Research shows that E-Bikes give the user a moderate workout, similar to brisk walking or an easy jog. If you turn the motor off you get the full amount of workout as you would on any regular bicycle. Research also shows that it motivates the person to ride more. Read the article by The New York Times here.
If you are an older person and considering to stop cycling because its becoming too much for you, maybe its time to turn your bicycle into an E-bike. Read the article by www.over40cyclist.com
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Eight provinces of Canada allow electric power assisted bicycles. In all eight provinces, e-bikes are limited to 500 W output, and cannot travel faster than 32 km/h (20 mph) on motor power alone on level ground. In Alberta prior to July 1, 2009, the limits were 750 W and 35 km/h (22 mph), but presently match federal legislation. Age restrictions vary in Canada. All require an approved helmet. Regulations may or may not require an interlock to prevent use of power when the rider is not pedaling. Some versions (e.g., if capable of operating without pedaling) of e-bikes require drivers' licenses in some provinces and have age...