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, 5 days a week for a total of 300 miles per week.
He will be following the Norther Tier Route from the Adventure Cycling Association.
The tour will finish at John’s favorite bike shop in Ohio, Century Cycles. It is a shop that his daughter co-founded!
You can follow John’s progress on the Easy Motion USA Facebook page.
And here is a video that shows the NEO Jet as well as the NEO City & Neo Cross:
Here is a link to more information about the Easy Motion NEO Jet.
Electric bikes have been mainly been used for commuting or short recreational rides. But e-bike touring is becoming more and more popular!
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Electric bike touring doesn’t have to be thousands of miles, it could be a 1 day or weekend trip. Hopefully these stories will inspire you to consider your own e-bike tour!
Have you done any electric bike touring? If so, please share your story in the comment section below.
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