A modern era: E-bikes are replacing horse and buggy for some Amish communities

Although typically non-adopters of new technology, some Amish communities are embracing e-bikes for transportation.

Amish traveling by bike and horse and carriage
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No cars, no cellphones, no internet — the Amish communities in the U.S. are known for eschewing modern technology. But in recent years. one modern invention is not only accepted, it's being fully embraced: the e-bike.

All Amish churches decide for themselves what modern day technology is acceptable as there is no one Amish governing body that sets rules for all Amish communities.  

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Kristin Jenny
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Kristin Jenny is an elite triathlete based near Boulder, Colorado. Although most of her time is spent in aerobars somewhere in the mountains, she finds time to enjoy eating decadent desserts, hiking with her husband and dog, and a good true crime podcast.