Yes, you will! Its a whole lot like riding an regular bike, so you’ll also need balance, steer, and brake!
There are different categories of ebikes that utilize different technology. For tours and rentals at Fly Rides we use Class 1 ebikes with Pedal Assist and motors that assist up to 20mph. You select how much help you’d like from the motor by choosing from 3-4 levels, and when you pedal, the assist automatically kicks in.
There are two other classes of electric bicycles:
• Class 2 ebikes have throttles that assist up to 20mph – with these you don’t have to pedal on the flats, but you’ll have a lot less range as they use way more battery power.
• Class 3 ebikes have pedal assist and a top speed of 28mph- these are most popular with commuters that know the road well and want to get there fast!
It is also worth noting that electric bikes have gears and are easy to ride without the help of the motor. If somehow you do run out of battery, you can still get home!