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December 18, 2015
If you want to indulge in e-bike riding, having fun is a given but staying safe must be the number one priority.
When it comes to rules and regulations there are a few one should pay attention to.
When it comes to helmet laws in Ontario, according to the Ontario Ministry of Transportation, every cyclist under the age of 18 must wear an approved bicycle helmet.
But besides regular cycling and bikes the province of Ontario is conducting a three-year pilot project in order to evaluate the use of power-assisted bicycles, or e-bikes on the roads, which is open to everyone over 16.
An e-bike is a regular bicycle assisted by a battery-powered electric motor that assists the rider in pedaling and increases the amount of power to the wheel.
The electric motor should not exceed 500 Watts power mark or the speed limit of 32 km/h. The e-bike should also not exceed the maximum weight of 120 kg and has to have a manufacturer label confirming the conformity with the federal definition of a power-assisted bicycle.
If you don’t know which helmet to use, there are simple pointers that can help you find the right helmet for you. Look for a helmet that fits comfortably and meets safety standards. Inside of each helmet, there are stickers you should look for.
Ministry of Transportation suggests looking for stickers from one or more of the following organizations:
To be sure you are wearing the helmet properly follow several simple tips:
Be aware that you can ride the e-bike on most roads and highways where conventional bikes are permitted, with some exceptions. However, it is illegal to modify the motor of the power-assisted bicycle in order to reach greater speed.
So the next time you go out for a ride on your e-bike, wear a bicycle helmet, and have one thing in mind, safety comes first and wearing a helmet is the number one rule in bicycling safety.
If you have any questions about choosing the right helmet, call us today to speak to a Scooteretti associate. We can help you find the right helmet that will fit both your style and comfort!
October 24, 2019
In a world today where many aspects of our lives are run via technology, it is no wonder that we are constantly searching for bigger and better gadgets to incorporate into our everyday lives.
Well, here at Scooteretti we have found just that! The Bosch SmartphoneHub will be available on several of our electric bicycles as well as in an upgrade kit for previous systems in 2020. With Scooteretti being Canada’s only Bosch Expert certified shop, you can rest assured that you are in great hands.
September 06, 2018
Riese & Muller started with just two friends who shared a passion for cycling, a capability for problem-solving, and a desire to satisfy a need in the market.
They began working together in the courtyard of their parents’ home in Darmstadt, Germany; with a goal to engineering and manufacturing a practical and intuitive folding bicycle.
This was a success and their engineering capability as well as genuine passion for innovation and improvement has led them to become one of the premier bicycle manufacturers, serving all corners of the globe.
At the heart of everything they do is the desire to solve a simple problem – that’s why you will see as you browse through their range a very clear and concise design philosophy with every bicycle they manufacture.
March 06, 2018