Switched on bikes
Electric bikes can help you get around and stay fit without the costs and emissions of a car or the traffic congestion – and they are great fun!
An electric bike (e-bike) is similar to a traditional bicycle with the addition of a battery pack and an electric motor that assist the rider’s efforts.
E-bikes can make cycling a more enjoyable and feasible option especially if you:
- Commute long distances
- Live in a hilly area
- Can’t easily pedal a traditional bicycle
- Enjoy tailwinds but not headwinds
Switched on bikes is proudly supported by RAC through their Community Sponsorships program to help promote e-Bikes and power-assisted pedal bicycles as alternative transport options. More than 590,000 cyclists take to WA’s streets and paths every week and RAC thinks that e-Bikes, which take the sweat out of cycling, may help people overcome perceived barriers to using a bike such as distance and time constraints. In 2015 RAC ran an e-Bike trial to showcase the growing importance of ‘personal mobility options’, as well as the broader benefits of cycling in Perth. To find out more visit RAC e-Bike Trial.