an electronic bike – also known as an e-bike.
This week, I traveled to the countryside for my first e-bike riding experience at Crystal Springs Resort in New Jersey. Bike riding had always been a joy of mine as a child, but since getting older, I’ve never considered becoming a biker again until now. During the first ever Charged Up e-bike and outdoor technology event, I had the opportunity to experience a wide variety of e-bikes from companies like BionX, Currie and Pete’s Electric Bikes.
So what makes a bike an e-bike? E-bikes are equipped with a motor, battery, viewing console and/or a throttle for an extra boost power. Most e-bikes come standard with the pedal-assist feature that helps increase the pedaling output of power while there are other bikes as well that are throttle-powered and does not require pedaling at all.
Check out my rough video of my Charged Up e-biking experience below and for more information on finding an e-bike retailer in New York City visit nycewheels.com.
Want to celebrate National Bike Week this weekend? Check out the list for biking events offered in various cities nationwide below to find a bike event or class near you.
Tampa Bay, FL: Bike with the Mayor, May 16.
Chico, CA: GRUB Garden Bike Tour, May 17.
Trenton, NJ: Trenton Bike Tour, May 17.
Honolulu, HI: Free admission for bikers to the Honolulu Zoo, May 18.
Radford, VA: Family Wilderness Road Ride, May 24.
Seattle, WA: Summer Streets Party, May 29.