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Posted January 23, 2015

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — The Bicycle Product Suppliers Association has launched an ambitious initiative to pass model electric bicycle legislation in California and New York.

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Posted January 12, 2015

PETALUMA, Calif (BRAIN) — Yuba Bicycles is heading out on a 20-city, three-week, electric cargo bike demo tour this week visiting Los Angeles, San Diego, Phoenix, Austin, Dallas, New Orleans, Tampa, Miami, Atlanta and many more cities between.

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Posted January 9, 2015
Bosch's U.S. office for its e-bike division in Irvine, California

IRVINE, Calif. (BRAIN) — Bosch officially opened the U.S. headquarters for its e-bike business division Thursday afternoon, inviting media and representatives from its bike brand partners, including Felt, BH, Lapierre and Haibike, to the unveiling of the new space here.

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Posted December 29, 2014

KENT, Wash. (BRAIN) — Accell North America is launching a retail support program for its Raleigh and Lapierre branded e-bikes. The program — which includes two Sprinter vans that will visit stores nationwide this year — is modeled on a similar program run by Accell NA's IZIP brand.

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Posted December 16, 2014

FORT MYERS, Fla. (BRAIN) — After three years with the Light Electric Vehicle Association, including the past year as executive director, Heather Marshman announced she is resigning effective Friday.

Posted in North America Tagged Electric bike / People
Posted November 21, 2014

POMPANO BEACH, Fla. (BRAIN) — Florida e-bike maker Prodeco Technologies has agreed in principal to be acquired by a publicly traded development company, PayMeOn Inc.

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Posted November 13, 2014

IRVINE, Calif. (BRAIN) — Pedego Electric Bikes is launching a new bike, called the Boomerang, with an extra-low step-through frame. The company did not say if the model name was inspired by the frame's appearance or by its intended customers: Baby Boomers (or both).

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Posted November 5, 2014

TAICHUNG, Taiwan (BRAIN) ─ Mid-drive systems from Bosch, Panasonic and Shimano require frames designed around their drive units. Novatec took the opposite approach with Eram, introduced at Taichung Bike Week.

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Posted September 29, 2014

PORTLAND, Ore. (BRAIN) — EcoSpeed, which has been making mid-drive electric bicycle motors since 2001, is in the last days of a Kickstarter fundraising campaign that would enable it to ramp up production.

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Posted September 26, 2014
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CARLSBAD, Calif. (BRAIN) — With the appointment of a dedicated North America e-bike manager, Focus Bicycles USA plans to make Kalkhoff and Focus e-bikes more available in the United States.

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Posted August 12, 2014

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — The Bicycle Product Suppliers Association has created an electric bicycle committee, chaired by Larry Pizzi, president of Accell North America's Currie Technologies.

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Posted August 8, 2014

OLNEY, Ill. (BRAIN) — Magura USA said it’s restructured its staff as part of its new exclusive partnership with Bosch to be its North American service provider.

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Posted August 8, 2014

IRVINE, Calif. (BRAIN) — Bosch is planning to exhibit for the first time at Interbike next month where it will have several bikes equipped with its mid-motor e-bike system from BH, Felt, Grace, Haibike and Lapierre, as well as cargo bikes from Xtracycle and Nikolai, on display at its booth. 

Posted in North America Tagged Electric bike / Tradeshows and conferences / Interbike
Posted June 27, 2014

CHICAGO (BRAIN) — SRAM is teaming up with Bosch to offer a semi-automatic drivetrain that combines Bosch's electric bicycle motor with a SRAM internally geared hub and an external rear derailleur.

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Posted June 11, 2014

ST. PAUL, Minn. (BRAIN) — Park Tool is hosting a training program for electric bicycle technicians July 14-15 at its headquarters in St. Paul. The program, developed by the Light Electric Vehicle Association, is designed to give bike shop mechanics the information they need to service electric bicycles.

Posted in North America Tagged Electric bike / Events
Posted May 28, 2014

CEDAR PARK, Texas (BRAIN) — Fallbrook Technologies Inc. the comapny behind the NuVinci continuously variable planetary drivetrain, is partnering with Evelo Electric Bicycles on a "30-Day eBike Challenge" consumer promotion.

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Posted May 9, 2014

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif. (BRAIN) — The Charged Up media event set to take place next week at the Crystal Springs Resort in Hamburg, N.J., will open to retailers on May 15 from 2-5 p.m. For local dealers it's a chance to meet with sponsors, test products and learn more about e-bikes and wearable technology.

Posted in Retail News Tagged Electric bike / Events
Posted April 16, 2014

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif. (BRAIN) — BionX, Currie Technologies, Pete's Electric Bikes, Prodeco and other electric bike suppliers have committed to a presence at Charged Up, a first-time electric bike and outdoor technology media event planned for New Jersey next month.

Posted in North America Tagged Electric bike / Events / Tradeshows and conferences
Posted April 14, 2014

MONTEREY, Calif. (BRAIN) — Bosch eBike Systems will work with Magura Direct to provide e-bike service support to bicycle retailers in the U.S. The company announced the news at a press event Friday night during Sea Otter. 

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Posted April 9, 2014
A panel discusses e-bike growth in the U.S. and Europe at the BLC.

MONTEREY, Calif. (BRAIN) — Fewer than 100,000 e-bikes were sold in the U.S. market last year, but a clear trend is emerging as more American consumers give them a second look.

Posted in North America Tagged Electric bike / Bicycle Leadership Conference

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