Electric Bikes will save the World.

Via Ryan van Duzer
on Oct 25, 2011
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I always thought that electric bike were for wimps, I mean, isn’t the point of riding a bike to get exercise and sweat like a dog?

It turns out not everyone wants to be dripping with sweat after a ride (my mom included).  I recently took an Optibike for a spin and now I’m a believer in the power of electric bicycles.

When it comes down to it, getting more people on bikes electric or not is a great thing.  They’re still breathing fresh air, getting exercise and leaving the car in the garage.

Here’s a video of my test ride up Flagstaff Mountain…it was a breeze!



About Ryan van Duzer

Ryan Van Duzer is a proud Boulder native, loves sleeping under the stars, and is happiest on a bike. He works as a video journalist and TV host, appearing on Discovery Channel's Out Of the Wild and hosting various series for TravelChannel.com. He also works as a bicycle advocate for People for Bikes and loves inspiring people to get out and ride. If you're ever in Boulder, you can probably find Ryan at the nearest burrito joint. To see Ryan's videos from around the world, visit his Youtube Page.


6 Responses to “Electric Bikes will save the World.”

  1. elephantjournal says:

    How much?

  2. Jill Barth says:

    Thanks for this. Just posted to the elephant journal green Facebook page!

  3. Fun! I still want one of the folding ones so I can take it when I travel instead of renting a car…

  4. Neil says:

    Can't wait for the price to come down! And/or my income to rise (ha)

  5. sangye says:

    Eeek! Nearly 6 grand! That's why they say it's replacing the automobile haha A great lookin machine for sure, and it's a money saver if you were planning to buy a car 🙂

  6. Jericho says:

    Why the need for electric bikes? I prefer the old peddle and go bikes like my dutch bikes uk model. Kinetic force accumulated can turn into electric charges for mobile phone charging.