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LA Times writer eulogises electric bikes

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LA Times writer eulogises electric bikes

Tom Babin has penned a great piece over at the LA Times highlighting a few of the huge reasons why electric bikes are just so flaming great!

He remarks on the no-sweat work commute reason ‘Studies have shown the prospect of arriving at work sweaty is one of the biggest impediments to getting would-be bike commuters out of their cars.’

Another is the ‘outdated attitude that sees bikes only as a recreational athletic opportunity rather than a practical transportation option’

Babin states that 152,000 e-bikes were sold last year in the US, a figure that would be more than 5 million if Americans used them at the same rate as western Europeans.

Tom Babin is the author of “Frostbike: The Joy, Pain and Numbness of Winter Cycling.” He blogs about bikes at

Source: LA Times