Bicycles equipped with small electric motors — e-bikes — could be an integral piece to solving the puzzle that is the Denver metro area's unacceptable commuter congestion.
The technology puts a 20-mile or 30-mile bike commute within the reach of almost everyone capable of riding a bike and can make carrying heavy cargo, like kids and groceries, no problem. The shockingly quiet motors are entering the realm of outdoor sports, too, opening up rugged single-track trails to more and more people.
But everything new comes with unforeseen complications, and the e-bike is no exception.
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