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E-Bike News: Flying E-Bike, Tour of Iceland, UMass Police, & More! [VIDEOS]
Jun 25, 2013
Yes that’s right, a flying electric bike! I wouldn’t mind taking it for a ride. Maybe this traditional 2 wheeled bike thing is outdated; maybe we should be focusing on flying. Kidding, kidding 🙂 More info.
This is a great article about a University of Massachusetts police officer who uses a Stromer ST1 Platinum (the bike I am currently reviewing) to patrol campus and respond quickly to emergencies. This is such a great use of an e-bike!
Is the time finally right for electric bikes? Well, of course I think so 🙂 What do you think? Please leave your comments below.
Dutch brand Gazelle will build a new factory in the Netherlands. They anticipate significant electric bike growth.
I just came across a new e-bike startup company from Chicago called Revolt Electric Bikes. “Revolt Electric Bicycles was founded in 2013 in the Windy City by a rebellious University of Chicago college graduate who insisted on re-defining the way people move in urban areas.”
Outrider USA visited last week and I had a chance to ride their high performance 422 recumbent electric trike; 43 mph! I will have a report about my riding experience soon.
Electric bikes in Pennsylvania have had a hard time fitting in legally but that may be changing soon. Here is an article that covers the scene and below is a video with Adam Rossi an e-bike advocate who is doing great work there.
That’s it for now. Stay tuned for more e-bike news and reviews!