Brett Thurber and Karen Wiener from The New Wheel electric bike shop decided to add a little adventure to their trek to the Eurobike international bicycle trade show this year! They recently completed an e-bike tour from Zurich, Switzerland to Friedrichshafen, Germany where Eurobike is held. To give you an idea of this tour, here is a time lapse video capturing part of their trip that included 55 miles and 5,000 feet of climbing:
Some time has passed since my last post on how a Yuba Mundo with BionX has been woven into my daily life. About a year, in fact. While it’s still not time for a “Long Term Review”, I will say this: the bike is holding up extremely well – even, dare I say, improving. There was a dark period that began on December 31, 2013. Out for a New Year’s Eve ride with the whole family on the bike in Portland, Oregon, we had a rear wheel puncture about eight miles from the house we were staying at.
Grant Walter reports from the road on his e-bike touring adventures in northern France and Flemish Belgium, being immersed in the e-bike scene, dealing with e-bike shipping challenges, and more!
In this installment of Grant Walter’s European electric bike adventures he reports on traveling to Venice, riding the ‘Romantic Road’, and enjoying his time on the River Main cycle path in Germany. After 3,001 km (1,864 miles) of e-bike touring, Grant gives his report on the Riese & Müller electric bike that he is riding.
Grant Walter has found that interest in his electric bike has been helpful in tough situations along his tour of Europe. In this part of his report you will learn about his e-bike touring experiences in Croatia and Slovenia; steep hills, good food and good wine!
In this interview with Adam Vollmer you will learn about his design inspiration for the classically styled Faraday Porteur electric bike, the Kickstarter experience, improvements to the Porteur, Porteur rider “success” stories, new Faraday e-bikes, and other exciting Faraday news!
Leave it to Copenhagen, Denmark to launch a highly advanced electric bike sharing program! Their new e-bike share program offers a look at the future of urban transportation for the rest of us. The Bycyklen e-bike share program provides a way for Copenhagen commuters to use the bikes for their whole commute or to use them for the first/last mile connection when used with mass transit. They are also promoting the program to tourists as a fun way to get around and experience the city in true Copenhagen style! One of their slogans is “See Copenhagen like the locals do. Get on Bycyklen and experience the wonderful sights of Copenhagen like a Dane – on two wheels.”
The results are in from a recent electric bike survey: 55% of those surveyed had ridden a traditional bike weekly or daily. That jumped to 93% after they bought an e-bike! 6% of those surveyed had not ridden a bike as an adult. With an electric bike, 89% of those now ride daily or weekly! Those are just a few of the stats from an e-bike survey that was directed by John MacArthur, Sustainable Transportation Program Manager at the Oregon Transportation Research and Education Consortium (OTREC). John is also a research associate at Portland State University (PSU).
Cathy Rogers, 57, of Pittsburgh, PA will be riding her Pedego Interceptor electric bike 3,300 miles in The Big Ride Across America! Cathy and 13 other riders will raise $6,500 each and ride from the Seattle WA area to Washington D.C. in support of the American Lung Association. The Big Ride Across America will take place from June 16 to August 2, with 40 days of riding and 8 days of rest. The tour will go through Washington State, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, South Dakota, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Maryland, and then to DC.
What a great adventure; 2,500 miles of electric bike touring from Washington State to Ohio on an Easy Motion NEO Jet! At 80 years old, John Moss will start his cross country adventure on June 4th and finish in Ohio around September 1st, 2014. John is a Korean War veteran who started cycling at age 62 and he has biked across the US several times; including a tour from Yukon to Alaska.
The Electric Bike of the Future Will be Social, Smart, Entertaining, & Talking to Traffic All The Time
Electric bike industry expert, Ed Benjamin, forecasts the future technology of electric bikes; which includes many high tech features! Find out more!
Yes, electric bikes are still relatively unknown to a majority of people in the US. But hopefully that will change soon! As a way to get the word out about e-bikes, Interbike (organizers of the largest bicycle trade show in the US) partnered with Outdoor Retailer to present e-bikes and other outdoor gear to a group of journalists from large mainstream media companies.
Jason Kraft is the CEO of Electric Bike Technologies and he recently invited me to tour their headquarters and assembly facility that is located just outside of Philadelphia, PA. Electric Bike Tech offers a variety of moderately priced electric bike kits (E-BikeKit™) and electric trike kits (E-TrikeKit™). They focus on providing kits that have a lot of features for the money. It was great to get the personal tour from Jason and learn more about this US electric bike kit company.