Ashland Electric Bikes

It’s Time to Save Our World

Electric bikes are a ton of fun to ride! They turn every trip to the grocery store, to work, or out on the town at night an adventure. Everyone feels as strong as Lance Armstrong and smiles abound on the faces of ebikers wherever they ride. The fun factor cannot be over emphasized, yet there’s another much more serious side to the picture. Wide scale electric bike usage is a substantial step in the right direction for a world in the throes of escalating environmental degradation.

In the first two months of this year there have already been numerous dangerous oil spills, gas leaks, and pipeline disasters across our country. Minnesota, New York, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and North Carolina have all endured fuel industry-related calamities. The Keystone XL dirty oil pipeline project continues to loom over all our heads. Did you know that over 14,000 oil spills are reported annually in the U.S.? It’s anybody’s guess what the unreported number is added on top of that. Modern societies are bleeding toxicity all over our mother Earth.

Scientists are sounding more like activists everyday as they warn us of the dire state of our impacts on the systems of the planet. Precious few of the strategies that were mapped out for us decades ago have yet to be implemented. Therefore, the window for easeful changes is all but shut and we need to make even more radical shifts in energy usage, politics, and governance. Fundamental economic structures will need to be revisited as well. In short, we collectively need to find radical new ways of being in this world we share, and we need to begin NOW.

Can the purchase of an electric bike really have much of an impact in the face of such global issues? Every time I ride past a gas station or a line of cars sitting in traffic it tells me that the answer is yes. This lifestyle we promote here at Ashland Electric Bikes is one we embody ourselves. Rare is the day, regardless of the weather, that I’m not out ‘takin’ care of business’ via my electric bike. My employee shares that same enthusiasm by cycling in from Jacksonville and back on all but the stormiest of days. It’s much easier than you might imagine, and on a personal level it might be the biggest change we can make toward a healthier world. So, get on a new electric bike because it’s so much fun, AND because you know that every mile you ride lessens your impact on this one precious world that we have.

Regarding our move to a larger shop; finding the right space is taking longer than anticipated. So, as of this writing we’re still in the Hersey Street Business Park. I trust that a new home will be revealed soon. Rest assured that as we progress into our sixth year of selling electric bikes exclusively, we will continue to offer the best brands in the industry and back them up with the stellar service that has become our legacy here in town. Come “Ride the Future”… it’s here now!

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Ashland Electric Bikes

Our goal at Ashland Electric Bikes is to offer high quality electric bikes that provide excellent performance and the highest level of customer satisfaction. Our bikes are designed and built to last year after year, long into the curious and exciting future that awaits us all. We are at a very exciting point in time on planet Earth. The collective decisions humanity makes in the next few years will have profound implications far into the future. Issues of sustainability and environmental impact are demanding our full attention. Transportation, and the burning of fossil fuels must be revisited at every level. Ebikes play an integral role in re-envisioning the way we all literally 'move in the world'. In these dynamic, changing times it is up to each and every one of us to do our part to co-create a healthy, sustainable future for ourselves and generations to come. At Ashland Electric Bikes we gain great pleasure knowing that we're helping 'green up' the bike at a time!

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