Two weeks ago, we introduced Part 1 of this series with 2 unique eMTB adventures to enrich your summer rides out in nature, whether you’re a seasoned or beginner mountain biker.
Here are the next two adventures. Our mission for this series is to encourage you to think outside the box of what an eMTB can bring to your leisure time, because it’s more than just a powered trail ride.
It opens up an exciting world of exploration in the great outdoors that you might never have considered before.
EMTB ADVENTURE #3: The Fisherman’s Ride
Combine your two favorite outdoor activities-trail riding and fishing, in one awesome adventure.
On a rare, perfect day with clear skies and no wind, it can be hard to decide if you’d rather be in the hills riding or out in the water fishing.
Choose the mountains and you’re wondering how many fishes you could be catching; opt for the ocean (or river) and you’re wishing for the adrenaline rush of riding.
With an eMTB, you can have the best of both riding and fishing worlds!
Whether trail riding the bluffs to find the perfect spot for ocean rock fishing, wandering deep into the mountains for some lake trout or salmon, your eMTB is the ideal conveyance you never thought of.
Go light by packing a foldable rod, a mini cooler and a small tackle box into your backpack. Then lower your pedal assist and squeeze in a quick workout ride to your fishing spot. At the end of the day, crank up to maximum boost for a speedy ride home to ensure your fish stays fresh for dinner.
On days when you’re feeling up for the challenge, strap a lightweight foldable or inflatable kayak to your rear rack ( our E3 Sumo and E3 Peak Plus come with mounting points for a rack ) and go from door to trail to water without getting in the car!
The extra weight is easily handled by the eMTB’s pedal assist, and if you opt for something like our full suspension, super-responsive E3 Peak DS, you’ll be assured of a fun and comfy ride all the way to your secret spot.
EMTB ADVENTURE #4: The Artist Trip
Capture the perfect shot or painting in secret spots with the best of your creative equipment.
Part of being a nature photographer or a plein air artist is hauling heavy equipment-a lot of it, through unpredictable nature.
A great painting or photograph often means juggling the distance you’ll need to hike in vs extra lenses or canvases, the lighter tripod vs the heavier one with better support. Usually it’s a compromise on either the distance or gear, all which affect the artistic results – more gear means more work (longer hikes with backpacking) or shorter hikes and lesser views (and often lesser results). Vice versa.
With an eMTB you don’t have to choose between gear or distance, you can have it all without adding days to your quest for beauty!
Strap your equipment to the rear rack, frame or backpack and let the pedal assist and front/rear shocks power your ride, with comfort.
You’ll be able to make it to your secret spot with plenty of time and energy left for what truly matters: set up, photograph or paint, then make it home for dinner with the family, even. If you’re feeling extra adventurous and the weather’s cooperating, bring a sleeping bag and stay the night. Explore and create all the next day with less exertion than on two feet.
The best nature artists are explorers, always pushing their craft by pursuing the road less traveled-going places others won’t or can’t so that they can capture the rare and elusive.
What better tool to have on your side than an eMTB?
Summer is upon us, which adventure will you take on? Read Part 1 of this eMTB adventure series here.
(As with all eMTB riding in nature, make sure to check with your local land manager, or use the nifty eMTB map below on https://peopleforbikes.org/emtb/ for eMTB-friendly trails.)
(Photographer credit : Lake fishing photo by Jenner Vandenhoek.)