Word on the Street, August 2010
This month's word: 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 (ebikestore.com) recently partnered with Pedal Bike Tours (pedalbiketours.com) to provide downtown sightseers with a little help getting up the hills. See also: Prius, Segway, Ed Begley Jr., cheating