5/ 9/ 2022
Electric Mountain Bikes: An Outdoor Biking Checklist for Your Next Adventure
The weather is getting warmer, so it’s finally time to plan some exciting outdoor excursions! If you enjoy spending time in nature and appreciate a good workout, an electric mountain bike is your perfect accessory for summer.
First things first – let’s go over a few basics.
What are electric mountain bikes?
The Denver Electric Mountain Bike from FreeForce is an aluminum frame bicycle with everything you need for all-terrain cycling, including hydraulic brakes, sturdy tires, and electric power. By providing electric power when you need it, the e-bike allows you to ride farther, climb hills easily, explore new and difficult terrain, and push yourself without pushing your body.
How do electric mountain bikes work?
Designed with a pedal assistance feature and an electric thumb throttle, the e-bike allows you to customize your electric power to fit your goals and needs. Whether you’re looking for help on a long bike ride or you’re looking for a non-strenuous activity, these features put you in control of your physical exertion.
The pedal assist, which provides three different levels, gives a boost of electric power to help you conquer difficult hills or tough terrain. With the pedal assist, riders may expect the battery to last up to 4 hours, or 30 to 50 miles on a single charge. On the other hand, the thumb throttle is fully-automatic, taking you to your destination with no pedaling required. When using the fully-electric thumb throttle, the e-bike will last up to 2 hours, or 20 to 35 miles on a single charge.
The Denver Mountain E-Bike is available in two sleek finishes – Navy and Matte Black. The 20-inch bicycle is ideal for riders between 5’7” and 6’3”.
How fast do electric bikes go?
Electric bikes are designed to travel up to 20 miles per hour. This is the fastest speed allowed without requiring a motorcycle or scooter license, registration, or insurance. Unlike a traditional scooter, the Denver Mountain E-Bike is designed for everyday use and difficult terrain, so you’ll get the most out of your bicycle without having to complete a registration. Also, our e-bikes are powered by a charge, so you’ll save money by avoiding expensive gas prices!
Your Outdoor Biking Itinerary
Now that you’re familiar with the basics of electric mountain bikes, we’ve planned a checklist for your next outdoor biking adventure.
1. Choose Your Route
Before your biking adventure, you’ll want to go ahead and choose a route that fits your goals and won’t exceed your physical limitations. For specifics routes in your area and their distances and elevation, create an account on bikemap.net to view routes from your fellows bikers.
2. Wear Comfortable Clothes (We Love Layers!)
Choosing a comfortable outfit for biking is essential. If you plan on turning your bike ride into a day-long affair, we recommend wearing lots of layering pieces, as you'll likely want to remove some clothing as the weather warms up. We also suggest choosing tight-fitting apparel, as you want to make sure your clothes are not working against you when you're traveling at high speeds.
3. Pack Lunch and Snacks
Most bike routes require hours and hours of time, so you'll need to remember to bring some food! Our favorite mid-bike ride snacks include granola and protein bars, trail mix, nuts, dried fruit, and sandwiches.
4. Hydrate, Hydrate, Hydrate!
Before embarking on your bike ride, you'll want to remember to pack a water bottle. Although FreeForce electric bikes put you in control of your physical exertion, it's a good idea to be extra prepared with water, in case you decide to challenge yourself on the trail.
5. Don’t Forget A Helmet!
Last but not least -- do not forget your helmet! Helmets are extremely important in protecting you from accidents on the trail, so be sure not to overlook this step. Also, you'll want to ensure that you have the correct fit when choosing a helmet, in order to provide the most protection for your head.
Now that we've provided an itinerary and the details about e-bikes, you're all set to plan your next bike ride. Stay safe and have fun on the trail!