San Francisco Electric Bike Expo March 24-26. Ride the Latest eBikes for FREE! [VIDEOS]

Electric Bike Expo 1The San Francisco Electric Bike Expo is on March 24-26 at the San Mateo Events Center and it is the place for you to ride the latest electric bikes.

And best of all it’s completely FREE to attend and test ride as many eBikes as you like!

In addition you can enter to win a $4,000 electric bike from Tempo Bicycles and learn more about the latest electric bikes by talking directly to the manufacturer reps.

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eBike News: UPS eTrike in Portland, New eBikes, Bio-Hybrid, Inspiration, & More! [VIDEOS]

ups-electric-bike-deliveriesUPS Starts eTrike Deliveries in Portland, OR 

Well-known global transport logistics firm UPS has started delivery by electric bike in Portland, Oregon reports Bike Portland.

This is apparently a first for the company in the US and it is initially a testing phase – perhaps no surprise that it has chosen one of the country’s most bike-friendly cities to launch the pilot [Read more…]

Seattle eBike Expo Report: New eBikes & Lots of eBike Smiles!

Seattle electric bike expo 8The Seattle Electric Bike Expo this past weekend was the fun place to checkout the latest electric bikes and it was evident with many attendees showing their eBike smiles!

One attendee said it was better than taking his kids to the amusement park! Another attendee said it was the most fun he’s had in 10 weeks since breaking his ankle.

Some of the exhibitors were showing off their new eBike models that just hit the market or would be launching soon. Focus, Raleigh, and OHM had new models that are covered in this Seattle report.

In addition, new exhibitor Rad Power showed off their line up which included a fat tire folding electric bike! [Read more…]

Interbike E-Bike Report: Stromer, Bosch, A2B, BESV, Yuba, Xtracycle & More! [VIDEOS]

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The new Stromer ST2S was introduced while the ST2 won the Interbike e-bike of the year.

In this continuation of coverage from Interbike we have electric bike video updates from Stromer, Bosch, A2B, BESV, OHM Cycles, Yuba, Gocycle, Xtracycle, KTM, and Vintage!

Make sure you checkout the first part of e-bike Interbike coverage with videos of the new indoor test track, ProdecoTech, Raleigh, IZIP, Easy Motion, Juiced Riders, Blix & Wallerang, Magnum, and Haibike.

Enjoy the following e-bike video updates from the show! [Read more…]

2015 OHM Cycles Electric Bikes [VIDEO & PICS]

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OHM Cycles has introduced their new 2015 electric bikes that includes their new XS750 Plus with 3.25″ wide off road tires & BionX D Series system.

The XS750 Plus and the XS750 both use the new BionX D series 500 watt motor that provides a lot of torque and is designed for off road riding.

OHM is still focused on commuter/touring style e-bikes too with their XU700 and XU700 LS (low step). Both of the road models also feature the BionX drive system.

Enjoy the following video and pictures of the these new OHM Cycles e-bikes! [Read more…]

The New 2015 OHM Cycles XS750 Trail Electric Bike [VIDEO]

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The 2015 electric bikes are starting to roll out!

OHM Cycles just announced their new and improved 2015 Sport XS750 multi-purpose trail bike.

It features the new 500 watt BionX D Series rear hub motor that has 250% more power than the BionX P and S Series motors.

Their new 48V 11.6ah (555 watt hour) lithium battery is [Read more…]

Charged Up! 2014 Electric Bike Mainstream Media Event Report [VIDEOS]

Journalists swarm to ride e-bikes at the Charged up electric bike media event!

Journalists swarm to ride e-bikes at the Charged Up electric bike media event!

Yes, electric bikes are still relatively unknown to a majority of people in the US.

But hopefully that will change soon!

As a way to get the word out about e-bikes, Interbike (organizers of the largest bicycle trade show in the US) partnered with Outdoor Retailer to present e-bikes and other outdoor gear to a group of journalists from large mainstream media companies.

The Charge Up media event was held at the Crystal Springs Resort in Hamburg, NJ and the location was selected because [Read more…]

Discovering New Access, Perspective, and Freedom with an Electric Bike

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The OHM Cycle XU700 and the Chicago skyline!

This is a guest post from Cathy Lau, from OHM Cycles.

It’s been only a few months since he bought his first electric bike, but already, Chicagoan Michael Landeche sees and experiences the city in a very different light.

Mike took some time to share the flexibility and choice he has added to his lifestyle thanks to the benefits of his e-bike:

My wife and I recently moved back to Chicago’s north side. Newly married and in the process of purchasing our first home together we decided it was finally time to get rid of my old clunker and become a single car family. [Read more…]

Electric Bikes the New “Classy Corporate Fleets” at Parking Day, Montreal

Electric Bikes: the new corporate vehicles!

Electric Bikes: the new corporate vehicles!

This is a guest post from Cathy Lau, of OHM Cycles.

A landscape architecture firm in Montreal, Quebec, found a clever way to encourage companies to consider using e-bikes and greener modes of transportation to get around for business.

Capturing the spirit of two concurrent events (Parking Day – an annual worldwide event where artists, designers, and citizens transform metered parking spots into temporary public parks, and “en ville sans ma voiture” – an event celebrating being “in the city without my car”), the company, Fauteux et associés, presented a playful display comparing the company bikes to company cars.

The display theme was “L’électro-vélo au boulot, super chic!’”  (“Electro-bike to work, super chic!”), conveying the meaning, “You can be green AND impress your clients with class!” [Read more…]

E-Bike News: New Rides, Snow E-Biking, Drift E-Trike, E-Cargo Bikes, E-Bike Share, & More! [VIDEOS]

The Swiss Cruiser Happy Maker electric bike.

The Swiss Cruiser Happymaker electric bike.

Checkout the Swiss Cruiser Happymaker electric bike! I just got word that they will be available in the US soon.

Speaking of new e-bikes, Stromer recently released a bunch of info on their new high tech Stromer ST2 electric bike!

The Gi Bike is a futuristic looking electric bike that is a full size folding bike.

Here is a video teaser of the wild looking Gi Bike! [Read more…]