Wednesday, September 22, 2021
Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Have you ever thought about buying an electric bicycle?

Electric bikes can be a great form of exercise and fun for RVers. Many of them fold up small, so they can fit in your RV’s storage or undercarriage, and those with tired knees and joints won’t have to pedal as much, or as hard.

Carrying a bike with you on your travels allows you to see the campground, or area, in a whole new light. Cover twice the amount of territory, explore new trails, and even meet new friends.

Read this article by one of our writers, Silvana Clark, and see what kind of electric bike she and her husband use.

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Gene L
3 months ago

Wife and I both had e-bikes for 8 years. LOVED them. We don’t tow a car behind our class A. Went all over with the bikes. Had to get rid of them because of balance issues. Sure do miss them. Now we have a mobility scooter for two. It’s like a small golf cart. Carry it on a lift behind our MH. It’s a little slower but we still go all over.

Sue
3 months ago

I’m 72 and have two knee replacements but after a lifetime of endurance physical activity (cycling, running, hiking, walking) I’m still able to ride my lightweight cyclocross bike, which is a cross between a road and mountain bike that can be ridden on various types of terrain.

Richard Hughes
3 months ago

We have two 20″ folding Ecotric bikes. We store them in 40 gallon totes when we travel. The totes ride in our Dodge Caliber, towed behind the RV.

Shir
3 months ago

I have a Liberty Trike that I use for running between the campground and barn when we travel to draft horse shows. So we aren’t camping in the true sense of the word. But the electric trike is so handy for quick trips to check on the dog or to tote things back and forth.

Tom B
3 months ago

I ride the Harley, but DW doesn’t. I want to get an ebike we can both use, but mostly for her around the campgrounds.

Wayne Braxton
3 months ago

Not for me. Nope

Jeff Craig
3 months ago

I have a great $1000- full suspension mountain bike, but my knees can’t handle it anymore. So, thinking about selling it and turning the proceeds into a nice e-bike. I can easily lift the 60-70 pound frame and battery, so the easy pedaling is a good trade off.

Roy Davis
3 months ago

I am a big guy so I need one with a high weight rating. They generally range from 180-225 lbs. but I have found some as high as 350. I know people who put on saddle bags. That means the weight of them plus what ever is in them adds to the weight the bike is carrying.

Eddie
3 months ago

I am 72 yrs old with two bad knees and a crushed ankle. I can not peddle a regular bike. I have a Lectric bike that I ride 10 to 20 miles regularly. Yes I peddle and only use the assist so I can peddle. some may criticize this but walk a mile in my shoes and you will quickly understand. I can go on trails and different places now that I couldn’t go on before.

Wolfe
3 months ago

I was getting serious about losing some weight so i started shopping for a new bike… and i’m a nerd engineer so immediately looked at electric bikes… and that explains why i need to lose weight! 🙂

(Actually bought a very good pedal bike…no cheating!)

Last edited 3 months ago by Wolfe
Gregory Brott
3 months ago

Both my wife and I are approaching the big 70 and I myself have had knee and hip replacements. We got two Lectric Bikes and absolutely LOVE them and collectively have over 1500 miles with nary a problem.

“If” we would not have had the battery help we most likely would have had 15 miles on them and they would have already been sold!

Bull
3 months ago

An electric bike is a great example of why Americans are FAT AND LAZY!

George B
3 months ago
Reply to  Bull

No, not because of electric bikes, because of sitting at a computer reading stupid comments.

Bill
3 months ago
Reply to  George B

I double your thoughts!

Wayne Braxton
3 months ago
Reply to  Bill

And add all those snacks and beer to the stupid computer comments being read.

Tom B
3 months ago
Reply to  Bull

No, its because a burger and fries is cheaper than a salad. Americans would eat healthier if it was more cost effective.

Michael Galvin
3 months ago
Reply to  Bull

We saw Europeans riding them when we were on bike tour, starting in 2014.

John Macatee
3 months ago

I want an ebike and am saving to get two and pay under $1k each.

Diane M
3 months ago

No, I’ve thought about buying a golf cart, though.

George B
3 months ago

Waiting to settle in to new home (moved out of CA) before ordering two electric bikes. Hoping wife and I will get more outdoor exercise, we need it.

George B
3 months ago
Reply to  George B

Truthfully, I need it more than wife.

Skip
3 months ago

Never not a tree hugger. Seems everyone is go green only to leave our kids, grand kids and beyond on what to do with more junk to recycle and disposal batteries leaking God only knows what in the ground at some storage facility or in the ground. And all this electric power junk we don’t have a grid for those with Elon Musk crap to recharge across the U.S.. Think fuel (fossil) shortage that includes electric because they can produce this junk long before they can build a grid to handle the charging station then wait for the price hike. 15-30 bucks per kilo watt hour. Wal-Mart employees will have to make 20-30 bucks And hour so your bottle of OJ will be 10-15 bucks. So peddle your butt when can and push up hill when can’t or just walk

Jeb
3 months ago
Reply to  Skip

Whew! Feel better now?

Diane M
3 months ago
Reply to  Jeb

Jeb, LOL

Wayne R.
3 months ago

Isn’t the reason for a bicycle …..the exercise????

Bill
3 months ago
Reply to  Wayne R.

There is some proof out there that people who switch from standard bikes to electric pedal assist (known as ‘pedelec’, no throttle,) burn more calories and enjoy their excursions much more. I am one of those people and am proud of my weight loss and gain in stamina.

Michael Galvin
3 months ago
Reply to  Wayne R.

Partly. There is a photo of a car and a bike. Under the car it says “this costs you money and makes you fat.” Under the bike, “this saves you money and makes you fit.” Also the elation of sweeping down a mountain road or along an ocean coast. Or having experiences you never would if you toured in a car.

Engineer
3 months ago

I seriously was going to purchase two ebikes until there were 4 stolen where we were staying….cut the chains and off they went. Police told owners ebikes are the hottest black market item out there…at least in Florida

Rick
3 months ago

We have 2 recumbent bike we have ridden for 10+ years. If you’ve never ridden one DO NOT! You will never go back to a regular bike. As they don’t make an electric one (that I can find that is not a 3 wheeler) I put electric kits on ours. Great improvement. Pedaling is the same but if wanted a little boost from the electric motor is wonderful!

Glenn
3 months ago
Reply to  Rick

We ride a tandem recumbent. It might be nice to have a little electric boost when starting from a dead stop.

Pat
3 months ago

I turned my newer Trek into an e-bike with a kit. I love it and wish I’d done it sooner.

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