True Story! How I Fell in Love with an Electric Bike

This is a guest post from Andy Franklin.  He is an electric bike enthusiast and is in the process of opening his own electric bike store.

I live southwest of Denver Colorado in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains. It was a beautiful fall day and I decided it had been too long since I had taken out my bike. So after cleaning it up I hopped on and went for a ride. As the streets rushed by between the mountain backdrop and the turning leaves I had relaxed and found myself asking the question “why don’t I do [Read more…]

The E-Bike Lifestyle: Saving Money, Low Sweat, & Cheating?

This is a guest post from Peter Rosenfeld; not to be confused with me!  Peter Rosenfeld lives outside of Philadelphia and is starting his third year of riding a Bionx electric bicycle.

Why Do You Ride an E-Bike?

I get a lot of questions about why I ride a bicycle with electric assist and what are the costs involved.

The why WAS pretty easy. As a long-time bicycle commuter and recreational bicyclist, I hope to ride a bicycle well into my golden years. But about five years ago [Read more…]

Choosing Between the Bionx or eZee Electric Bike Conversion Kits: A True Story

This is a guest post from Peter Rosenfeld; not to be confused with me!  Peter Rosenfeld is a research engineer who lives in New Jersey just outside of Philadelphia. A long-term Vehicular Cyclist, he started using a Bionx ebike three years ago after medical problems made it difficult to continue bicycling.

I’m on my third year with an ebike. I’ll talk about my motivation for getting an ebike in a later post. This is about how I selected my ebike solution.

As an experienced bicyclist with 30+ years of commuting, touring and club riding, I had some firm ideas about what would be acceptable to me in an ebike. [Read more…]

Problem: Normal Transport Not Working! Electric Bike?!

Mmmmm, Traffic!

This is the first part of a guest post from Paul, an EBR Community Member, who lives in the UK and has struggled with a tough commute using traditional transport options.

Part 1 – The Problem

The price of fuel in the UK is getting ridiclous; as it stands it costs the equivalent of $8 for a gallon of what we call petrol, or gas in the US. Added to that I was finding that my commute was getting longer [Read more…]