Two electric bike enthusiasts and environmental crusaders will set off this weekend on what they're calling the Trans-American Electric Bike Tour, a cross-country trip where they're traveling only by electric bike to show off the eco-friendly mode of transportation.
Boris Mordkovich, an original team member of RelayRides, a peer-to-peer carsharing service, and Anna Mostovetsky, an environmental scientist, will begin their 4,000-mile journey in New York this Saturday that will take them to 25 cities, ending in San Francisco in mid-June. Along the way, they'll be doing talks and presentations, attempting to turn people on to commuting via e-bike. Their trip has three goals: increasing awareness of e-bikes, proving they're reliable and efficient, and gathering information on commuting via e-bike in the various cities they're visiting.
The bikes they'll be using are the Aries and Aurora from EVELO bikes, who is sponsoring their tour. The bikes have a 40-mile range per charge, so they'll each be carrying a spare battery to extend their range. They'll also be towing cargo trailers to hold all of their essentials for the trip.
You can follow their progress and see a schedule of events at the tour's website.
written by Jim, April 10, 2012
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