Electric Bikes Part of the Sydney Australia Sustainable Transport Plan

Bike paths being built in Sydney Australia

This is a guest post from Nina at Reef Bikes of Australia.

Worldwide, cities are remodeling themselves and investing in more sustainable transport alternatives. There have been huge investments in improving public transport, building cycle path and pedestrian infrastructure, with the aim of reducing their greenhouse emissions, cleaning the air, and reducing traffic congestion and reliance on cars.

It is shocking that in parts of Australia the transport sector accounts [Read more…]

NuVinci’s Latest: Automatic Bicycle Shifting!

Nu Vinci Automatic Shifting System

OK, check this out; you jump on a bicycle and there are no shifters!  No, this is not a one-speed bike; it has a lot of “gears”.

This is something I experienced on my recent visit to the NuVinci design and testing headquarters.  They let me test ride a bike equipped with their “developer kit” that automatically shifts the “gears” for you.  But really there are no “gears” because their [Read more…]

E-Bike News Highlights Week of 11-15-10 [VIDEO]

Here is VIDEO recap of the electric bike news from the week of November 15, 2010.  This is just a quick overview of the news and other ebike things that caught my eye as I surfed through the web looking for cool electric bike happenings!

If you would rather read about this news, you can it out the e-bike news here.

Here is what you can expect to see and hear about [Read more…]

Hills? What Hills? E-Bikes in San Francisco [VIDEO]

Here is a fun ebike video that has some great points about electric biking in San Francisco.  It is an ad for a shop in San Fran but it is so well done that I wanted to share it with you.  It’s gotta a catchy tune too!

Ebikes make a lot of sense for a hilly city like San Francisco where normal bike commuting would be a sweaty endeavor!   Don’t get me wrong, I think ebikes are great for all places, it’s just that for places that have a lot of hills and/or wind they make even more sense.

Check out the video below: [Read more…]

Electric Bike Report is in iTunes!

Electric Bike Report is in iTunes!  In this video I go over how to get Electric Bike Report videos (reviews, news, maintenance tutorials, etc.) downloaded to your computer automatically with iTunes.  Then you can add the videos on your iPhone, iPod, iPad, iTouch, for viewing when you have some down time!

If you already have iTunes installed on your computer you can subscribe to Electric Bike Report with this link.

If you don’t have iTunes installed on your computer your can download iTunes here.

Check out the video below for how to subscribe to EBR in iTunes. [Read more…]

Ebike Success Story from Tucson Arizona

Here’s an ebike success story that I want to share with you.  I really like this story because the author, Matthew Zoll,  has been using an electric bike to make his commute by bicycle more convenient during the hot summer months in Tucson Arizona.

If you live in a warm climate you will be able to relate this story.  In fact electric bikes work well in cold climates too, where sweating a lot can make you cold if you stop somewhere for a while.

Here are some teasers [Read more…]

Why & How to Maintain Your Bike Tire Pressure [VIDEO]

Having the right pressure in your tires is important because it will make your bike easier to pedal and it will avoid pinch flats.  And nobody likes to get a flat 🙂

In this video I show how easy it is to maintain your tire pressure.  Included is how to use both types of valves, shrader and presta, as well as a trick to inflate the tire if the pump is giving you a lot of resistance.

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New Electric Bikes and Electric Bike Gear for 2011!

New electric bikes and gear!  This week (September 21-24) I will be at Interbike which is the largest bike convention in the U.S.  This is the place where all the bike industry gathers to show off the new products for the coming year.  It is going to be a good show for electric bikes because there are a lot of new products as well as seminars that are focused on electric bike education.

I will be attending the outdoor demo in Boulder City, Nevada where I will be able to test ride some of the new e-bikes.  I will also be attending the convention which is Wednesday through Friday in Las Vegas, Nevada.

I will be there to gather as much info on the new e-bike stuff and bike commuting gear as I can and I will report back to you with what I find!

If you want to get regular updates, the best way is to [Read more…]