Have you ever noticed how much happier you seem after you roll back into the driveway after a long ride? Maybe they've started hinting that they'd really like to join you one of these days.
If you're looking for a new riding buddy, you may be wondering where to start - especially if they've never ridden an ebike before.
It's a lot easier than you might think. Here are a few quick tips.
1. Start Out Slow
It happens now and then that someone stops by one of our showrooms to check out a bike, but gets a little nervous when it's time for a test ride. Whenever this happens, we gently remind them of one very important thing: It's just like riding a bike.
However, it's also worth remembering that these words aren't reassuring to everyone. As a result, if it's just like riding a bike, and you haven't ridden one since you had braces, it could be a little daunting.
To begin with, we recommend taking it slow. You may be used to things as a hardcore rider that are new and surprising to your partner.
If possible, let them try it out either in a park or around your neighborhood cul-de-sac, so they won't have to worry about traffic and can instead focus on how the throttle works or how each level of pedal assist feels.
2. Make Sure They Have the Tight Bike for Them
It doesn't matter which way you look at it, you're sure that you've picked the right bike after riding it for miles and miles. You might even be convinced that your new riding partner feels the same way.
Your partner may fall in love with your preferred model, but keep in mind that they may need one that suits their needs better.
You may want to consider a Step-Thru model if your child has a hard time swinging their leg over the saddle, even after you've adjusted the seat. You may also find that they are too short or too tall for the bike you want. The bike might also be one they'll have more fun on, which is just as important. You'll want them to come along more often if they enjoy the ride.
3. Stay Positive!
The key to success is having the right attitude.
If they're not ready to take on a 30-mile ride right away, don't get frustrated. Don't worry if they're unsure about traversing the city to see your favorite riding spot! That'll come at the right time.
Providing them with the proper support for their first ride will guarantee a second (and a third, and a fourth, and ...)