1. Adjust your exercise level
An e-bike’s motor makes it easy to maneuver up steep hills, giving you more energy to exercise for longer periods of time. A common misconception with ebikes is that they are sometimes perceived as being for lazy people who can’t be bothered to really exercise. In reality though, riding an electric bike can provide you with just the same level of exercise as riding a normal bicycle. With most ebike models today, riders can choose between different levels of assistance, ranging from a barely detectable support level up to a constant powerful push by the motor. Even if you choose to ride with a more powerful level of support, chances are you will be covering longer distances than you would be doing otherwise, thus increasing your level of exercise. Did you have a long day at work, or is it hitting those 100 F again? Crank up the pedal assist all the way, or use the throttle if your bike has one, and you’ll be cruising along without breaking a sweat. Feeling strong and motivated? No problem, turn off pedal assist and ride it just like any regular bicycle.