Pumpkin spice lattes, sweater weather and changing leaves. Yup. It’s official!... Autumn is upon us.
The trees are changing from green to gold, the temperature is dropping, and rainy days are becoming more frequent.
It's a beautiful time of the year, and a season that can still be enjoyed on your Rad ride. Here is our list of reasons and top tips to keep riding this Fall season.
1) Enjoy the landscape
Take a ride through the local forest and enjoy soaring beneath the multi-colored canopy of leaves.
There are many reasons to love Autumn; and the warm, vibrant colors are definitely top of that list.
2) Give ‘em “pumpkin” to talk about
The best way to get into the seasonal spirit is with pumpkins -- decorative or edible.
From the beginning of October you’re bound to spot a few pumpkin stands in your neighbourhood. Ideal for pies, soups or just decoration. Take a ride around town and load up your Rad basket or pannier bag with this years’ Autumn harvest.
3) Leave it be
The leaves look beautiful when they start to change color, but they can be dangerous. Leaves that fall to the ground could potentially be covering potholes and other hidden dangers. Keep your eyes peeled and try to avoid riding over leaves as they can also create a slippery road surface.
4) Stay visible
Now that Summer is over the days are getting shorter, which means the sun is setting sooner.
Be sure to switch your lights on when riding. We'd also recommend investing in a reflective jacket and reflective stickers for your bike.
5) Layer up
The tricky thing about Autumn is you could end up experiencing all seasons in one day. The weather can be unforgiving, so be sure to check the weather report ahead of time. To stay prepared, best layer up. Wear light gloves, long pants, and a water and wind-resistant jacket to protect you from the elements.
6) Maintain your bike
Rad Power Bikes ebikes are designed to be used and enjoyed in a variety of climates and conditions. As with any bike, you need to take care of your ebike to ensure it isn't damaged by the elements.
There are a number of best practices you can perform to guarantee the longevity of your Rad ride:
- Park your bike indoors
- Perform regular maintenance checks
- Clean and lubricate your chain, and
- Avoid moisture and salt.
Not only is wearing the correct clothing important, but having the right accessories on your bike can be just as crucial to provide you with the best riding experience.
Planning on meeting a friend for lunch? Lock your ride to a bike-stand or post.
Heading for a joyride with the kids? Mount the Conestoga to your RadWagon so the little-ones are covered from the rain and/or wind.
Riding with your “fur baby”? We’ve got you covered! Our Pet Basket Carriers are ideal for small to medium sized dogs, cats, and other 4-legged friends.
8) Stay Active
Riding your ebike all year round boosts your mental health, physical wellbeing and immune system. Not only are you staying physically active by riding your bike, but by avoiding public transport you don't have to expose yourself to a bus or train filled with coughing and sneezing passengers.
9) Perfect temperature
It’s much simpler to keep the chill off you than it is to avoid the blistering heat of the Summer sun. Most people find that Autumn temperatures are ideal for riding their ebikes. Why sit enclosed in a car when you can breathe in that crisp autumn air on your ebike?
10) We all need more reasons to smile
I mean -- C’mon! If you’ve ridden a Rad bike you’ve experienced the #RadGrin.
No matter the season, taking a spin on your ebike is loads of fun. And with the multi-colored foliage surrounding you, we can’t think of a better reason to get out and Ride Rad this Autumn. Can you?!