Industry Ticker: Xtracycle brings electric cargo bike tour to Portland

Industry Ticker: Xtracycle brings electric cargo bike tour to Portland

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An e-boost makes toting the kids easier.
(Photo: Xtracycle)


Even though they’re based in Oakland, California, the history of Xtracycle will always be intertwined with Portland. Their Freeradical conversion kit began taking over Portland back in 2008 and has turned thousands of locals into cargo bike believers.

Now Xtracycle (like many cargo bike makers) believes the next revolution for carrying stuff on bikes is electric power. The company plans to share their latest “Electric Family Cargo Bike” with Portland as part of their multi-state “Be Moved” tour.

Check out the details in the press release below:

Xtracycle Introduces New Electric Family Cargo Bike on U.S. Tour
Xtracycle launches all new EdgeRunner electric family cargo bikes on the multi-state Be Moved tour

OAKLAND, Calif. – June 18, 2015 – Family-friendly longtail cargo bike maker Xtracycle is inviting local community members to join them at bike shops along their multi-state Be Moved tour to test ride their all-new electric bike line. Equipped with integrated, maintenance-free Bosch electric motors, EdgeRunner electric bikes deliver a 50-275% boost whenever you want it. Neither hills nor sweat stand in your way — ride anywhere with ease, even when hauling large loads or with kids in tow.

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Crowning the new collection of bikes is the EdgeRunner 10E— the ultimate cargo bike. The pinnacle of cargo bike design, its longtail cromoly-steel frame and fork offer a stable and resilient ride, while the powerful integrated Bosch electric drive system, Shimano Deore hydraulic brakes, and premium puncture-resistant Schwalbe Big Ben tires round out the package.

“The 10E is everything I love in a cargo bike,” says G&O Family Cyclery owner, Davey Oil, of Seattle. “It’s freaking awesome.”

The Be Moved tour will have two stops in Portland.

  • Splendid Cycles on Thursday, June 25, 2015 between 4 and 6 PM
  • Clever Cycles on Sunday, June 28, 2015 between noon and 6 PM
  • Come out to test Xtracycle’s unprecedented line of electric bikes and meet Xtracycle’s inventor and cargo-bike pioneer Ross Evans. You can experience the Xtracycle EdgeRunner 10E, the Limited Edition 9E, and more on mini-bicycle adventures with up to 3 kids. The tour will be stopping in over 15 cities including Eugene, Portland, Seattle, Bend, Boise, Boulder, San Francisco, Berkeley, Oakland, and more. Tell your friends.

    For tour locations and details, please visit: http://blog.xtracycle.com/news/xtracycle- be-moved-tour
    For more information about Xtracycle, please visit: www.xtracycle.com

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