Bosh e-bike

bosch e-bike
CC BY 2.0 Lloyd Alter

I saw one of these bikes recently as I drove up a particularly challenging hill in our neighborhood.  My son and I marveled at what an efficient biker the young woman was, as she pedaled past us on the hill. I was driving rather slowly in response to a cyclist.

Turns out, she had an electric assist bike that recognizes when a hill is challenging and offers some assistance.  The biker must still pedal.

It looked awesome. I hope that some day this will be a more affordable option. Currently it runs about $3,500.00, making it more of  a novelty than a reality.

It will be nice when a cyclist can simply buy an electric adapter to add to his or her current bike.  Check out the link to learn more:

http://www.treehugger.com/bikes/bosch-e-bike-drive-coming-north-america.html

CC BY 2.0 Lloyd Alter
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