Around the country, bars, restaurants, and other public spaces are closed or have limited service. Public transportation is becoming a more iffy proposition, and cities are closing streets to give pedestrians more room to move around near their homes.
Enter: the electric bike. You don’t need to be physically fit to ride one. It gets you outside, reduces fossil fuels, reduces congestion, and it’s fun. Over the past few years, we’ve tried almost every kind of ebike there is, from heavy-duty cargo bikes to high-end mountain bikes. Whether you’re tooling around your neighborhood buying wood chips from the hardware store or trying to trim a few miles off the ride for a socially distanced visit, we have the best ebike for you.
We will be continuing to test and ride bikes, so if you don’t see one you like now, be sure to check back later. Once you get one, check out our favorite biking accessories and gear for a bikepacking adventure.
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Updated for September 2020: We removed several older picks, added new information, and added new bikes, like the Cannondale Quick Neo SL.