eBike News: Holiday Deliveries, Pros on eBMX, Light eFolder, Solaroad, Sidecar, & More! [VIDEOS]

Larry Harry DHL electric cargo bikeChristmas Deliveries by E-bike in London

East London’s Waltham Forest Council are funding a free local delivery service by e-cargo bike or hybrid van paid for by the paid for by the Mayor’s Air Quality Fund.

It looked to be off to a good start, with Road.cc reporting that 300 parcels had initially been delivered in three days.   

There are long term plans too, with Councillor Clyde Loakes, commenting: “We will use the results of the trial in Walthamstow to develop our plans for a borough-wide zero emission courier service in [Read more…]

Trip Report: The Electric Bike Scene in Bend, Oregon. [VIDEOS]

I recently took a trip to Bend, Oregon and I had a chance to visit a couple of e-bike shops and check out some other e-bike & bike culture.

Bend is a mountain town in Central Oregon and has a population of around 80,000.

During the summer it’s usually nice and dry with long sunny days.  Bend is a very outdoor focused town with lots of opportunities for walking, biking, hiking, boating/rafting, fishing, rock climbing, skiing, etc.

Like some other towns in Oregon, Bend has a lot of bikepaths and bike routes that many people (locals and tourists) use to get around town.  In addition, [Read more…]

E-Bike News: Xmas Tree via E-Bike, UK E-Bike Tours, Bosch Batteries, E-Bike Commuting [VIDEOS]

Tis the season for hauling a Christmas tree with……….an electric bike?! 🙂

Brett Thurber from The New Wheel electric bike shop in San Francisco transports their tree via Ohm e-bike with a Burley Travoy trailer!

Here is a good article that addresses how electric bikes provide [Read more…]

Electric Bike News: Pedal-Electric Vehicle Trip Across US, Tours in Paris, E-Mountain Bikes, & More!

Electric Motorcycle/Electric Bicycle Hybrid

Extra! Extra! Some highlights of your e-bike news: Human/electric hybrid vehicle tour across the US, e-bike tours in Paris, electric motorcycle/mountain bike hybrid, new e-mountain bike kit, Crested Butte Mountain Resort using an e-bike, more bike commuters in Japan, & more!  This is a recap of the electric bike news from the week of April 18-24, 2011.

And now the E-Bike NEWS!

EcoSpeed from Portland Oregon is supplying the electric motor for a small light weight vehicle that a father and son team are pedaling across the US.  They will be using the equivalent energy needed to power one 100-watt light bulb each day and their leg power to make the trip.

Visiting Paris soon?  You should check out [Read more…]

Electric Bike News Week of 3-28-11

Doctor Makes House Calls on Electric Bike

Well March has come to an end and there is some great electric bike news from this last week!  A little preview for you: A doc that makes house calls via e-bike, an electric bike sharing program in the US, the Google mapping trike, electric bikes to be a “major profit maker” in 2011, electric bike winery tours and more!

And now the e-bike NEWS!

This is great!  A doctor in Australia that makes house calls with his electric bike!  The doctor makes some great points about electric bikes.  Here is quote that I like: [Read more…]