Richmond High electric bike challenge sees significant growth in participation
For the forth year, Richmond High School students paired with technical mentors to design, construct and race electric-powered bicycles.
Participation started with 20 students in 2012 to 50 students this year. The students split up into eight teams, each team guided by a technical mentor, and met weekly after school for three months. They design, procure parts, construct and test their e-bikes. The so-called E-bike Challenge, which is funded primarily by Chevron Richmond, culminated Monday with a competition on the Richmond High track.by