Since 1956, May has been recognized as National Bike Month! And everyone knows that the best way to celebrate is with more bike rides! Here are 5 easy ways to incorporate more e-bike trips into your life this month, and every month:
As electric bikes have grown in popularity, their technology, features and the overall capabilities has improved drastically. This includes the total range of the battery, or the distance a rider is able to travel on a single charge. Being familiar with the e-bike's range estimate and efficient riding practices helps avoid those 0% battery situations. There are a few tips and tricks you should be aware of that will help you maximize your battery, ride more efficiently, and make the most out of each ride!
Gas prices are approaching a record high in Hawaii and there is no indication that they’re slowing down anytime soon. According to AAA, the Aloha state ranks second only to California for the highest gas prices in the US, and our residents spent a full dollar more per gallon than the national average.
The most obvious solution to cutting back on your expenses at the pump is by driving less. But for those who still want to get around, the best option is to switch your mode of transportation.
A new year offers a fresh start and an opportunity to set goals and make positive changes. According to a 2020 poll, half of those who made a New Year's resolutions said their top goal was to lose weight and get in shape. And, it's no wonder that most fitness facilities see their greatest revenue spike in January.
Buying a used electric bike can be a convenient way to score a bargain! It is recommended to buy used equipment from a reputable bike shop, instead of looking for a pre-owned or refurbished one online. That way, you’ll be able to ask the experts questions, go for a test ride and avoid unwanted surprises. When we purchase new e-bikes for our RideSmart rentals and self-guided tours, located in Maui Hawaii, we often make the majority of our used equipment available to our customers for purchase at super low prices. We thoroughly inspect each used e-bike to make sure all components are in good working condition. We also perform a comprehensive, deluxe e-bike tune-up before making any used e-bike available. Keep reading to find out if a used electric bike is right for you.
Three basic (but important!) cycling accessories to add to your e-bike purchase.
1. Helmet - protect your noggin!
Head protection is the single most important accessory you can buy as a cyclist. In addition to selling e-bikes, we are happy to offer a small variety of cost-effective helmet models to suit your cycling needs. Before you purchase any helmet, be sure to check the size and product safety ratings.
March was full of adventure for John and Brenda Holder! Hailing from Knoxville, TN, the couple arrived on the island of Maui in Hawaii with an impressive electric bicycle to-do list. At the top of the list? Rent a tandem electric bike from RideSmart Maui’s location in Lahaina, Hawaii.
Remember when you were a kid, and the only way to get to your friend’s house was on your trusty 10-speed bike? Many of us relied on our bicycles as a form of transportation long before we got a license to drive. In our childhood, bikes weren’t just the vehicle that transported us to our next adventure… Riding itself was the adventure! And most of us were never motivated to get outside for a bike ride because we needed to burn some calories. Our reasons for riding were much simpler: We just wanted something fun to do on a Saturday!
Here at RideSmart Maui, we’re passionate about e-bicycles because they offer the best of both worlds. They’re better for the environment than a car, while also eliminating most of the common disadvantages to cycling including hilly terrain, longer journeys. and high winds. Whether your intention is recreational use, exercise or transportation, the opportunities are endless and we guarantee you’ll find a time and a place to utilize an ebike while residing in or visiting Kihei, Lahaina, and the many other beautiful places on Maui. Participating in one of our fun, self-guided tours is the best way to learn about their benefits.
Ready for some adventurous, off-roading fun on Maui? Full suspension e-bikes are the newest trend for mountain bikers and we’re proud to offer top models to meet the needs of our customers. If you prefer challenging and varied terrain, and want to have peace of mind riding over roots, rocks and other obstacles, a full suspension e-bike might be for you!
These sturdy bikes offer pedal assistance and all the great features of a traditional e-bike. But, because of their increased carrying capacity, Cargo bikes make it even easier to use an e-bike as your primary mode of transportation.
Electric bicycles are growing in popularity, surpassing all other categories of bicycles, and for good reason. With an electric bike, headwind, hills, and other obstacles are not as challenging, making it easier for you to travel a greater distance without getting as tired as you would riding a standard bike.
We're here to answer all your burning e-bike questions! If we don't address your question here, please send us a message or give us a call and we'll be in touch!
Cycling is one of the best low-impact cardiovascular workouts for any skill or fitness level. You may have heard the myth that using e-bikes is “cheating” and does not provide a rider with the same physical health benefits as standard bicycles. We are here to debunk that misconception and prove that you can still burn sufficient calories and break a sweat while on a bike with a motor.
Caring for your e-bike is an important and easy aspect of owning a bicycle, and not much different from maintenance needed for a conventional bicycle. It will help prolong the life and condition of your e-bike to keep you riding and save you money in the long run. Frequency of maintenance will vary depending on how often you ride and the type of terrain and conditions you ride in, so, if you’re just a recreational cyclist your required care will be much less!