eBike News: World Record, New Yamaha, E-Cargo Trike, Back Country Rescue [VIDEOS]

carQon electric cargo trikeBy Richard Peace

eBike World Record Attempt 

Ravi Kempaiah from Madison, Wisconsin is attempting to set the Guinness World Record for most miles pedaled on an e-bike.

He’s attempting a 5,000 mile ride to San Diego during which he will need to ride over 175 miles each day for weeks on end.

He’s hoping to finish his journey at the headquarters of Stromer in San Diego. [Read more…]

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…]

E-Bike News: Adventure, New Folding & Cargo eBikes, eMTB, & More! [VIDEO]

Sand and Snow 2By Richard Peace

E-Bike Adventure 

On a truly spectacular note, the German team behind Pedelec Adventures has just completed their USA trip after 3,100 miles in the saddle on Haibike S-duro e-bikes.

Their Sand to Snow tour covered National Parks from Yosemite to Death Valley and endured temperatures from 23 to 106°F (-5 to 41°C) degrees C. [Read more…]

ProdecoTech Launches New Economical Stride & Phantom 400 Series Electric Bikes [VIDEO]

2015 Stride 400 v6 Rendering BLUE BatteryProdecoTech has just launched 2 new economically priced electric bikes that are being sold at Dick’s Sporting Goods stores around the U.S.

The new Stride and Phantom 400 series electric bikes have an impressive component spec (Samsung battery, SRAM drivetrain, AVID hydraulic brakes, Continental tires, etc.) for the price of $999 at Dick’s Sporting Goods stores.

In addition, these new 400 series eBikes are assembled at the ProdecoTech facility in Fort Lauderdale, Florida! [Read more…]

E-Bike News: E-Cargo Bike Racing, New eBikes & Kits, Off Grid Charging, & More! [VIDEOS]

Focus Project Y (1) copyBy Richard Peace

Welcome to more e-bike news from around the world.

German e-bike maker Focus launched in the US last year and intriguing info is surfacing about a new lightweight motor system they may to be gearing up to launch. News from the French alpine resort of Morzine has revealed a ‘Project Y e-bike’ with an amazingly sleek battery and motor design all in the downtube. Focus say its potentially a sub-28pound (13kg) e-MTB. [Read more…]

Denver Expo Report: New eBikes, Adventure Stories, and the Heat! [VIDEOS]

KTM light electric bikeThe Denver Electric Bike Expo was the hot spot to be for riding the latest electric bikes, winning eBikes, and learning about eBike adventure tours!

And I mean truly mean hot spot because the temps were pushing towards 100 degrees!

Even with that, attendees of the Expo were out riding a wide variety of eBikes on the test track and learning about the bikes from the company reps.

The Expo kicked off with a “Policymakers Ride” on Friday that had a number of transportation officials from the Colorado Department of Transportation learning about and experiencing eBikes. In addition, [Read more…]

E-Bike News: Bloomberg, AAA eBike Patrol, Zehus, SRAM Drivetrain & More! [VIDEOS]

zehus electric bike kit beltBy Richard Peace

Welcome to the latest e-bike news roundup.

You know a business is starting to get taken seriously when financial news group Bloomberg starts to hype it. They recently did just that, revealing some interesting stats and quotes about the US electric bike market.

The article showed projected data for 2016 US e-bike sales to be around 152,000; small beer compared to the 1.6 million projected sales for Western Europe.

Whilst it will clearly take a while for the US to catch up, the idea may not be as fanciful as you think according to Claus Fleischer, who heads Bosch’s eBike division. The US market could develop ‘way faster’ than [Read more…]

Denver Electric Bike Expo June 17-19 [VIDEO]

Portland Electric Bike Expo 8The Denver Electric Bike Expo is on June 17-19 at the Colorado Mills Mall and it is the place for you to ride the latest electric bikes.

And best of all it’s completely FREE to attend and test ride as many eBikes as you like!

In addition you can be entered to win 2 electric bikes, meet eBike adventure celebrities, and learn more about the latest ebikes directly from the manufacturer reps.

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Riding the Bosch CX Electric Mountain Bike System in Sedona, AZ [VIDEO]

Bosch Sedona electric mountain bike 2As part of their annual press camp with Magura, Bosch was in Sedona to show off their new CX electric mountain bike system on eMTBs from Haibike, KTM, Easy Motion, BULLS, and others.

Kicking the camp off on Monday morning included a nice ride up Schnebly Hill Road that climbs from the high desert of Sedona at 4,500 ft elevation to the cool Ponderosa Pine forest near Flagstaff at 7,000 ft.

Schnebly is a technical jeep road that offers a bunch of scenic views and it’s a good place to ride electric mountain bikes in Sedona. [Read more…]

Portland Electric Bike Expo & National Bike Month [VIDEOS]

San Diego Electric Bike Expo 2May is national bike month and the Electric Bike Expo will be in Portland, Oregon; a city that lives and breathes bike culture!

The Portland Electric Bike Expo is on May 20-22 at the Lloyd Center and it is the place for you to ride the latest electric bikes.

And best of all it’s completely free to attend and test ride as many eBikes as you like!

There are a lot of fun activities and events happening in Portland during the month of May and the Expo adds to the festivities by opening on national bike to work day, May 20th.

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