The electric bike or e-bike is a great way to travel and a fun accessory for campers who can ride them to the camping site. Navigating nearby towns and attending local events is easier with an e-bike. In addition to providing exercise, these bikes are a great way to get around the campground. So the next time you ride your e-bike for a camping trip, follow these basic tips for the ultimate maintenance and utility of your bike:
Ensure You Have a Plan
If you have only ever camped from a car, there are many considerations that you need to make ahead of time. The first thing you need to decide is how you will reach the campsite. Is there a high-speed road that cyclists have to deal with or a low-speed one that cyclists can use? Would you be more comfortable riding on wide shoulders that are safe and comfortable to ride on? Does the area have biking trails? Research is a valuable tool in situations such as this and it can go a long way toward providing the proper solution.
Make Smart Decisions When Packing
The second thing to do is pack all the gear that you will need. It is best to pack light if you are going for one night – bring a sleeping bag, a small tent, a stove, some bicycle repair tools, a toiletry kit, and maybe a good book or your speakers for some entertainment. Keep in mind that many factors can influence how long your battery will last, including the weight of your cargo.
Ensure the Camping Site Is Appropriate for Your Vehicle
There is no doubt that camping is one of the most popular summer activities. It is possible to find that nearly all of the camping sites that can be reserved have already been reserved. The good news is that many states have designated first-come-first-serve “hiker/biker” places, especially for those arriving by foot or bicycle.
Camping with electric bikes requires taking into account not only the convenience factors but also some technical factors, like the ones mentioned below.
Your e-bike can be quite heavy. As it turns out, motors and batteries weigh a good deal and the overall structure of the bike sometimes has to be beefed up to handle the added weight. When it comes to transporting e-bikes from one campsite to the next, they can be cumbersome to move owing to their added weight. Hence, it is essential to choose a bike that can climb hills and cruise through tough terrains with ease. If the bikes have to be moved in another vehicle till you reach the campsite, ensure the vehicle can handle the weight of your bike without causing any damage.
If you are going camping with an e-bike, you will need a different type of tire depending upon the type of terrain you will be riding on. To travel on soft terrains, such as sand and snow, a vehicle must have fat tires. Mountain bike tires, on the other hand, have a larger diameter than road bicycle tires; however, they still don’t have the same size as fat bike tires. Road tires are designed to be used on flat, hard surfaces and are narrower than other types of tires. They are not suitable for riding on other surfaces.
An e-bike with more power will accelerate more quickly and go faster. Another factor that affects acceleration and power is the overall bike weight. Batteries drain faster with higher watt motors as well.
Position of the Motor
There is a direct correlation between the location of an e-bike’s motor and its stability. It is not uncommon to find the motor of an electric bicycle in the hub of the wheel in front of or behind the rider. On the other hand, some motor can be found located in the middle of the bike. Choose the camping e-bike that suits you best.
It can be quite difficult to choose an e-bike for camping, but Beachside Bikes makes it easier to pick the best one for you. Take a look at our outstanding range of bikes and get prepared for your next camping trip under the stars.