No, an e-bike falling within the classification 1 2 or 3 is a bicycle under Iowa law. Even a class 2 e-bike with a throttle control has to have functional pedals. It takes more than just 2 wheels and a motor. There was a link to the statute in earlier posts. Maybe read the law.
You confuse the issue when you throw in references to…[Read more]
When you first start this thread you characterized all e-bikers as those who simply purchased their speed and never trained up. Now there seems to be a distinction between those who previously rode self powered and now ride an e-bike
Good to see you are coming around. Next step is to disguise yourself and secretly visit your local Trek e-bike dealer.
Mike, I hear you on this. This thread started out as a call for sympathy for the victim of an alleged rude ebiker and her equally dangerous sidekick.
Rather than garner sympathy and incite a ground swell of anger toward ebikers, it brought out a number of riders of ebikes trading information on how they did or plan to cover the miles on limited…[Read more]
I will probably get a second battery. I also have the rapid charger. Last year with the 39 mile day to Indianola 1 battery would do. The next day we started out 8 miles north of Indianola so the basic day was 93 miles.
Our team utilized housing exclusively so overnight recharging is not a problem. This year I would be looking to do the…[Read more]
You have yet to show how e-bikes present a significant safety issue. You just keep rehashing one incident over again. One incident. So with 10,000 to 15,000 riders per day times 7 days, 1 incident does not exactly qualify as disproportionately high.
You posted that you think there needs to be some rules of etiquette going forward for…[Read more]
Well, I doubt that. The arrogance of youth and the illusion of invulnerability is often shattered when you receive your Medicare card in the mail. Some may believe that riding a standard bike will provide you with a cloak of invincibility, thus allowing you the moral high ground to scoff at the notion of ebikes and look down at those who ride…[Read more]
My conversations at the four bike shops I do business with mirrors the same demographics you cite. Older, experienced riders who were able to re-enter biking as a sport to maintain their healthy activity.
Last year on our team of 25 riders we had 1 rider who fit these demographics. We talked about her decision to go to an ebike which was based…[Read more]
Here is the Iowa Statute on bicycles. Since the Crossrip can only attain a speed of 28 mph with considerable pedal effort, it does not violate the law. The law specifies the 20 mph be attained solely by the motor.
Solely being the operative legal term.
Our Crossrip + bicycles do not have a throttle. The speed must be attained with a…[Read more]