Bicycling offers an environmentally friendly mix of sightseeing, exercising, and commuting, but many who reside in particularly hilly terrain may not have the time nor the stamina to make owning a bicycle worthwhile. Hoping to inspire more would-be bicyclists is Greenlight Bikes, LLC, who has announced the immediate availability of Kalkhoff e-bikes to the North American market.
Said to be one Europe’s most lauded bicycle brands, the Kalkhoff line of bikes spans conventional and high-performance, offering something for the biking enthusiast or a more casual rider. Kalkhoff’s pedal-assisted e-bikes employ an electric motor that supplements the rider’s pedaling, helping out when one’s own power just isn’t enough to top the crest of a particularly steep rise.
Geoffrey Wagner, managing director of Greenlight Bikes, the exclusive U.S. importer of Kalkhoff bicycles, expressed enthusiasm over the e-bike brand, stating that “by eliminating hills or distance as major obstacles, electric bicycles provide non-cycling adults the opportunity to experience the excitement and joy of bike riding they might not have felt since they were kids.”