An electric bike is a bike that’s basically half way between a pushbike and a motorbike. It’s a pushbike with a motor attached and it has advantages over both bikes and motorbikes. It’s faster and easier to ride than a pushbike while also being more environmentally friendly than a motorbike. Here are five benefits of riding an electric bike.

They’re Excellent Therapy

These days more people than ever are dealing with stress and depression. Electric bikes can constitute to your mental health and wellbeing in two ways. The first is that building an electric bike and working on them is great therapy. Everyone feels better when they’re doing something and it really helps to know that you’ve built something using your own two hands. There’s no feeling quite like it. The other way that they help mentally is that they give you a lot of freedom. They give you the power to go outside, explore, and just get away from whatever it is that’s depressing you. People enjoy driving for this reason; it’s just so liberating. You can get the same benefits from an electric bike.

They Make You Feel Young

As you get older it becomes more difficult to ride a bike. Electric bikes assist your riding and take a lot of the sting out of it. They can even take the sting away from getting old. Riding an electronic bike is like a mixture of riding your first bike and driving your first car. The ability to explore and go anywhere you want also leaves you feeling pretty good about everything and makes you feel young and vibrant again.

They’re Good for Physical Health

You might not believe it but riding an electric bike is actually better exercise than riding a regular bike, as long as you get more out of it, which you are likely to do. Riding an electronic bike is so fun that you’ll forget you’re exercising. It’s like playing a sport. With the right battery you can ride further than even an Olympic athlete could only dream of on a push bike and, despite what you think, there is some pedalling involved so it’s great exercise.

You can Join a Community

You can have a whole lot of fun at an electric bike meetup. The community as a whole is friendly, welcoming and passionate about bikes. Get together with the people around you for some drinks and a barbecue and a great bike ride. Get them to go along with you on your rides and it’ll make them breeze by even faster. There’s a whole social aspect to electronic bikes that can lead to lasting friendships and memories that last a lifetime.

It’s Good For the Environment

When we say bikes are good for the environment we mean more than just releasing less emissions into the atmosphere. The more people ride electric bikes the more mainstream and cool they become. The more people who feel comfortable riding electric bikes the less cars there are on the road. One person ditching their car can quickly lead to more people ditching theirs and it grows and grows.

So what are you waiting for? Enjoy the benefits of an electric mountain bike for yourself!