Electric Bike Specialists have the most fun on two wheels
You’re coming off a long Wednesday shift. The sun’s retreated for the night, but you’ve still got that 10-mile ride home. The streets are empty, and it’s just you and the road. But you’re not in your car. You’re on a bike. And you’re laughing.
You’re laughing because of your wind-blown hair that every convertible driver wants. You’re laughing because you just biked up the hills of Frazier Avenue, through the tunnels, and now you’re coasting down four lanes of vacant road. You’re laughing because after five miles of downtown hills, you’re not even sweating.
It’s the most fun you’ve ever had on a bicycle. And all it took was a battery pack.
Electric Bike Specialists (EBS) on Main Street has brought Chattanooga the best urban transportation in the world. Zoom through downtown at 20 miles an hour and never wait for a parking spot. Fly down Market Street in that business suit and tie because even the 95-degree sunshine feels pretty damn good when you’re coasting on two wheels.
For urban commuting, the electric bicycles from EBS beat out walking, driving, and taking the bus by a mile. It’s strangely euphoric, pushing your feet into the pedals and moving twice as quickly and easily as you expected. Even the insurmountable, near-perpendicular inclines of downtown’s 3rd Street or North Shore’s Kent Street are climbable with a bit of pedalwork.
If you’ve lived in Chattanooga for any amount of time, you’ve probably thought about riding a bicycle. In fact, you probably went out and bought that bicycle and rode it around for a month. Maybe it was to save on gas when we were paying over four dollars a gallon for the stuff. Maybe it was so you could ride around with your kids in Coolidge Park. Maybe it was because you just needed something to get your heart pumping besides those intense Netflix original dramas.
So you bought a bike or thought about buying one, but now that bike sits in your garage, and the spiders have spun their webs. Why? Time, perhaps. Convenience. Energy. Simple boredom. But your original reason for buying a bike is still relevant. And you still want to ride.
So often in Chattanooga it seems that the only people riding bikes are tourists, homeless, or logo-studded racers. But the entire city should be cycling, and electric bikes are the strongest transportation option for the urban commuter. Whether you’re a lawyer in suit-and-tie, a server in a white button-down, or anything in between, an electric bicycle wins over car any day of the week. Practical, economic, and indescribably fun, electric bikes are what Chattanoogans don’t know they’re missing.
The EBS on Main Street keeps their doors open Tuesday through Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Go in and ask to try a bike out. You’ll never forget the feeling. Maybe even rent a bike for the day and ride throughout Chattanooga. You’ll notice things you’ve driven past a thousand times and never saw. Talk to managers and brothers Chandlee and Garnet, or their dad Ted. Hang out with Archie, the family dog. But most importantly, get on that bike and start laughing.
Electric Bike Specialists, llc
45 E. Main St. #104
Chattanooga, TN 37408
Wed-Sun: 10 a.m.-6 p.m.