First U.S. Electric Bike Sharing Launches in Birmingham Alabama

Birmingham electric bike share 2By Paul Willerton.

By now you’ve heard of the “sharing economy”. Companies like AirBnB, DogVacay, RelayRides and Task Rabbit have introduced millions of people to new solutions of old problems.

Many feel that using the sharing economy enhances their lifestyle and spreads goodwill. In recent years another sharing economy program, Citibike, began in New York City and spawned similar offerings in more large metro areas.

Birmingham, Alabama though can now lay claim to a more modern, efficient – and in the minds of many enthusiasts – more desirable bike sharing program than any other city in America. [Read more…]

Trek Bicycle Becomes the Track Sponsor of the Electric Bike Expo

Trek XM700 PlusTrek Bicycle is now the official track sponsor of the Electric Bike Expo multi city test track event series!

In addition to being the track sponsor, Trek will also have their new line of electric bikes available for test ride at the Expo events.

Trek joins Bosch as one of major sponsors of the Expo series. Bosch is the presenting sponsor of the series.

Trek is one one of the largest bicycle companies in the world and the only major bike manufacturer to still make some products in the U.S. For 2016 they are bringing a new line of 4 e-bikes to the [Read more…]

E-Bike News: Versatile E-Cargo Bikes, 2 Seater, Affordable Carbon, Pedal E-Car & More! [VIDEOS]

Ono electric bikeIt’s time for another e-bike news round up!

Electric bike touring and setting world records is becoming a trend these days! I met Bruce MacLeod earlier this year at Eurobike and learned of his adventures to set a long distance world record to ride from Glasgow, Scotland to Cape Town, South Africa.

Bruce will be joined by Susanne Bruesch from Pedelec Adventures for some of his journey. His world record ambitions will go head to head with the E-Bike Cycle Tourists who are also aiming at a roughly 20,000 km [Read more…]

Biomega OKO Electric Bike w/ Carbon Frame, Fork, & Fenders!

Biomega OKO Electric bicycleThe Biomega OKO is one of the latest innovative e-bikes to hit the market with a carbon fiber frame, fork, and integrated carbon fenders!

In addition it features an integrated frame battery, a Gates Carbon Drive belt, internally geared rear hub, and it starts at $2,295.

Last Thursday Biomega launched the OKO in [Read more…]

Cycling Towards a New World e-Bike Record

ebike cycle tourists 6By Gary Corbett

After six months and 11,682 kilometres the e-Bike Cycle Tourists are once again back in London preparing for the next stage of our e-bike world record attempt.

With a paltry 4,365 kilometres now required to break the existing world record of 16,047kms, our new goal is to not only beat the existing record set by German adventurer Maximilian Semsch, but to set an imposing new record. [Read more…]

Please Share Your Thoughts on Electric Mountain Bikes


Photo courtesy of IMBA.

The International Mountain Bike Association (IMBA) is currently conducting a study on the impacts of electric mountain bikes.

They have been looking at the physical impacts of electric mountain bikes on the terrain compared to traditional mountain bikes and the results from that study should be published later this year.

IMBA is also studying the social impacts of electric mountain bikes and that is where we would really like your input [Read more…]

The New Elby Electric Bike [VIDEO]

elbybike_bluesilverElby is one of the latest new e-bike companies to make a splash in the e-bike world but they have an interesting background with BionX and the automotive industry.

This new Elby electric bike is a stylish step thru that has a well thought out design and accessory selection.

The step thru frame makes for an easy get on and go ride and the 48V 11.6ah (555 Wh) lithium battery is mounted low and centered to provide for good handling. [Read more…]

E-Bike News: Solar Charging, E-Bike Shares, Free Energy Bike, Hydrogen Bike, & More! [VIDEOS]

Solar electric bike charging stationTime for another e-bike news round up!

Here’s a cool idea; an off-grid solar e-bike charging station that is built into a shipping container! It will be an e-bike charging and rental station in a state park in New Jersey.

That is similar to the Quikbyke e-bike rental franchise that also uses shipping containers with solar charging and will be focused on renting e-bikes to tourists. Here’s a quick video about the Quickbyke setup: [Read more…]

Bosch Technical Certification Training at Electric Bike Expo Events

Bosch e-bike trainingAs part of their Technical Certification Tour, Bosch will be providing dealer training at all 6 of the 2016 Electric Bike Expo multi city test track events.

Bicycle dealers from around the country are invited to attend any of the Expo events to obtain their Bosch Technical Certification.

The Expo events are being held in Phoenix (AZ), San Diego (CA), Houston (TX), Palo Alto (CA), Portland (OR), and Denver (CO) from January to June of 2016. [Read more…]

New E-Mobility Mashup: Gi FlyBike, Super Ped, Revelo, Liberty E-Trike, GrillRider [VIDEOS]

black background, red logoOur mobility landscape is changing. No longer is it just the car.

We now have many options that can be combined to get us where we need to go.

Options like walking, skateboards, rollerblades, bikes, kick scooters, mass transit (bus, subway, train, ferry, etc.), car shares (Zip Car, Getaround ), taxi/rideshare (Uber, Lyft), and of course, the new generation of electric mobility.

Electric bikes are a great addition to this new mobility landscape because blending pedal power with electric assist makes riding a bike for transport (and fun!) a viable option for many people. With an e-bike there is no longer a concern for hills, headwinds, and getting too sweaty. [Read more…]