At Oregon E-Bikes, our team has got you covered whether you are tackling the trails or dropping your kids off at school. Each of our team members has their unique reasons why they are passionate about e-bikes, and we've outlined some of our respective interests to help you get started with your search.
If you'd like to connect with a specific team member or if you have more general questions, we'd love to speak with you! Feel free to give us a call at 888-509-4210 or send us a message here.
Jodie - The Cruiser
Her Ride: Faraday Cortland S Mileage: 15-20 miles per week
Bought an e-bike for: Every day life! Running errands, meeting friends at the beach, commuting to work, parking my car for days at a time...
Biggest e-bike surprise: “Going uphill is more fun than going down! I can get most places in town as fast as a car can, without the hassle of parking and the environmental footprint. The times when I need a car on a daily basis are now few and far between, and I am always seeking out opportunities to go somewhere on my Faraday instead of my Subaru."
Lessons learned e-biking: “Not all e-bikes are created equal. Some are more powerful, some are smoother, and all are heavier than bikes that aren't electric. My Faraday isn't as powerful as some other cruiser/commuter bikes (the Blix Komfort+ and Raleigh Retroglide for example), though at less than 40 pounds it is light enough that I can pedal it fairly easily without the assist. Not that I necessarily want to though - I've learned pretty quickly that it's more fun to keep the battery charged and the 'Boost' mode on!"
TJ - The Dad
His Ride: Urban Arrow Family Mileage: 20+ miles per week
Bought an e-bike for: School drop off
Biggest e-bike surprise: “How much my wife and I ride it. We thought we'd used the Urban Arrow for dropping Olivia off at school. We now ride it everywhere. I even use it for commuting to work, and down to the beach with kiteboarding gear. Our e-bike is saving us in monthly gas costs, and our family is outside more than ever. A win win.”
Lessons learned e-biking: “Brace for questions — lots of ‘em from passersby. Also, don’t assume automobile drivers realize how quickly you’re moving. Ride defensively.”
Matt - The Commuter
His ride: Scott E-Sub Sport Mileage: 25-30 miles per week
Bought an e-bike for: Getting to and from work on two wheels.
Biggest surprise: "After a long day at work, on a regular bike I would sometimes dread my uphill commute home. With the e-bike I have no such dread, I actually enjoy the uphill and get home faster than I would in a car!"
Lessons learned from e-biking: "I knew e-biking would save me money on gas, but I can't believe how much. I honestly don't remember the last time I filled up my Van, it has been months and I am so much happier and healthier."
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Steve - The All-Arounder
His Ride: BULLS Monster E S Mileage: 30+ miles per week
Bought an e-bike for: Jetting up Hood River's hills, being outside on a daily basis, and enjoying the occasional trail ride.
Biggest e-bike surprise: "Fat tires are not just for trails! I love cruising around on my Monster from Point A to Point B around town, or for lengthier road rides with my wife. The stability on variable terrain is great. It's also super comfy, fast, and eye-catching!"
Lessons learned e-biking: "What a conversation topic! I can't tell you how many times I've been riding around on my Monster and have ended up in lengthy, engaging conversations with friends, neighbors and complete strangers about e-bikes and how exciting they are."