The new year's in full swing! That means you're probably ready to start making the smart choices that will put you on the right path to keeping your resolutions.
While this may seem daunting, it doesn't have to be. Especially if you decide to make your resolutions a little more rad.
Here are some ideas to help you live your raddest life.
1. Ride everywhere.
Biking to work every day may come with a learning curve, but here are just a few of the benefits.
What better way to start the new decade than committing to less time driving?
Take some time to scope out new routes. There's a good chance that you'll find plenty of situations where you can add some extra miles to your radometer.
2. Master bike maintenance.
For Seattle-based riders, we now offer Rad Academy courses, themed monthly maintenance classes from our team of resident experts.
Learning to take care of your bike is one of the most surefire ways to stick with your routine and build up the confidence you need to go further.
Try challenging yourself by becoming a bike maintenance guru. You won't just save money, you'll also be able to lend a hand to your fellow riders.
And of course, being a good friend is pretty rad.
3. Help your health.
Think riding an ebike is cheating? Think again! New research shows that taking a spin on an ebike provides virtually the same kind of workout as riding a regular old bike.
We've heard stories from countless Rad riders about how ebikes have made significant improvements to their wellbeing.
For instance, there's Blair Hebert, a swing musician and film tech who found his RadMini to be the catalyst for a healthier life. Within months, he was riding daily, eating better, and ultimately getting in the best shape he's been in years.
Or you can look to Chris Douglas for inspiration. After deciding to donate a kidney to a longtime colleague, he set out to lose 40 pounds in order to be healthy enough for the procedure. He didn't just meet that goal, he ultimately found himself shedding an additional 50.
Even if you have more simple goals, ebikes are an exciting way to be more active. Plus, you won't have to deal with the gym crowd.
4. Embrace adventure.
Check out these five destinations where you can have a radventure without having to pack your bike.
Ebikes are exciting. You get to be outside, explore trails, and feel that sense of freedom that only a bike ride can provide.
This year, try taking it to the next level.
5. Share your ride.
WIRED lists the RadWagon as one of the best cargo bikes for families.
One of the most important things in life is sharing its best moments with the people who matter to you.
When you ride Rad, you're guaranteed to have good times galore. Try spreading that joy with the people you love. They may even become Rad riders themselves.
Not yet a member of the Rad family? Check out these 5 reasons why we think everyone should give an ebike a shot. Thinking about taking the plunge but not sure where to begin? Take a look at our guide for picking the best ebike for you.