Palo Alto Electric Bike Expo: Tech, Transportation, Adventure, & Fun! [VIDEOS]

elecric bike expo palo alto 8The Palo Alto Electric Bike Expo combined a lot of the unique aspects of the Bay Area like high tech, new forms of transportation, solar charging, adventure, dogs, and fun!

The Expo was held on April 22-24 at the Stanford Shopping Center with close proximity to Stanford University and the Stanford Research Park.

Attendees had a chance to ride over 125 different electric bikes from A2B, BESV, BULLS, Easy Motion, Felt Electric, Focus, Gazelle, Haibike, IZIP, Kalkhoff, KTM, Raleigh, Stromer, Tempo, Trek, Vintage, Xtracycle, and Yuba.

The Expo was covered by news from  [Read more…]

eMTB Racing Arrives In North America At The Sea Otter Classic [VIDEO]

electric mountain bike race 6By Paul Willerton

On Friday, April 15, 2016 the Sea Otter Classic in Monterey, CA held first ever electric assist mountain bike (eMTB) in North America.

The race was enhanced with support from sponsors Bosch and Haibike.  Bosch even put up a special prize of $5,000 for the winner of the Industry Challenge eMTB Race to donate toward the charity of their choice.

The eMTB course was set on a section of the pro XC course and laps took about 7 minutes to complete. Over the last 25 years, the dirt hills on the inside of the world famous Laguna Seca race track have witnessed some of the best mountain bike racing in North America. [Read more…]

2,200 Mile Electric Bike Adventure from California to Colorado [VIDEO]

Sand-to-Snow E-Bike Tour kicks offIt’s time to think beyond riding around town on your e-bike; it’s time for an e-bike adventure!

Susanne Brüsch from Pedelec Adventures is riding 2,200 miles from California to Colorado on her Haibike electric mountain bike!

Her tour is called Sand to Snow and she will be riding through a lot of western highlights like Yosemite, Death Valley, the Grand Canyon, Zion, Bryce, Monument Valley, Moab, and the Rocky Mountains.

Along the way she will be stopping at 2 Electric Bike Expo events. You can meet Susanne at the Palo Alto (April 22-24) and Denver (June 17-19) Electric Bike Expo events where she will [Read more…]

Palo Alto E-Bike Expo: Checkout & Ride the Latest E-Bikes for Free! [VIDEO]

IMG_6625The Palo Electric Bike Expo on April 22-24 at the Stanford Shopping Center is the place to ride the latest electric bikes. And best of all it’s completely free to attend and test ride as many eBikes as you like!

There will be 20 different brands and over 100 different eBikes to choose from to ride on the test track. Some of the bikes are launching at the Palo Alto Expo!

The test track has a hill structure to test the different eBike climbing capabilities and terrain features to test the suspension of some of the eBikes. [Read more…]

First Ever Electric Mountain Bike Race at Sea Otter [VIDEO]

electric mountain bike racingAre you ready to race your electric bike?!

April 15th, 2016 marks the date for the first ever electric mountain bike (eMTB) race at the Sea Otter Classic that will be held at the Laguna Seca raceway near Monterey, California.

The Sea Otter Classic is one of the largest cycling events in the U.S. with over 10,000 athletes and 65,000 fans attending. It is a mix of races (mountain, road, cyclocross, and now eMTB!), fun rides, and an expo for cycling companies to show off their products to the public.

This eMTB race, co-sponsored by Bosch and Haibike, builds [Read more…]

Where’s Bixby? Electric Cargo Bike Adventures with a Dog & Her Human [VIDEO]

Bixby, her human and their Yuba Spicy Curry electric cargo bike

Bixby, her human, and their new Yuba Spicy Curry electric cargo bike

Bixby and her human (Mike Minnick) have been traveling the US on a Yuba cargo bike to encourage pet adoption and their latest adventure is to beat the current world record for longest electric bike ride with more than 10,000 miles of riding!

They will officially kick off their electric cargo bike adventure at the Sea Otter Classic in April and then make stops at the Palo Alto Electric Bike Expo and possibly the Portland and Denver locations as well.

Here’s a quick video interview with Bixby and Mike from the Houston Electric Bike Expo where they picked up their shiny new Yuba Spicy Curry: [Read more…]

The Houston Electric Bike Expo: Transportation, Media, and Fun! [VIDEO]

Houston Electric Bike ExpoThe Houston Electric Bike Expo was this past weekend and it made quite the impact on the Houston area!

Attendees of the Texas Trails and Active Transportation conference had a chance to learn about and ride the latest eBikes at the Expo.

TV, radio, and newspaper media covered the Expo with many good stories.

And there were many eBike smiles on and off the test track!

Enjoy the scene’s from the Houston Expo in this video: [Read more…]

San Diego Electric Bike Expo Makes a Splash!

San Diego Electric Bike Expo 1The San Diego Electric Bike Expo made a big eBike splash in Southern California!

Over 2,200 people attended the Expo on Feb. 26-28 and test track was very busy from start to finish. Before the track opened there was a line up of people, like the start of a race!

There was great media coverage before, during, and after the event. The TV coverage included: CW 6 News, Fox 5 Morning News, KFMB CBS8, KUSI News, ABC 10 News. [Read more…]

What is “Motor Doping”?

vivax hidden electric bike motorBy Paul Willerton

On January 30, 2016, traditional, unassisted bicycle racing officially lost another facet of it’s innocence. The scene was the World Cyclocross Championship held in Zolder, Belgium.

At the finish of the women’s Under 23 age class race, it was discovered that Belgian rider Femke van den Driessche had a bike in her pit with a concealed electric motor and battery system.

Cyclocross is a discipline that allows bike changes during races. Cyclocross circuits usually combine paved and off road sections as well as areas riders have to dismount and run with their bikes.

The races last for about one hour. She denies knowing that she was [Read more…]

The Houston Electric Bike Expo – Ride the Latest eBikes for Free! [VIDEO]

electric bike expo 9The Houston Electric Bike Expo on March 11-13th at Rice University Stadium is the place to ride the latest electric bikes. And best of all it’s completely free to attend and test ride as many eBikes as you like!

There will be 20 different brands and over 100 different eBikes to choose from to ride on the test track.

The test track has a hill structure to test the different eBike climbing capabilities and terrain features to test the suspension of some of the eBikes. [Read more…]