Hey there. Today we’d like to tell you how to ride or operate an e-bike. It's very similar to riding a regular bike, but there are also some differences.
Electric bikes can work in two ways:
How to operate your e-bike? First, get to know it better.
Assistance during the ride
You can control, how much assistance do you need. Most electric bikes have a power switch that allows you to choose from low to high levels. If you wish to feel like riding a regular bike, you can choose zero and still enjoy the benefits of using the speedometer here. If you want to have a more powerful ride, you can switch to a higher mode. In that case, the motor will be pushing you faster to give you assistance.
Follow the traffic rules
Don’t forget about the rules on the road. Even though riding an e-bike can give you a feeling of freedom and have lots of fun, you’re still responsible for knowing and following all the rules of the road. So ride responsibly.
Know your route
Having an e-bike is great as you can choose as long or scenic route as you want. Try your best to plan the route in advance. Research it with online map services on your phone or GPS. You can also ask for rout advice in your local bike shop.
Optimize your e-bike range
The charge range of your e-bike depends on your battery, motor and level of assist. Weather conditions, temperature and terrain have an influence too, but they are not so significant. Find a comfortable cadence, lighten your load, use less assist to maximize your range.
Do your best to be noticed
It’s important to remain visible while on road, as people in cars, as well as the other cyclists and pedestrians, sometimes can be unaware of people on bikes. That’s why I would recommend you always to have your light on, to wear hi-vis and reflective apparel, as well as to get a bell.
Prepare for your ride properly
Here’s a short must-have for every ride:
And finally, secure your e-bike
During your trip, you will probably wish to park your e-bike to go for a walk or do your stuff. Make sure you’re e-bike is secured enough and is parked in a safe place. I advise you to buy a good lock, take your battery with you and be aware of where you park. Have a good journey!