Why You Should Commute With an E-bike (part 2)
In our first blog that discussed the benefits of commuting with an e-bike, we touched on things like cost, getting exercise, and enjoying the outdoors. But then we realized that the benefits don’t stop there! There are so many more ways that riding an e-bike can improve your commute that we just had to write another blog. Keep reading for four more reasons why you should commute with an e-bike and then check out the Leeds E-bike website to learn about all of our battery-powered bicycles and conversion kits.
When you drive a car everywhere, you also have to deal with the problem of finding a place to park. In crowded cities, this can be a real issue. How many times do you circle the block? Once you find a place, it might cost you a pretty penny to park there. What if you didn’t have to struggle with the task of finding and paying for parking? Most places have special parking for bicyclists, and that special parking is usually right up front, next to the door. Save yourself from parking headaches and get better-than-front-row parking when you ride your e-bike to work!
Arrive At Work In a Better Mood
Driving to work in the morning should be a stress-free time where you can relax and reflect on starting a new day. Does this sound like your morning commute? Most likely not. Instead, it’s probably filled with anxiety from having to deal with traffic and distracted drivers, which usually results in yelling to yourself in the car and maybe exhibiting a few hand gestures.
It’s amazing what we get used to and how we often never consider evaluating our daily habits to make a change for the better. Do you even remember a time when you had arrived to work feeling relaxed, energized, and in a good mood? The concept seems foreign to most of us, but it doesn’t have to be. Try riding to work on an electric bike and see how it changes your attitude and your entire day.
See Things You Never Noticed Before
How many times have you driven the same route to work? Probably more than you can count. Do you think that you could name every landmark, every restaurant or every feature with your eyes closed? Maybe your route is a familiar one, but what about looking at it from a different perspective? When you ride an e-bike, it’s very important to make sure you’re alert and aware of your surroundings for safety reasons, however, you’ll most likely notice things you’ve never seen before. Or, because you’re on a bike, it might open you up to other opportunities — like the ability to take other roads that aren’t convenient to take in your car. Why keep taking the same road day after day? Try taking the road less traveled for once (or at least look at the same one from a different perspective!)
Arrive Home Free of Stress
There’s a certain amount of stress that most people endure every day as part of their job. Whether you have an extremely stressful job or even just a marginally stressful one, the last thing you want to do is leave your workplace to enter into more stress! The drive home is another portion of your day where you are probably not as relaxed as you’d like to be. In fact, being a traffic jam away from getting home is enough to make you feel frustrated, anxious, and completely drained after a long day of work.
What if your ride home consisted of jumping on your electric bike, breathing in the fresh air, and releasing the tensions of the day with some moderate exercise? You might get home sooner, and you’ll definitely feel more relaxed and re-energized for whatever lies ahead in your evening.
Are You Ready To Take the Next Step?
If you’re thinking that you’d like to learn more about e-bikes, you’ve come to the right place. At Leeds E-bike, we offer e-bike kits, parts, and accessories as well as complete electric bikes ready to ride. Not sure if you want to invest in a completely new bike? Why not get one of our easy-install kits to use on the standard pedal bike you already have?
No matter which option you choose, we’re sure you’ll become an e-bike enthusiast just like us. If you have any questions, feel free to give us a call or check out our website for product information or frequently asked questions. We look forward to hearing from you!