Electric bike

Posted December 23, 2019
Supporters protest outside Cuomo's office.
Transportational Alternatives called out Gov. Andrew Cuomo for not signing the e-bike and e-scooter bill.

NEW YORK (BRAIN) — A nonprofit group advocating for bicycle and pedestrian rights in New York City says the delay in passing an e-bike access bill is discriminatory against delivery workers.

Posted December 19, 2019
National Park Service logo.

WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — The National Park Service, facing a lawsuit from conservation groups for allowing e-bikes on non-motorized trails, disbanded a bike-industry group that has been accused of secret lobbying for that access.

Posted December 18, 2019
Debate is raging in New York over e-bike and e-scooter use.

NEW YORK (BRAIN) — Don DiCostanzo has seen e-bike access battles play out successfully in other states and cities, but he's skeptical a bill pending in New York — which also includes e-scooters — will become law.

Posted December 6, 2019
Some view powersport dealers as a gateway to the transportation market.

KISSIMMEE, Fla. (BRAIN) — Several e-bike brands are looking to powersport dealers as retail outlets, especially for electric mountain bikes, which are becoming a hit with off-road motorcycle racers.

Posted November 25, 2019

NEW YORK (BRAIN) — Lyft is close to reintroducing e-bikes back into its New York bike-share system with improved batteries and brakes.

Posted November 19, 2019
U.S. Forest Service is the subject of a lawsuit.

SACRAMENTO (BRAIN) — A group of trail and forest advocates filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Forest Service for allowing Class 1 e-bikes on non-motorized trails in the Tahoe National Forest without first conducting a public study.

Posted November 19, 2019

AMSTERDAM (BRAIN) — Pon.Bike, which owns Cervélo, Santa Cruz, Gazelle, and other brands, has acquired Urban Arrow, a Dutch electric cargo brand.

Posted November 14, 2019
Rad Power is promoting discounts, but not because of any tariff news.

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — While negotiations are continuing and things can change quickly in the Age of Trump, as of Thursday morning the U.S.-China trade war continues and there is no agreement to roll back tariffs on e-bikes, despite some optimistic reports elsewhere in the bicycle media industrial complex.

Posted November 13, 2019

Providers in the micromobility supply-chain, including bike shops and self-service rental companies need to be proactive in making sure lithium ion battery fires simply don't happen – because they are preventable!

Posted November 12, 2019
The Jannd e-bike accessory storage bag.

SAN DIEGO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Bag maker Jandd is offering a small bag for retailers to stash assorted accessories, including power cords, keys, and owners' manuals, that come with e-bikes.

Posted November 11, 2019
This Lyft e-bike caught fire in July. Photo courtesy Zach Rutta.

SAN FRANCISCO (BRAIN) — Lyft's bike-sharing service will return to the San Francisco area in December, four months after e-bike battery fires forced the fleet off the streets.

Posted November 11, 2019
Bulls Bikes' new Alpine Hawk EVO features the Fazua Evation drive system.

MUNICH (BRAIN) — German e-bike motor company Fazua has announced a list of preliminary OEM partners in the U.S. for 2020.

Posted October 21, 2019
TAITRA officials met with journalists on Monday to discuss the bike industry.

TAICHUNG, Taiwan (BRAIN) — TAITRA officials said Monday during an introductory press conference before its annual bike factory tour week that Taiwan's e-bike exports grew by 131% by volume in the first three quarters of this year compared to the same time last year.

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