May is National Bike Month again this year as it has been since 1956. Promoted by the League of American Bicyclists and organizations across the country that include community groups, bike clubs, and workplaces, and it shines a spotlight on the many benefits of cycling. Now that we are at the beginning of the traditional high cycling season in many parts of the country, this month is a great time to think about what cycling means to us and our communities and to encourage others to give it a try. There are special events and challenges though out the month, so if you want to be inspired and add more cycling to your life, now is the time to begin.
If you have an electric bike you know it is more expensive than a non-electric bike so if you want to leave it unattended at any time, you will need a good locking system. While most of the techniques for bicycle security carry over, there are some factors unique to an ebike such protecting the battery, display, integrated lights, wiring harnesses and the wheel that might contain the motor that you should take into consideration to assure your bike is still there and operational when you return to where you left it.
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