Many people focused on reducing carbon emissions and living a zero waste lifestyle have started using e-bikes instead of automobiles. Electric bikes use rechargeable batteries to travel between 15-27 miles per hour. According to The Bike Advisor, the amount of people commuting to work in the US increased by 61% over the last 20 years. With an e-bike, owners don’t exert as much energy, decreasing perspiration. They won’t arrive to work as sweaty. It is also a great way to exercise, reducing stress to knees and thighs.
So if you want to buy a gift for an e-bike owner, get on board with these great accessories and quirky novelty items.
Gadget gifts for ebike owners
Safety is important. Make sure they have a rearview camera. Unlike a regular mirror, most of these have night vision making it easy to see approaching traffic from behind.
A phone holder is another handy gadget. With their phone up front, they can use it for GPS or for listening to their favorite playlist while riding. Most of these also work with strollers, motorcycles, or scooters.
An attachable bluetooth speaker will help keep their tunes at an acceptable level during their ride. Some of these also work as a phone holder, horn, and headlight.
Gifts for e-bike lovers
For trips to the local market, a saddlebag will be a convenient way to tote fresh fruits and veggies back home. These can also be used to transport lunch to work or school. Some even come with a water bottle holder and are water resistant.
During warm months or for longer trips, a cup holder that attaches up front will give them access to much needed beverages.
Anyone who has spent a lot of time on a bike knows that the bike seat can hurt their seat. Comfort seats are available to make commuting and long distance riding less of a pain. Some even come with backs.
Fun electric bike gift ideas
If they already have all the bells and whistles, (pun intended), you might want to get them a funny bike themed gift instead. Pizza lovers will enjoy using the wheel of this kitchen bike to cut pizza.
Or get this bike shaped bottle opener. It even comes in a fancy gift box. Don’t forget to include some craft beers to go with their new opener.
Not into beer? Give them a bottle of their favorite vino along with this classy bike wine stopper.
Useful electric bike gifts
Riding on country roads is one thing, but city traffic demands some adjustments. A taillight with braking sensors or turn signals will alert drivers to their intentions. Not all rear lights come with every feature, so make sure you check the product descriptions for the one you want.
For night biking they need a headlight to see where they are going. Most front lights come with a tail light as part of a set.
LED lights for wheels will help them stand out to drivers. They come in several color options, so they can let their personality shine through.
Wearable gift ideas for e-bike owners
Gloves can help reduce road vibrations and protect from handlebar friction. You can get them in full finger options for colder climates.
Safety should be a priority, especially since electric bikes move at higher speeds than traditional bikes. Give them a new helmet to protect their best asset. Some even come with LED safety lights.
Even with a comfy seat, long hours on the road can lead to a sore bum. Padded bike shorts can help prevent discomfort. They are available for men and women, and some even have a sleek pocket for a phone.
E-bike gift ideas for maintenance
As with cars, bikes need maintenance. Keeping tires inflated to the correct pressure is a must. Many of these pumps can also be used to inflate air mattresses, balls, car tires, and inflatable boats.
Dirt and debris can collect in their bike chain causing friction. A cleaning kit comes with everything needed to keep their chain dirt free and well lubricated to keep everything running smoothly.
Of course, sometimes they will need to make minor improvements. A repair kit will make adjusting the seat, patching a tire, or dealing with other small repairs convenient. Of course for larger repairs, they should take their bike to the experts.
7. Bike Alarm
Important gifts for electric bike owners
After spending money for a quality electric bike, the last thing they want is for someone to steal it. An alarm can scare off potential thieves.
A heavy duty bike lock will help prevent theft in the first place. Unlike a car, people can easily walk off with a bike, so it is important to take precautions.
In addition to protecting their bike from thieves, they will need to protect it from the weather with a waterproof cover.