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Savvy Senior: Electric bikes are booming among Baby Boomers

 

September 9, 2019



Dear Savvy Senior,

What can you tell me about electric bicycles? A friend of mine, who’s almost 70, recently got one and absolutely loves it. He told me he rides more now than he ever did his regular bicycle. -Interested Boomer

Dear Interested,

Electric bikes have become very popular among U.S. baby boomers. They’re super fun to ride and easier on an aging body.

Electric bikes, also known as e-bikes, are conventional bicycles with a battery-powered “pedal” or “throttle” assist. When you saddle up and push the pedals, a small motor engages and gives you a boost, so you can whiz...



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