Running Errands on Your Bike: It’s Easier Than You Think! – Part 2

41j4l1LxIGLBy David Rodenhiser. Here is Part 1.

Now, let’s talk about the big guns of the cargo carrying world: Bike Trailers!

These range from small ones that are rated for 50 lbs, up to massive ones that can carry hundreds of pounds and are 8 feet long.

I have a friend who is both a handyman, and dedicated cyclist, and he uses one of these to carry his tools and supplies to job sites. It’s probably bigger than you need, unless you want to do all of your shopping for a family of 8, but it’s just an example of just how big trailers can go! [Read more…]

How to Get Ready for a 4,000 Mile Electric Bike Tour Across the Country

evelo electric bike tourBy Boris Mordkovich.

“You’re leaving in a week? Wow, you’ve got a lot to do!” said a trusted bike mechanic at a Brooklyn-based bike shop, as he replaced our tires, adjusted our disk brakes, installed a chain tensioner and roamed all corners of the shop looking for spare parts.

“You know, usually people come to me months before going on a trip like this,” he said, eyeing us in good humor, as if to say, [Read more…]

EVELO Aurora Electric Bike Review – One Smooth Ride

By Gary M. Kaye from In the Boombox.

I had a chance to try out the EVELO Aurora, an e-bike with some very sweet features. EVELO makes three models.  The Aurora is the middle of the line.

All their bikes feature a mid-drive motor, and all can operate either as a pedelec or fully throttle driven.  The mid-drive motor is compact, efficient, and mounted high enough off the ground so clearance is not an issue if you want to go off-roading.

Since the power source doesn’t reside in the hub, it opens up the possibility of [Read more…]