Riding a cargo bike is not only fun; it’s practical. Many riders turn to cargo bikes because they make sense for business and home life. There is no denying that gas prices are out of control, making owning and operating a car/van more expensive. Cargo bikes allow people to stay active and healthy without wasting money driving around town and monthly gym memberships. Those that decide to incorporate a cargo bike into their daily lives need to know that there is a slight learning curve. Before rushing into a purchase, a potential rider should take a breath and make a few considerations.
There are several types of cargo bikes, and each type rides differently. You need to know which suits you and the riding in which you’ll be engaging. Rather than doing an hour of research on companies, cargo bikes, and accessories, you should take a few out for a test drive. Cargo bike purchases are not cheap (much less than a car), so you need to make the right purchase. Weigh your options carefully before making a purchase.
As mentioned above, people are looking for alternative ways of getting around because of how financially cumbersome owning a motor vehicle is. Buying a cargo bike is a serious purchase. Adding a motor to that bike or adult trike adds a substantial cost that, for many, is worth it (not everyone). For short distances that are traveled infrequently, a motor is sometimes excessive. If you plan on frequently riding and carrying gear (especially in an area with hills), you’ll appreciate the extra push from the motor. When a business adds an electric cargo bike to their fleet, it allows them to smoothly get from point A to point B.
For more information on cargo bikes, you should not hesitate to give our team a call. We can answer all your questions.