EVELO Electric Bicycle to be Displayed at the U.S. Bicycling Hall of Fame

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EVELO Electric Bicycle will demonstrate the evolution of bike technology.

EVELO, Inc. (http://www.evelo.com), a New York City-based electric bicycle company, announced today that one of their electric bikes will be displayed as part of an exhibit at the U.S. Bicycling Hall of Fame located in Davis, California.

The bike, one of three models currently manufactured by EVELO, is a pedal-assist electric bike equipped with a NuVinci N360 drivetrain, can reach speeds of up to 20 mph on electric power, and is powered by a lithium battery with an estimated battery range of 40 miles. The rider can switch between pure pedaling, pedal-assist, or electric-only modes.

EVELO electric bicycles were recently used for the Trans-American Electric Bike Tour (http://www.transamericanelectricbiketour.com), where two riders traveled on a 3,700 mile journey from New York to San Francisco using the bikes. The tour lasted from April 7, 2012 until its completion on June 20, 2012.

U.S. Bicycling Hall of Fame was one of the destinations along the tour’s route where the team has conducted a presentation about electric bikes. Now that the tour is complete, the bike will return to the Hall of Fame to take its place in the exhibit.

Boris Mordkovich, co-founder of EVELO, said of the announcement, “We are thrilled that the U.S. Bicycling Hall of Fame has decided to feature an electric bicycle in their exhibit to represent the evolution of bicycle technology. We hope that the presence of an electric bike in the Hall of Fame will encourage more people to consider cycling regardless of hills, distance or other barriers that often preclude people from getting on the bike.”

The bike is expected to go on display at the US Bicycling Hall of Fame in July, 2012.

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