bicycle power

We know the benefits of cycling, from physical fitness to discovering new trails. But can cycling help with other everyday needs? In our day and age of sustainable energy, people sometimes ask, “could bicycle power generate electricity?” This is an interesting thought, but how realistic is it? At Utah Bicycle Lawyers, we are all about exploring the possibilities of cycling. So, this post breaks down the possibility of bike-powered electricity.

The Possibilities of Bicycle Power

A recent article by NPR addressed this very question of bicycle power. Their conclusion? Bikes can generate electricity, but it is unlikely that you’d be satisfied with how much you got for your effort.

According to the article, riding your bike all day, each day for a month would produce about 24 kilowatt-hours of energy. That seems like a lot at first, but it is not even 3% of the amount of energy used per month in an average house. So, your bike-powered electricity may be able to power a lamp or another small appliance for a few days.

While the idea of bicycle power is intriguing, it does not seem to be very realistic at this point. In addition, all the food and equipment you would need to keep riding make it a cost-ineffective choice. Maybe in the future, bike-powered electricity will become a reality.

Utah Bicycle Accident Lawyers

Since bicycle power is still somewhere in the future, we can keep our riding on the road. Cycling can help keep us fit and take us to new places. However, bike accidents do happen, and they often cause serious injuries. For this reason, we started Utah Bicycle Lawyers to represent our fellow cyclists. If you are injured on your bike because of someone else’s negligence, we can help you win a personal injury case.

Please contact us today for a free initial consultation, or order a free copy of our book, The Utah Bicycle Accident Handbook. We look forward to helping you get the help you need and deserve!

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