eBike News: World Record, New Yamaha, E-Cargo Trike, Back Country Rescue [VIDEOS]

carQon electric cargo trikeBy Richard Peace

eBike World Record Attempt 

Ravi Kempaiah from Madison, Wisconsin is attempting to set the Guinness World Record for most miles pedaled on an e-bike.

He’s attempting a 5,000 mile ride to San Diego during which he will need to ride over 175 miles each day for weeks on end.

He’s hoping to finish his journey at the headquarters of Stromer in San Diego. [Read more…]

Where’s Bixby? Electric Cargo Bike Adventures with a Dog & Her Human [VIDEO]

Bixby, her human and their Yuba Spicy Curry electric cargo bike

Bixby, her human, and their new Yuba Spicy Curry electric cargo bike

Bixby and her human (Mike Minnick) have been traveling the US on a Yuba cargo bike to encourage pet adoption and their latest adventure is to beat the current world record for longest electric bike ride with more than 10,000 miles of riding!

They will officially kick off their electric cargo bike adventure at the Sea Otter Classic in April and then make stops at the Palo Alto Electric Bike Expo and possibly the Portland and Denver locations as well.

Here’s a quick video interview with Bixby and Mike from the Houston Electric Bike Expo where they picked up their shiny new Yuba Spicy Curry: [Read more…]

Your Ugly Bike is a Badge of Honor

Troy RankBy Troy Rank of Maxwell Motorbikes.

Scars: Last Saturday I woke up, threw some pans on the stove, turned on the burners, and took a quick trip to the bathroom. When I returned the kitchen was filled with smoke.

In an unfortunate knee-jerk reaction, I yanked both pans off the stove  and splashed smoking hot bacon grease, all over my left hand.

Why should you care about my Kentucky Fried fingers? [Read more…]

E-Bike Cycle Tourists Set Out to Establish New World E-Bike Record

gary rachel touring picThis is a guest post by Gary Corbett.

What do you do if you find yourself constantly dreaming about your next self-contained cycling tour, your day to day job is to write about cycle touring and you have a wife who is just itching to join you on a long distance cycle tour?

You go cycle touring, of course!

That in just one paragraph is the very condensed story behind Australian couple Gary and Rachel Corbett’s decision to set out from London in late April in an attempt to set a new world e-bike long distance record of well in excess of 16,047 kilometres (9971 miles). [Read more…]

E-Bike News: Super E-Cargo Bike, Pope Gets E-Bike, NY Times & WSJ Coverage, & More [VIDEO]

Checkout this wild cargo bike from EcoSpeed and TiCycles: “EcoSpeed, Ti-Cycles and others collaborate in introducing a brand new urban cargo bike design. The CarGoAway – Utility Horse has room in the front for a whole lot of groceries plus an extra seat in the back for a few passengers.

With the EcoSpeed mid-drive motor system integrated into the design it has the power to haul all of that load up the steepest hills.”  Here is a link to more pictures of this e-cargo bike.  No word on price, but I believe it will be up there!

The Pope was recently gifted a Smart electric bike from the head of Mercedes Benz. [Read more…]

A2B E-Bike Rider to Attempt Guinness World Record For Longest Distance on E-Bike

This is a press release from A2B electric bikes.

A2B, leading electric bike manufacturer, announces their official participation in “Ride the Future Tour” – the largest green event and electric vehicle adventure of the year.

A2B will provide various e-Bikes to daily cyclists in each city ready to ride through the country and accompany our official A2B rider to break the 1,912 miles Guinness World Records Title for the longest journey on an electric bike.

[Read more…]