Electric bike

Posted April 20, 2017

MONTEREY, Calif. (BRAIN) — Now that the novelty is over, the e-MTB race at Sea Otter can focus on fun.

Posted in North America Tagged Electric bike / Sea Otter Classic
Posted April 20, 2017
Vintage Electric Café

Editor’s note: This article appears in the festival guide for this year’s Sea Otter Classic, which starts Thursday and runs through Sunday. Visit bicycleretailer.com later this week for on-site coverage from Sea Otter.

Posted in North America Tagged Electric bike / Sea Otter Classic
Posted April 18, 2017

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Interbike has added a new feature at OutDoor Demo, where retailers will have the opportunity to test and review electric mountain bikes from participating brands, with the results being published in Electric Bike Action and Mountain Bike Action magazines.

Posted in North America Tagged Electric bike / Interbike
Posted April 13, 2017

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (BRAIN) — The state of Arkansas has signed into law a new electric bicycle bill, HB 2185, making it the fifth state in the U.S., after California, Utah, Tennessee and Colorado, to pass e-bike legislation modeled after a pioneering California measure to create three classes of e-bikes.

Posted in North America Tagged Electric bike
Posted April 7, 2017
New route will include a 24 percent grade hill and a gravel speed trap.
Bosch’s Brian Sarmiento competes in the 2016 Industry Challenge.

IRVINE, Calif. (BRAIN) — Organizers of the second annual e-MTB race at the Sea Otter Classic have created a course designed to challenge the electric bikes and their riders.

Posted in North America Tagged Electric bike / Racing & Sponsorship / Sea Otter Classic
Posted April 6, 2017

DENVER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper signed HB 17-1151 this week, a bill defining a three-class system for electric-assist bikes depending on their top speed and whether the electric motor assists while pedaling.

Posted in North America Tagged Electric bike
Posted April 3, 2017

NEWBURY PARK, Calif. (BRAIN) — Giant Retail Academy, the retailer training website for Giant USA, is hosting the recently released 10-part BPSA e-bike video series. The 10 videos and quizzes, produced by the Bicycle Product Supplier's Association, are designed to help retail staff explain and sell e-bikes.

Posted in North America Tagged Electric bike
Posted March 22, 2017

IRVINE, Calif. (BRAIN) — Bosch eBike Systems is planning a sales support class for retailers to be held during the Sea Otter Classic next month.

Posted in North America Tagged Electric bike / Sea Otter Classic
Posted March 1, 2017

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — The Bicycle Product Suppliers Association has released a series of 10 two-minute video training sessions to help retail staff connect with and sell e-bikes.

Posted in North America Tagged Electric bike
Posted February 22, 2017

PRZASNYSZ, Poland (BRAIN) —Kross S.A., the largest Polish bike manufacturer, has purchased Multicycle, a Dutch e-bike brand that declared bankruptcy last year.

Posted in International Tagged Electric bike / Mergers & Acquisitions
Posted February 15, 2017

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif. (BRAIN) — Pedego Electric Bikes has hired veteran bicycle engineer Michael A. Fritz as the brand's director of engineering. Fritz will oversee all aspects of Pedego electric bike engineering, technology and product development as well as customer support, the company said.

Posted in North America Tagged Electric bike / People
Posted February 15, 2017

AURORA, Ontario (BRAIN) — BionX International has appointed Scott Macwilliam as its director of global sales and marketing.

Posted in North America Tagged Electric bike / People
Posted January 24, 2017
Jefferson County rangers to discuss e-bike study at a forum in Golden on Wednesday.

GOLDEN, Colo. (BRAIN) — Jefferson County Open Space rangers tested visitor awareness and acceptance of e-bikes last month at a small but popular urban park in the Denver suburbs.

Posted in North America Tagged Electric bike
Posted January 23, 2017

DENVER (BRAIN) — Haibike is moving its U.S. headquarters from Simi Valley, California, to Denver, and bringing on a new operations manager, Jed Paraso. The brand's new office is located in southeast Denver and will house sales, service, marketing and logistics.

Posted in North America Tagged Electric bike
Posted January 17, 2017

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (BRAIN) — The California Bicycle Coalition is hosting a webinar on Wednesday on a new grant program that promises limited but symbolically important funding for electric bike share programs. 

Posted in Industry News Tagged Electric bike / Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted January 10, 2017
Dutch conglomerate expands e-bike brand mix.
Adam Vollmer and the Faraday Porteur at the Interbike 2014 show

ALMERE, The Netherlands (BRAIN) — Pon Holdings, owner of several bike brands including Cervélo, Gazelle, Focus and Santa Cruz, has acquired lifestyle e-bike company Faraday Bicycles. The purchase price was not disclosed.

Posted in North America Tagged Electric bike / Mergers & Acquisitions
Posted January 3, 2017

LAGUNA HILLS, Calif. (BRAIN) — Attention retailers: Friday is the last day to take Bicycle Retailer's survey on electric bikes. Please tell us what you think of their potential, and how much (if at all) they factor into your business.

Posted in Retail News Tagged Electric bike / BRAIN News
Posted December 20, 2016

LAKEWOOD, Calif. (BRAIN) — Tern has chosen an unusual way to deliver the Vektron bike to crowd-funding backers: through its dealers.

Posted in North America Tagged Electric bike
Posted December 15, 2016

LAGUNA HILLS, Calif. (BRAIN) — Attention retailers: Bicycle Retailer wants to know what you think about electric bikes and how much they factor into your business. Love 'em? Hate 'em? Think they're the bright shining future of the bike industry — or its death knell?

Posted in Retail News Tagged Electric bike
Posted December 14, 2016

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — The Bicycle Product Suppliers Association e-bike committee, chaired by Larry Pizzi of Raleigh Electric, approved a budget this week to create 10 two-minute training videos to help e-bike retail staff better serve this emerging market.

Posted in North America Tagged Electric bike

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