Can You Ride An Electric Bike If You Can’t Ride A Bike? (Explained)

Can You Ride An Electric Bike If You Can't Ride A Bike

Electric bikes have many advantages, and I think that one of the first advantages is that they allow many people to use them according to their different needs.

The reason for this is the presence of the motor and the battery, which gives you the ability to move the bike within the city to nearby places with minimal effort which may be an ideal solution for people who do not want to use their cars all the time and at the same time cannot use regular bikes, whether due to old age or an injury that prevents them from using the pedal for a long time.

But there is a category of people who do not know how to ride bicycles at all, and this category is not small

Therefore, in this post, we will explain whether you can ride an electric bike if you do not know how to ride a bike at all, and we will also give you the alternatives available to you so you can have all information you need.

Can You Ride An Electric Bike If You Can’t Ride A Bike?

As a general rule, you can ride an electric bike if you don’t know how to ride a bike at all as long as your ebike has a throttle.

Although you may be able to rely on throttles to ride an electric bike without having to use the pedal, there are some challenges that you may face when relying only on throttles to ride a bike.

Challenges you may face if you depend only on the throttle to use your ebike.

In this part, we will share the challenges that you may encounter when using an electric bike using throttle only. The goal of this part is to get to know all the information that you will need so that you are ready for it if you decide to rely on the throttle.

1- High battery Consumtion.

 The first challenge that you may encounter while riding an electric bike based on throttle only is the high consumption of the battery, and this is a natural thing, as you will not use the pedal at all, which will increase the consumption of the battery.

Solution: You can overcome this challenge by adding a spare battery to the bike so that you can rely on it when needed, but although this solution is a practical solution, it is an additional cost.

2- Low Range.

When using the electric bike based on the throttle only, you will meet another challenge, which is the decrease in the range of the electric bike, as a result of the high consumption of the battery, as we mentioned in the previous point.

Solution 1: In order to overcome this challenge, you can use the throttle gently, meaning that you do not keep pressing the throttle all the time (press until the bike moves, then raise your hands, then press again, and so on) in this way you will reduce battery consumption and increase the range, but although this solution will help you, it will increase the time required to reach your destination.

Solution 2: The second solution to overcome this challenge is to avoid going up steep hills using the throttle only because this will increase battery consumption and reduce the range.

3- Going uphill will be difficult.

When riding uphills using an electric bike throttle, it will be difficult because all the torque that the ebike needs will be taken from the motor directly without any help from your side, which will make the matter somewhat difficult.

Solution: In order to overcome this challenge, make sure that your electric bike motor capacity is large (750 watts and 120 Newtons at least).

Reasons why you can’t ride an ebike?

In this part of the post, we will learn about the most famous reasons that prevent people from riding bicycles in general and electric bicycles, in particular, despite the ease of riding an electric bicycle.

1- lake of information about ebike .

There are some people who have never tried to learn to ride a bike, and when they hear or see about electric bikes they think that ebikes are more complicated, so they decide not to try them at all. but in fact, this is the exact opposite of reality as the ebikes are easier than a regular bike.

If you are one of those people, you can learn more about how to ride an electric bike through this post in which we have put a lot of resources about an electric bike and how to deal with it for the first time.

How To Ride An Electric Bike For Beginners? (Full Guide)

2-Can’t Balance an ebike.

One of the common reasons for the inability to use electric bicycles is the inability to balance while riding a bicycle. But if we take a closer look at electric bikes, electric bikes are much easier to balance than regular bikes.

If you are one of those people who refuse to learn to ride electric bikes because of the inability to balance

You can see this post, which explained in detail (step by step) how to balance your electric bike

Are Electric Bikes Easier To Balance? Step By Step Guide

3-Inability to Pedal.

The second reason that can prevent some people from riding an electric bike is the inability to use the pedal due to a specific foot injury or any other disease.

This category of people can use the throttle to ride an electric bike, taking into account the challenges we mentioned earlier.

What are the available options for you if you can’t ride a bike & decide to ride an ebike.

In this part of the post, we will share together the options available to you if you do not know how to ride bikes in general and want to ride an electric bike.

1-Adult training wheels.

Using adult training wheels is one of the best solutions to ride your electric bike without having to know about cycling in advance
The reason for this is that it will give you the confidence and ability to ride your electric bike easily.

Note: Make sure that the electric bike you intend to buy can have adult training wheels installed

2- Choose an easy-to-balance ebike design.

There are a variety of electric bikes specially designed for people who have problems with balancing the famous two designs are:

The Forward pedaling design.
Step through design.

These two designs are the best in terms of the ability to make a balance, as well as the mount and Dismount from ebike.

3-Electric Tricycle.

The electric tricycle is one of the good choices, especially for the elderly and people who have a problem using the pedal because it is basically balanced and does not require any effort. Just mount it and use the throttle and that’s all.

4- Learn to ride an ebike.

If what’s stopping you from learning to ride an electric bike is not knowing, then, believe me, an electric bike is a joy you don’t want to lose.

You can learn to ride and move an electric bike within two hours, and you can get valuable information about how to ride an electric bike through our website or any other website and YouTube as well.

If the above resources do not meet your needs, you can hire a coach to teach you

Believe me, it’s so much fun.


You can ride an electric bike without using the pedal depending on the throttle.

There are some challenges that you will encounter when relying on throttle only to ride an electric bike, which are the high consumption of the battery and the difficulty of riding up the hill.

There are custom designs to make it easy to balance the electric bike

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