PRINT PUBLICATIONS / MEDIA
A complimentary subscription to Bicycle Dealer Magazine (published in the USA) is available to the owner of every independent bicycle dealership. And an unlimited number of Digital Edition subscriptions are available to anyone in the bicycle industry.
Bicycle Retailer & Industry News (ISSN 1069-8493, USPS 010-073) is published 18 times a year: Monthly in January, February and September through December; twice monthly March through August. Published by NBDA Services, Inc., 3176 Pullman St., Suite 117, Costa Mesa, CA 92626.
A subscription in the U.S. is $68 per year. A one-year foreign subscription, payable in U.S. dollars, is $82 in Canada and Mexico; for all other countries (airmail only), a one year subscription is U.S. $182; two-year subscriptions are: U.S. $109; Canada/Mexico,$131; international, $291.
Another new publication from the UK, focusing completely on electric bikes. Each issue provides extensive editorial coverage – interviews / technical information / bike reviews and general opinion.
by Frank Jamerson, Ph.D. with Ed Benjamin, 2013 edition, issue March 2013, has 270 pages with 350 photos and tables about electric bikes and electric scooters and EV technology with sales estimates by region/country. Single price of $595 includes 2014 Update, issue February 2014, that has 50 pages with 65 photos/tables. EBWR estimates worldwide EB sales at 35 million for 2014 and 40 million in 2023. Auto companies are starting to sell EBs and ESs in Europe and USA. USA EB stores growth is up to 900 locations. Contact Frank Jamerson at firstname.lastname@example.org for purchase. Payment by company check, PayPal or bank transfer accepted. Details at www.ebwr.com
Published by ExtraEnergy 2012
GoPedelec! is a collaborative project supported by the EU as part of Intelligent Energy Europe with the aim of promoting the use of pedelecs. The Go Pedelec! handbook aims to assist in the making of well informed purchase decisions and to provide ideas, inspiration and real-world examples for the further dissemination of pedelecs in wider society. The publication is divided into six sections: Markets & Trends, Technology, Buying, Promotion, Health & Environment, Standards & Regulations. The Go Pedelec! handbook offers an introduction to the subject of pedelecs and their potential for society and the economy, to their promotion as products, and to their problems and opportunities.
Free downloads in Czech, Dutch, English, Hungarian, and Italian are available here.
WEBSITES / NEWSLETTERS / BLOGS / REVIEWS
Free Battery Industry news mailing: Anyone who wants to receive a free updated battery industry news and updated industry events, please email LEVA member Shmuel De-Leon at email@example.com. And check out his battery focused websites at www.batteriesdatabase.com and www.sdle.co.il.
For active links in the world of power assisted bicycles go to www.bicycle-power.com for lots of interesting info! Run by LEVA member Keith Shockley.
American information center on everything to do with cycling for pedestrians and cyclists at www.bicyclinginfo.org
Visit www.bikebiz.com and sign up for BikeBiz's newsletter and forum. This site is for everyone in the bicycle industry, especially retailers.
American bicycle and cycling portal at www.bikecafe.net
Commute by Bike
A new up and coming site, www.commutebybike.com run by Arleigh Jenkins, focuses on the use of ebikes for commuting or rather using ebikes as a replacement for a car not so much a replacement for a pedal powered bike.
Swiss information channel for the bike trade with news about business, products and cycling at www.cyclinfo.ch
Cycling Industry News
Articles and stories affecting the cycling industry
Electric bicycle forums focused on commercially available models, less technical than Endless Sphere but more approachable and inviting for those new to the space: http://electricbikereview.com/community/
An international consulting group that specializes in light electric vehicles. Their site at www.ecycleelectric.com offers information, trends and a blog. They also offer a subscription-based insider newsletter for a nominal fee.
Electric Bike Building
Check out LEVA member Daniel Woodard's blog on www.ElectricBikeBuilding.com and see what he has to say on how to create an electric bike from concept to finished product.
Electric Bike Report
LEVA member Peter Prebus manages this website to encourage the use of electric bikes instead of a car on some trips: www.ElectricBikeReport.com. Check it out!
Electric Bike Review
Independent electric bike reviews with video, photographs and specs for each model conducted by Court Rye at http://electricbikereview.com/
Check out www.electric-bikes.com for a great review of all things light and electric. Rob Means has been monitoring the LEV world for many years and there is a lot of helpful information for consumers and dealers.
Electric Vehicle Rider
If you want the most up to date news, reviews, and information on electric bikes, conversion kits, scooters and motorcycles go to
Specialist European newspaper at www.european-voice.com
EV World is an online magazine for electric vehicle enthusiasts at www.evworld.com.
This forum covers a huge variety of topics on the electric vehicle market in general with special sections on electric bikes, scooters and motorcycles: http://endless-sphere.com/forums.
Portal with EU news, policy positions and EU actors online at www.euractiv.co
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Want to see what ebike designer, Johanna Tiffe, thinks what e-bikes will look like in ten years? Check out her blog here.
Want to know more about the future of light electric vehicles? Check out the recent release by LEVA Member IDTechEx of Light Electric Vehicles 2011-2021.
UK Pedelec Forum
Geared toward electric bicycles: http://www.pedelecs.co.uk/forum/electric-bicycles.
trade publication on/for the German bicycle market at www.velobiz.de
The European network for cycling expertise at www.velo.info
ASSOCIATIONS / GROUPS
European motorcycle manufacturers’ association
Bikes Belong's mission is to put more people on bicycles more often.
European association for bicycle manufacturers
European association for manufacturers and importers of bicycle components and accessories
European cyclists’ association
The Electric Drive Transportation Association is a trade association for the four wheeled electric vehicle industry.
Non-profit association working on a standardized set of connectors, which safely connects electric components of light electric vehicles, such as batteries, chargers, motors, sensors, human interface.
The European Cycle Route Network Eurovelo
Study commisssioned by the European Parliament on cycling tourism
Extra Energy's purpose is to conduct independent product testing of light electric vehicles, communicate findings have a point of reference as to where their product is placed in the competitive field. ExtraEnergy is working to grow the market by organizing LEV supporting programs for leading trade shows since 1995, as well as organizing the LEV-Conference series since 1995.
European motorcyclists’ association
Centre of expertise on bicycle policy
Informal Dutch group of cycling advocates who try to get more attention for cycling in policies by publishing background information on their website.
International motorcycling federation
The Framebuilders' Collective
A peer group of career craftspeople who support and promote ethical professional framebuilder practices
Global Alliance for EcoMobility
Partnership for the integrated promotion of walking, cycling, wheeling and ‘passenging’ (the use of public transport) in cities. ETRA is one of the members of the Global Alliance.
League of American Bicyclists
League of American Bicyclists is a member organization that protects your rights as a cyclist and is heavily into USA legislation.
American bicycle retailers’ association
Network of European cities and regions, which promotes, supports and advocates innovation in local transport
Rails to Trails
Rails-to-trails conservancy in the US
TwoSpoke Bike & Cycling Forum
Bicycle Forum and Reviews for all types of Bikes. Road, mountain, BMX, recumbent and more
International Cycling Union
European associaton of craft, small and medium-sized enterprises