A primer on e-bikes, the market & getting around in the future.

“The best way to predict your future is to create it” P. Drucker

 

Trailer, transportation, Travel, folding-bikes, Bicycle touring

Matt’s E-Bike

The cost of gas is heading to $5.00 a gallon. The climate is changing, the oceans are rising, the weather is becoming increasingly severe, if we don’t reduce our carbon foot print as individuals and as a nation our future is in trouble, the economy has a long way to go before it recovers. This is just a small sample of the negative stuff I see, hear and read everyday.

Electrically powered bikes look and work much like a regular bicycles yet they provide powered assistance when the rider needs or wants it. They extend the range, increase the average speed, add to the fun, eliminate the anxiety experienced about getting back from a long ride out, it allows the rider to commute without getting all hot and sweaty. This too is a small sample of what I see, hear and read about the benefits of riding a P.A. (power assist) bicycle.

With this in mind why is it so difficult to find an electric bike or electric bike kit in the greater Harrisburg, PA area? Read the rest of this entry