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About Ashland Electric Bikes

Our goal at Ashland Electric Bikes is to offer high quality electric bikes that provide excellent performance and the highest level of customer satisfaction. Our bikes are designed and built to last year after year, long into the curious and exciting future that awaits us all.

We are at a very exciting point in time on planet Earth. The collective decisions humanity makes in the next few years will have profound implications far into the future. Issues of sustainability and environmental impact are demanding our full attention. Transportation, and the burning of fossil fuels must be revisited at every level. Ebikes play an integral role in re-envisioning the way we all literally ‘move in the world’.

In these dynamic, changing times it is up to each and every one of us to do our part to co-create a healthy, sustainable future for ourselves and generations to come. At Ashland Electric Bikes we gain great pleasure knowing that we’re helping ‘green up’ the world…one bike at a time!

Try It, You’ll Like It!

There’s a lesson that I keep learning again and again as the owner/operator of Ashland Electric Bikes: Of all the many ways we endeavor to spread the word about e-bikes and the value they can provide in someone’s life, there is one simple tool that surpasses all others – a...

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Electric Bikes For Greater Health

It’s obvious that bicycling is great for your health as well as the health of the planet, but what about these new electric bikes that you’re seeing more and more of around town? Do they offer any health benefits to the rider? Absolutely! The notion that e-bikes are ‘cheating’ or...

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Electric Bike Basics Revisited

Ashland is a great place to ride a bike. The air is clean, the scenery is fabulous, and we have a respectable amount of bicycling infrastructure in place. If only we didn’t have so many pesky hills to climb, right? Depending on where you live, a ride to the grocery...

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Finally Ready for Prime Time

The following excerpts are from a CBS News article about electric bikes: “Want to feel like a kid again? Hop on an electric bike. No one climbs off of an e-bike without feeling happy, enthusiasts say. More and more Americans are trying out this health-conscious and environmentally-friendly way of getting...

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The Revolution Continues

The weather is frightful on this early winter day here in Ashland, and our country is in turmoil the likes of which we’ve never seen before, but the future always holds promise and potential. Brighter days will come and a higher order in all things is assured. At least that’s...

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In Praise of Electric Bikes…Again!

For nine years now I’ve been giving you good reason, from my perspective, for investing in an electric bike for yourself and your household. Environmental stewardship, health benefits, and loads of fun are at the heart of the matter. Of course, you would expect to hear these ideas from me....

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Commuting by E-bike is a Breeze

Have you ever considered making your daily commute to work by bicycle rather than by car? If so, then please hold that thought! The benefits to you and the environment will be substantial. If you rode a bike to work only one day a week you would reduce your environmental...

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The Momentum is Building

This year at Eurobike, the biggest and oldest bike show on the European continent, total floor space allocated for electric bikes was equal to that for standard pedal bikes. This is only the eighth year that ebikes have been presented at the show at all. It’s a clearcut sign of...

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Electric Bikes Change Lives

If you’ve heard about electric bikes and are wondering about their value in the overall scheme of things, consider the following stories. They’re about real people who’s stories are compelling and inspirational: Polio took its toll on Clint at an early age. In spite of that, in his early seventies...

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Shopping For Your Electric Bike

So, you’ve been seeing more and more people of all ages and sizes riding around town with seemingly superhuman strength and you wonder just what it is that’s going on right before your eyes. You discover that they’re all riding electric bikes (e-bikes) and they have only the highest praise...

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Making Sense of the Dollars

Many people flinch when they see the price of the electric bikes in our shop; they range from $1399 to $6999 with the majority around the $3k mark. If you’re approaching ebikes as just the latest iteration of standard bikes, then yes, the prices can seem daunting. The larger picture,...

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Ashland Electric Bikes – Power to the People

April showers did indeed bring May flowers and bicyclists have taken to the roads like bees to the blossoms. After nine years of seeding Ashland with quality electric bikes, it’s a pleasure to see so many plying the streets of town. Folks of all ages and capabilities are enjoying the...

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And So It Begins Again

Well, the monstrous winter that we were dreading/dreaming about didn’t quite materialize as predicted. All the precipitation has been surely appreciated and the colder-than-I-remember temperatures seem to be behind us. The early portents of spring are nudging forth in gardens all around town. For dedicated bike commuters, it’s a welcome...

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Bicycle Commuting Made Easier

Have you ever considered making your daily commute to work by bicycle rather than by car? If so, then please hold that thought! The benefits to you and the environment will be substantial. If you rode a bike to work only one day a week, you would reduce your travel-related...

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In Praise of Electric Bikes

For a few years now I’ve been giving you all the reasons, from my perspective, for investing in an electric bike for yourself and your household. Obviously I have a strong bias in this regard, so I thought that I’d let some of my happy customers share their enthusiasm for...

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United We Ride

Sometimes its hard to be anything BUT embarrassed by the actions of some members of our government. Republicans just recently failed (thankfully) to gut federal funding for maintenance and expansion of bicycling infrastructure across the nation. This comes at the same time that many large cities in the US and...

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Love on Two Wheels

Significant-other relationships are one of the greatest gifts of this life here in space and time. They can be a source of so much joy, inspiration, and soul growth opportunities. Sharing adventures with a beloved is something most everybody cherishes. What happens, however, if time, injury, or inherent differences in...

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Back to the Future of Fun!

It’s so exciting for us to see who’s coming into the shop inquiring about electric bikes. Moms and dads, grandpas and grandmas, young professionals, college students, people with various degrees of disabilities, we see a wide range of folks interested in exploring the possibilities that electric bikes open up. You...

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The Momentum is Building

by Jerry Solomon, Ashland Electric Bikes It’s a very exciting time in the electric bike industry today. The ranks of e-bike riders is growing at a healthy pace and the higher quality bikes have become very dependable. It is estimated that there are currently 20 million e-bikes being ridden today...

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Convert Your Bike to Electric Assist?

  Many of you already own high quality bicycles and you’re hesitant to buy yet another bike, but you would love the benefits of an electric bike. The good news is that most bikes can be converted to electric assist. The first question is whether or not it’s worth the...

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Ashland Electric Bikes – Keeping Up with the Curve

Keeping Up with the Curve by Jerry Solomon The electric bike industry has matured considerably in the eight years that we have been in business here in Ashland. Motors, electronics, and batteries have gotten more dependable and battery capacity keeps inching its way upward. Along with improvements in the products...

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Electric Bicycles 101

Winter has been mostly a no-show this year and everyday it becomes easier and easier to shift into a bicycle riding mindset. Ashland is a great place to ride a bike. If only we didn’t have so many pesky hills to climb, right? Depending on where you live, a ride...

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Time to Tune Up

We’re lucky enough to be able to ride year ‘round in Ashland due to the mildness of winter here. Many of you may not agree with that assessment but trust me, after spending decades in the high country of Montana and Colorado, winter in southern Oregon is a piece of...

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Take Care of That Battery!

If you own or have been looking into an electric bike you know that the battery is the single most expensive component. Replacement costs run the gamut from $400 to over $1000 for a high quality lithium battery pack. Needless to say, it’s something you’ll want to maintain as effectively...

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Winter Riding with Electric Bikes

If you’ve been reading my articles here in the LocalsGuide you know that I view electric bikes as legitimate alternative transportation more so than just-for-fun, next-generation bicycles. Don’t misunderstand; I’m all about the fun factor – and it’s huge! But there’s so much more to this e-bike picture. Ask any...

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We’re Moving Into a Bigger Space

After a solid year of looking and waiting patiently for a new home to reveal itself, the deed is now done. As you read this we are settling into our new digs at 1678 Ashland St. in the Ashland Shopping Center. The move affords us a fivefold increase in floor...

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Bear Creek Greenway – A Local Treasure

One of the joys of e-biking is the opportunity to remove yourself from the noise and fray of primary city streets while still being able to traverse town quickly. The bike path along the train tracks through Ashland is just such an alternative. You can ride from slightly beyond Tolman...

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Electric Bikes For Greater Health

It’s obvious that bicycling is great for your health as well as the health of the planet, but what about these new electric bikes that you’re seeing more and more of around town? Do they offer any health benefits to the rider? Absolutely! The notion that e-bikes are ‘cheating’ or...

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An Electric Bike Primer

Oh the pleasures of summertime! It’s a chance to be outside drinking in the natural beauty of our fair region. Among the myriad opportunities available to us, Ashland is a great place to ride a bike. If only we didn’t have so many pesky hills to climb, right? Depending on...

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Are You Ready for a Cargo Bike?

Summer has returned and everybody is busy moving about with lots of stuff in tow. Even if you want to be eco-friendly and ride your bike, what happens when the load is more than your basket and/or panniers can handle? What if many of your trips includes one or two...

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Take Care of That Battery!

If you own or have been looking into an electric bike you know that the battery is the single most expensive component. Replacement costs run the gamut from $400 to over $1000 for a high quality lithium battery pack. Needless to say, it’s something you’ll want to maintain as effectively...

read more

Shopping for Your Electric Bike

So, you’ve been seeing more and more people of all ages and sizes riding around town with seemingly superhuman strength and you wonder just what it is that’s going on right before your eyes. You discover that they’re all riding electric bikes (e-bikes) and they have only the highest praise...

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It’s Time to Save Our World

Electric bikes are a ton of fun to ride! They turn every trip to the grocery store, to work, or out on the town at night an adventure. Everyone feels as strong as Lance Armstrong and smiles abound on the faces of ebikers wherever they ride. The fun factor cannot...

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Ashland Electric Bikes Lessons Learned in Five Years

It’s hard to believe sometimes but, yes, Ashland Electric Bikes just completed our fifth season here in town! In that time we’ve sold almost two hundred electric bikes to customers primarily in southern Oregon and northern California. A few bikes have gone as far as Hawaii, Oklahoma, and Canada, so...

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Ashland Electric Bikes: Small Business Owners Take Note

My comments this month are intended primarily for small businesses whose activities include in-town delivery/pickup of small-to-medium-size items. You know who you are: restaurants, real estate companies, contractors, retail stores, etc. If you have somebody driving around on a regular basis delivering goods or documents or meals, you have a...

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Bicycle Commuting Made Easy

Have you ever considered making your daily commute to work by bicycle rather than by car? If so, then please hold that thought! The benefits to you and the environment will be substantial. If you rode a bike to work only one day a week you would reduce your environmental...

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Electric Bikes Change Lives

If you’ve heard about electric bikes and are wondering about their value and/or necessity in the overall scheme of things, consider the following stories. They’re about real people that I’ve had the pleasure to work with through the years. Their stories are compelling and inspirational: Polio took its toll on...

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Ebiking For the Health of It

There is a common misconception regarding electric bikes – that they do all of the hard work for you. It’s true that they complement the pedaling power of the cyclist as well as provide assistance whenever needed, but it’s important to note that they are not the same as a...

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Facts, Figures, & Future Visions

In 2011 we sold less than 100,000 electric bicycles in the United States. In China that same year they sold 20,000,000 electric bikes. Yes, that’s right, 20 million ebikes in one year! Throughout Asia and Europe electric bike sales are booming. Gas prices and the high cost of automobile ownership...

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