Word on the Street, August 2010

This month's word: ebike, n.

July 15, 2010 Published in the August 2010 issue of Portland Monthly

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ebike, n.

Bicycles with electric motors that assist riders with (or eliminate the need for) pedaling.

With a top cruising speed of 20 mph, these quiet rides are making tracks in the City that Spins. Four specialty shops in the metro area now sell a variety of models, and N Alberta Street’s eBike Store ( recently partnered with Pedal Bike Tours ( to provide downtown sightseers with a little help getting up the hills. See also: Prius, Segway, Ed Begley Jr., cheating

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