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Not What You Think; The Common Misconceptions of a Pedal Assist Electric Bike.

June 17, 2012 in News | Comments (0) Tags: , , , , , , ,

We hear it everyday on tour in Asheville, ” I can’t believe how amazing these electric bikes are.  This is way different than I expected!”  What do people think of the term ‘electric bike’ here in the southeastern part of the United States?  All kinds of things; let’s debunk the 3 most common myths…

Myth #1- “HEY LOOK AT THOSE ELECTRIC BIKES, THAT’S CHEATING!”

Anyone who lives in a hilly environment or a mountain town knows what it takes to get out and ride a bike around town.  There are certain sections of town that are not very appealing unless you are in it for the workout!  Here in Asheville, you have to be in good shape to ride your bike as a mode of transport or for exercise.

As soon as someone hops on the Kettler Twin electric bike, it clicks.  This is a transport solution for getting around town.  It’s quieter and safer than a scooter.  You get great exercise, and can choose how much of a sweat you want to break.  Pedaling a bike in Asheville becomes fun!  It is not just for a select few who are in great shape.

Myth #2- “IT’S JUST LIKE A MOPED”

Pedal assist electric bikes respond to your pedaling cadence.  If you don’t pedal, you stand still.  It rides smoother than you could ever imagine.  It feels like a beach cruiser, with a step through frame.  This is not the type of electric bike that is comparable to a scooter.  This is riding a bike…. with a boost!

 

Myth #3- ” IT’S TOO DANGEROUS TO RIDE A BIKE IN ASHEVILLE”

The Asheville Tour, on pedal assist electric bikes, was formed over a four month process of riding every neighborhood street, greenway, and backroad in the area.  We have hand-picked the route to guarantee a safe bike ride for everybody on tour.  Even Asheville residents are amazed at the route we devised;  it truly links downtown Asheville to the highlights of the town on a safe, fun bike ride.  When we are not on the Asheville greenways (bike/pedestrian paths completely separate from the street), Electro Bike Tours travel via slow moving side streets in Asheville.  Locals have discovered streets that they have never been on while on the Asheville Tour.

On Electro Bike Tours the guide to client ratio is always kept at 1:4.  In Asheville drivers are bike friendly, especially with multiple bikers in a large group.  So come tour Asheville with Electro Bike Tours and discover for yourself what a pedal assist electric bike can do!