Summer is here, and bicycling is on the upswing. Older adults often find benefits to bicycling as a form of transportation and exercise, such as being gentle on the joints and allowing one to cover more ground than walking. In addition, newly popular E-bikes have battery-powered motors that allow you to go 20 miles an hour or more. E-bikes do some of the work for you, which means you may feel more comfortable going greater distances or up more challenging hills than you would otherwise — possibly letting you keep up with a group or partner who is faster.
Whether you ride a traditional bicycle or an E-bike, it’s important to abide by bike safety recommendations. And because e-bikes can be heavier and operated at a faster speed than traditional bikes, they also come with unique risks. Remember to:
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