Propeller Powered Electric Bike?!

Ok, well you don’t see this everyday…..yet. The Aerobicle just came across my desk and I thought I would share it with you for some entertainment and creative thought.

A couple things that come to my mind are:

Let’s add some wings to it!
That propeller could be (more…)

Electric Bike NEWS! Prince Charles on Ebike, Pedego, NuVinci Automatic Shifting, Wireless Ebike

Prince Charles on Spencer Ivy electric bike

This is an article by Gary Kaye; a professional writer who is passionate about e-bikes.  Check out Gary’s writing/marketing services at

Hello, e-bikers!  Here are some of the latest developments in e-biking from around the world for August 10th, 2011

Pedego claims the number two spot.  But who’s number one?  U.S. pedelectric bike maker claims that in just two short years, it has grown to become the second largest maker of e-bikes in the US.  Pedego was the combined efforts of two baby boomer entrepreneurs Don DiCostanzo and Terry Sherry both with a vision to (more…)

Electric Bike Tour In The Nepalese Himalaya!

From the high and dry mountains to the lush jungles along rough dirt roads, this is a new kind of ebike adventure!  And if that weren’t enough; how about finding a place to charge your e-bike battery every night?

This adventure was put together by 3 guys from Australia and they tested 3 different kinds of electric bike kits (Bionx, Daahub, and Ezee) during the tour to see how they would (more…)

Electric Bike NEWS: Audi E-bike, Folding E-bikes, & Drunken E-biking?!

Audi Electric Bike by Arash Karimi

This is an article by Gary Kaye; a professional writer who is passionate about e-bikes.  Check out Gary’s writing/marketing services at

Hello E-Bikers! Here are some of the highlights in the e-bike news: Update: NY City effort to reclassify e-bikes as cars is shelved for now.  New concept bikes from Audi and Geoby.  An e-bike with an automatic transmission.  A new foldable e-bike coming from Portland Oregon.  And finally – more e-bikes on the roads bring more stories of drunken riding.

The battle in New York State over whether an e-bike is a bike or a car is stuck in neutral. (more…)

E-Bike Stories: The Case of the Pedaling Professor

Professor John Luna on his electric recumbent bike

This is an article by Gary Kaye; a professional writer who is passionate about e-bikes.  Check out Gary’s writing/marketing services at

One of the things that makes electric assist biking so much fun is the varied reasons why people get into it, so this week we begin a new feature called “E-bike Stories”, an opportunity for you to share your story and presumably your passion.

Professor John Luna recently retired from Oregon State University in Corvallis, where he taught agricultural ecology and sustainable farming, concentrating on vegetable growing.  Luna lives about ten miles outside of Corvallis, which he says was about a forty-five to fifty minute bike ride from his home.  He gave lots of thought to speeding the trip,  “I thought that with an electric motor I could get their faster, but even more important, I could have more fun.” (more…)

True Story! How I Fell in Love with an Electric Bike

This is a guest post from Andy Franklin.  He is an electric bike enthusiast and is in the process of opening his own electric bike store.

I live southwest of Denver Colorado in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains. It was a beautiful fall day and I decided it had been too long since I had taken out my bike. So after cleaning it up I hopped on and went for a ride. As the streets rushed by between the mountain backdrop and the turning leaves I had relaxed and found myself asking the question “why don’t I do (more…)

Pizza Delivery By Electric Cargo Bike (In My Town)!

Wouldn’t you like to have your next pizza delivered by electric bike?  Well that could be a reality soon depending on where you live.  I first heard about this happening in Southern California and now it has hit home here in Flagstaff Arizona!  Fratelli Pizza, a local pizza company here in FLG, has added a Thrust electric cargo pizza delivery bike to their fleet of delivery vehicles.

I am particularly excited about electric cargo delivery bikes because they can replace many trips typically travelled by car, especially when considering (more…)

The E-Bike Lifestyle: Saving Money, Low Sweat, & Cheating?

This is a guest post from Peter Rosenfeld; not to be confused with me!  Peter Rosenfeld lives outside of Philadelphia and is starting his third year of riding a Bionx electric bicycle.

Why Do You Ride an E-Bike?

I get a lot of questions about why I ride a bicycle with electric assist and what are the costs involved.

The why WAS pretty easy. As a long-time bicycle commuter and recreational bicyclist, I hope to ride a bicycle well into my golden years. But about five years ago (more…)

City of Las Vegas Workers Get Electric Bikes for Downtown Trips

Checkout this article on a new electric bike sharing program in Las Vegas. The City is encouraging workers to use ebikes instead of a car for short commutes in the downtown area. Great idea!

Electric Bike NEWS! E-Bikes on Your Vacation, The Grace One, E-Bikes in Rural England, Best Buy

Hello E-Bikers! Here are some of the highlights in the e-bike news: New York City struggling to classify e-bikes, renting an electric bike on your next vacation, the new Grace One electric motorbike, the “Swing Trike”, e-bikes in rural England, and ebike news from Best Buy.

It seems that the state of New York is looking at a law that would classify any electric bike capable of a speed of no more than 20 miles per hour as (more…)

Electric Bike Charging Station Guide

Recently I have received some emails from universities looking for electric bike charging station information.

This gets me really excited because I think that providing e-bike charging stations at large institutions is a great idea!

Having charging stations at universities, hospitals, airports, businesses, parks, popular mass transit stops, hotels, etc. can only encourage more people to ride an electric bike more often with less concern of running out of juice.

These charging stations can also be a great way to bring electric bikes to the attention of people who have no idea what an electric bike is.

Below are some links to (more…)

Choosing Between the Bionx or eZee Electric Bike Conversion Kits: A True Story

This is a guest post from Peter Rosenfeld; not to be confused with me!  Peter Rosenfeld is a research engineer who lives in New Jersey just outside of Philadelphia. A long-term Vehicular Cyclist, he started using a Bionx ebike three years ago after medical problems made it difficult to continue bicycling.

I’m on my third year with an ebike. I’ll talk about my motivation for getting an ebike in a later post. This is about how I selected my ebike solution.

As an experienced bicyclist with 30+ years of commuting, touring and club riding, I had some firm ideas about what would be acceptable to me in an ebike. (more…)

Jay Leno & Leonardo DiCaprio Ride the A2B Metro Electric Bike!

When Jay Leno and Leonardo DiCaprio are riding electric bikes you can imagine that e-bikes have hit the big time!

The electric bike that these 2 celebrities are riding is the A2B Metro electric bike.

Here is a video from Jay Leno’s garage. (more…)