Addressing the needs of e-bike owners

E-bikes and e-scooters have become increasingly more popular in Lethbridge as of late.

You might be wondering what happens if one of them stops working.

Mathew Helawell, the owner of BikeLane educated us on the importance of maintaining e-bikes.

“We’ve got a few cool products that can- that can sort of make a less safe bike a little more safe. We’ve got some hydraulic brake upgrades. We can put new discs on. We can check your disc bolts, make sure that there’s Loctite on them, stuff like that. And we also do- we do a lot of just kind of explaining and educating customers on, this is what you’ve got and this is what you can expect out of it. And then how does that line up with their expectations and their life demands for it? Right? Because we’ve got a lot of folks who are now commuting on e-bikes. And if you’re commuting on it, you want this thing to be fairly reliable. You don’t want to not be able to get to work that day, or you don’t want to be having an accident on your way to work, right?”

Hellawell is Canadian Electric Bicycle Association certified, which allows him to service all components of an e-bike.

Neuron Mobility recently brought back its e-bikes and e-scooters to Lethbridge. In 2022, the company’s two methods of transportation travelled a combined 430,000 kilometres in our city.

BikeLane will also be at the Nature Play Fest on Saturday at Henderson Lake from 12-4pm for free inspections.

Micah Quinn

After graduating from Mount Royal University in Calgary with a Broadcasting Diploma, Micah made the trek down to Lethbridge to work for Bridge City News. He has previously worked at City TV Calgary on the Breakfast Television morning show. He looks forward to connecting with this community, and reaching a new audience. Micah has a passion for interviewing and finding out why people think the way they do. You’ll often find him pursuing local feature stories and hard news.

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