Electric bike

Posted April 19, 2018

MONTEREY, Calif. (BRAIN) — Bike sharing is expanding so rapidly that city governments are hard-pressed to develop appropriate rules for companies intent on developing new markets.

Posted in Industry News Tagged Bikeshare / Electric bike / Sea Otter Classic / Bicycle Leadership Conference
Posted April 19, 2018

MONTEREY, Calif. (BRAIN) — While Pivot's Shuttle e-MTB was launched in Europe last year, it's making its U.S. debut here at the Sea Otter Classic. Pivot has sold out of the first three initial production batches for the U.S. A few of the brand's top dealers stocked them for the past few weeks.

Posted in Industry News Tagged Electric bike / Sea Otter Classic
Posted April 19, 2018

MONTEREY, Calif. (BRAIN) — Arizona will become the ninth state in three years to enact the industry's model e-bike legislation if, as expected, Gov. Doug Ducey signs a bill the state Legislature passed this week.

Posted in Industry News Tagged Electric bike
Posted April 17, 2018

MAMMOTH LAKES, Calif. (BRAIN) — The United States Forest Service has approved e-bike usage in the Mammoth Bike Park, making it one of the first bike parks on USFS land to allow e-bikes.

Posted in Industry News Tagged Electric bike
Posted April 11, 2018
A VanMoof SmartBike.

NEW YORK (BRAIN) — The Dutch e-bike brand VanMoof is launching a subscription program for its bikes, starting at $19 per month.

Posted in Industry News Tagged Bikeshare / Electric bike
Posted April 10, 2018

MONTEREY, Calif. (BRAIN) — At the Sea Otter Classic later this month, Bosch eBike Systems will be offering consumers test rides on e-bikes with the company's new PowerTube 500 integrated battery.

The new battery design can be integrated into the frame for a clean look. 

Posted in Product/Tech Tagged Electric bike / Sea Otter Classic
Posted April 9, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO (BRAIN) — Ride share company Uber has purchased Jump, which operates dockless e-bike share programs in San Francisco and Washington, D.C. Uber had announced earlier this year that its users could reserve Jump e-bikes using the Uber app in San Francisco.  

Posted in Industry News Tagged Bikeshare / Electric bike / Mergers & Acquisitions
Posted April 3, 2018

NEW YORK (BRAIN) — Mayor Bill de Blasio on Tuesday announced that the city will allow use of pedal-assist e-bikes, but will continue to ban throttled e-bikes. 

The state of New York does not regulate e-bikes, which remain technically illegal to use in the state, although legislation is pending in Albany.

Posted in Industry News Tagged Bikeshare / Electric bike
Posted March 30, 2018

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif. (BRAIN) — Pedego's newest store is now open in Mexico City, becoming the e-bike company's 119th location. 

Posted in Retail News Tagged Electric bike
Posted March 30, 2018

SANTA CRUZ, Calif. (BRAIN) — Gazelle Bicycles has added five new independent sales organizations in the Western U.S: Axis Sports Group and Norcal Sports Group in Southern and Northern California; Brad Barber in Colorado; and Dean Kuzara and Aaron Malone dividing the Pacific Northwest.

Posted in Industry News Tagged Electric bike / People / Sales Reps
Posted March 23, 2018
Hawley-Lambert will distribute Promovec-made e-bikes in North America under the EVO brand.
The EVO Bushwick is available in a step-thru and standard frame.

LEVIS, Québec and LEXINGTON, S.C. (BRAIN) — Hawley-Lambert has reach an agreement with Promovec, a Danish e-bike brand, to distribute Promovec-made e-bikes in the U.S.

Posted in Industry News Tagged Electric bike
Posted March 2, 2018

AURORA, Ontario (BRAIN) — BionX Canada, the maker of retrofit e-bike conversion kits, has entered into receivership. Grant Thornton, a business and advisory firm, has taken over management of the company and all business activity has been suspended.

Posted in Industry News Tagged Distributor news / Electric bike
Posted March 2, 2018

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (BRAIN) — Vintage Electric is offering a Jeff Clark e-bike, in association with Clark, the founder of The Titans of Maverick Surf Contest. Only 20 of the bikes will be produced. 

Posted in Product/Tech Tagged Electric bike
Posted February 28, 2018

OLYMPIA, Wash. (BRAIN) — The Washington state Legislature passed a three-class e-bike bill Tuesday night.

Posted in Industry News Tagged Electric bike / Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted February 22, 2018
Skip and Lisa Badolato, owners of Pedego's Fort Myers, Florida, store

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif. (BRAIN) — Pedego announced that a new store has opened in Fort Myers, Florida. The store is co-owned and operated by husband and wife Skip and Lisa Badolato, who left their Wall Street jobs after 30 years and moved to open Pedego’s 116th store.

Posted in Retail News Tagged Electric bike
Posted February 21, 2018

GOLDEN, Colo. (BRAIN) — Colorado's Jefferson County has launched a one-year e-bike pilot program that will allow Class 1 e-bikes on natural surface trails and Class 1 and Class 2 e-bikes on paved trails within Jeffco Open Space.

Posted in Industry News Tagged Electric bike
Posted February 21, 2018

SEATTLE — Consumer-direct e-bike brand EVELO Electric Bicycles is recruiting brick-and-mortar dealers in select markets for its new Demo Dealer Program.

Posted in Retail News Tagged Electric bike

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