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How an e-bike can help the post-rehab process after hip or knee surgery

by Russ Lowthian, HaveFunBiking

Recovering from hip or knee surgery can actually be fun when adding an electric-assist bike to the post-rehab process. After my second hip replacement and talking to others with hip or knee procedures, an e-bike can make the rehab process easier. Helping to achieve full-joint motion and an active lifestyle after surgery. Especially with the improvements in electric bike technologies in the last few years.

The Tern HSD p-9 E-bike I used for my rehab

This time around, I used an e-bike from Tern Bicycles that helped me keep a comfortable cadence regardless of the terrain. A huge help in low-impact exercise to aid both the hip and knee rehabilitation process.

Incorporating an e-bike into your post-rehab process

Using an e-bike in the post-rehab process can be a great exercise. Ask your doctor or physical therapist (PT) if it is right for your specific condition. Then, once you have full movement on a stationary bike, add some light resistance with an e-bike outdoors. Usually, within four to six weeks, this will help improve the strength around the joint(s) you had replaced. Your therapist can help you determine the right amount of resistance settings when it’s time to convert to an e-bike. Just remember, if you start feeling a sharp pain, inform your therapist and decrease the resistance or stop.

Going from a stationary bike to an e-bike in the post-rehab process

Using the Tern e-bike in my post-rehab schedule.

During my hip rehabilitation, I had the opportunity to talk to several physical therapists at Twin Cities Orthopedics. They all recommended using a stationary bicycle for two to three weeks to help reduce the swelling. Especially after a total knee replacement, some procedures may take a bit longer before starting to ride outdoors.

After two to six weeks of using a stationary bike and a regular walking regimen, you should be cleared to start riding your bike outside.

Advancing to the e-bike outdoors

Once your physician clears you to start riding, take it slow and stop if you feel any sharp pain. Most e-bikes allow you to control the amount of electric assistance you use to gain a steady pedal rhythm or cadence. Start with the highest level of assistance in a low gear and gently spin. This will ensure that you don’t stress your rehabilitated joint. As you progress, you can gradually decrease the level of assistance for a more robust workout.

The advantages of using e-bikes as compared to other sports

As you can see in this video, riding an e-bike after knee replacement surgery provides the perfect balance in making a complete recovery. This is because a bicycle can strengthen your muscles and increase your mobility without putting too much strain on your joints when exercising. With the pedal-assist of electric power, the e-bike requires less physical intensity and allows you to retain a normal cadence level to heal faster.

Finding the perfect gear for cadence

Selecting the right e-bike, there are many to choose

Finding the perfect e-bicycle that allows you to pedal comfortably after surgery can be a challenge. We all have a natural cadence pace, and the body performs best as the bicycle’s crank spins with steady yet comfortable resistance. The goal with an e-bike is to allow you to shift gears and motor speed to allow you to pedal at a steady and comfortable pace even as the topography changes.

Plus, stopping, starting, or accelerating with an e-bike maximizes your chances of a full recovery and a rapid return to normal activity.

Electric bike technologies will improve the post-rehab process.

As I mention above, e-bikes are continuously changing for the better. After replacing my right hip in 2014, there were very few e-bikes available on the market. At the time, they either came with a front or rear hub motor. Like the Curry I-zip I used on back then.

Look for an e-bike with reputable parts and a 3 to 5-year warranty.

Now, with mid-drive motors mounted directly into the crank, you have a balanced power movement from the pedals to the drivetrain. Making the Tern HSD E-bike with a class 1 Bosch motor system perfect for my recent left hip post-rehab process. Thanks to Perennial Cycles, in Minneapolis, for their assistance.

Some added e-bike buying tips for the post-rehab process.

After talking to others who have used an e-bike post-rehab process, here are a few more suggestions when looking for an e-bike that fits your needs and budget:

  1. Look for a pedal-assist motor – Class 1 system – stay away from throttle bikes
  2. Avoid rear bub motors – the off-balance weight and throttle will kill your progress
  3. Make sure the e-bike has a dropper seat post (especially for knees), as adjustments will need to be made through the rehab process
  4. Also recommended, riser or adjustable handlebars, so you sit upright instead of leaning forward
  5. Use a non-slip pedal – a Chester pedal with pins works great and still allows you to quickly dismount to move your foot to the ground and stabilize your balance.

    Enjoy the post-rehab process with an e-bike.

 

An electric bike is perfect for commuting to work.

Considering an electric bike, helpful tips before buying

The real advantages of an electric bike or e-bike include their climbing efficiency, taking a bite out of wind resistance, and the ability to expand your range of travel. Before purchasing an e-bike, it is important to know how far you want to go and what type of terrain you will be riding it on.

For those who have experienced a medical issue or sports injury, an e-bike can breathe new life into your desire to stay active while having fun. With a little assist, you may again want to re-connect with your cycling buddies or add that #NextBikeAdventure to your list. Plus, if you are planning on commuting to work by bike, you will arrive feeling fresh.

Now that you have a reason to consider an electric bike, it’s time to choose the right one! With thousands of electric bike models on the market, there are several things to consider. The last item on our list here at HaveFunBiking is to test ride the e-bike you are looking to buy. Consider visiting several bike shops to compare.

First when buying an electric bike know your style of riding

With all the e-bikes on the market today, design options vary to fit different people and their preference of use. It’s up to you to decide what is most important. With so many models to choose from, first, you should figure out where you’re going to be riding your e-bike.

Geared to accommodate different activities (cargo-hauling; relaxed cruising; trail riding; mountain biking; child transportation; road biking; fat bike riding; touring; and urban commuting), compile a list of questions. The first one, ask yourself before entering a store, what will be my preferred bicycling activity with a new electric bike?

The electric bike drive

There are two mains types of e-bikes. The most common is what has come to be called the “pedal assist.” This system monitors the rider’s pedaling and automatically adds a certain amount of motor assistance – usually depending upon rate, force, and speed.

In most places, the motor’s output is regulated and limited to no more than 750 watts and the maximum speed up to 20 mph or 32 km/h. When you reach this speed, the motor automatically disengages. A few models in this category also offer the twist-n-go option. A switch on the handlebar, like a throttle on a motorbike, is used by the rider to trigger assistance from the motor.

The second drive train system is set for high-performance electric bikes that can easily achieve speeds much faster. Riders with these faster drive train systems need to have a special driver’s license, plates, and insurance. The regulations differ in every state and country, so it’s important to ask your local bike shop for details.

The e-bike motor and its location

There are two main types of motors and where they are located. The hub motor assist is located in one of the wheels and is the most common. Hub motors, which place the electric motor in the center of a bicycle wheel, are the most common. This e-bike power source tends to be quieter but often doesn’t handle hills, as well as a crank assist center mount system.

Rear motor system for an electric bike

Rear motor system for an electric bike

Located over the center mount in the crank and pedal area, the crank motor assist is at the bottom of the frame, transferring the motor’s power to the rear wheel via the bicycle’s chain. That means the electronic controls can include a sensor that detects how hard you’re pedaling and can measure the assistance accordingly. Typically, crank-assisted bikes have become much more common over the last couple of years and have a reputation for doing well on steep hills.

Center motor system for an electric bike

Center motor system for an electric bike

Both have several unique advantages and disadvantages, so choosing the right motor for you will largely depend on your requirements and which advantages seem more useful to your needs. Generally, it would be best if you were looking for a brand with a good reputation, such as Bosch, Brose, Panasonic, Shimano, and Yamaha.

Battery storage

One of the most expensive components of your new e-bike is the battery. Most of the price involved these days in buying a ready-to-go e-bike is the bike’s lithium-ion battery pack size. These batteries are everywhere, so it’s no surprise to find them powering e-bikes.

More expensive e-bikes have higher-tech batteries that are lighter, charge quickly, and last longer. Batteries degrade over time, holding less charge as they age. The quality of the battery makes a difference, so look for a reputable named battery manufacturer. Then make sure the warranty covers the battery for at least two years.

Conservatively lithium-ion batteries are typically said to last for 1,000 full charge cycles. That’s about three years of weekday commuting. They survive longer with careful use, so you should get at least 2,000 half-charge cycles. In practice, several years’ battery life is quite easily achievable depending on how often you charge and store the battery.

The distance an electric bike can  travel

The distance an e-bike will go on one charge of the battery is called range. It’s probably the most important specification. If your commute involves a big hill, for example, you don’t want to run out of juice halfway up. Without power, an e-bike is just a heavy bike.

The range depends on the battery capacity, the speed, weight, profile of the commuting tour, the assistance level you choose, and the percentage of given pedaling power. If you’re only going to do six to ten miles of daily commuting, you don’t need a battery and motor set for a 50 to 70-mile range. However, it would be best if you bought a bike with a higher range than you necessarily need because the range will drop as the battery ages and loses capacity.

Costs is another factor

Good e-bikes are not cheap, as I mentioned above. You can pick up a basic model, but how long will you be happy with it? An average bike with a quality frame, functional brakes, suspension, and other components is expensive. Now, when buying an e-bike, you have to add the cost of the motor and battery. The battery’s cost, with a reputable warranty, along with can cost $500 to $1,000, so don’t be surprised by the higher price; a better bike lasts much longer.

Test ride before you make a final commitment.

Perhaps the most important (and fun) part of buying an electric bike is test riding it. Trying an electric bike allows you to put aside skeptics, reviews, and research and answer the most basic question: Do you love this bike?

The show will combining both cycling tourism and cycling sports into the venue to give you all the facts.

The E-bike Challenge will combine cycling tourism and cycling sports into the venue to give you all the facts.

If so, then ask a few other questions: Does it climb hills in the way I need it? Does the bike fit me in the way I would like it too? And, does it have the quality and functionality I would like?

 

Good heart health may improve with an electric bike in your routine

Many people could reassure you about how your lifestyle affects your heart health, and I am one of them. Hi, I’m Rea Jill, and my neglect of health issues throughout my life brought an abundance of consequences that deeply affected me. Now, watching my weight with a better diet and using my e-bike in my exercise routine, I’ve improved my lifestyle. Which has made a huge impact on my cardiovascular health, and maybe yours?

My personal heart health story

I was always eating without control, for starters, and never checked the quality of my food or its ingredients. I ended up being overweight, which in results brought other chronic illnesses. I had a terrible time while suffering physical illnesses as well as being insecure about my body image. On top of it all, I even had a severe heart problem a few years ago, which ultimately brought me to my senses. I could not go on like this, and something must be changed.

For me, what was to be done to gain good heart health?

I had no other choice but to seek professional help. I visited many doctors, and their
recommendations were all the same. They all advised me to get into physical activities and start
doing sports. I learned quickly that physical activity is key to helping you maintain your heart health. There are numerous exercises that you can take part in to help you regulate your weight and enhance your heart function. For instance, you could involve yourself in aerobic activity, muscle-strengthening as well as stretching. Most of these exercises required going to a gym, but at the time, that wasn’t for me.

The optimal solution finding an e-bike that worked for me

I was interested in finding a more suitable way that would help me achieve my goals. Not only that,
but I was eager to help others as well. I became a weight loss trainer, yet I am known among
friends as the e-biker. How is this related to my weight loss story? Well, that played a pivotal
part in it. My go-to physical activity was at first normal biking, but I soon grew tired of it.
Instead, I tried using an electric bike, and that made all the difference. It added a sense of adventure to my life simultaneously to helping me lose weight. My addiction to e-bikes started at this time, and it never faded away.

Then I Joined an e-biker club offering these seven benefits!

Suppose you do not have the resources nor the time to go to the gym, but you could start cycling to achieve your physical fitness goals?

In the last couple of years, electric bikes have been the go-to appliances to help people who want to keep fit. E-bikes are not your average cycling equipment. They are fitted with electric bike components that can assist you to propel yourself when cycling. If you are wondering how an e-bike can help your heart, then here are several ways that e-bikes could improve your heart function:

1. Require less exertion

If you have a heart condition that limits you from performing rigorous exercises, e-bikes can help you a great deal. These cycling appliances have a motor incorporated on them such that riders do not need to exert a lot of effort when exercising with them. Therefore, you can cycle without straining your heart. Thus, you still benefit from the exercises without causing harm to yourself.

2. Cost-effective

Compared to other gym appliances used to promote heart health, such as a treadmill, stationary
bike, or stair-stepper, an electric bike is cheaper to buy. It also has minimal running costs, which
makes it easy to maintain. With an e-bike, you also do not require to hire a professional fitness
coach to help you exercise. You can move around as often as you want as you save on gym
membership and transportation costs.

3. Helps you lose weight

As I mentioned above, being overweight contributes to the development of heart diseases. An
electronic bike allows you to pedal as hard as you may want, which is an effective workout for
weight loss. Studies show that you can burn up to 500 calories an hour with an e-bike. You can
also climb steep hills and cycle through a trail with ease because it also provides you with safety, and there is a minimal chance that you will get into an accident.

An e-bike in your daily exercise routine can enhance your heart health.

4. Helps you strengthens your heart muscles

A study conducted in Denmark involving 30 000 people between the ages of 20 – 93 years old
found that one of the benefits of cycling is that it reduces your risk of developing heart disease.
When you cycle regularly with an electric bike, your heart muscles improve their functions as you reduce your heart’s resting pulse. Suppose heart muscles have become stiff due to sedentary activities, cycling can reverse this condition such that your heart function is stimulated and improved over time.

5. It’s ideal for all ages, especially for boomers

A traditional bike is not always an ideal option for those who wish to maintain their heart health in their senior years. While many senior citizens may have other bone-related ailments that limit their movements, an electric bike can help. With the assisted biking benefits an e-bike offers, heart functions are enhanced.

6. Improves blood circulation

Biking is a good aerobic workout because it helps improve blood circulation in the body through
your blood vessels to the heart. The beauty of using an e-bike while you cycle is that you get to
choose the intensity while you exercise. For instance, if you are obese, you can cycle with
ease without triggering elevated blood pressure, which can exacerbate your heart condition.

7. Enhances your riding intensity

A study conducted in North America involving 1,800 electronic bike riders reported that getting
an electric bike can enhance how often you ride, which is good for your heart. The study also found that 94% of e-bike owners rode more often on a weekly and daily basis compared to conventional cyclists.

The bottom-line to better heart health

The lifestyle that you choose affects your heart health immensely. Whether you young and out of shape as I was with ailing conditions or are elderly, an e-bike can help you meet your physical activity goals. Electric bicycles can completely transform your life, as I have witnessed.

Test riding e-bikes before purchasing is a cost-effective measure when improving your heart health.

About Rea Jill

Rea is a weight loss trainer but known among her friends as the e-biker too. She’s all about sports and even spends her free time reading about the health benefits of biking and doing physical activities in general. Besides that, writing is her hobby. Right now, she is enjoying sharing her passions and expertise through her writing.

All Photos

All pictures above were shot by HaveFunBiking.com of people testing the latest electric-assist bikes at the E-Bike Challenge Minneapolis in 2019.

Electric bike expo countdown, 16-days until the E-bike Challenge

This Thursday, its 16-days until the electric bike expo or E-bike Challenge Minneapolis. Mark your calendar for March 28 & 29 to find an expanded selection of electric-assist bikes from around the world to test ride.

Thanks for viewing our electric bike expo countdown picture

From a recent article at HaveFunBiking, the E-bike Challenge will again be at the Minneapolis Convention Center, on March 28–29. Here consumers can test and compare electric-assist bicycles on the huge indoor cycle track. In its inaugural year, 2019, it was deemed a success with attendees of all ages and abilities test riding e-bikes. While visiting have fun learning:

What exactly is a pedal-assist bike or e-bike?

Hint – An e-bike is a bicycle that has a battery and electric motor to allow a cyclist to ride farther and with greater ease. However, the bicycle doesn’t do all the work by itself, it only assists! The bicyclist must be pedaled for the motor to engage, enabling an easier ride.

Start your E-bike Challenge visit with a 2020 Bike Guide and the daily E-bike parade

As you enter the bike expo hall and test track pick up your copy of the HaveFunBiking 2020 Bike/Hike Guide, hot off the press. Then attend the e-bike fashion show where you will find all the latest models of e-bikes you can ride, on the runway. Dozens of bicycle exhibitors, to name a few like Bosch, Tern Bicycles, Riese & Müller, Yuba, GoCycle will be there. With more brands signing up each day, you are sure to see the latest and greatest in electric bike innovations.

Find your next adventure in the Hike & Bike Xperience court area

When not test riding all the fun e-bikes, explore the Hike & Bike Camp area in the center of the exhibition hall. Here find information on tourism destinations, trekking, mountain biking, and fun activities.

Plus you will find an interactive Kid’s Area at the bike expo

This family-friendly event will also have an interactive kids’ bike test track for ages 16 and
under, a children’s scavenger hunt daily, a bicycle playground with activities, and more!

Have a great day and mark your calendar for the E-bike Challenge!

Electric bike expo countdown, 17-days until the E-bike Challenge

This Wednesday, its 17-days until the electric bike expo or E-bike Challenge Minneapolis. Mark your calendar for March 28 & 29 to find an expanded selection of electric-assist bikes from around the world to test ride.

Thanks for viewing our electric bike expo countdown picture

From a recent article at HaveFunBiking, the E-bike Challenge will again be at the Minneapolis Convention Center, on March 28–29. Here consumers can test and compare electric-assist bicycles on the huge indoor cycle track. In its inaugural year, 2019, it was deemed a success with attendees of all ages and abilities test riding e-bikes. While visiting have fun learning:

What exactly is a pedal-assist bike or e-bike?

Hint – An e-bike is a bicycle that has a battery and electric motor to allow a cyclist to ride farther and with greater ease. However, the bicycle doesn’t do all the work by itself, it only assists! The bicyclist must be pedaled for the motor to engage, enabling an easier ride.

Start your E-bike Challenge visit with a 2020 Bike Guide and the daily E-bike parade

As you enter the bike expo hall and test track pick up your copy of the HaveFunBiking 2020 Bike/Hike Guide, hot off the press. Then attend the e-bike fashion show where you will find all the latest models of e-bikes you can ride, on the runway. Dozens of bicycle exhibitors, to name a few like Bosch, Tern Bicycles, Riese & Müller, Yuba, GoCycle will be there. With more brands signing up each day, you are sure to see the latest and greatest in electric bike innovations.

Find your next adventure in the Hike & Bike Xperience court area

When not test riding all the fun e-bikes, explore the Hike & Bike Camp area in the center of the exhibition hall. Here find information on tourism destinations, trekking, mountain biking, and fun activities.

Plus you will find an interactive Kid’s Area at the bike expo

This family-friendly event will also have an interactive kids’ bike test track for ages 16 and
under, a children’s scavenger hunt daily, a bicycle playground with activities, and more!

Have a great day and mark your calendar for the E-bike Challenge!

Electric bike expo countdown, 18-days until the E-bike Challenge

This Tuesday, its 19-days until the electric bike expo or E-bike Challenge Minneapolis. Mark your calendar for March 28 & 29 to find an expanded selection of electric-assist bikes from around the world to test ride.

Thanks for viewing our electric bike expo countdown picture

From a recent article at HaveFunBiking, the E-bike Challenge will again be at the Minneapolis Convention Center, on March 28–29. Here consumers can test and compare electric-assist bicycles on the huge indoor cycle track. In its inaugural year, 2019, it was deemed a success with attendees of all ages and abilities test riding e-bikes. While visiting have fun learning:

What exactly is a pedal-assist bike or e-bike?

Hint – An e-bike is a bicycle that has a battery and electric motor to allow a cyclist to ride farther and with greater ease. However, the bicycle doesn’t do all the work by itself, it only assists! The bicyclist must be pedaled for the motor to engage, enabling an easier ride.

Start your E-bike Challenge visit with a 2020 Bike Guide and the daily E-bike parade

As you enter the bike expo hall and test track pick up your copy of the HaveFunBiking 2020 Bike/Hike Guide, hot off the press. Then attend the e-bike fashion show where you will find all the latest models of e-bikes you can ride, on the runway. Dozens of bicycle exhibitors, to name a few like Bosch, Tern Bicycles, Riese & Müller, Yuba, GoCycle will be there. With more brands signing up each day, you are sure to see the latest and greatest in electric bike innovations.

Find your next adventure in the Hike & Bike Xperience court area

When not test riding all the fun e-bikes, explore the Hike & Bike Camp area in the center of the exhibition hall. Here find information on tourism destinations, trekking, mountain biking, and fun activities.

Plus you will find an interactive Kid’s Area at the bike expo

This family-friendly event will also have an interactive kids’ bike test track for ages 16 and
under, a children’s scavenger hunt daily, a bicycle playground with activities, and more!

Have a great day and mark your calendar for the E-bike Challenge!

Electric bike expo countdown, 19-days until the E-bike Challenge

This Monday, its 19-days until the electric bike expo or E-bike Challenge Minneapolis. Mark your calendar for March 28 & 29 to find an expanded selection of electric-assist bikes from around the world to test ride.

Thanks for viewing our electric bike expo countdown picture

From a recent article at HaveFunBiking, the E-bike Challenge will again be at the Minneapolis Convention Center, on March 28–29. Here consumers can test and compare electric-assist bicycles on the huge indoor cycle track. In its inaugural year, 2019, it was deemed a success with attendees of all ages and abilities test riding e-bikes. While visiting have fun learning:

What exactly is a pedal-assist bike or e-bike?

Hint – An e-bike is a bicycle that has a battery and electric motor to allow a cyclist to ride farther and with greater ease. However, the bicycle doesn’t do all the work by itself, it only assists! The bicyclist must be pedaled for the motor to engage, enabling an easier ride.

Start your E-bike Challenge visit with a 2020 Bike Guide and the daily E-bike parade

As you enter the bike expo hall and test track pick up your copy of the HaveFunBiking 2020 Bike/Hike Guide, hot off the press. Then attend the e-bike fashion show where you will find all the latest models of e-bikes you can ride, on the runway. Dozens of bicycle exhibitors, to name a few like Bosch, Tern Bicycles, Riese & Müller, Yuba, GoCycle will be there. With more brands signing up each day, you are sure to see the latest and greatest in electric bike innovations.

Find your next adventure in the Hike & Bike Xperience court area

When not test riding all the fun e-bikes, explore the Hike & Bike Camp area in the center of the exhibition hall. Here find information on tourism destinations, trekking, mountain biking, and fun activities.

Plus you will find an interactive Kid’s Area at the bike expo

This family-friendly event will also have an interactive kids’ bike test track for ages 16 and
under, a children’s scavenger hunt daily, a bicycle playground with activities, and more!

Have a great day and mark your calendar for the E-bike Challenge!

Electric bike expo countdown, 20-days until the E-bike Challenge

Its Ice Cream Smiles Sunday and 20-days until the Electric bike expo or E-bike Challenge Minneapolis, on March 28-29. Mark your calendar and test ride in the indoor court area an expanded selection of electric-assist bikes from around the world.

Thanks for viewing our electric bike expo countdown picture

From a recent article at HaveFunBiking, the E-bike Challenge will again be at the Minneapolis Convention Center, on March 28–29. Here consumers can test and compare electric-assist bicycles on the huge indoor cycle track. In its inaugural year, 2019, it was deemed a success with attendees of all ages and abilities test riding e-bikes. While visiting have fun learning:

What exactly is a pedal-assist bike or e-bike?

Hint – An e-bike is a bicycle that has a battery and electric motor to allow a cyclist to ride farther and with greater ease. However, the bicycle doesn’t do all the work by itself, it only assists! The bicyclist must be pedaled for the motor to engage, enabling an easier ride.

Start your E-bike Challenge visit with a 2020 Bike Guide and the daily E-bike parade

As you enter the bike expo hall and test track pick up your copy of the HaveFunBiking 2020 Bike/Hike Guide, hot off the press. Then attend the e-bike fashion show where you will find all the latest models of e-bikes you can ride, on the runway. Dozens of bicycle exhibitors, to name a few like Bosch, Tern Bicycles, Riese & Müller, Yuba, GoCycle will be there. With more brands signing up each day, you are sure to see the latest and greatest in electric bike innovations.

Find your next adventure in the Hike & Bike Xperience court area

When not test riding all the fun e-bikes, explore the Hike & Bike Camp area in the center of the exhibition hall. Here find information on tourism destinations, trekking, mountain biking, and fun activities.

Plus you will find an interactive Kid’s Area at the bike expo

This family-friendly event will also have an interactive kids’ bike test track for ages 16 and
under, a children’s scavenger hunt daily, a bicycle playground with activities, and more!

Have a great day and mark your calendar for the E-bike Challenge!

Electric bike expo countdown, 21-days until the E-bike Challenge

This sunny Saturday, its 21-days until the electric bike expo countdown or E-bike Challenge Minneapolis, on March 28-29. Mark your calendar and test ride in the indoor court area an expanded selection of electric-assist bikes from around the world.

Thanks for viewing our electric bike expo countdown picture

From a recent article at HaveFunBiking, the E-bike Challenge will again be at the Minneapolis Convention Center, on March 28–29. Here consumers can test and compare electric-assist bicycles on the huge indoor cycle track. In its inaugural year, 2019, it was deemed a success with attendees of all ages and abilities test riding e-bikes. While visiting have fun learning:

What exactly is a pedal-assist bike or e-bike?

Hint – An e-bike is a bicycle that has a battery and electric motor to allow a cyclist to ride farther and with greater ease. However, the bicycle doesn’t do all the work by itself, it only assists! The bicyclist must be pedaled for the motor to engage, enabling an easier ride.

Start your E-bike Challenge visit with a 2020 Bike Guide and the daily E-bike parade

As you enter the bike expo hall and test track pick up your copy of the HaveFunBiking 2020 Bike/Hike Guide, hot off the press. Then attend the e-bike fashion show where you will find all the latest models of e-bikes you can ride, on the runway. Dozens of bicycle exhibitors, to name a few like Bosch, Tern Bicycles, Riese & Müller, Yuba, GoCycle will be there. With more brands signing up each day, you are sure to see the latest and greatest in electric bike innovations.

Find your next adventure in the Hike & Bike Xperience court area

When not test riding all the fun e-bikes, explore the Hike & Bike Camp area in the center of the exhibition hall. Here find information on tourism destinations, trekking, mountain biking, and fun activities.

Plus you will find an interactive Kid’s Area at the bike expo

This family-friendly event will also have an interactive kids’ bike test track for ages 16 and
under, a children’s scavenger hunt daily, a bicycle playground with activities, and more!

Have a great day and mark your calendar for the E-bike Challenge!

Electric bike expo countdown, 22-days until the E-bike Challenge

Yeah, its Friday and 22-days until the electric bike expo countdown or E-bike Challenge Minneapolis, on March 28-29. Mark your calendar and test ride in the indoor court area an expanded selection of electric-assist bikes from around the world.

Thanks for viewing our electric bike expo countdown picture

From a recent article at HaveFunBiking, the E-bike Challenge will again be at the Minneapolis Convention Center, on March 28–29. Here consumers can test and compare electric-assist bicycles on the huge indoor cycle track. In its inaugural year, 2019, it was deemed a success with attendees of all ages and abilities test riding e-bikes. While visiting have fun learning:

What exactly is a pedal-assist bike or e-bike?

Hint – An e-bike is a bicycle that has a battery and electric motor to allow a cyclist to ride farther and with greater ease. However, the bicycle doesn’t do all the work by itself, it only assists! The bicyclist must be pedaled for the motor to engage, enabling an easier ride.

Start your E-bike Challenge visit with a 2020 Bike Guide and the daily E-bike parade

As you enter the bike expo hall and test track pick up your copy of the HaveFunBiking 2020 Bike/Hike Guide, hot off the press. Then attend the e-bike fashion show where you will find all the latest models of e-bikes you can ride, on the runway. Dozens of bicycle exhibitors, to name a few like Bosch, Tern Bicycles, Riese & Müller, Yuba, GoCycle will be there. With more brands signing up each day, you are sure to see the latest and greatest in electric bike innovations.

Find your next adventure in the Hike & Bike Xperience court area

When not test riding all the fun e-bikes, explore the Hike & Bike Camp area in the center of the exhibition hall. Here find information on tourism destinations, trekking, mountain biking, and fun activities.

Plus you will find an interactive Kid’s Area at the bike expo

This family-friendly event will also have an interactive kids’ bike test track for ages 16 and
under, a children’s scavenger hunt daily, a bicycle playground with activities, and more!

Have a great day and mark your calendar for the E-bike Challenge!