With electric bikes being a relatively new form of transportation, there are certain misconceptions regarding the reasons why people are choosing to ride them. Some people believe that people choose to commute or run errands with electric bikes in order to save money and because they cannot afford to drive a car.
The truth is that while riding an e-bike is an excellent way to save money from having to pay for gas, and for expensive car maintenance, insurance, and parking, it is also a way to help the environment, reduce the harmful emissions and help reduce the growing problem with traffic and pollution.
The living proof that e-bikes are not for just for the people who cannot afford to drive a car is the fact that more and more celebrities are choosing electric bikes as their preferred transportation method within their communities and for everyday errands.
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There are world-famous celebrities who have been spotted riding electric bikes in the last 10 or more years.
Here are some of the most notable examples of famous people who ride electric bikes:
Liev Schreiber and Naomi Watts
The famous celebrity former couple has been spotted riding electric bicycles along with their sons Alexander and Samuel on more than one occasion before they decided to end their relationship in 2016.
Liev Schreiber is a famous actor, producer, director, and screenwriter, famous for his roles in X-Men Origins: Wolverine, Salt, Goon, and many others. Schreiber won a Tony Award in 2005 for best actor for his role in the Glengarry Glen Ross play.
His then partner and mother of two children, Naomi Watts, is another world-famous actress who is famous for her roles in numerous movies and TV series, including Birdman, Eastern Promises, Twin Peaks and many others.
While the two were together, they were photographed riding e0bikes with their two sons in Manhattan, where the famous family resided from 2005 to 2016.
She started off as a popular child star of the Hannah Montana Disney Channel series and later on became a superstar pop star with multiple top hits, golden albums, and music awards.
Since then, Miley Cyrus has been part of Times magazine’s 100 most influential people list several times.
Miley Cyrus is known to lead an environmentally friendly life, care for animals, and also ride an electric bike. She was photographed riding a Pedego women’s e-bike in Los Angeles.
Ed Begley, Jr.
Ed Begley Jr. is another famous actor and environmentalist who has taken part in over 100 movies and TV shows. He recently appeared in Young Sheldon, Modern Family, Arrested Development, and other award-winning TV series. One of his most famous roles is that of Dr. Victor Ehrlich from the St. Elsewhere series.
Ed Begley Jr. has long supported sustainable products and renewable energy and often goes on morning bicycle rides for producing sustainable energy for his toaster. He claims that just 10 minutes of pedaling are sufficient for producing enough energy for the toaster to run and make toast for him and his family, including his three children.
He hosted a green living reality show along with his wife Rachelle Carson titled “Living with Ed.”
The actor has been riding and promoting the iZip electric bike
Prince Charles is the heir to the British throne, son of Queen Elizabeth II, and former husband of beloved late Princess Diana of Whales. He is the father of Princes William and Harry, who have been causing a stir lately in the UK and around the world.
Prince Charles has been a promoter off green living for decades.
He has been spotted and photographed riding a Spencer Ivy electric bike several times.
The bike by Spencer is powered by a premium quality Panasonic motor and has 8 speeds. It is a sophisticated electric bike that is ideally suited for royalty.
Leonardo DiCaprio hardly needs an introduction. He is one of the most famous American actors, recognized around the world for his performances in Romeo and Juliette, Titanic, The Wolf of Wall Street, and his Oscar-winning role in The Revenant, to name just a few.
This year he again has been nominated for an Oscar award for his role in Quentin Tarantino’s film Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.
But not only is he one of the most beloved actors and eligible bachelors of Hollywood, but Di Caprio is also very active in his work as an environmentalist.
He has been recently spotted riding a unique A2B Ultra-Motor electric bike, which is entirely eco-friendly and sports a fantastic design.
Known as the domestic Goddess, Martha Stewart is a famous writer, TV personality, and retail businesswoman.
She actually owns two Platinum Edition Pedego e-bikes and has claimed that they are her preferred mode of transportation at her Bedford farm as well as at her luxurious East Hampton home.
Known best for his role as Captain Kirk from Star Trek, William Shatner is a cultural icon, actor, singer, producer, director, and author.
He is also one of the biggest celebrity fans of electric bikes.
Shatner has owned Pedego electric bikes since 2012 when he and his wife bought their first electric bikes.
Since then, Shatner proudly states that his family owns 16 Pedego Electric bikes, and the three generations, including his kids and grandkids, love riding their e-bikes around their Kentucky ranch, and when they are staying at their luxurious Southern California home.
Shatner jokes that he loves his Pedego bike because he can easily keep up with his kids and his young grandkids, despite that he is 88 years old.
Rapper Ray J was photographed in 2015 riding an e-bike on Melrose Avenue in L.A. the rapper is Kim Kardashian’s ex-boyfriend and took part in the 19th season of Celebrity Big Brother back in 2017. Ray J. also funded an electric bike startup company known as Raytroniks, which created the famous Scoot e-bike.
So, he is definitely a true fan and believer in the future of electric bikes.
Celebrity chef Curtis Stone and Miss Australia Jennifer Hawkins
The two were photographed enjoying a ride on Pedego electric bikes rented from electric bike hire in Santa Monica while filming a show hosted by Hawkins.
As you can see, even the rich and the famous enjoy riding electric bikes. So if it is the image of electric bikes as being cheaper alternatives for people who cannot afford cars has been stopping you from getting an e-bike, then you can rest assured that it is not all about money-saving. Riding an electric bike is about making a statement regarding the pro-environmental cause as well.