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Saturday, January 22, 2011

Bancroft-area trails to host 'eBike Challenge'

The Eastern Ontario Trails Association will hold an eBike challenge as part of a nine-day e-mobility Eco-tourism event this year, according to Bancroft This Week.

The challenge will include events for scooter-style, four-wheel (mobility), and something the paper calls "open-class modified" eBikes.

Organizers say it will be a time-based ride that will coincide with the Coe Hill Wild West Weekend and the Maynooth Logging Games. It won't be a "race."

Onteba salutes the EOTA for including eBikes in the summer recreation plans for Hastings Highlands, Bancroft and Wollaston in addition to Maynooth and Coe Hill.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

eBike boost to local economy: Guelph Mercury

The things you read in the newspaper!

You probably didn't know that BionX bikes had their roots in the Magna auto-parts empire. You can read all about that in this article from the Guelph Mercury.

The author, Rick Goodfellow, toured the BionX plant and came back with some interesting insights into the large amount of Canadian content going into these Ontario-built pedal-assist conventional bikes.

Plus, some interesting statistics like the fact that eBikes now account for one in seven new bikes sold.

Read more here.