Where to Ride Your E-Bike
Explore The Heartland on An Electric Bike
Electric bikes, also known as e-bikes and pedal-assist bikes, feature lightweight rechargeable batteries that provide you with a boost while you’re cycling. At The Bike Rack, we have a variety of different electric bikes to meet your needs - whether you’re a daily commuter, a mountain bike enthusiast, or a casual cruiser. Learn more about our e-bike selection, and keep scrolling to learn more about how e-bikes are classified (and why these classifications matter to you) and where to ride in Omaha, Lincoln and beyond!
Our Favorite Electric Bikes
Make your life easier with the Trek Verve 2+ Lowstep or the Cannondale Treadwell Neo, two of our favorite e-bikes! Whether you are looking for an option for a green commute, a way to go further faster or just looking to make riding more fun, you can't go wrong with either of these models. Swing by our Omaha or Lincoln locations for a test ride!
Class 1 E-Bikes
Class 1 models are pedal-assist electric bikes that go up to 20 mph (or faster speeds with the addition of human power). The pedal-assist on these bikes uses sensors to read your pedal cadence and/or how much force you are applying to the pedals. These models are great for bike paths, many public trails, and street riding.
Class 2 E-Bikes
Class 2 models are throttle-assisted electric bikes, similar to a scooter or motorcycle, that go up to 20 mph. Even though they don't go as fast as Class 3 e-bikes, they may be classified as motorized vehicles in some places due to their electric throttle. Because of changing laws and potential restrictions, we do not carry Class 2 e-bikes at this time.
Class 3 E-Bikes
Class 3 models are pedal-assist electric bikes that go up to 28 mph (or faster speeds with the addition of human power). While these e-bikes do not require a driver’s license or license plate, they are fast! They’re the perfect vehicle for commuting or taking care of errands around town. We recommend sticking to paved roads on Class 3s.
We Are Your E-Bike Experts
If you currently ride an e-bike or are considering taking one home, we’re here to help you determine where it is safe and legal to ride. Thanks to peopleforbikes.org, we can offer you local guides for riding your electric bike. Our factory-certified mechanics are trained Bosch & Shimano and regularly take part in ongoing training to stay as sharp as possible. We are 100% committed to being Nebraska’s E-Bike headquarters and look forward to assisting you with all of your electric bike needs.