Palo Alto Electric Bike Expo: Tech, Transportation, Adventure, & Fun! [VIDEOS]

elecric bike expo palo alto 8The Palo Alto Electric Bike Expo combined a lot of the unique aspects of the Bay Area like high tech, new forms of transportation, solar charging, adventure, dogs, and fun!

The Expo was held on April 22-24 at the Stanford Shopping Center with close proximity to Stanford University and the Stanford Research Park.

Attendees had a chance to ride over 125 different electric bikes from A2B, BESV, BULLS, Easy Motion, Felt Electric, Focus, Gazelle, Haibike, IZIP, Kalkhoff, KTM, Raleigh, Stromer, Tempo, Trek, Vintage, Xtracycle, and Yuba.

The Expo was covered by news from  [Read more…]

Palo Alto E-Bike Expo: Checkout & Ride the Latest E-Bikes for Free! [VIDEO]

IMG_6625The Palo Electric Bike Expo on April 22-24 at the Stanford Shopping Center is the place 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 will be 20 different brands and over 100 different eBikes to choose from to ride on the test track. Some of the bikes are launching at the Palo Alto Expo!

The test track has a hill structure to test the different eBike climbing capabilities and terrain features to test the suspension of some of the eBikes. [Read more…]

Denny: The “All in – Just Ride” Electric Bike: Oregon Manifest [VIDEO]

TEAGUE & Sizemore Bicycle states that Denny is a bicycle “that removes the barriers to becoming an everyday rider”, or put another way “All in – Just Ride”.

Denny is a concept electric bike that is [Read more…]

“Down Goes the Bike Thief!” Bait Bikes with GPS Trackers & Mug Shots on Twitter [VIDEO]

Bike thieves in San Francisco better watch out! The San Francisco Police Department is placing “bait bikes” around the city with GPS trackers. If one of the “bait bikes” is stolen they will track down the thief, bust them, and post the thief’s mug shot on their Twitter news stream and website for a bit of public humiliation!

You have to watch this video from The New York times, it is brilliant. Checkout how quickly they catch a thief!

The SFPD is taking this seriously. The “bait bikes” are of high enough value to charge the thief with a felony……ouch! [Read more…]

Why I Sold My Car for an Electric Bike

 

This is an inspiring article by Arjun Adamson.  The original post of it is located here.

My reasonings for smarter transportation.

After living in San Francisco for 3 years, I decided it was time to remove the last facet of my life from Los Angeles, my 2005 Mini Cooper. To replace my primary mode of transport, I bought a Kalkhoff electric bike.

Why did I want to get rid of my car? [Read more…]

The Electric Cargo Bike Revolution! [VIDEO]

There is a revolution in transportation happening right now and it is the electric cargo bike revolution!  I love to ride my e-cargo bike around town instead of driving; it is so much more fun!

Enjoy this video: “(R)Evolutions per Minute: Cargo Bikes in the US – a trailer for the crowd sourced documentary”

From the video producer Liz Canning “Do you love your cargo bike?  Has it changed your life?  Your family?  Your [Read more…]

Electric Bike Sharing in San Francisco!

New Electric Bike Sharing Program Coming Soon!

This is really cool! CityCarShare will begin adding electric bikes and electric cargo trailers to it’s current fleet of cars and trucks as a low cost option to easily rent an e-bike or e-trailer.

Zipcar and CityCarShare have proven that car sharing can work so now CityCarShare will be experimenting with electric bikes & trailers.  This is a great way to encourage people to think about whether they need a car for their errands or if an electric bike will work for their trip.

This program (which is funded by the Federal [Read more…]

Electric Bike News Week of 3-7-11

Bullit electric cargo bike

Greetings from Electric Bike Report!  Here is an electric bike news recap from the week of March 7, 2011.  Lots of cool stuff happening in the electric bike world; city officials riding electric bikes (with a scandal of course!), ebike sales up, tiny folding e-bikes, and more!

Time for the Electric Bike NEWS!

How about a cycling tour of Europe on electric bike?  A company in Europe [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…]