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Conquering Range Anxiety: Strategies for Planning Longer E-Bike Adventure

May 30, 2024

Embarking on longer e-bike adventures can be exhilarating, but the fear of running out of battery power—commonly known as range anxiety—can sometimes put a damper on the excitement. Fear not! With the right strategies and preparation, you can conquer range anxiety and enjoy epic rides on your bike with confidence. Let's dive into some key tactics for planning longer e-bike adventures.

Know Your Bike's Range (including dual battery range):

Understanding your ebike’s range is essential for planning longer journeys. Consult your bike's manual to determine how far you can expect to ride on a single charge. For instance, the Blix models with dual batteries, like the Packa, Ultra and Dubbel, have double the range as single battery models. Ultra withdual batteries can go twice as far! Factors such as terrain, rider weight, and assistance level can impact range, so take these into account when estimating your ride distance.

Ensure You’re Fully Charged: 

Before setting out on your adventure, ensure your battery is fully charged. Set yourself an alarm the day before to ensure you have full power before you embark on your longer adventure. 

Pack Essential Tools and Accessories:

Equip yourself with essential tools and supplies to handle any unforeseen circumstances on the road. One way to do this is to accessorize your bike for long rides.

With an accessory like the Blix Front Basket, you can equip any Blix 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.

Carry a portable air pump, tire repair kit, multi-tool, spare inner tubes, and a first-aid kit. Being prepared for minor repairs and maintenance can help you address issues quickly and keep your journey on track.

Optimize Your Riding Style:

Maximize your bike's efficiency by adopting smart riding habits. Start with a full battery, and use pedal-assist modes judiciously to conserve energy. Maintain a steady pace and avoid sudden acceleration or braking, as these actions can drain the battery faster. Consider adjusting your route to minimize steep inclines and headwinds, which can increase energy consumption.

By understanding your bike’s capabilities, preparing adequately, and riding efficiently, you can conquer range anxiety and fully enjoy the thrill of your e-bike adventures.