Cycling Towards a New World e-Bike Record

ebike cycle tourists 6By Gary Corbett

After six months and 11,682 kilometres the e-Bike Cycle Tourists are once again back in London preparing for the next stage of our e-bike world record attempt.

With a paltry 4,365 kilometres now required to break the existing world record of 16,047kms, our new goal is to not only beat the existing record set by German adventurer Maximilian Semsch, but to set an imposing new record. [Read More…]

Please Share Your Thoughts on Electric Mountain Bikes


Photo courtesy of IMBA.

The International Mountain Bike Association (IMBA) is currently conducting a study on the impacts of electric mountain bikes.

They have been looking at the physical impacts of electric mountain bikes on the terrain compared to traditional mountain bikes and the results from that study should be published later this year.

IMBA is also studying the social impacts of electric mountain bikes and that is where we would really like your input [Read More…]

The New Elby Electric Bike [VIDEO]

elbybike_bluesilverElby is one of the latest new e-bike companies to make a splash in the e-bike world but they have an interesting background with BionX and the automotive industry.

This new Elby electric bike is a stylish step thru that has a well thought out design and accessory selection.

The step thru frame makes for an easy get on and go ride and the 48V 11.6ah (555 Wh) lithium battery is mounted low and centered to provide for good handling. [Read More…]

E-Bike News: Solar Charging, E-Bike Shares, Free Energy Bike, Hydrogen Bike, & More! [VIDEOS]

Solar electric bike charging stationTime for another e-bike news round up!

Here’s a cool idea; an off-grid solar e-bike charging station that is built into a shipping container! It will be an e-bike charging and rental station in a state park in New Jersey.

That is similar to the Quikbyke e-bike rental franchise that also uses shipping containers with solar charging and will be focused on renting e-bikes to tourists. Here’s a quick video about the Quickbyke setup: [Read More…]

Bosch Technical Certification Training at Electric Bike Expo Events

Bosch e-bike trainingAs part of their Technical Certification Tour, Bosch will be providing dealer training at all 6 of the 2016 Electric Bike Expo multi city test track events.

Bicycle dealers from around the country are invited to attend any of the Expo events to obtain their Bosch Technical Certification.

The Expo events are being held in Phoenix (AZ), San Diego (CA), Houston (TX), Palo Alto (CA), Portland (OR), and Denver (CO) from January to June of 2016. [Read More…]

New E-Mobility Mashup: Gi FlyBike, Super Ped, Revelo, Liberty E-Trike, GrillRider [VIDEOS]

black background, red logoOur mobility landscape is changing. No longer is it just the car.

We now have many options that can be combined to get us where we need to go.

Options like walking, skateboards, rollerblades, bikes, kick scooters, mass transit (bus, subway, train, ferry, etc.), car shares (Zip Car, Getaround ), taxi/rideshare (Uber, Lyft), and of course, the new generation of electric mobility.

Electric bikes are a great addition to this new mobility landscape because blending pedal power with electric assist makes riding a bike for transport (and fun!) a viable option for many people. With an e-bike there is no longer a concern for hills, headwinds, and getting too sweaty. [Read More…]

RiidePass Electric Bike Subscription Service [VIDEOS]

Riide electric bikeThe initial price of an electric bike can hold some people back from buying one but Riide has introduced a new subscription service that could make it easier for more people to own one of their e-bikes.

Right now $299 down and $79 a month gets you on the list for a Riide e-bike, charger, ABUS lock, theft insurance and unlimited maintenance (currently for Washington DC or San Francisco, CA). [Read More…]

The Swedish Wallerang M.01 Modular Electric Bike [VIDEO]

Wallerang-M-01The Wallerang M.01 is a new Swedish designed and built electric bike that is now available in the U.S.

The M.01 features their Modular Travel System that is a sturdy looking front and rear rack system that easily bolts to the bike frame for carrying cargo for commuting or touring.

The M.01 is also one of the few e-bikes in the U.S. to feature the 250 watt Shimano STePS mid drive with Di2 electronic shifting & Alfine internally geared rear hub. This STePS system comes with a 36V 11.6Ah lithium battery mounted on the downtube.  [Read More…]

New California Law Brings Clarity to Electric Bike Regulations

US electric bike law status

Image courtesy of People for Bikes.

California Governor Jerry Brown has signed into law a bill that clarifies electric bike regulations and creates a model that other states could follow throughout the U.S.

Current electric bike laws in the U.S. can be confusing on a state by state basis.

This new California law clarifies that electric bikes will follow similar rules to a conventional bicycle. [Read More…]