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Electric bike (e-bike) commuting - ahead of its time?

Lina de la Torre | Posted 10.05.2016 | Green
Lina de la Torre

Illustration/schematic of a Pedelec from Wikimedia Commons contributed by Norbert Haller What is an e-bike? This term refers to a range of transport...

Eco-Conscious Commuters Get a Push From the Sun

XPRIZE | Posted 08.14.2016 | Green

Though it may be some time before we see urban commuters zipping around town with a solar assist, the concept is certainly worth pursuing. After all, if you live in a hot and sunny climate, you certainly don't want to pedal. Why not get the sun to give you a push?

Faithful Shopper: Re-Cycle Your Fitness

Faith Hope Consolo | Posted 06.16.2015 | New York
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Faith Hope Consolo

It's spring at last, and time to get yourself in shape for summer. One of the great exercises around, that's particularly easy on the joints, is cycling.

Baby Boomer Entrepreneurs Creating Baby Boomer Entrepreneurs

Lois Alter Mark | Posted 03.28.2015 | Small Business
Lois Alter Mark

Don DiCostanzo and Terry Sherry never expected to end up transforming the bicycle industry when they bought their first electric bikes nine years ago. "All I wanted was to be able to ride a bike again," says DiCostanzo.

How A Bike Opened Up The World For One Middle-Aged Couple

Lois Alter Mark | Posted 01.18.2015 | Fifty
Lois Alter Mark

Last summer, at the age of 57, Cathy Rogers and her 59-year-old husband, Paul, rode their bikes 3,300 miles from Washington State to Washington, D.C. as part of the Big Ride Across America. The ride took 50 days and covered 85 miles a day. It was definitely a bucket list item.

Specialized Turbo S: The Human-Electric Hybrid Bike

Max Gladwell | Posted 10.05.2014 | Technology
Max Gladwell

New life experiences become less and less frequent as we get older. We may try new things, but completely new experiences are tough to come by. I'm here to tell you that pedaling an electric-hybrid bicycle is one of those experiences.

Rough Road Ahead: The Electric Bike Battle in New York

Gary M. Kaye | Posted 08.17.2013 | New York
Gary M. Kaye

Electric Bikes, or e-Bikes, are illegal in New York State. Because they have motors they do not qualify as bicycles. Because they cannot be registered with the Department of Motor Vehicles they are not vehicles.

Will E-Bikes Be The New 'Commuter Cool'? | Steve Almasy CNN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Electric bikes are still somewhat of a novelty in the United States, but in China they're everywhere. In fact, Chinese electric bikes number more tha...