Riding with friends and family can be challenging when riders have widely different skill or fitness levels. In years past, this meant some riders were left behind, and others found themselves constantly waiting for others.
The introduction of e-bikes has changed this dynamic for the better. When one faster rider uses a traditional bike and a slower rider uses an e-bike, they can ride together at the same speed. The faster rider gets the challenge and workout they may desire, while the slower rider can go faster and further than would otherwise be possible.
The same principle applies to families with children as well. For example, imagine one parent towing a child trailer attempting to keep up with the other parent! A child + trailer adds 100+ pounds to the workload and creates significant aerodynamic drag.
If the parent towing the trailer rides an e-bike, they can ride along with the other parent who isn't towing - the entire family travels at the same speed, riding faster and further, together! Powerful models, like the Populo Peak Mid-Drive e-bike, are ideal for carrying heavy loads, especially in hilly areas.
Populo e-bikes are the perfect way to "level the playing field" in this way.