Rider Spotlight: Meet Samantha from Mid-City! 

Rider Spotlight: Meet Samantha from Mid-City! 

Los Angeles can be a big and difficult place to make home, especially when navigating by car. After nearly 10 years in this city, I’ve been aching for a better way to get around that is more connected to my community. I was beyond excited when I learned that a new e-bike subscription company, Wombi, was coming to Los Angeles.

Jumping on as an early adopter, I've been breezing through an unexpected commute through work and life – a breeze made even sweeter by my trusty Wombi e-bike. 

Full disclosure - I’m so jazzed about Wombi that I am not only just a rider, but I also work on the team full-time. 

Here’s how I navigate the labyrinth of work, happy hours, and grocery escapades at Trader Joe's, all while learning how to safely cycle in this city that I love


A cool start: Morning workout

I am a self-proclaimed early riser with a twist: up by 5:45am, but on “unsocial mode” until a fashionable 8am. Starting with a crawl to my kitchen for a large glass of water and an espresso shot, I throw my sneakers on, don my fanny pack with airpods, phone, and something new: e-bike chain lock key. I was pleasantly surprised to catch the sunrise on my morning ride to the gym, which was a refreshing new addition to the start of my day. After my workout, I pedal home, cooled down by the breeze along the route.


Is she…French?: To my 9-5

After my 20-step skincare routine, I strap on my helmet, pack my work bag and laptop into my Wombi pannier bags, and my e-bike propels me forward.  The extra pedal assist allows me to zip to work without breaking a sweat. Wind in my hair and sun on my face, I bike on the dedicated bike lanes on Venice Boulevard. This moment feels very Parisian, but I zoom past taco shops, coffee and donut restaurants, and fruit stands on a few corners. I barely noticed them previously; things I truly appreciate as uniquely L.A. The best part - I arrive quicker than if I had taken my car. 


Office to Happy Hour: The 5-9

The clock strikes five, and I transition seamlessly from business mode to celebration. My e-bike effortlessly whisks me away to my favorite sushi spot, where friends and colleagues gather for a sun-kissed happy hour. Laughter mingles with the fading daylight, and I revel in the seamless rhythm of work and play. Until I remember I need lunch tomorrow.


Trader Joe's: A Culinary Excursion

As the sun sets, my e-bike becomes my partner in culinary exploration. E-bike shopping has become one of my favorite hobbies. I bring my Wombi with me into the store, and though I came to grab a few pre-made salads for the week’s lunch, I emerge with my two pannier bags filled with groceries and scented candles I just had to have. Some call it overspending, I call it an embodiment of my zest for life and flavors.

I pedal back home, satisfied and ready for bed. Who knew that doing life on two wheels would be so fun in Los Angeles? 

Want to try out the e-bike life? Sign-up here for a test ride or email us at info@wombi.us.

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