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19 May 2022

Invest In Eco-Friendly Transportation




Why Should We Switch To Eco-Friendly Mobility?

Our planet is the only one we have. It is vital that we, personally, take the necessary steps to protect it and try to prevent any additional environmental damage from occurring. One of the most accessible, safest, environmentally-friendly, and affordable transportation methods, as an alternative to a car or public transportation, is a bike. For efficiency, speed and safety, we think your choice should preferably be an e-bike.

For those who don’t know, an electric bike (or e-bike for short) is a normal bicycle that has an electric motor. When using one, you have a great choice! You can continue pedaling and using the throttle for assistance as needed, or you can let the e-bike do the work for you when you need a rest.

That doesn’t imply that riders of e-bikes are lazy. E-bikes have just proven to be a great option for driving a car or using public transportation. And during the recent pandemic, the popularity of operating and owning an electric bike has logically skyrocketed, as people have needed safe, less expensive, and speedy ways to continue to get out in the world!

Benefits Of Choosing Eco-Friendly Transportation

In a previous blog, we actually shared a few advantages of an e-bike. You can click here to read that. In this blog, we wanted to further focus on the benefits of investing in an eco-friendly form of transportation, especially today.

Affordable

There is an initial investment when you first buy a Pedego e-bike, but it will pay for itself in no time. Imagine saying “goodbye” to gas bills, car payments, skyrocketing car insurance, and the slow and costly process of renewing licenses and registration through the DMV.

Helping the planet

Electric bikes help save the planet by reducing the number of cars, and therefore emissions, polluting our communities. By committing to living a greener lifestyle and choosing to ride your e-bike to work, home, the store, and events, you’re able to help make this earth a little bit cleaner each time.

Increase in exercise

Last but certainly not least, by riding your bike and getting out in the sun, you’re getting your share of healthy Vitamin D, and daily exercise, so essential to good health (physically and mentally).

Pedego E-bike Examples

Ridge Rider: Our Ridge Rider is ready to take you on your next adventure while giving you the freedom to deviate from the beaten path, and enjoy the simple beauty of nature!

Comfort Cruiser: Our comfort cruiser is renowned as the original Pedego e-bike. For the last 10 years, it has been making people smile. We can’t wait for you to have the same experience!

City Commuter Platinum Edition: Commute with ease while riding our Pedego Platinum edition, a city commuter e-bike. This model is where luxury meets everyday utility.

Element: Have you heard about the Pedego Element? It’s fun and easy to ride while providing the premium quality you deserve!

Invest In A Pedego E-Bike Today

If you’re ready to do your part in helping the planet and are interested in investing in an eco-friendly mode of transportation, Pedego Walled Lake is here to help! Give us a call anytime at (248) 896-2600 to learn more!

21 April 2022

Benefits of Low-Impact Exercises




What Is Low-Impact Exercise?

When it comes to individual exercise, we usually think of running, weight lifting, fast-walking, and jumping rope, to name a few. But are these examples of common low-impact exercises? The answer is NO. And it is important to understand the difference and the effects of various forms of exercise to maintain maximum health and avoid unnecessary injury.

According to the American Sports & Fitness Association, low-impact exercise is “exercise that results in minimal impact on your joints.” When using low-impact exercises, your joints don’t have as much pressure exerted on them. It is often the “go-to” method of exercise for people returning to better health from an injury or those who may be new to working out. It is also ideal for people with arthritis, joint pain of any kind, those who are advancing in age, and whose bones and joints may not be as strong and supple as they used to be.

 

Benefits of Low Impact Exercises

Besides the benefit of not having potentially injurious pressure on your joints while working out, there are a few other advantages of low-impact exercise we want to highlight.

The first benefit is that low-impact exercise enables a person’s body to bounce back between exercise sessions more quickly. When you’re constantly doing high-impact activities like running or weightlifting, more rest days are required between each exercise period for your muscles to repair. But swimming, biking, or yoga (all of which are minimally weight-bearing) enable you to reduce the number of rest days in between and get back to doing what you love quicker. 

You need to make sure you’re performing the exercise correctly, but when you reduce the impact on your joints, your body will be under less stress, leading to fewer overall injuries.

The last benefit is mental health. Harvard did a recent eye-opening study. It shows that normal cadence walking for one hour a day decreases your risk of major depression. Getting outside and exercising is beneficial not just for your physical health but also for your mental health.

Above all, remember to listen to your body and figure out a workout schedule, the degree of intensity, and the timeframes that work best for you. 

 

Biking Is Coming In HOT For Low-Impact Exercisers

Besides walking, biking is becoming very popular! And it’s one of our personal favorite ways of exercising.

Getting outside, feeling the fresh air on your face, and moving your body without putting strain on your joints, are just a few benefits of cycling.

But what makes us love this form of moving our bodies, even more, is the chance to incorporate electric bikes (e-bikes) like Pedego. Regardless of whether you’re in tip-top shape or starting to slow down, using an electric bike provides you the freedom to do more, go more places, and see more while you are healthily exercising.

 

Why Invest In An Electric Bike? 

Now, you might be wondering how the benefits of investing in an electric bike outweigh a manual one.  

Why invest in a Pedego e-bike?

 

Pedego bikes:

 

1). Are Adaptable

A Pedego e-bike provides you an opportunity to choose between 3 unique riding models — no assistance, pedal-assist system, or battery operating system. These options allow you to find what works best for you and still move your body.

 

2). Are Designed To Help You Travel Farther

Depending on the bike that you choose from our wide variety of 18 models, you’re able to go farther. These are just a few examples that we wanted to highlight. 

  • Our Pedego City Commuter Mid-Drive Edition has a 48-volt battery and can take you up to 60 miles on one charge.
  • If you’re into Mountain biking, check out our Trail Tracker, on which you can go up to 56 miles per charge.
  • The Interceptor Platinum Edition, designed to traverse urban environments, allows you to go up to 60 miles with each charge.
  • The Pedego Element, with safe, fat tires, can take you 40 miles before you need to charge the battery.

Each of our e-bikes has qualities that make them stand out, but there is one consistent factor: the ability to ride farther with ease. 

 

3). Provide Powerful Health And Wellness Benefits

You might be wondering how an electric bike can still provide health benefits or even be considered exercise. Every Pedego gives you the chance to still pedal, and you can get your movement in for the day, and then use the battery to go even further, to explore and see more!

 

Start Riding Today

Regardless of your age, or physical capabilities, e-bikes are a great way of getting outside while getting in some low-impact exercises.

If you’re interested in learning more or test driving one of the bikes, contact the location nearest to you. We have Pedego stores in Walled Lake, Michigan, and Mt. Dora, Florida