Recently we were in Seattle and were delighted to discover Lime bikes. These are shared bikes that you activate with an app from your phone. The really great thing about them was that you can find them and lock them up anywhere. The lock simply locks the back wheel. Each bike has a GPS tracker so you can find it with the Lime app on your phone (and presumably to stop theft). … [Read more...]
How Ebikes Helped Paul Achieve his Dream of Becoming a Bike Commuter – Video
Here is a great video about how electric bikes can help people achieve their dreams. Paul Dieter lives in Seattle, Washington, and dreamed of becoming a bike commuter - but he faced some challenges. In this video, Paul explains how ebikes proved to be the solution, and how his FLX Trail electric bike has changed his life for the better. (Video published here with Paul's kind … [Read more...]
Are Electric Bikes Cheating?
I sometimes come across people who say, “Riding an electric bike is cheating.” I find this very strange, and sometimes it makes me really angry. Usually, I am too furious to reply, and then sometimes I lie awake all night thinking about what I should have said. So I wrote this post about why I think riding an electric bike absolutely is not cheating. So, let’s take this … [Read more...]
Electric Bike vs Car – Biking Beats Car as a Mode of Transportation
In Vancouver, BC, Canada, the team at Shocke Bikes conducted an experiment to examine the efficacy of commuting to work using an electric bike as compared to a car. You may be surprised to see how it all turned out! What initially started out as a challenge between two co-workers ended up as quite a telling tale. Given the importance of proper documentation, both parties … [Read more...]