Electric Cargo Bike Guide [VIDEOS]

Spicy-Curry-riding-sideOne of the recent developments in the electric bike and traditional bicycle world has been the cargo or utility bike.

Cargo bikes are designed to carry loads that are larger and heavier than a traditional bicycle can carry like passengers, many bags of groceries, boxes, etc.

Electric cargo bikes offer an additional electric assist to the rider which allows them to carry a heavier load for a longer distance.

The electric cargo bike in many cases is a great alternative to driving a car for running errands and commuting to work.

Benefits of an Electric Cargo Bike

The average person who takes the kids to school, commutes to work, and needs to run errands around town can use this type of bike without getting too [Read more…]

Electric Bike Review – IZIP E3 Metro

The IZIP Metro electric bike in the red rocks of Sedona AZ

After many miles and cargo carrying trips I have prepared the IZIP Metro electric bike review for you!   This bike was designed to carry your stuff easily over hills and through the headwinds to let you enjoy the ride.  Find out how this bike performed and if it is a fit for you.

The features of this bike:

Make sure you check out the video and pictures [Read 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 [Read more…]

Electric Bike News Week of 3-14-10

Electric Trike Delivery Service in Vancouver BC

Time for some electric bike NEWS!  This is a recap of the e-bike news from the week of March 14, 2011.  A new concept e-bike, a new electric bike store front in San Francisco, people saving money by giving their car a rest and riding e-bikes, electric bikes continuing to be very popular in China, a solar electric bike kit, and more!

And now the e-bike news!

Okay, the big news this week was this [Read more…]

Electric Bike News Week of 2-28-11

Panasonic Electric Bike

Happy end of February/early March!  2011 is flying by!  Here is a recap of the electric bike news from the week of February 28, 2011.

Now…..The Electric Bike News!

This article about a “granny e-bike for kids” I found to be pretty funny.  The author at Wired makes some good points in a humorous way [Read more…]

Electric Bike News Week of 2-21-10

$5 a Gallon Gas Predicted for US this Summer.

Hello and welcome to another electric bike news recap from the week of February 21, 2011.  Lots of cool e-bike news in store for ya!  Videos from the beaches to the -40C lands, the new electric mountain bike scene, an e-bike love story and more!

And now some Electric Bike NEWS!

$5 a gallon gas prices in the US by summer?  Maybe time for more people on electric bikes 🙂 [Read more…]

Electric Bike News Week of 2-14-11

Spencer Ivy Spencer electric bike - full bike

Spencer Ivy - Spencer electric bike

Alright, here is another electric bike news recap from the week of February 14, 2011.  Lots of interesting e-bike and traditional bike stuff happening in the world!

And now the e-bike news!

Here are some crazy looking DIY (do it yourself) electric bikes.  One has a trailer that has a “drop in martini bar”?!

Pedego electric bikes make another appearance on TV!  Check out Jennifer Hawkins (Miss Universe) with Curtis Stone (Biggest Loser Chef) riding Pedegos in Santa Monica.

How is this for a name: The bike centric food cart super pod.  Wondering what it is? [Read more…]

Electric Bike News Week of 1-31-11

Pizza Delivery by Electric Cargo Bike

End o January, early Febuary; time is flying by!  Well this electric bike news recap from the week of January 31, 2011 is full of exciting e-bike happenings 🙂

Time for the electric bike news!

I love this stuff!  Get your Super Bowl pizza delivered by electric cargo bike!  I am so excited about the possibilities for local businesses to use electric cargo bikes for their local deliveries.  Thrust Electric Bikes is the company mentioned in the article.  Also check out B-Line in Portland Oregon, they make deliveries for businesses.

Think your a tough bike rider?  Well check out this video [Read more…]

How Electric Bikes/Trikes Can Inspire Us!

Electric Trike from Trinity Environ

The other day I got an email from Hung Ly, who owns Trinity Environ in Naples, Florida.  He has been inspired by helping others enjoy riding a bike or a trike again.  I liked his email and I want to share it with you.

His email is in response to one of my emails that I send people when they join the Electric Bike Report community.  The title of my e-mail is “Why do I run Electric Bike Report?”.  Hung took my title and reworded [Read more…]

Interview with Elise at Cycle 9: Ditching the Car!

Cycle 9 Utility Bike

Electric Cargo Bike from Cycle 9

Elise from Cycle 9 started her shop because “We wanted the electric cargo bike in order to use the car less because of issues with oil depletion, climate change, and everyday quality of life.” Cycle 9 is a shop focused on providing bikes and gear for “Commuting, Cargo, Electric-assist, and Touring – all ways to get around by bike.”

My interview with her is part of a collection of interviews with shop [Read more…]