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Year of Yay! The Future Is Electric!

This month's volunteer ride leader:  Louise Perry

This month's volunteer ride leader: Louise Perry

This month we’ll be taking a close look at the up-and-coming star of the future personal transport arena: the electric bike. Regular riders will know that my co-leader, Casey Nickles, and I are passionate about using ebikes for our day-to-day travel needs, and we’re excited to share how they save money, reduce environmental impact and add immense fun! 

Our first stop will be Orbit City Electric Bikes, where owner Tom Bennett will introduce us to his extensive range and explain how ebikes can be used to revolutionize trips currently done by car or regular bike.

Next on our route, we’re going to learn how the power for our ebikes can be made even more sustainable. Kevin Eigel of Ecohouse Solar will be showing us a solar-paneled house in Grandview near Northwest Boulevard and 5th, outlining how solar works, and sharing his thoughts for the future of the industry. 

Finally, we’ll head back to Lucky’s, where ride members will be able to try out several different styles of ebikes while we socialize post-ride. 

Returning members and new riders, welcome to the future! Join us by registering below—there is no charge for members or first timers—bring a helmet, and let May 12th be the first day of YOUR personal transport revolution!

Year of Yay! is a series of 12 monthly bicycle tours that are FREE for members and first-time guests. This year we'll begin and end our rides at Lucky's Market in Clintonville. 

Register for this ride!