Posted on 23 September 2009.
San Francisco, California — On August 2, 2009, hundreds of people test-rode the Bixi bike share bikes from Montreal at Golden Gate Park.
The Brandenburger Foundation, based in Los Angeles, was there with its solar-powered portable bike station and seven bikes.
“I think it’s better than any of the other (bike share) models I’ve seen today,” said Bert Hill, who teaches urban cycling classes at the SFBC. “It’s obviously going to have trouble on California Street, or something like that, no doubt about it, but I was just trying it on a little hill here and I was in third and not even straining.”
The Bixi bikes, which weight 30 pounds, look like an electric bike, because of the internal breaking system. They have 3 speeds, “tires made for the urban jungle,” and adjustable seats typical of most bike share bikes.
Read the complete article at Bixi Bike Share Demonstration
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Posted on 08 August 2009.
Lexington, Ohio, July 25, 2009 — The AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days were held in Ohio on the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course on July 24-25, 2009.
There, the AMA eGrandPrix introduced some newly developed electric motorcycles. They made three demonstration laps around the 2.4-mile, 15-turn road course.
There was no engine roar as the cycles sped round the track – just a quiet humming.
“AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days is all about celebrating motorcycling’s gloried past,” said AMA President and CEO Rob Dingman. “Yet, as the AMA celebrates its 85 years of two-wheeled history, we thought it only fitting to also offer a glimpse into what the next 85 years of motorcycling may bring. The AMA eGrand Prix Introduction showcases the sharpened point of the latest cutting-edge technology, and we’re excited for fans to see the future up close and personal.”
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