Electric Bike Touring: 3,300 Miles from Seattle WA to Washington D.C. on a Pedego Interceptor

Cathy Rogers and her Pedego Interceptor electric bike. Ready to ride 3,300 miles!

Cathy Rogers and her Pedego Interceptor electric bike. Ready to ride 3,300 miles!

Cathy Rogers, 57, of Pittsburgh, PA will be riding her Pedego Interceptor electric bike 3,300 miles in The Big Ride Across America!

Cathy and 13 other riders will raise $6,500 each and ride from the Seattle WA area to Washington D.C. in support of the American Lung Association.

The Big Ride Across America will take place from June 16 to August 2, with 40 days of riding and 8 days of rest.

The tour will go through Washington State, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, South Dakota, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Maryland, and then to DC. [Read more…]

Electric Bike Touring: 80 Year Old to Ride 2,500 Miles on an Easy Motion NEO Jet!

John Moss electric bike touring

John Moss will ride his Easy Motion Neo Jet 2,500 miles from Washington State to Ohio!

What a great adventure; 2,500 miles of electric bike touring from Washington State to Ohio on an Easy Motion NEO Jet!

At 80 years old, John Moss will start his cross country adventure on June 4th and finish in Ohio around September 1st, 2014.

John is a Korean War veteran who started cycling at age 62 and he has biked across the US several times; including a tour from Yukon to Alaska.

John selected the Easy Motion NEO Jet electric bike for his journey because of it’s low top tube (among other features), which makes getting on/off a heavily loaded touring bike easier.

Mr. Moss will be riding around 60 miles a day, [Read more…]

5 Reasons Why E-Bikes Are Safer Than Regular Bikes

Brett Thurber The New Wheel electric bike shopThis is a guest post from Brett Thurber, co-owner of The New Wheel electric bike shop in San Francisco, CA.

Biking in San Francisco can be a hair raising experience for even the most grizzled cycling veteran.

Aggressive motorists, gnarly hills, and the ever present train tracks are just a few of the obstacles that a cyclist faces on a daily basis.

For some, these obstacles are what make riding in the city such a thrill. For others, they represent a barrier to biking that is hard to overcome mentally or physically. Enter the electric bike: a more versatile, easier to use, and safer option. [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…]

Life With An Electric Assist Cargo Bike – Part 1

This is part one of a multi-part story: Why an electric cargo bike, and how do you build one of these? – By Paul Willerton.

Earlier in my life, I was a bicycle racer. From about the age of 10 until 30, most waking moments were spent trying to figure out how to go faster on a bicycle. That ended nearly 15 years ago. At that time, cargo bikes weren’t seen on the roads, let alone electric assist cargo bikes. So why now, in my mid 40’s, was I interested in such a machine?

For starters, I need to keep moving my body. With kids, jobs, hobbies, social lives and everything that goes with that, I don’t have the time – nor do I want to – ride a standard bicycle for [Read more…]

Beating Health Road Blocks With an Electric Bike

Bob, his grandson, and his OHM on the John Wayne Pioneer Trail in Iron Horse State Park .

This is a guest post by Cathy Lau.

Not even age, two heart attacks, and a quadruple bypass can stop a cyclist with an OHM electric bike.

What do you do when your passion for biking outlasts your body’s ability to keep up?

How do you continue to make cycling a regular, integral part of your life even as your body starts to show its age?  74-year-old Bob Gellert solved this roadblock by [Read more…]

Steve Jobs (RIP) Talks About the Efficiency of a Bicycle [VIDEO]

The young Steve Jobs talks about the efficiency of a bicycle

I am sure that many of you have heard that Steve Jobs (of Apple fame) recently passed away.  The news of his passing saddened me because he was such a creative person and he has shown that dreams of the future become reality if you are determined and you remain focused.  I hope that some of his vision and persistence can be translated to the electric bike industry to create the best electric bikes possible and ultimately to see more people riding bikes in the future!

So here is the video that I promised.  A young Steve Jobs talks about the efficiency of the [Read 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 [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…]

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 [Read more…]