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…]

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…]

E-Bike News: Sidecar E-Bike, Faraday, Police E-Bikes, Mid Drives, Britt Pedal, & More! [VIDEOS]

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Checkout this e-bike with sidecar!  It’s from Italy’s Bad Bike company and it’s called the Beach Vintage Side.

How about some entertainment?  A GoCycle electric bike was stolen in London and the thief called the owner for charging instructions!!!!

This is a great story on families in San Francisco who are using cargo bikes and electric assist as the new “minivan”.

Speaking of e-cargo bikes, the crowd sourced cargo bike documentary, LESS CAR MORE GO, has [Read more…]

Electric Bikes Highlight Sea Otter Classic Bike Festival [PICS & VIDEOS]

There were many Bosch equipped electric bikes at the 2014 Sea Otter Classic.

There were many Bosch equipped electric bikes at the 2014 Sea Otter Classic.

This is a guest post from Douglas Schwartz, President of ELV Motors.

2014 was the turning point for electric bicycles at the Sea Otter Classic.

Frank Yohannan, President and CEO of the Sea Otter Classic, believes North America will follow Europe with embracing electric bicycles.

Throughout the four-day event, electric bicycles had consistent promotion over the loud speakers as well as [Read more…]

Trip Report: The Electric Bike Scene in Bend, Oregon. [VIDEOS]

I recently took a trip to Bend, Oregon and I had a chance to visit a couple of e-bike shops and check out some other e-bike & bike culture.

Bend is a mountain town in Central Oregon and has a population of around 80,000.

During the summer it’s usually nice and dry with long sunny days.  Bend is a very outdoor focused town with lots of opportunities for walking, biking, hiking, boating/rafting, fishing, rock climbing, skiing, etc.

Like some other towns in Oregon, Bend has a lot of bikepaths and bike routes that many people (locals and tourists) use to get around town.  In addition, [Read more…]