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Accessorizing Your Bike For Long Rides

June 27, 2022

The hot weather is here, and it’s time to break out your Blix for some long rides. To have smooth and successful rides, you must travel with the right equipment. Here are some suggestions on how to accessorize your Blix for long bike rides.

Front Basket, Rear Rack & Fenders

Nothing says summer like farmers’ market hauls, picnics at the beach, and outdoor activities with friends and family. And what better way to get to and from all of this fun than on an eBike?

Thanks to the Front Basket, you can equip any model with up to 50 pounds of carrying power. The bamboo plate base will help you carry with style, and the basket can be easily mounted to the front rack. Whether it holds tennis rackets or adult beverages is up to you.

If you are riding a Sol Eclipse, make sure you grab a Rear Rack to attach baskets or any other trip essentials. Also, don't forget Fenders to protect you from dirt and water during your ride. 

woman on sol eclipse bike

Smart Pannier Bag

Whether it’s Friday night and the forest is calling your name, or Monday and you’re starting the weekly grind, the Smart Pannier Bag is a brilliant accessory. Strapped onto the rear rack (or Ultra Rear Rack), it’ll double your cargo.

The Bags’ water-resistant canvas will keep your stored laptop, clothes, or swimsuits safe. Secure clips will give you peace of mind as you race to your summer adventure. To help with on-bike and off-bike schlepping, the pannier bag becomes a cross-body bag to accompany you wherever your summertime essentials are needed.

smart pannier bag

Rear Rack Cushion, VIP & Wheel Guard (For Packa + Kids)

For cute cargo (kiddos), the Rear Rack Cushion, VIP Section, and Wheel Guard will keep little ones safe and smiling. The Packa can be equipped with up to two Cushions, which provides comfortable padding for your passengers.

Two are recommended for riders in the VIP Section, which is designed for kids around 5-10 years old. Think of the VIP like a safety restraint on a roller coaster. It’ll keep little ones inside the ride at all times and can even be mounted with Yepp EasyFit child seats for extra comfort.

To keep wandering hands and feet protected, the Wheel Guard does exactly that: guard the Packa rear wheel. If you’ve got a 4-year-old with a doll that might become attracted to the spinning wheel, just easily attach the Guards’ velcro straps. That way, you won’t have to worry about any unfortunate accidents.

Additionally, the bamboo Running Boards can be easily mounted for both bags and feet to rest during rides.

kid on back of Packa bike

Extra Battery + Charger

While all Blix models feature batteries designed to go the extra distance, having an extra battery and charger can provide some additional peace of mind. If you’re embarking on a multi-day ride across the state or simply want to have a worry-free summer, have these on hand just in case.

The 48V 2A Charger and 36V 2A Charger are available to match your battery system's voltage. Just give it about four hours, and you’ll be ready to hit the road again.

The batteries included in your Blix have an incredible 25,000-mile lifetime. This means that they’ll go through up to 800 charging cycles! If they’re close to the end of their lifetime—or if you’re like this Blix rider, who’s put thousands of miles on her bike—an extra battery might be good to have around.

Packa bike

Summer Vibes Only

Summer is THE time to get out and go. A Blix is a perfect summertime companion, and accessories allow you to make it truly yours. We’re excited to join you on your adventures over the next few months. We’d love to hear what you do and see, so feel free to share your story with us—and the rest of the Blix Bike community!