Take a ride on an electric bike

The Concord Insider By Jon Bodell
We’ve all heard the old expression, “It’s just like riding a bike.” But sometimes riding a bike is not exactly the same as just riding a bike. That’s what we learned last week when we tried out an electric bike at Goodale’s Bike Shop.
We stopped by Goodale’s to learn about what to look for when shopping for a new bike. While we were there, we were captivated by the small selection of electric bikes – or e-bikes – they had for sale. We’d ridden plenty of regular bikes in our day, but never one of these, so we had to give it a try.
I, personally, had always wanted to try a motorized bicycle. One of my college roommates had a really old and beat-up gas-powered one and I always thought it would be cool to try one.
The one I got to try at Goodale’s – an Electra Townie Go! – was light-years ahead of my old roommate’s, technologically and stylistically speaking.
Electra is owned by the cycling juggernaut Trek, and the Townie Go! is an electric, motorized version of the Electra Townie cruiser bike. The Go! comes with a battery pack and motor made by Bosch, known for making tools, appliances, windshield wiper blades and other quality things.
The main difference between this bike and a traditional bike is, obviously, that this one has a motor. But before you start dreaming of tearing up trails and doing burnouts in the parking lot, there’s more you need to know about this type of electric bike.
For one, there’s no throttle, so it’s not like a dirtbike, motorcycle, moped or any other motorized two-wheeler you may be familiar with. The motor on the Go! is more of a pedal assist – it doesn’t do anything at all unless you’re pedaling the old-fashioned way. The Go! also comes with a pretty high-end bike computer, which tracks things like speed, distance, battery life, range, time and more…
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