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December 2013

Optibike News

New York Electric Bicycle Ban Protested

It is hard to believe that the electric bicycle has been banned in New York City. They have been declared a menace to society! I do not understand the justification for the ban. If E bike riders break the law, they should be given tickets like any other driver. E bikes offer New York a great chance to reduce congestion…
December 15, 2013
Optibike News

Velosurance Launches Electric Bicycle Insurance Program

The electric bicycle is rapidly gaining popularity as an alternative to a 100% human pedal power bicycle. Until recently it was almost impossible to find a proper insurance policy to cover an e-bike for theft or damage and the rider for liability. Velosurance, a Fort Lauderdale, FL based bicycle insurance agency that launched a bicycle-specific insurance policy in 2012 now…
December 14, 2013
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Why Phil decided to stay in LA

It’s therapeutic for me! I was actually considering moving from Los Angeles because of the traffic congestion. Once I had ridden the Optibike electric bike around for the first couple of days I was convinced to sell my car and remain in LA. I have given up my car and no longer have all that dead car time and have…
December 12, 2013
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Electric Bike Action Magazine Launches

It has finally happened! There is now a full paper magazine dedicated to electric bikes; Electric Bike Action.  The magazine is being published by Hi Torque Publications who publish Motocross Action and Mountain Bike Action.  This is another sign that e-bikes are now about to explode. Electric Bike Action editor Zapata Espinoza had this to tell me about the new…
December 12, 2013
Jim's Blog

Jamestown Flood Fundraiser Ride

On Sunday December 22nd, cyclists4Jamestown is having a fat tire fundraiser  ride up to Jamestown. Jamestown was hit hard by the September flood and the road is still not open. This is one of my favorite rides and also for  hundreds or thousands of other Boulder cyclists. Left Hand Canyon is one of my favorite  routes for testing our new…
December 9, 2013
Optibike News

US Electric Bike Sales Double

Electric bike sales in the USA doubled from 2011 to 2012 to a total of 159,000 units. This is a huge increase and follows the several years of increase in European  E Bike sales which are now at over 800,000 units per year. The trend of rapid growth in electric bicycles is expected to continue for the next decade. Click…
December 4, 2013