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January 20, 2016

5 Advantages of an Electric Bike in the City

Cities are generally thought of for accommodating cars, but, in recent years, more cities are developing alternative transportation infrastructure, especially for bikes. Making the change from driving your car to riding a bike can be intimidating, but we have 5 reasons why riding an electric bike in the city is advantageous. Let go of your unhealthy clingy relationship with your car and say hello to the freedom of an ebike!

5 Advantages of an Electric Bike in the City

1. No More Parking Headaches

If you’re spending more than 10 minutes trying to find a parking spot, you’re doing it wrong. In cities bike parking is rampant and there’s always a place to lock-up your bike feet from your destination. If you’re looking for covered parking, check with parking garages, many offer bike parking. Did we mention bike parking is free, no more carrying pockets full of loose change or rushing to beat the meter, no crippling fear of getting a parking ticket, and no more parking restrictions that don’t allow you to park on days that end in “Y”.

2. No More Traffic

Do red brake lights ignite an unhealthy negative reaction? Do you put your life on hold by waiting until after rush hour to go out or commute home? If the answer is yes, it’s time to switch to an electric bike. With an electric bike you can take advantage of your community’s bike paths that are designed to make biking easy, efficient, and fast. Fall in love with bike lanes as you buzz by a long line of idling cars. Navigate through unexpected traffic so you can get home faster and use that extra time for yourself.

 3. Save Money

Before you pay off your car, chances are you put way more money into it with registration fees, gas, and maintenance. However, electric bikes are low maintenance, only cost cents to charge (unless you have solar, then it’s practically free!) and if it’s under 20mph you don’t have to register it. Say goodbye to unpredictable gas prices that eat into your savings and hello to the affordability of electricity. 

4. Simplify your lifestyle

Welcome to the simple life of ebiking. Instead of lugging around a car full of items you think you might need through out your day, you become more conscious of the things you truly need. A backseat full of stuff can be condensed to a backpack. You become more organized, and less burdened by clutter. 

5. Reduced Carbon Footprint

Riding an electric bike basically makes you an environmental super hero. Cities experience higher levels of air pollution with thousands of cars on the roads each day. The average car emits 271 grams per 1 kilometer (0.6lbs per 1.6 miles) while, depending on your city's source of energy, an electric bike emits 22 grams per 1 kilometer (.05lbs per 1.6 miles). Just switching to an electric bike one day a week can have a significant impact on reducing CO2 emissions.

Ready to get riding?!

If this sounds like the life for you, or you think it could be, get started on your commute with a RadRover electric fat bike or RadWagon electric cargo bike!

December 28, 2015

Crush Your 2016 Resolutions with an Ebike from Rad Power Bikes!

As corny as it may seem, the new year really is a great opportunity to wipe the slate clean and focus on your wants and goals for the future. On this one day of the year, you can look forward and see the year in its entirety, the score is reset to zero, and fate is in your hands! Here at Rad Power Bikes, we believe that 2016 will truly be the year of the ebike, and want to give you a few fun and easy ways you can use electric bikes from Rad Power Bikes to crush your 2016 new year's resolutions!

  1. Drive Less - For many of us, the largest amount of time we spend in the car is driving to work, but did you know that for 84% of the US, that commute is less than 25 miles, and is less than 10 miles for 51%?! Both of which are well within the range of the RadRover electric fat bike and the RadWagon electric cargo bike! Riding to work just two days a week could save you about 220 gallons of gas each year, just think what riding five days a week could save you!
  2. Exercise More - We know what you're probably thinking, "Exercise? On an ebike?" The answer is a big YES! Sure, you can kick back and pin the throttle to 100%, or set the pedal assist to 5 and not break a sweat, but with such a large range of pedal assist levels (PAS), you can still get your heart pumping and get in a great workout. Are you the type that would typically pedal on a high PAS? Try riding with a lower PAS on flat and only go up if you need an extra boost up a hill. Think you'd just use throttle? Try a higher level of PAS to feed your need for speed but keep those legs moving!
  3. Spend More Time Outdoors - Many of us don't have the luxury of being able to spend a lot of the day enjoying the great outdoors, so hopping on a bike is a great way to do so! One of the best things about electric bikes is that though they can play a very important role as a functional form of transportation, they're also just plain fun! Whether you're riding to work, school, the store, or just around the neighborhood for fun, Rad Power Bikes allow you to get out and go further!

These are just a few resolutions that you can cross off with your Rad Power Bike, but the possibilities are almost endless! Take the Rad Power Bikes 2016 car-free pledge by committing to alternative transportation one day a week. Even if it's not on a Rad Power Bike, instead of driving a car, take the bus, ride a bike, or walk. At Rad Power Bikes we'd like to supply you with the tools you need to accomplish your car-free goal, right now you can take $100 off the White RadRover now through January 8th, 2016 with code "Car-Free-16".

 This 2016 get out, be rad, and make this your year of the ebike!

October 22, 2015

How Many Miles Will a RadRover Electric Fat Bike Go on a Charge?

There are a lot of factors that come in to play when deciding which electric bike you should purchase. Speed, comfort, functionality, overall RADness, and more are all important, but one of the most important factors that most future ebike owners will want to know is, "how many miles will it go on a charge?"

Ultimately, miles per charge is just as important and miles per gallon when deciding on what car to purchase. Knowing that you very well might be wondering this very thing, we put together this infographic to help show you what type of mileage you can expect on your RadRover based on three key elements:

  1. Your size
  2. Your terrain
  3. Your riding style


Now that you have an idea about how far you'll be able to ride, all that's next is for you to pick up your RadRover electric fat bike and to start planning your next adventure!

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