Our sunny days in Stockholm have unfortunately come to an end, but if we close our eyes, we can still see those wide bike paths along the water's edge rolling in front of us. This endless smooth asphalt made for an endlessly smooth e-skate ride. In four days we commuted almost 100 kilometers on electric skateboards throughout the city. We went over Stockholm's beautiful bridges, up and downhill, through some car free areas and parks. No worries for cops were on our minds since the use of light electric vehicles up to 20 km/h is totally legal in Sweden! Continue on to see if we found the answer to our question before visiting, is Stockholm the perfect place to change the way we commute?
While the bike paths are in great shape and almost always apart from the main roads, which makes them perfect for commuting with light electric vehicles, most of the inner city streets have rougher asphalt with quite a few bumps due to enduring cold humid winters. But, that didn’t stop us from having an amazing group ride together with our friends from Kahalani and Lazyrolling during the weekly Thursday Longboard Cruise. 50 longboarders and electric riders grouped up to roll around Stockholm's streets. Many of the classic longboarders were happy to try the Mellow on their decks to get a taste of the future of urban mobility. The energy coming from the Swedish electric skate scene is just overwhelming and so positive. We met so many guys rolling around the city embracing this new way of commuting. The Mellow City Experience had its peak on Saturday where we offered test rides and workshops at one Stockholm's most vibrant skateparks, Rålis Skatepark at Ralambshovsparken. Stockholm has been a great host and makes a perfect commuting city where all kind of electric transport solutions are warmly welcomed. Thumbs up! We'll be back soon. Tack!
Bike Paths: Great
*We flew in with a load of Mellow gear for people to try the Endless Ride. We tested our luck to see if our smaller boards would get on the plane in carry-on like we had in the past. We we're lucky and got through fine, but we don't reccomend this practice if you want to ensure a hassle free trip. Batteries should be in carry-on and board + drive should be well packed into your checked bag.
If you would like to buy a board visit Kahalani Board shop or for a personalized test ride experience with our local ambassador please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Stay tuned for our visits to other cities and more Mellow News.