What’s the best holiday cycling present this year?
It’s always hard to find a holiday gift that is useful and unique at the same time, but we think we’ve found it! Whether you’re buying for yourself (absolutely no judgement from us!) or a loved one, an electric bike makes a great present that lasts way past Christmas – it's a gift for life.
In the blink of an eye, Christmas is nearly here. We’re already sharing wish lists and thinking about the new year’s resolutions we’ll make and break! Every year it can be a challenge to think of the perfect holiday gift idea for family members and close friends, so with that in mind, we’d like to make a suggestion!
Not only is an e-bike better for the planet as you can make more journeys on two wheels not four, but getting out and about on a bike is great for your health too. It’s more than a holiday gift, it’s a great long-term investment too.
Gifts for City Explorers
Whether you just moved to a new city or are just visiting, an e-bike makes a great companion without tiring you out. You can explore every avenue and alley; sometimes even places where cars aren’t allowed. You can ride as far as the city limits - or even further without worrying about running out of power. E-bikes like the LaFree E+ tend to cover a decent range and are great for first-time riders. Just be sure to check the watt-hours (Wh) before purchasing: the higher the number, the longer it will take to charge but the further you can travel on that one charge! The LaFree E+ is also a low-step (step-through) design, which means it’s really easy to get on and off, making it accessible for all ages and stages of life.
To learn more about LaFree E+, please visit your country site.
Gifts for the Eco-Conscious
Sustainability is high on lots of people’s agendas and that can only be a good thing for the planet. The eco-conscious among us have long understood the benefits of bikes and electric bikes as an integral part of a sustainable lifestyle regardless of where they live. By making the transition to two wheels, your personal carbon footprint is smaller, you support the country’s efforts towards clean technology, and your local area’s air will become cleaner. What’s not to love? E-bikes make great gifts for students who love spending time outside and are a convenient way to get to school or their friends’ homes too.
Gifts for Commuters
For most office workers, the part of the day they dread the most is their commute. There‘s nothing more painful than being stuck in traffic or being crammed into a bus or the subway for long periods (and twice a day!). The same goes for students who don’t live close to their school. E-bikes are a great way to avoid waiting for the bus or subway and often get you where you need to go in the same amount of time! They’re also a great way to connect with friends and family – there's nothing like combining your commute with a full-on catch up with your mate while riding your bikes. A low-step e-bike also allows riders to commute in comfort even if they’re dressed smart for the office or school.
Gifts for Busy Parents (Pets too!)
Parents are superheroes without capes. Not only do they juggle their own careers, but they also look after the needs of the family, and run endless errands throughout the day – every day! The PakYak E+ electric cargo bike is our favorite choice for parents because it is also a super bike. With the right accessories, it can carry a child and heavy loads – 164kg (361lbs) max to be precise! They’re comfortable to ride on different surfaces, come with an optional second battery that allows you to cover greater distances, and you can even charge your phone via a USB!
Gifts for Health Enthusiasts
We’ve all got that friend who loves working out, eating healthy, meditating, or who simply loves being active outdoors, no matter how busy their lives are. For our healthiest friends, we highly recommend the Vida E+ electric bike; designed to help you pedal further and faster with less effort. It charges in as little as 3 hours and comes with powerful breaks to give you confidence in all conditions. It also comes with a smart app that gives you fitness info and support modes, from Eco to Sport+ modes and Auto Assist for max speeds.
If we’ve learned anything in these past few years is that there is no price higher than our physical and mental health. An e-bike makes a great holiday gift not only for cyclists but also for ourselves and our loved ones regardless of lifestyle. It helps us stay active, get outside and breathe in more fresh air, and slow down to enjoy precious moments we often miss. It can bring people together or give us freedom to explore on our own. It can make our lives more easier and fun, while also doing your bit for the planet We all benefit in more ways than one, so why not find the perfect e-bike for you this Christmas?
For more e-bikes, please visit your country site.