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Electric Bike News Week of 2-14-11
Feb 22, 2011
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? Those crazy people from Portland Oregon are at it again, check out the video:
Electric bikes in Hawaii; sounds nice huh? 🙂 I like this quote: “Hawaii is filled with such beautiful scenery, the best way to experience the magic of the islands is to be outdoors among the flowers, greenery, and coastal areas. This experience is enriched by seeing the interior of the islands on a bicycle which makes it easier to pause and enjoy the surroundings,”
There is an interesting debate going on over this regarding electric bikes and Segways: “The U.S. Department of Justice has issued a rule, which will take effect on March 15, requiring all trails to be accessible for power-driven vehicles used by those with a disability, such as someone who relies on a wheelchair.”
Office Depot has secured a contract to provide the City of Portland Oregon with office supplies delivered by electric trike via B-Line a local Portland delivery company.
Here is a video from the Wall Street Journal of a writer riding an electric bike around midtown Manhattan. I find it a little painful to hear the writer just talking about riding an electric bike around midtown Manhattan, a place that I imagine is probably the worst place to ride a bike! Here is his article about his riding experience as well. I am afraid he just doesn’t “get it”.
Here is a review of the Spencer Ivy – Spencer electric bike from Road.cc.
An interesting debate about why electric bikes are not more popular in the UK.