So far this spring, we’ve reconnected with friends and loved ones outside, rediscovered places we love, and thrived off the optimism in the air. The one thing we've missed? The big spring getaway.
Fortunately, you don’t need to crowd the family into the car or navigate a busy airport to find that escape. Your getaway can be as easy as two wheels and a few miles of bike path. This May, Rad Power Bikes will show our riders that there’s a big, bike-friendly world out there just waiting to be discovered.
And since it’s National Bike Month, we’re also celebrating you, ebike riders— the forward-thinking, free-spirited individuals who've made the powerful choice to be on the forefront of something great.
Did you know that every member of Rad Power Bikes’ team gets their very own electric bike? It’s a unique perk on its own, but it also helps us understand the wants and needs of our riders — especially when they reach out to us for advice on customizing their ride.
With the weather warming up, a lot of us have been spending more time on our bikes. Here are some of the best ebike accessories we rely on to enjoy our rides to the fullest.
Best Ebike Accessories for Storage
“I'm an avid frisbee golfer, so having a place to store my equipment, snacks, and drinks on the RadWagon is a huge deal. Before owning an ebike, I needed to carry everything in a backpack, but that can be pretty uncomfortable, especially during the hot summer months. Now I can fit all my golf gear in a pair of Ballard Cargo Bags and other items, like my bike lock, in a small basket bag at the front of the bike.
The new Fremont Panniers are also awesome. I really like that it’s been redesigned to add a pouch you can disconnect from the bag when you’re in a hurry. I can see myself using that for my next round” - Joe F., Rad Power Bikes Community Engagement Manager
Best Ebike Accessories for Adventure
“My happy place is the middle of nowhere… and my bike helps me get there! It’s my adventure machine. If I’m bikepacking overnight, I can store my tent and sleeping bag in a waterproof sack on the rear rack, using a couple of Cargo Straps or a Cargo Net. The Fremont Pannier Bags also offer plenty of room to store my jacket, extra water, snacks and a book to read.
If you’re going off-road, or even paved roads after a rainstorm, fenders are great for keeping your bike and gear clean.” -Olivia R., Rad Power Bikes Recruiting Coordinator
Best Ebike Accessories for Safety and Security
“After helping a few thousand people get started riding, I think a really good lock should be the first thing to grab. A lock means the freedom to actually use your bike to accomplish things beyond a simple out-and-back ride, because you can stop and park! A lock also buys you time to learn how you like to ride: if you don't have fenders, you'll just get wet until you decide to install them, but if you don't have a lock and you leave your bike unattended ... you might not get a chance to figure the rest out.
Protecting your bike is important, but no matter how much you love your new ride, protecting yourself should come first: a helmet is an absolute must. Especially at night and on urban rides, you can make your rides even safer and stress-free by increasing your visibility with reflective stickers or an upgraded headlight. The easier you are to see, the easier it is for other road users to keep you safe.” -Fritz R., Rad Power Bikes Mobile Western Manager
Best Ebike Accessories for Families
The RadWagon cargo bike is a do-anything, go-anywhere, kid-hauling machine — especially with the right accessories. My youngest is too little to be carried without safety restraints, so she gets carted around in the Thule Yepp Child Maxi Seat, while my oldest uses the Caboose and Running Boards.
When I’m not taking my kids to the park, I can quickly swap out the accessories and transform my RadWagon into a grocery hauler using the Ballard Cargo Bags. Having that much versatility really makes keeping my minivan parked in the garage and pedaling off on my bike an easier choice to make. – David S., Rad Power Bikes Technical Project Manager
Ready to gear up for fun? This is just the beginning. Check out our full lineup of ebike accessories now!