There’s no need to give up the many benefits of bicycle riding simply because you’re getting a little older. Whether you’re a life-long biker, a newbie, or starting to have a little trouble with the uphills, don’t worry. For a few hundred dollars, you can convert your current bicycle into an electric bike.
If you already have a bicycle that you’re comfortable with, you can buy a conversion kit that will add an electric-assist element. That way you’ll reap all the benefits of an electric bike without having to sacrifice the bicycle you already own. And conversion kits make good financial sense because — depending on the brand — electric bikes start at several thousand dollars.
Before you buy an electric bike conversion kit, know your bicycling style and your needs. For example:
- Do you bike to work in a city? (An electric motor can make the ride easier so you don’t exert yourself and arrive to the office in a sweat.)
- Are you a weekend warrior? (A little assist can really help you going uphill or traveling extra long distances.)
- Do you have a tandem bike or a tricycle? (Conversion kits works on specialty bicycles, too.)
- Do you just want a little help every once in awhile? (You can turn the electric assist on and off.)
There’s nothing like a bike ride to clear your mind of the day’s concerns. Even when commuting through traffic, you’ll be able to feel the wind in your hair and the cool breeze as you move forward. Let’s face it, bike riding is very good for your mental health, and there’s no reason you should give it up as you get older.
Riding a bicycle on a regular basis benefits your entire cardiovascular system, and it improves your circulation. In addition, while it’s easier on your joints than running or jogging, it will strengthen your hips, thighs, and rear end. And because you can turn the electric assist off, you determine how difficult or easy to make your workout.
LEED Electric Bikes not only sells the conversion kits, but they have instructional videos that clearly demonstrate the installation steps. In most cases, installation will be simple and only take a few minutes. If you need it, they also have an in-depth FAQ section, as well as knowledgeable and helpful folks answering their customer service line.
It’s important to maintain good physical and mental health as you age, and everyone knows that regular exercise is essential for maintaining optimal health. As you get older, you need to pay even more attention to maintaining the physical fitness level you’ve already achieved. That’s easy to do when your regular exercise is fun. So, whether you’re commuting to work or just keeping up with the grandchildren, an electric bike adapter might be just the thing to help you to keep rolling on.
Guest post by: Jeff Johnson