Staying fit and healthy is possible at any age, riding skill, or mobility level. It is a great way to help keep people active outside for longer and is very beneficial to both physical and emotional health. It is a low-impact aerobic exercise that improves brain function and mental well-being. Electric bikes are reliable means of transport for senior riders to get outside and enjoy the sunshine and fresh air, run errands, or ride with friends.
In fact, I can speak from personal experience. My 80-year-old grandma has an electric bike and loves it! For her the biggest issue she had with a regular bike was generating enough power to start riding. She decided to get a step through electric bike with a throttle so now she gets on the bike, keeps one foot down, and just presses the throttle to get started. It's way safer and has allowed her to keep riding for the next few years as she is starting to lose her strength. She is also not interested in going fast so she rides on the lowest assist level and it just gives her that extra push she needs.
With a wide range of electric bike models for older adults available in the market, it can be a challenge to make the final buying decision.
A senior rider should select an electric bike model that fits their needs and the travel range they want to cover. An electric bike with a pedal assist and throttle functions is a good option for an older adult because of the reason I mentioned above. The throttle is also helpful in case you want that extra assistance on the ride. Depending on your needs or mobility level, you can select varying levels of pedal assistance. They have speeds starting at 15 miles per hour, all the way up to 28 miles per hour for those with bigger motor sizes. We generally recommend 15-20mph for anybody who doesn’t feel comfortable going fast. Electric bikes have motor sizes from 250W, 300W, 350W, 500W, and higher. The larger motor sizes are especially necessary if you are in an area with hills.
Cruisers, step-through electric bikes, and adult trikes are ideal options for seniors. These electric bike types have features built for comfort, stability, safety, and fun.
Cruiser electric bikes offer comfortable cruises and leisurely rides. Ones with wider tires provide good stability and balance. Look for an electric cruiser with swept back handlebars and a longer wheelbase for an upright riding position which tends to be easier on the back. Also make sure to choose one with an oversized cushioned saddle for a more comfortable ride.
Step-through electric bikes make it easy for senior riders to get on and off the bike. They eliminate the issue of accidents from trying to mount and dismount the bike. They make sure the rider’s feet are always on the ground.
Electric trikes with their three wheels are perfect bikes for senior riders. The three-wheel feature provides good stability and balance that keep seniors safe on their rides while going straight. They also come with step-through frames for convenient access. You have to make sure to be careful taking fast turns with trikes though because they can be prone to tip.
Seniors should be able to stay active long-term and enjoy the benefits of cycling with an electric bike. Whatever electric bike you choose, make sure that it meets your requirements for a safe and enjoyable ride. Keep reading to learn about our top 5 electric bikes for seniors. Our staff is always available if you have any further questions!
The Emojo Caddy Pro is our top selling 3 wheel electric bike. It features a low step through frame with a comfortable seat that has a back rest. This is the perfect ebike for someone who wants the ultimate stability. It is really easy to get on and off the trike and allows the rider to get set up comfortably then start pedaling. The extra back support provides more support to make sure you are comfortable on your ride. The seat is also adjustable to make it better suited to different height riders
The Eunorau electric tricycle is a great affordable option for a quality electric tricycle. Similar to the Emojo Caddy Pro, the 3-wheel option provides the rider with an extra level of stability while riding. It has adjustable handlebars so that you can adjust how you would like to ride. The extra adjustment can be really beneficial to taller riders so that they don’t have to slump down and injure their back.
The Emojo Ram SS is a great option for riders that are looking for more mobility. It has fat tires that provide extra stability and can be ridden in rougher terrain. Its low step through frame make it really easy to get on and off and its beautiful colours allow it to be ridden in style.
The Emojo Panther is a great option because of its step through frame and power. This bike is good for the taller riders that struggle to get onto regular bikes. It comes in four beautiful colours as well and will be a head turner as you ride around.
The X-Treme Malibu is a great affordable option for a step through electric bike. Its comes standard with a basket so that you can travel around with cargo and even has a bike rack. This is perfect for anybody looking to travel to the beach. Similar to the other ebikes its step through frame allows you to get on and off easier.
Our team is always happy to help with your decision. We want all of our customer to get the ride that suits them best and we have experts available to help! Visit our contact us page and book a free consultation so that we can help explain everything you need to know before purchasing an electric bike!
We understand that it can be scary to purchase such a big investment and we are more than happy to make sure you get an electric bike that you will love!