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A new wave of electric-powered vehicles—scooters, longboards, unicycles—is ready to whisk you from your mass-transit stop to your final destination. But are cities ready?   Read the full story here. by

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Need to get around the big city? Forget walking. Try an electric skateboard or e-bike instead. Electric bikes are booming in Europe, and the USA is next.  Big improvements have arrived, in the form of Shimano, or Bosch mid drive motor systems. More and more, e bikes are high tech.

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‘Art Bike’ Competition
Press release
Design and win a unique Juicy electric bike worth up to £1000
In celebration of the Peak District Summer of Cycling, Buxton-based electric bike company Juicy Bike is offering the fantastic opportunity for all budding art - and bike - enthusiasts out there to create a design to embellish a Juicy Bike frame.
The winning design will then be made in to a Juicy Bike electric bike, worth £1000, to be presented to the winner in the summer.
Juicy Bike is keen to see wild and wonderful ideas: rhinestones, decoupage, or just brilliant paintwork - let your imagination run free - but the bike must remain ride-able for the entry to be accepted.
Competition entry begins on Friday 7 March, and closes on Thursday 1 May. The winning entrant will then be given a bike frame on which to carry out their transformation, and in June, Juicy Bike will build the frame into an electric bike.
The winner will be revealed, and the Art Bike will be displayed for the first time, on Saturday 21 June at L’Eroica Britannia Festival in the Bakewell Show Ground, where the bike will be ridden in a lap of honour around parts of the race route in participating Derbyshire villages.
It will then displayed at the Cavendish Arcade during Buxton Festival and be part of the Buxton Carnival.
The winner will be presented their unique Juicy Bike at the end of the Buxton Festival in July.
Frame styles, plus baskets and panniers, can be seen on line at Silhouettes are also available to download on the Juicy Bike Facebook page.
Designs should be submitted on paper to, Juicy Bike, 5 the Colonnade Buxton, Derbyshire SK17 6SN, or by email to Terms and conditions below.

Try an Electric Bike, and it will change your life.  The Summit County e bike experiment proves it. It’s just so fun, and so practical, you start to hate driving your car. It’s addictive for sure, leading to wanting to ride more trips, and more distance per trip. Even if

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Car Makers in the Bike Biz or, Wake Up! Bike Guys…   By Edward Benjamin Senior Managing Director, eCycleElectric   One of the wonderful things about my job is learning about many aspects of business. I get to visit all sorts of factories. And I get to interact with

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Electric bikes convert riders to commuters.  “The number of people commuting by bicycle has grown significantly” since 2006, the Costa Mesa-based National Bicycle Dealers Association said in its most recent report from 2014. “New niche markets also exist and continue to have great potential, including electric-assist bikes.” Read the full

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Pedego Latch

With a new Pedego store in town, the electric bike option is amping up in Boise.  With the warm weather back, Boise is all about the bike these days.  The Green Belt trail is very popular with the trike riders. Read the full story here. by

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Electric pedicabs that look sleek and modern are just one of the new ways to get around Paris.  It’s also a leader in the electric bike share idea. Read the full story here. by

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By Edward Benjamin April 2016, Senior Managing Director   eCycleElectric Consultants, Chairman   Light Electric Vehicle Association, Recovering Bicycle Shop Owner, Bicycle Mechanic   I claim to have some affinity for the trade and skill of turning wrenches on bicycles. Although I also acknowledge that I am out of date

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Dealers need to understand the electric bike opportunities in front of them.
Latest NewsLEVANew Electric BikesOpinion

Electric bicycles, once scorned by the western bicycle industry for more than a decade, are becoming the major profit driver of the bicycle industry, world wide. Larger tickets, larger margins, larger need for after sales service and for more dealer support are all benefits for the bike industry. And a

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New Electric BikesOpinion

E bike displays rock the Sea Otter. Not a surprise, you should have seen all the e bikes at interbike 2016. The big players in the bike business are in the game now.   Read the full story here. by

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