Tuesday, December 28, 2010

20% OFF New Year's Electric Bike Sale: ENDS 10th Jan. 2011

Dear Friends,

As a big Thank You to everyone who has entered our Facebook Electric Bike competition, but was unlucky to win, we are offering a 20% discount on any purchases on our website from today until January 10th, 2011. Simply enter the following Coupon Code at checkout:  RB266LX90

This 20% Discount is available on any product from our website: http://www.reefbikes.com.au

Please feel free to share this discount to your family and friends.

At Reef Bikes, we are committed to promoting healthy living and green technology with great-looking, quality electric bicycles to suit your lifestyle.
We are set for a huge year, and we hope you join us for the ride.

Thank you again for your support and with best wishes for the New Year,

Jovan & George

Friday, December 10, 2010

Electric Bicycles Can Get More Women Riding Bikes

I read a recent report in the UK where it says men are 3 times more likely to commute to work on a bicycle. I'm confident in assuming the figures are similar here.

It made me think: Why is it that women are not as adventurous as men when it comes to cycling to work?

I came to the conclusion that there are two main reasons for this.

1. I think, in general, woman are probably more anxious than men regarding safety. They probably choose not to ride to work because it is not safe for them to do so. This will most likely be because of a lack of (or non-existent), bike paths from their home to their place of work.

2. The other reason, I think is that women are probably more anxious than men about the hills and the physical pain riding a bike has on their legs. This is where an electric bike can really be of use.

An e-bike gently expands the distance you can ride a bicycle as well as your strength. It allows you to go up hills and ride longer distances without getting tired. The little extra boost is just enough to get up steep hills or avoid dangerous traffic situations with more ease.

Simply put, the electric bike is a confidence booster, which can be important for female cyclists and encourage them to commute by bike to work.

Monday, November 29, 2010

A Relaxing Day in Paris

I got this photo from a Swiss friend of mine who's just come back from a weekend in Paris and uploaded some pictures on her Facebook, including this one.

I love how casual and random the French are. Having a chat while sipping champagne, eating lunch and smoking a cigarette.

And of course the bikes are just there with them.

I like something about this photo. It makes me smile :-)

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Commuting By Electric Bike: More Fun. Less Effort

Fed up with waiting for trains or buses? Are you constantly stuck in traffic when you drive to work and are really ready for a permanent change?

Have you always thought about riding your bike to work, yet you never do?

Why do you think that is?

Perhaps you do try for a few weeks, but eventually, you end up going back to your old ways and your bike ends up back in the garage collecting dust...

...The problem is, many of us want to live healthier.

We want to travel to work with a more eco-friendly and sustainable way. The reality is though that sometimes it's just too hard.

Cycling is hard. Your legs hurt. You get sweaty. Some days - you just don't feel like it.

I love riding my bike. But I don't feel like riding it right now. I'm nice and comfortable in my apartment and if I had to get on my bike right now - I'd be a tad annoyed.

Electric Blue by REEF® Bikes
Enter electric bicycles. With a 25 km/h maximum road speed without pedaling, they can really take the hard work out of cycling. 

A recent survey of electric bicycle owners revealed that almost 40% ride their bike at least once a day and 81% use the bike at least once a week. Other research indicates that electric bikes are used at least twice as often as regular bicycles.

Why? My guess is that people quickly realize they are more fun and require less effort and that in the long run, the health benefits they get will be sustainable because they are riding more often. Both to work & on the weekends.

Try one and you'll never go back - not to regular bikes, cars, buses nor trains.