e-Bike Cycle Tourists’ Battery Usage and Charging

DSC01800By Gary Corbett.

Since heading off on our cycling adventure to set a new world record for the longest ever e-bike journey, we have been contacted by many people interested in completing their own, if not somewhat shorter, e-bike tour.

And without doubt the most common question asked is how we manage to charge our Haibike e-bike batteries on a daily basis.

Prior to setting out on our trip the question of battery charging, as is the case with many of the people who have contacted us, was a real concern. [Read more…]

E-Biking Around Lake Constance and Along the Alsace Wine Route [VIDEO]

e-bike cycle tourists  2By Gary Corbett.

What a week of discovery it has been for the e-Bike Cycle Tourists.

After deciding we didn’t have enough time left to cycle to Vienna on EuroVelo 6 as planned due to visa restrictions imposed by the Schengen Agreement, the decision was made to cycle around Lake Constance and then return to France to cycle the famed Wine Route in Alsace. [Read more…]

The Electric Bike Expo and The Circuit at Interbike [VIDEO]

Electric Bike Expo ride trackAs a way to promote the electric bike industry in the U.S., Extra Energy Services NA (EESNA) has a launched a multi-city e-bike test track tour named “The Electric Bike Expo”.

The Electric Bike Expo will be several weekend long events in 2016 featuring an e-bike test track in various cities to encourage the general public and potential e-bike dealers to learn about and experience electric bikes first [Read more…]

Onto Germany & Switzerland After E-Bike Touring Across France [VIDEO]

e-bike cycle tourists 1By Gary Corbett.

After 32 days and 2,229 kilometres of cycling in France, the e-Bike Cycle Tourists have finally moved onto Switzerland and Germany in search of more kilometres on the odometer and even more adventures.

But no matter what happens over the coming days and months, it will take a lot of [Read more…]

Rediscovering Cycling After a Setback (It’s Better Than Ever)

John Thomson Haibike Superrace 1By Paul Willerton.

If we’re lucky to live long enough, we get to experience a nice long revolution of the circle of life. Watch grand children grow. Pass on hard earned wisdom to others. Feel our bodies slow down.

Wait. What? Feel our bodies slow down? “Time and tide wait for no man.” That relentless march of time eventually claims us all, cyclists included. Growing older can make riding a bike a lot less fun.

I’ve always felt that riding a bike, any bike, is a celebration of life. Regardless of age, a rider young in spirit travels farther and with less effort.

The bicycle has now answered the age old question of whether or not we actually have to slow down. As long as our minds are sharp enough to process speed and motion, our hearts and legs can carry us there in speed and style on an e-bike. Seeing riders take advantage of this has been one of the great discoveries of [Read more…]

Cross Country Solar Electric Bike Adventure [VIDEO]

IMG_2763Marissa Muller has set out on a cross country adventure to ride 3,000+ miles from Ventura, CA to Washington DC on her solar powered electric bike!

Her mission is to “successfully travel 3,000+ miles on my solar bike, visit 10 states, hold 20 public or private meetings, engage locals and take action on improving physical, mental, social and environmental well-being.”

Here is a video for more on Marissa’s tour and a closer look at her Specialized Turbo e-bike with the solar charging [Read more…]

E-Bike Touring & Breathtaking Scenery in France’s Loire Valley 

electric bike touring 7By Gary Corbett.

After one month and 2,135 kilometres of cycling, the e-Bike Cycle Tourists have arrived in Sully-sur-Loire in the Loire Valley in central France for a day of rest and to take stock of everything that has happened over the preceding few weeks.

And what a ride it has been so far – particularly since we arrived in Nantes on the mighty Loire River on May 15.

Basically there is no other way to describe everything we have seen and experienced as we have cycled along the [Read more…]

EGO-Kits Gravel Battle: E-Bike Racing Limited Only By Imagination [VIDEO]

ego kits electric bike race 4By Paul Willerton.

“The reason we race isn’t so much to beat each other, he understood, but to be with each other.” – Christopher McDougall, Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen

Electric bike racing is not “coming” – it’s here. Time will of course tell whether or not it has truly “arrived”, but make no mistake, we are sure to see a lot more in the months – let alone years – ahead.

Of course it was the highly skilled, fun loving Austrians who kicked things off with the “EGO Gravel Battle 2015”, an event they are calling the “World’s 1st Extreme E-Bike Race”.

Judging by the video [Read more…]

How to Get Ready for a 4,000 Mile Electric Bike Tour Across the Country

evelo electric bike tourBy Boris Mordkovich.

“You’re leaving in a week? Wow, you’ve got a lot to do!” said a trusted bike mechanic at a Brooklyn-based bike shop, as he replaced our tires, adjusted our disk brakes, installed a chain tensioner and roamed all corners of the shop looking for spare parts.

“You know, usually people come to me months before going on a trip like this,” he said, eyeing us in good humor, as if to say, [Read more…]

1,000 km Completed – 15,000 km to Go. E-Bike Cycle Tourists in France

bosch 1000 kmBy Gary Corbett.

In more ways than one it has been a big week for the e-Bike Cycle Tourists.

Not only did we clock up our first 1000 kilometres of our overall target –now 1381 kms – to cycle in excess of 16,047 kms to set a new world e-bike long distance record, but we also made the much anticipated ferry crossing from Plymouth in the UK to Roscoff in France.

After two weeks of being overawed by the scenery as we cycled through the south of the UK from London to Plymouth, we have found that [Read more…]