When Presidents' Day was celebrated over a century ago it had a different identify than it has today--it was known as Bicycle Day. George Washington’s birthday, which is now celebrated as Presidents' Day, was made a federal holiday in 1885, and the United States was in the middle of a bicycle boom. Since many people had the day off of work it became the day for bicycle races and for bicycle retailers to open their doors so the public could see the latest models of bicycles. During this time in history, mid-February marked the start of the annual bicycle season.
Ebikes are a new form of transportation and recreation and expectations for how and where they are used may be understood differently by people. Because modern ebikes are new on the scene, the proper way to behave was not something taught to us as children by a parent or teacher. Currently there is no certification, license, or insurance required for riding an ebike in most states. But by following general bike traffic rules and common sense ebike etiquette you can ride with confidence and comfort and assure the safety of yourself and everyone else on the road and trail.
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