How to Tour the Country on an E-Bike
July 11, 2023
If you’re looking for the best electric touring bike, 2023 is the right year to buy one! Technology has improved greatly over the years, and more options are available now than ever before.
Today, we’ll dive into some of the best touring bikes for your next cross-country adventure, all of which you can find from Ride1Up.
What Is the Best E-Bike for Long Distances?
Cross-country e-bikes need to have a long range in order to be useful, and we recommend the Rift as one of the best e-bikes for long-distance travel. It has a range of forty-five to sixty miles and rides on all terrain, which means no more worrying about your bike giving out on ground that isn’t perfectly flat.
You can also try the LMT’D torque-sensing electric bike for long-distance rides. This e-bike can go thirty to fifty miles without needing a charge, and it provides a smooth and enjoyable ride, every time.
Best Touring E-Bikes
Touring e-bikes are a happy medium between light mountain bikes and sturdy commuter bikes. When evaluating an adventure touring style e-bike like the Turris, one of our most popular designs, the Turris has a few things in its favor.
First, it’s lighter than similar bikes, weighing in at just fifty-five pounds. Second, most other touring bikes are more expensive than the Turris. With the feel of an urban bike and feel of a trail bike, the Turris gives you the best of both styles!
Cross-Country Touring on an E-Bike
Riding an electric bike on a long trip may seem scary, but it’s completely doable. Take these tips into consideration as you prepare for your trip:
Pack for All Weather
Because you’ll be exposed to the elements, you should pack clothing that will protect you against whatever might come up. You’ll need clothes for rain, wind, and sun. We recommend cycling shorts, rain gear, tops made of synthetic materials, and cycling gloves.
Prepare for Mechanical Issues
While we never want mechanical issues to occur, they do happen, so you should always stay prepared. Bring wrenches, a pump, spare cables, bungee cords, and duct tape. It’s also a good idea to pack a spare battery, multiple chargers, and power cables.
Transport Your Belongings
Of course, you’ll need a way to transport your stuff if you’re taking a cross-country trip. We sell baskets and storage cages for exactly this purpose. The storage cage is specifically made for the Revv 1, so if you own this bike, we recommend getting it for your cross-country adventure!
Taking a cross-country trip on an electric bike doesn’t have to be difficult. With the right ride and accessories from reliable electric bike experts like those at Ride1Up, you’ll be ready for anything that may come up on your journey. Browse our selection of touring electric bikes today to find your new favorite road companion, or feel free to reach out for any advice you may be looking for when it comes to finding the perfect e-bike to meet your needs!