It's Earth Day, a special day for us to reflect on everything our planet provides for us, and how we can shake up our routines to protect our home into the future. Today there's one fuel-guzzling monster we should all leave untouched, our cars! It's time to switch up our lifestyles and make the effort to choose a greener, cleaner, and healthier alternative… If you haven't guessed already, we're talking about e-bikes!
Commuting by e-bike
If you have never tried e-bike commuting before but have been thinking about it, what better day to give it a shot than Earth Day? E-bikes can be fully powered with renewable energy and have a comparable carbon footprint to regular bikes. By just replacing one kilometre's car ride with an e-bike, you can save up to 0.37 lb of carbon emissions. That’s the equivalent of 3 trees' carbon absorption in one day's commute!
But the magic of e-bike commuting does not stop there! By replacing a car with an e-bike, the savings on petrol bills can easily cover the cost of your e-bike within a few months. If you haven't made up your mind to start commuting by e-bike yet, or you are stuck between choices, keep reading to discover all the extra benefits for hopping onto the saddle.
Organise an e-bike excursion
On this special day, a great way to celebrate is by keeping your cars in the garage. Why not organise an e-bike trip to the city outskirts together with family or friends, and relish the amazing views our planet generously offers? Thanks to the motor assist, you can carry everything needed for a short excursion, and reach your destination with ease. Even if some of your friends are avid cyclists, there's no need to worry about being left behind. The smooth motor support will help you to catch up to their speed without even breaking a sweat.
Exercising with your e-bike
Many of us love working out at the gym, but Earth Day is the perfect day to have your daily dose of open-air fitness! By opting for outdoor activities such as riding an e-bike, instead of training in an air-conditioned room, you are doing Mother Earth a big favour. In the United States alone, air-conditioners emit 117 million metric tons of carbon dioxide each year!
Cycling is one of the best ways to get fit, and in our opinion, one of the most fun! Let the motor power of an e-bike help you to reach your fitness goals more easily. Even if you are experiencing joint issues, or recovering from an operation, you can still enjoy the great outdoors on an e-bike and get some exercise thanks to interchangeable levels of pedal support. The best part of it? You do not need to reserve a specific time slot for your e-bike training, you can even do it while running your daily errands. If you are interested in how to train with an e-bike like a pro, check out our previous blog where we listed our 6 top tips.
Order an e-bike and help us to grow a forest!
Yes, if you take the plunge this Earth Day and order an e-bike, rest assured knowing that you will have one tree planted on your behalf! Year round, with each TENWAYS e-bike delivered, we are donating to Just One Tree, an inspiring non-profit organisation that plants trees in carefully selected reforestation schemes. These schemes help to remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, protect biodiversity, and support local communities in gaining a new, sustainable stream of income. If you also believe that e-bikes are the future of green mobility, and want to do more for our planet, it is time to take a step forward and become a Tenwayer!
Make every day your Earth Day
When it comes to protecting our one and only planet, every little action counts. By replacing our single-occupant car drives with an e-bike, we can reduce a big chunk of our transport-related carbon footprint. Transportation contributes to a massive 30% of global carbon emissions, and today is the best day to take action! Grab your e-bikes and leave the cars at home. Together we can make every day Earth Day!
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