It’s that time of the year again and the countdown to Christmas has begun! Many of you have likely started the search for that perfect holiday gift – browsing through catalogs, magazines, and websites, reading through product reviews, and watching YouTube videos of unboxings.
Finding the perfect holiday gift for a loved one can be an arduous and time consuming task, filled with dead ends, unanswered questions, and frustration.
You don’t want to buy something that will end up in the back of the closet after a month. But it seems like people already have everything they need. So what do you get them?
You want to find a gift that the person will actually use and love. You want something that will be important to the person and make their life better.
If this seems like a tall order, that’s because it is. Finding a great holiday gift is no easy feat. It requires a lot of thought and caring.
One idea that you may not have yet considered is an electric bike (e-bike). E-bikes have blown up in popularity in recent years, mainly due to overcrowding in urban areas and small towns, as well as environmental concerns.
E-bikes have opened up bicycling to a whole new demographic of people who previously chose not to bike because of hills, distance needed to travel, or the sweat factor. With E-bikes all of these problems are solved.
We’ve compiled a list below of 6 reasons Genesis E-bikes make a perfect holiday gift. Check it out and bring your Christmas shopping to a happy conclusion.
6 Reasons E-Bikes Make a Perfect Holiday Gift
Exercise Disguised as Fun
E-bikes are a great way to exercise without feeling like you are exercising. Many people choose not to bicycle because they feel it will require too much energy. But with an e-bike, you have the option to just cruise.
The Genesis Commuter E-bike has 3 riding modes to choose from: manual, pedal assist, and full electric.
Given the option of full electric, the dread of exercising will no longer keep someone from riding their bike. But once the person starts riding, they will likely choose to pedal out of reflex, thereby exercising when they normally wouldn’t have.
The three modes offer a wide breadth of flexibility when riding. You can pedal while going downhill or on flat ground or opt for a little pedal assist or full electric support when going up steep hills and on hot days when you don’t want to break a sweat.
No matter how a person chooses to ride, they’ll be exercising a lot more than they would in a car.
Pragmatic and Entertaining
One of the best things about E-bikes is that they can be used for entertaining rides on the weekend and as an everyday commuting vehicle during the week. They are both pragmatically useful and fun.
Given this range of possibilities, an e-bike will never end up getting dusty in the garage. The uses are endless!
All e-bikes sold on Genesis have a max speed of 20 mph and a range of 20 miles making it perfect for urban and small town commutes.
What other gift can you think of that will get so much use!
Will Boost Your Savings Account
An often-unconsidered benefit of electric bikes is how much money they can save you if you ditch the car and commute by e-bike.
The average annual cost of owning a car is upwards of $9,000! Between gas, inspections, maintenance, and other upkeep, this isn’t surprising. By ditching the car for an electric bike, that 9K can stay warm in your savings account.
Plus, you’ll save money on health costs due to the daily exercise.
Cuts Down on Stress from Traffic and Parking
The worst part about living in a city is driving and parking. Anyone who has sat on the highway seething with anger as traffic comes to a standstill will attest to this.
The only thing that’s worse than traffic is arriving home to find that there are zero parking spots available, and circling around the neighborhood for a half hour waiting for a spot to open up.
The best part about electric bikes is that you get to make your own schedule. Never again will be stuck in traffic or without a parking spot.
Plus, you’ll save a boatload of money on parking fees and tickets.
Foldable – Easy to Store
E-bikes that are foldable are the way to go. They can be folded into insanely small sizes and stored under a desk or behind a bookcase without taking up too much space.
For city dwellers living in studio flats this can be a live-saver as space is precious and expensive.
Another benefit of foldable e-bikes is that you don’t have to worry about chaining up your bike or someone stealing it. You can fold it up and take it with you wherever you go!
Great for Environment
E-bikes are considered zero emission vehicles. Regardless of how the electricity that powers them was generated, they are much more green than any fossil fuel powered vehicle.
And if you get your electricity from a wind farm or solar farm, you are living completely emission free!
The benefits of e-bikes are numerous and long lasting, making them the perfect holiday gift!