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Ride Ebikes Safely with retired Deputy Sheriff & Bicycle Patrol Officer, Shawn Dinkins | EP 121

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No, I didn’t really get pulled over, but that’s why it’s important to know the ebike laws. 

You can’t just make up your own rules on a bicycle, you need to follow the rules of road like anybody else. Blowing through stop signs, riding erratically, and taking an unlocked ebike at a higher speeds on the streets isn’t going to work out well. 

To keep yourself & others safe, there is more to riding an Ebike than you may think. 

Welcome back to another incredible episode of the Area 13 Ebikes Podcast. If you're new to the show, this is THE BEST place to learn all about electric bikes, products related to them, And most importantly, the people behind the scenes. 

I’m Jessica, part of the team with Area 13 Ebikes and on today’s episode you’ll learn more about ebike safety from retired Deputy Sherrif & Bicycle Patrol Officer, Shawn Dinkins.

Shawn was a Dirt Bike School Coach (Motorcycle Safety Institute) an ATV Safety Instructor (ATV Safety Institute) as well as a Defensive Driving Instructor for programs like “Alive at 25” (teen driving program) and “The Mature Driver Course (senior driver program).  He has worked with local school districts to teach bicycle safety to elementary school students through “bicycle rodeos.” His YouTube channel is dedicated to promoting the safe use of alternate, clean transportation and to help you be safe, get healthy and protect the environment. 

And he watched a recent video on our YouTube Channel and had some things to say about it. 

This is the Area 13 Ebikes Podcast.

In today’s episode you’ll learn more about: 

  • Why understanding your local laws around ebikes is so important. 
  • What are some of the things you don’t want to do on the trails and streets. 
  • What can you really get a ticket for when on an ebike?
  • What are some of the things Shawn Dinkins saw on the job and what not to do. 
  • What Shawn thought about the video titled, “Ebike Riders vs Cops - But they are increasingly clueless”
  • What are the differences between the ebike classes. 
  • Why playing ignorant is one of the worst things you can do if you get pulled over. 
  • Some tips for riding safely as an ebiker directly from Shawn Dinkins.
  • How you can get Oyster Insurance for your ebike, even if you didn't purchase it at Area 13 Ebikes.
  • And so much more! 

We love sharing more about ebikes If you have a guest suggestion, email us at info at Area 13 ebikes dot com. And if you want to share how you’re getting involved in your ebike community or what you want to learn about next - let me know! 

Don’t forget to check the show notes for helpful links to get a bike, join the community, sell an ebike, get Oyster Insurance for your bike, and so much more. 

Thank you for joining us today. See you the first Tuesday of every month for another awesome episode of The Area 13 Ebikes Podcast.

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