This is a great article about e-bikes that was recently posted in BBC news. It is focused on the e-bike scene in the UK. It has a lot of useful info and a funny video with an e-biker racing a road cyclist uphill!
In the dimly lit streets of Vancouver, BC, I could see the jacket of the rider ahead of me light up every time a car passed from behind. I admired the looks of the jacket as we had ridden from restaurant to pub to pub.
As we neared the end of the six hour urban bike tour of Vancouver – which is a great way to see that city – I rode up next to the rider and asked “What kind of jacket is that?”. He replied, “It’s the Portland jacket by Showers Pass.” That was 2009, and the Portland jacket had been on the market for about a year.