In this week’s eBike news roundup:
- Ride Spot Route App Gets Honored
- Wilier’s 23 Pound eRoad Bike
- New eBikes from Trek & Espin
- eCargo Trike Container Deliveries
- California Trail Organization on eMTBs
- Crater Lake Rim Ride
- Micromobility’s Huge Potential in NYC
- And Much More!
People for Bikes Ride Spot Honored
The majority of individuals who try out e-bikes for the first time have a strong affinity for them.
So what is preventing these bikes from gaining even more popularity in the United States?
One of the main reasons, likely the top reason, is the perception that e-bikes (or bikes in general) are not safe and reliable enough. Concerns about safety are holding back potential e-bike enthusiasts from embracing this mode of transportation.
To address these concerns and showcase the numerous safe cycling routes available, the advocacy group People for Bikes introduced Ride Spot earlier this year.
Ride Spot is a mobile app and website that allows individuals and bike shops to propose routes within their cities, with a focus on safe recreational and commuting paths rather than high-speed racing routes.
Fast Company’s Innovation by Design 2019 awards recently honored Ride Spot in the Mobility category. To explore the full list of winners in the 2019 competition, which celebrates innovation in transportation, technology, and design, click here.
New 23 Pound Wilier eRoad Bike!
The Wilier Cento 10 Hybrid is an e-road bike that weighs a mere 23 pounds (10.5kg), making it one of the lightest options available.
High-performance Electric Bicycles
It is undeniable that the combination of a carbon monocoque frame and the discreetly placed Ebikemotion rear hub motor system adds to the allure of electric bicycles. Renowned bike manufacturers like Pinarello, Colnago, and Orbea also rely on this innovative technology to enhance their road racing credentials.
The Wilier, in particular, stands out in terms of specifications and price, starting at an impressive €7900. With Shimano Ultrega groupsets as the starting point, the models ascend to a remarkable €11,200 for the Dura Ace Di2 equipped version.
Introducing the New Trek Allant
Trek presents the 2020 Allant line of e-bikes as an upgrade to the already exceptional Super Commuter model. These commuter styled bikes offer exciting advancements such as a speed version capable of reaching a maximum of 45kmh, carbon frame options, and the latest high-performance Bosh motors. Moreover, with an expanded 625Wh battery capacity and a dual range option, Trek estimates a staggering 200km / 125 mile range. The prices for these extraordinary machines start at £3,000 / €3,399 / $3,599.
Espin’s Reine with TTIUM Mid-drive
Espin introduces their new electric bicycle model featuring the powerful TTIUM mid-drive, a robust 525Wh battery, efficient LED lights, and reliable hydraulic disk brakes. With a competitive price of just US$1999, it offers exceptional value for your money.
A Revolutionary eCargo Trike for Heavy Loads
Silver Eagle Manufacturing in Portland, OR is proud to introduce the impressive Rytle MovR eCargo trike as their latest offering for efficient and effective cargo transportation. This innovative modular cargo system allows for seamless delivery of large goods.
For a better understanding of how this state-of-the-art container cargo system operates, check out the captivating video below.
Recently, Bike Portland had the privilege of visiting Silver Eagle Manufacturing and they were enthralled by the company’s dedication to revolutionize last-mile delivery. You can find a detailed report on this visit by following this informative link.
Experience the Car-Free Crater Lake Rim Road Ride
As part of the new National Parks eBike law, the immensely popular Crater Lake Ride the Rim ride now includes the option of using electric bikes!
On specific dates, namely September 14 and 21, the East Rim drive will be exclusively open to cyclists, eBikes (Class 1), joggers, and pedestrians, excluding automobiles. These non-motorized modes of transportation will have the remarkable opportunity to revel in a 25-mile ride with an elevation gain of 3,500 ft, granting breathtaking views of the awe-inspiring Crater Lake. Gain further insights about this thrilling adventure by visiting the Ride the Rim website.
Sierra Buttes Trail Stewardship Supports E-bikes
Sierra Buttes Trail Stewardship, an esteemed non-profit organization committed to constructing and maintaining multiuse trails in the Sierra Buttes, Tahoe, Plumas, and Lassen National Forests, has conducted extensive research on electric-assist mountain bikes.
Over the past three years, SBTS has meticulously examined the impact of Class 1 e-bikes (with a maximum assist speed of 20mph) on authorized trails in the Tahoe National Forest. The results of their investigation serve as a positive endorsement for expanded usage of e-mtbs in the area. Some notable findings include:
– E-bikes prove to be instrumental in facilitating trail work, granting SBTS staff and volunteers access to remote locations that are otherwise challenging to reach by traditional mountain bikes or on foot.
– Expanding access for Class 1 e-bikes not only fosters a deeper connection between the public and their accessible lands but also contributes to the economic growth of struggling mountain towns like Downieville, reliant on tourism revenue.
– E-bikes are not a passing trend but rather a permanent fixture that is reshaping outdoor recreation. By comprehending the true nature of e-bikes, we can seamlessly integrate them into existing trail networks.
For more comprehensive information on e-mtbing opportunities in Tahoe National Forest, refer to the following link.
Electric Bike Expo in New Hampshire
Seacoast Area Bicycle Riders and Commute Smart are proudly hosting the inaugural Ebike event in New England at Stratham Hill Park in Stratham, NH. Mark your calendars for Sunday, October 13th, from 11am to 2pm.
E-bike Vouchers in California
Attention! Streetsblog reports some exciting news about the groundbreaking Clean Cars 4 All Program run by the State Air Resources Board. This remarkable initiative offers monetary incentives to replace old, polluting vehicles with cleaner, more efficient ones. While the program has long supported purchasing electric cars, it now also provides vouchers as a “mobility option” for those seeking alternative transportation choices. These vouchers can be redeemed for public transit passes or even a membership with a car-share enterprise. Find out more about this groundbreaking legislation here.
Entrepreneur Interviews Electric Bike Company Founder
Discover the driving force behind the remarkable Electric Bike Company in an exclusive interview conducted by Entrepreneur. Owner and founder, Sean Lupton-Smith, shares his inspiring vision of providing affordable transportation and mobility to disadvantaged communities in Southern Africa. In addition, he highlights the potential of solar power as an energy source for eBikes. Don’t miss this eye-opening interview, available in its entirety here.
Bosch eBike Systems Welcomes New Marketing Head
Former Trek Global Strategist Joins the Team
Bosch eBike Systems is thrilled to announce the addition of Jocelyn Vande Velde to their team as the North America head of marketing. With extensive experience in the industry and a strong background in brand management, Jocelyn previously led marketing initiatives for hybrid and adventure bikes at Trek. Furthermore, she successfully developed a comprehensive global marketing strategy for eBikes during her tenure.
Riese and Muller Sets the Bar for Sustainability
Sustainable Practices from Production to Headquarters
Recognized for their superb German-designed e-bikes, Riese & Muller goes beyond creating sustainable final products. With a firm commitment to sustainability, the company aims to extend this ethos throughout their entire production line and headquarters operation. At their new headquarters, Riese & Muller strives to achieve full CO2-neutrality. Presently, 80% of the electricity required is generated by their own photovoltaic system. In fact, an additional warehouse equipped with a second photovoltaic system is currently under construction, with the objective of producing 100% of the company’s energy demand in-house starting in 2020. Moreover, Riese & Muller has implemented various measures to enhance sustainability, including an energy-efficient air conditioning system that revolves around passive measures and a new tensioning-belt system to significantly reduce plastic waste in their high-bay warehouse. Furthermore, all employees are provided with reusable bottles to promote the use of free drinking water, and the company actively supports the Sonnenhof working farm in Mühltal, which is located close to their new premises. Riese & Muller is dedicated to hosting waste-free events and consciously opting for vegetarian or reduced-meat catering.
Bafang’s Expansion and New Production Plant
New Production Facility Unveiled in Poland
According to the latest news from Bike Europe, Bafang Electric (Suzhou) Co. Ltd. has officially opened a new state-of-the-art production facility in Wroclow, Poland. With plans to produce an impressive 600,000 e-bike (mid) motors in the near future, Bafang, which is renowned as the world’s largest e-bike hub motor manufacturer, has significantly expanded their mid-drive range. This new venture marks an exciting milestone for Bafang as they continue to grow and meet the rising demand for e-bikes.
A Revolutionary Solution: E-Micromobility
A Game-Changing Alternative: NYC’s Short Trips
Unlocking Opportunities: More than Half of NYC Car Trips
According to a recent study, over 50% of the car trips in bustling New York City can easily be replaced by a greener and more practical mode of transportation such as bikes or electric scooters. The findings of this captivating article by Patch highlight the potential for a major shift in urban mobility.
This comprehensive analysis, conducted by traffic analytics experts at INRIX, reveals that a remarkable 51% of vehicle journeys within the city’s five boroughs cover a mere three miles or even less. Consequently, shorter trips like these are perfectly suited for shared bicycles or e-scooters. The study delves into an extensive dataset of more than 50 million car expeditions, focusing on the 25 most congested cities in the United States during October 2018.
Introducing Daymak’s Boomerbeast 2: A Game-Changer in E-Mobility
The Future Is Here: Daymak’s Extraordinary Boomerbeast 2
Daymak, the trailblazer in the field of electric mobility, has unveiled its latest groundbreaking innovation – the Boomerbeast 2. With an unprecedented recharging time of just 20 minutes, this remarkable electric mobility scooter is powered by a state-of-the-art 60v 30ah Lithium Titanate battery. Boasting an impressive 20,000 charge cycles, it offers an exceptional range of up to 50 km.
Designed to empower individuals facing mobility challenges, the Boomerbeast 2 opens up a whole new world of exploration. Its unparalleled capability enables seamless navigation through various terrains, including deep mud, dry sand, snow, and rocky landscapes. Equipped with a powerful 1200w torque, it effortlessly conquers steep inclines while maintaining stability and balance over rough surfaces.
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