Electric bike

Posted December 11, 2018

COLUMBUS, Ohio (BRAIN) — Gov. John Kasich has signed a bill making Ohio the 11th state with an e-bike law supported by the industry. 

Posted December 7, 2018

MARIN, Calif. (BRAIN) — The Marin Municipal Water District will hold a public workshop next week regarding e-bike use in the watershed the agency manages on Mt. Tamalpais, widely regarded as the birthplace of mountain biking, and a local retailer is urging e-bike riders and supporters to participate in and speak at the forum.

Posted December 6, 2018
Lennard Zinn and Taylor and Davis Phinney featured in new round of videos
Taylor and Davis Phinney aboard e-bikes.

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — The BPSA has completed shooting a second round of videos designed to inform and inspire bike shop employees to sell e-bikes. Leveraging the organization's location here, the new videos feature bike celebrities Taylor and Davis Phinney and Lennard Zinn.

Posted November 30, 2018

MADISON, Wis. (BRAIN) — Eight years after it began offering e-bike vacation packages, Trek Travel said it has averaged an annual increase of 50 percent per year since 2016 on e-bike trips. The most popular e-bike trips are offered in California, Tuscany and Provence. 

Posted November 29, 2018
Camille Hung at Taipei Cycle. Photo: Jo Beckendorff

HO CHI MINH CITY, Vietnam (BRAIN) — Before the start of any U.S. and EU discussions of tariffs on e-bikes out of China, Taiwan frame builder Astro Engineering Co. Ltd. started to increase its aluminum and carbon frame production capacity in Vietnam.

Posted November 21, 2018

WASHINGTON, Missouri (BRAIN) — A new center that will provide a number of services for light electric vehicles, including e-bikes, is slated to open next week just outside of St. Louis.

Posted November 7, 2018

DEARBORN, Mich. (BRAIN) — Axios is reporting, based on multiple unnamed sources, that Ford Motor Co. has agreed to buy the electric scooter startup Spin.

Posted November 5, 2018

GOLDEN, Colo. (BRAIN) — Following a pilot program begun in February, land managers in Colorado's Jefferson County (Jeffco) Open Space have made Class 1 e-bikes permanently legal on all trails where traditional bikes are allowed — including about 180 miles of natural-surface trails.

Posted November 2, 2018

NEW YORK (BRAIN) — General Motors has announced plans to sell two e-bike models next year. 

Posted November 2, 2018

BENTONVILLE, Ark. (BRAIN) — Organizers of a new electric bike festival coming to the cycling destination of Bentonville next year hope to bring together thought leaders both inside and outside the industry to address the industry’s challenges and spur new innovation, with e-bikes as a key element in jump-starting market growth.

Posted November 1, 2018

TAIPEI, Taiwan (BRAIN) — E-bikes and their future in the global marketplace is dominating most discussions at Taipei Cycle as suppliers and government officials look to the future.

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