State Senator Dilan To Be Honored At Propel Bikes' Electric Bike Event

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Senator’s work to modernize electric bicycle laws will be recognized at electric bike event hosted at Propel Bikes in Brooklyn, N.Y.

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People often think they know what it is like to ride an electric bicycle, but as soon as they get on one, it’s a completely different experience than what they imagined, and feels like riding a traditional bicycle

The New York Bicycling Coalition, along with leading electric bicycle retailer Propel Bikes, will be honoring State Senator Martin Dilan at an electric bike demonstration on October 24, 2016 from 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Propel Bikes is located at 134 Flushing Ave in Brooklyn.

Electric bicycles will be available for test rides for all attendees and members of the public. “We will have over a dozen different models of e-bikes to test ride, as well as complimentary refreshments thanks to one of our biggest supports, Bosch eBike Systems,” said Chris Nolte, the owner of Propel Bikes, the event’s host.

Low speed pedal-assist electric bikes – ones that must be pedaled to use the motor and that operate similarly to a traditional bicycle – are improving mobility in hundreds of cities throughout the world. However, their use in New York State is slow to rise. New York has outdated electric bicycle laws that are confusing to understand and don’t apply to the modern day electric bicycle technology.

“People often think they know what it is like to ride an electric bicycle, but as soon as they get on one, it’s a completely different experience than what they imagined, and feels like riding a traditional bicycle,” according to Paul Winkeller, executive director of the New York Bicycling Coalition. “It’s an exciting way to get around without paying for gas or parking.”

The New York Bicycling Coalition has been working with pedal assist e-bike retailers like Propel Bikes and legislative champions like State Senator Martin Dilan to clarify the legal status of pedal-assist electric bikes as simply another class of bicycles to serve the health, recreation, wellness and transportation needs of all New Yorkers.

About the New York Bicycle Coalition The New York Bicycling Coalition (NYBC) is the premier resource for bicycling advocacy and information in New York State. NYBC’s mission is to provide a voice for bicyclists throughout New York State and we envision a future where bicyclists feel safe, respected, and fully integrated into the transportation system. For more information, visit http://www.nybc.net

About Propel Bikes Propel started in a small, second floor office with a motivating belief that electric bikes would change people’s lives, and we have. Since 2011, we have been closely listening to our customer’s needs, spent countless hours traveling and researching to learn more about e-bike technology as it evolves, and we are advocating for changes in policy that promote a more equitable stake for e-bikes in the world of transportation.

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