In this week’s e-bike news roundup:
- Electric mountain bike race at Sea Otter
- Copenhagen Wheel plus bike
- Innovative eBikes of the future
- Urban Arrow e-cargo update
- Downhill race in Alaska
- Firefighters use eBikes
- New Arkansas eBike law
- And much more!
By Paul Willerton
On Friday, April 15, 2016 the Sea Otter Classic in Monterey, CA held first ever electric assist mountain bike (eMTB) in North America.
The race was enhanced with support from sponsors Bosch and Haibike. Bosch even put up a special prize of $5,000 for the winner of the Industry Challenge eMTB Race to donate toward the charity of their choice.
The eMTB course was set on a section of the pro XC course and laps took about 7 minutes to complete. Over the last 25 years, the dirt hills on the inside of the world famous Laguna Seca race track have witnessed some of the best mountain bike racing in North America. [Read more…]
Are you ready to race your electric bike?!
April 15th, 2016 marks the date for the first ever electric mountain bike (eMTB) race at the Sea Otter Classic that will be held at the Laguna Seca raceway near Monterey, California.
The Sea Otter Classic is one of the largest cycling events in the U.S. with over 10,000 athletes and 65,000 fans attending. It is a mix of races (mountain, road, cyclocross, and now eMTB!), fun rides, and an expo for cycling companies to show off their products to the public.
This eMTB race, co-sponsored by Bosch and Haibike, builds [Read more…]