answer: Definitely! (We love short answers.)
If you love cycling but, as an older person, you no longer relish the calf-burning climb to the top of the hill, an eBike is perfect for you. Not only can an electric bicycle provide extra power when you need to catch your breath, it can help you sail by your smirking spouse waiting at the summit of the biggest hill in town.
For seniors who want to stay active without overexerting themselves,
electric bike give you the best of both worlds. Research shows that
eCycles provide a moderate workout that falls somewhere between walking and conventional cycling. So, not is using an electric bike a great a great cheat…you can burn off enough calories to ease your guilt over the extra cookie you ate at lunch.
better, you may be able to enjoy an eBike even if you have mobility
concerns and health limitations — but don’t forget to clear it with your doc
older riders let you work out your cardiovascular system and
gain strength. For seniors with heart conditions or problematic
joints, eBikes let you pedal when you can and enjoy the ride the
rest of the time.
bikes have a battery-powered motor hooked up to the pedaling
mechanism. This allows you to get some exercise and control how much
effort you’re able — or willing — to put into it. It’s like having a spotter
when you lift weights. In other words, you’re Popeye, your electric bike
is your spinach. Except instead of ship-sized biceps, you get a mechanical
boost for your calf muscles (anchor tattoo optional).
older riders have several levels for versatile motorized support. You can
amp up the power when you want to get your errands done faster or turn it
off on the downhill stretches.
the motor gently pushes — or pulls — you along. (This mostly
depends on the placement of the motor. A rear-hub motor feels like a “push”,
whereas a front-hub motor feels more like a “pull.”) Depending on
your preferences, the motor provides the torque you need
to power through a steep climb or sail unflinchingly into strong headwinds.
SWAGTRON® eBikes feature an easy-access display that lets you control the
“riding modes” — throttle-only, pedal-only, or a mix of the two (a.k.a.
“pedal-assist”). It’s this pedal-assist mode that gives you the ability to go
farther and faster than normal, thanks to the electric boost you’re getting
from the motor.
aside the satisfaction of keeping up with the grandkids on long
rides and letting the Joneses eat your dust — figuratively speaking
— eBikes have many positive health benefits for older
regularly, you can decrease your risk
of stroke, cardiovascular disease, high blood pressure, type 2
diabetes, obesity and depression. So, if cycling is your thing,
an eBike can keep you cruising, even if you aren’t quite as
fast as you used to be.
may leave you out of breath and discouraged, and scooters aren’t as easy
to handle, but eBikes for older adults may be the magic fix you’ve
been waiting for to maintain an active lifestyle.
you are a retired tightrope walker, age may bring balance challenges. Aerobic activity, muscle-strengthening
and special exercises can help you maintain your equilibrium, but did you
know biking helps too?
a traditional bike, an electric bicycle requires a sense of balance. So,
riding regularly may help keep you upright — and it’s not
detrimental to your tightrope routine either.
Cycling in general, indoor or outdoor, is
considered a low-impact exercise, meaning, at least one foot always remains on
the equipment (or the ground). Bicycling lets you work up a sweat without the
stress of consistent impact on your knees and ankles. And using an eBike to
extend your cycling adventure when you need a bit of a breather can help you
get the most of your low-impact exercise.
ambitious cyclists log 60 miles or more a week commuting to work on a
traditional bike. They can reduce their carbon footprint and get
some exercise. Since they run on electricity, eBikes won’t
pollute the environment. eBikes for seniors let you save some gas
money, exercise while running errands and feel good about your eco-friendly
are fun, and it’s cool to go fast. However, you can avoid rookie mistakes
and losing some skin by moderating your speed until you get used to your
eBike for older adults. Slow down way ahead of an intersection or stop
sign. eBikes are much faster than traditional bicycles, and this takes some
getting used to. Giving yourself plenty of time can prevent an embarrassing
skid or worse.
forget to always “gear up” with protective gear. This means knee pads, elbow
pads and ATSM-approved helmets. There are also shin guards that can help absorb
the impact of a fall.
7-Speed Step-through Electric City Bike from SWAGTRON® has the
body of a classic cruiser that looks good on the road and allows you to ride in
an ergonomic position. The senior-friendly, lightweight aluminum chassis makes
it easy to carry, push or lift, and the low-profile design makes it simple
to mount. Meanwhile, the Shimano® gear speed system and removable
battery give you ultimate flexibility for powerful assistance or
traditional mode that relies on your own two legs.
something with a bit more excitement, the SWAGTRON EB8
Foldable Fat-Tire All-Terrain eBike presents a lower profile and
the option to go off-road. It folds up neatly for travel or storage, so it
comes in handy if you need a quick getaway from the grandkids on your next RV
adventure. Its 4-inch tire width provides traction and a unique style that will
set tongues wagging in the neighborhood. (Bear in mind, as this is an
off-road eBike, it’s a lot heavier than something like the EB9 or EB10
are you waiting for? Choose your eBike model and start enjoying all the
benefits of two-wheeled travel and exercise without worrying about running out