Preparing for the Ride
Love at first ride.
The EVELO blog
Freedom. The need to explore. The desire to get the heart pumping. Anyone who tosses a leg over a bicycle knows the feeling of getting out for a ride. Unfortunately that can all come crashing down to a halt for the rider who leaves the house unprepared! Just as anyone who has ever ridden a bike knows the joys of getting out for a ride, we also know that sometimes bad things happen to good people. An ounce of prevention really can go a long way towards keeping you on the road even when things don’t go as planned. Here are some tips to make sure the ride stays fun, no matter the circumstances! … Read more
One consideration for the commuter cyclist or recreational rider is whether to use thorn resistant tubes or not. There are several factors to consider and an argument can be made either way. … Read more
As EVELO continues our fourth year of operations, we keep working towards becoming a company that our customers are proud to do business with, where our team members look forward to working at, and where we always aim to do things a bit different from the rest.
One thing becoming increasingly important to me, as the company’s co-founder and CEO, is transparency. I strongly believe that the more transparent we are – as a company – the stronger the relationship we build with our customers and the better the environment we create for all of our team members. … Read more
Any bike that gets ridden seriously as transportation or on long rides needs at least a basic tool/emergency kit, and the knowledge to use it, unless the rider is always in a position to call a friend with a car or a cab when their bike needs a quick fix on the road. … Read more
In our next installment of our 3 Minute Electric Bike Video Series where we help demystify electric bikes we’re talking about what the right bike style is for you. … Read more
This year, about 98% of our business will come from customers who buy directly from us online. For a lot of customers, it’s a fairly novel concept – to buy something like a bicycle online and its true, it is a fairly new approach to selling bicycles. … Read more
Safety is paramount when riding in traffic. With distracted drivers and narrow roads, anything that can increase your visibility is a help. While the best thing that you can do as a cyclist is to act as if you are invisible, getting noticed sure is a plus!
Every well prepared rider carries a few things on each ride to make sure that in case of mechanical issues, they make it home! One these indispensable items is a good multi-tool, the bicycling equivalent of a Swiss Army knife. … Read more
When we were starting EVELO several years ago, one of the key challenges that we needed to solve was distribution of the bikes. How do we distribute the bikes to the users and provide them with test-ride opportunities in the most effective way? … Read more