Julia considers herself to be an average biker (“I own an old, purple, one-speed vintage-style bike that must be walked up the hills of Duluth”), so she used the e-bike as a supplement to her car. Julia tried to bike most places, but had to use her car for grocery shopping, if the weather looked questionable, or if she had to go long distances. In total, Julia traveled just under 100 miles on the e-bike over the month!
Some notable benefits of using the e-bike included avoiding parking fees and saving money on gas. Julia had no problem finding bike racks in front of most businesses and places around town. To this point, she says “No matter my destination I knew I would be able to safely lock up my bike for the day. Over the course of the month, I was going through gas at a remarkably slower rate and couldn’t even remember the last time I had filled the tank.”