A Short Weekend Electric Bike Tour of the Finger Lakes [VIDEO]

IMG_6773By Troy Rank

A few weeks back I ran into my buddy Bryan while commuting home from work. After exchanging some typical DIY E-bike chatter about connector doo-dads and DC-DC converter hacks, Bryan mentioned that he wanted to do some touring of the finger lakes sometime soon.

Itching to break out my old-dog of an E-bike touring rig, I accepted a challenge and we hashed plan to head to Ithaca for the weekend. [Read more…]

1/3 of UK Public Transport Users ‘Would’ Switch to Electric Bikes

felt-sporte-5By Richard Peace.

34% of British people would choose an electric bike over public transport says a recent survey of a thousand people conducted by One Poll for Shimano.

Of course, ‘would’ implies a the change from public transport to e-bikes if something else happens.

In this case the survey results implied high e-bike cost and the perception of cycling safety were barriers to a switch from public transport to e-bikes.

Government subsidy of e-bikes was cited as a factor that would persuade public transport users to consider two wheels instead, as was the provision of more safe cycling infrastructure. [Read more…]

Riding an Electric Bike is NOT Cheating. Here’s the Data to Prove It [VIDEO]

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Adam Alter and his Stromer ST2

By Paul Willerton

As the warm glow of the Texas morning sun rises over the State Capital building in Austin, a cyclist suddenly flashes by.

Flash is the right term. For someone seemingly commuting to work by bike, this one was really moving.

The rider, Adam Alter, is just finishing his 19 mile daily commute from his home in Round Rock to BSX Insight, a company making and using specialized human performance monitoring equipment in Austin.

Alter makes his living helping bike riders monitor and understand how their bodies and muscles, more precisely, are performing. [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…]

Electric Mountain Bikes: The Winds of Change Arrive in North America

Haibike FS RX trail 6By Paul Willerton

Just one quarter in, 2016 has turned into a year of dramatic change in the cycling industry.

North American bicycle imports dropped 7% in 2015 and are down 17% year-to-date compared to 2015. Manufacturers seem to be making changes to their sales models at a quickening pace.

Big name brands like Trek and Giant have announced direct-to-consumer sales. Canyon, the top European direct-to-consumer brand, is set to arrive on American shores this year and promises to really shake things up.

More brands, such as Raleigh, have moved forward with direct sales models where the customer orders online and picks the bike up at a brick & mortar dealer. [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…]

Enjoying Those “Wow” Moments on eBikes & Everything Else Cyprus Has To Offer

ebike cycle tourists 6By Gary Corbett

There have been many occasions over the past 10 months on the E-Bike Cycle Tourists’ long distance e-bike journey that we have genuinely had to stop e-biking – and I mean STOP – to take in the amazing views on offer.

Actually, the truth of the matter is that there virtually hasn’t been a single day on our 17,600km journey so far where we haven’t stopped to marvel at yet another amazing sight – definitely a case of sensory overload if ever there was one! [Read more…]

UK E-Cargo Bike Companies Show the Future of Urban Transport [VIDEO]

23/12/2015 - Pic by Lucy Davies Business development manager at Bikespace Brett Nicolle who is delivering vegetables for Plymouth residents on an electric bike. Reporter Sarah Contact Brett on 396737

Picture by Lucy Davies

By Richard Peace

Outside of flatter cities and towns with a strong cycling tradition – such as Cambridge – cargo bikes (let alone electric cargo bikes) are very rarely seen.

But legal changes from April this year lifted the previous 40kg weight limit that had hampered the deployment of e-cargo bikes for commercial use.

With the UK’s electric bike law now harmonised with Europe, Electric Bike Report interviews two firms that have recently introduced electric cargo bikes and are making inroads into the ‘last mile’ delivery market and [Read more…]

E-Bike Cycle Tourists Set New World E-Bike Long Distance Record

ebike cycle tourists 3By Gary Corbett

We did it!! After 901 hours of cycling over 220 days at an average of 75 kilometres per day through 12 countries in Europe and the United Kingdom, the e-Bike Cycle Tourists have finally set a new world e-bike long distance record.

The old mark of 16,047kms (9971 miles) – which was set by German Maximilian Semsch who circumnavigated Australia in 2012 – was finally passed on a sunny winter’s day in the Algarve region of Portugal much to our collective delight.

The achievement was celebrated with high fives, hugs and kisses, lunch at a restaurant, a photo session and, of course, a [Read more…]

Phoenix Electric Bike Expo – Lots of eBike Smiles! [VIDEOS]

electric bike expo phoenix 13This past weekend was the first Electric Bike Expo event in Phoenix, Arizona with many eBike smiles both on and off the ride track!

The Expo is a series of eBike specific events where everyone can test ride the latest electric bikes for free and talk to manufacturer reps and local dealers about their eBikes.

The focus of the Expo is to raise awareness about electric bikes by providing the ride experience, which is very important to understanding what an eBike is and the benefits it provides.

Here’s a quick video to give you a feel for the Expo: [Read more…]