Commuters, families, riders young and old, are searching for more environmentally friendly transportation options that reduce car dependency. They want safer streets. They want the option to breathe and relax – to take back control of their timetable and to sometimes take the long way home. They want to ensure balance in their lifestyle that prioritizes health and happiness.
Research has shown eBike owners tend to ride farther and transport heavier loads with less effort than owners of non-electric bikes. This opens many opportunities to stay in the saddle longer before having to climb into a car.
Any reduction in car use is beneficial to personal health, the environment and a more sustainable transport system.
1. Health & Fitness
eBikes allow the rider to determine the amount of effort they exert while riding. Pump a full workout on the way home from the office with no electrical assistance. Apply just enough assistance to push through a headwind when riding the weekend half century. Cruise at a relaxed pace, arriving at work refreshed and ready to go.
Any level of sustained workout is beneficial to the body, and eBikes are great at keeping the level of input consistent for a reliable and controlled cardiovascular workout – amazing for maintaining a healthy heart.
Changing attitudes are leading to a transportation revolution that strives to encourage sustainable mobility while improving quality of life. Increased pedestrian and bicycle infrastructure leads to safer movement for all, reduced congestion, less noise pollution, and improved air quality. And all this in turn encourages community growth. Pilot programs have shown sales increase at stores and restaurants where streets have limited or no car access in favour of walking and cycling. eBikes help to bridge the gap that will allow many more people to comfortably transition away from car use.
True zero-emission vehicles, eBikes are powered only by human input and electricity with charging costs only a few cents per charge. Transitioning even just a small percentage of journeys to eBikes can lower our carbon footprint considerably.
Each rider is different and iGO develops all their eBikes in Montreal, Canada, where they build on 16 years of rider feedback, tailoring each model to satisfy unique individual rider preference.
iGO’s eBikes focus on the essence of the eBike experience to deliver engineered hydroform frames equipped with industry-renowned brand components that ensure safety and durability.
Speed ahead to the future with bluetooth functionality and sophisticated technology that provide advanced ride customization and enhanced serviceability for the urban/commuting/leisure rider iGO Discovery series or the on/off road adventurer iGO Outland series.
For those who prefer the more classic road bike aesthetic, the iGO Aspire series has you covered – integrating all the same advanced tech and bluetooth connectivity with ultra-responsive torque sensors for a natural ride experience with build options specifically tailored to satisfy the requirements of city life or enhance the enjoyment of gravel exploration.
eBikes are here to stay. They are a key part of the solution to sustainability in the environment, the community, and an indispensable aid to maintaining personal health. They are also just plain fun to ride and not easy to dismiss once experienced. Try for yourself, embrace the future and be part of the solution – The Future is Electric.
To find out more visit: igoelectric.ca
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