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Electric Bikes Highlight Sea Otter Classic Bike Festival [PICS & VIDEOS]

Bosch showed their new mid drive electric bike system on bikes from Haibike, Felt, Grace, and Lapierre. Jurgene Beneke led e-mountain bike rides on a Haibike. Currie Tech showed off some of their new models including a prototype full suspension IZIP E3 Path. And more!

Electric Bikes the New “Classy Corporate Fleets” at Parking Day, Montreal

A landscape architecture firm in Montreal, Quebec, found a clever way to encourage companies to consider using e-bikes and greener modes of transportation to get around for business. Capturing the spirit of two concurrent events (Parking Day – an annual worldwide event where artists, designers, and citizens transform metered parking spots into temporary public parks, and “en ville sans ma voiture” – an event celebrating being “in the city without my car”), the company, Fauteux et associés, presented a playful display comparing the company bikes to company cars.

Accell North America Announces Formation of E-Bike Competence & Service Center

The eBike category is beginning to show significant signs of emergence in the U.S. market and global eBike leader Accell Group is investing to further innovation and infrastructure in this important category through its North American arm, Accell North America (ANA). The nation’s first Electric Bicycle Competence Center (EBCC-­‐NA) will launch April 30, 2014, as a brand-­‐new division within ANA. The timing of this important growth platform coincides with key eBike innovation from trusted ANA bike brands Raleigh, Lapierre and Diamondback, all planned for model year 2015 introduction.

The Bosch E-Bike Cometh

Brett Thurber, from The New Wheel electric bike shop in San Francisco, shares his experience of riding a Bosch equipped Felt electric mountain bike on the steep trails of Mt. Tam.

85.9 MPH on an Outrider USA Electric Trike, World Record! [VIDEO]

Checkout this video of Tommy Ausherman, co-founder of Outrider USA, flying down an airport runway at 85.9 mph on a modified Outrider USA 422 Alpha electric trike! And kids, don’t try this at home, this is a professional rider on a closed track….

E-Bike News: New Rides, Snow E-Biking, Drift E-Trike, E-Cargo Bikes, E-Bike Share, & More! [VIDEOS]

A Swiss retro cruiser, the foldable Gi Bike, video of “fat” snow e-biking, e-bike share in Copenhagen & Madrid, LG gets into e-bikes, UCLA chef e-biker, lots of e-cargo bike news, super capacitors, a drift electric trike, and more!

LESS CAR, MORE GO. A Crowdsourced Cargo Bike Documentary. [VIDEOS]

LESS CAR, MORE GO is a crowdsourced and crowdfunded documentary on the cargo bike revolution going on right now. Cargo bikes are a good car alternative. And when you add electric assist it makes them even better! Checkout these videos for more about this cargo bike documentary.

Custom Electric Bikes with BionX & Gates Belt Drive

In this installment of custom electric bikes from the North American Handmade Bicycle Show there is a retro e-cruiser with a classic gear shifter, a titanium e-mountain bike, and an electrified Santana tandem! All of these custom e-bikes feature the BionX electric bike system with the Gates Carbon belt drive. These bikes were part of a challenge that Gates put forth to custom bike frame fabricators. They were to design a unique e-bike using the BionX system with a 3 speed internally geared hub with the Gates carbon belt drive.

Custom Electric Bikes with SRAM E-Matic & Gates Belt Drive

How is this for custom electric bikes: an e-BBQ-bike with refreshment carrying capacity, a wooden frame e-bike, a bamboo frame e-bike, and more! Those types of e-bikes are the result of a challenge that Gates Carbon Drive put forth to some custom frame builders for the North American Handmade Bicycle Show. The builders had to incorporate the Gates belt drive with the SRAM E-Matic e-bike system to create a unique e-bike. And yes, they are unique!

Custom Electric Bikes with Bosch Mid Drive, Gates Belt, & NuVinci Hub

Recently Gates Carbon Drive (belts) challenged 12 custom bike builders to build electric bikes using their belt drive along with 3 different e-bike systems; Bosch (with NuVinci N360 hub), SRAM, and BionX. The result was an amazing array of e-bikes that included, titanium bikes, wood bikes, tandems, cargo bikes, a BBQ bike, and more!

Outrider USA Launches New Adaptive Use Electric Bike on Kickstarter

Outrider’s adaptive use bike, the Horizon, is an all-terrain electric cycle that brings the joy of riding a bike to people with many different abilities, including many paraplegics and quadriplegics; 30 Day Kickstarter campaign for production.

How an Electric Bike Paid for Itself in 3 Rides

Seattlelite David Somers knew that his electric bike would save him money in the long run, but he didn’t realize just how many dollars it would save him with only a few rides. David has shared his electric bike experiences with us in the past, describing how he fared while pairing his OHM with a Burley Travoy Trailer to accomplish an impressive task (see Burley Travoy bike trailer review ).

ProdecoTech to Host LEVA E-Bike Technician Training & Certification

Robert Provost President of ProdecoTech along with Heather Marshman Marketing Director of the Light Electric Vehicle Association (LEVA) announced today that the Oakland Park based company will be hosting the LEVA E-Bike technician training and certification at their new 60,000 square foot state-of-the-art facility on May 1 and 2 of 2014.