E-biking is in Your Future

We are an inclusive social group of e-bikers in Washington DC, Virginia and Maryland

Everyone is welcome 


As featured by the BBC and New York Times


My Next Car is an E-bike

What will yours be?

E-bike Lovers is proud to partner with DC Bike Ride

On September 25, 2021, the new and improved DC Bike Ride will bring back all the fun you already know in our car-free bicycling experience, following health and safety guidelines to provide a safe event for all. This year, for the first time, e-bikes are welcome.

Bring your family and friends to enjoy the region’s favorite bike ride and cruise through 20 miles of DC’s beautiful sights, photo stations, rest stops, and live music.

Registration is filling up! Don’t miss out! 

See our Meetup page for more information. Please register below first before registering for the Meetup event.

E-bike Documentary

A story of the electric bicycle in the United States 

E-Bike Lovers

We are an inclusive social group of e-bikers in Washington DC, Virginia and Maryland. Everyone is welcome

Who we are

E-bike Lovers is a social group of electric bicycle users

We bike in the metropolitan area of Washington DC, Maryland and Virginia. We organize free guided e-bike rides (Meetup) and social events. We also review booksmovies, and e-bike accessories, such as our favorite handlebar mirror everyone talks about. 

Read about our COVID-19 response and Code of Conduct.

Join our Heroes Biking From San Francisco’s Bay Area to the Brooklyn Bridge and Ground Zero

On August 1, 2021, cyclists will be leaving the San Francisco Bay Area to ride for forty days to the Brooklyn Bridge and Ground Zero. This is the group's second event, and the public, including e-bikers, is invited to join the cyclists as they ride and connect with everyone across the US.

A logo of the Bay2brooklyn2021 Ride with the map of America in the background


E-bike Lovers is a proud media partner and supporter of Bay to Brooklyn 2021

why we do it

Together we achieve more

In these difficult times, we can do more together than alone. As COVID-19 has an impact on all of us, it is important to be in nature, exercise, and socialize in a safe way.


E-bike Lovers provides the opportunity to meet new people and jump on a bike, and explore areas seen from a new perspective. We follow COVID-19 social distancing guidelines.

Do you love E-bike Lovers?

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Basic

Simple, fast and effective flexible move


Free

  • Register for Meetup group rides
  • Access to ebikelovers.com
  • Cookies and snacks
Super Sponsor

E-bike Lovers RideWithGPS club membership PLUS


$

35

/yr

  • All sponsor benefits +
  • Priority participation in Meetup events and rides when waitlisted
  • Free listing on E-bike Lovers market place

Donate at least $20 annually and download our trails with the RideWithGPS app for free.

All donations offset the running costs of E-bike Lovers.

E-mountain bikers - We need your support with new groundbreaking research

E-bike Lovers is supporting a research project by Dr. Tim Jones of Oxford Brookes University (UK) into the growing participation in electric mountain biking (EMTB). I have already participated in the interview and it was a lot of fun. 

If you are interested in taking part in a 45-minute interview (online or by telephone) please contact gregory_maassen@ebikelovers.com or contact the researcher directly at  Dr. Tim Jones (Researcher), School of the Built Environment, Oxford Brookes University, 01865 483436 tjones@brookes.ac.uk

All eMTBs are Welcome to Participate in the Research Program

To qualify, you need to have mountain biked with an e-bike. You do not need to be a professional biker. All experience levels, from total beginner to expert, are welcome. I am a total EMTB beginner and still could share a lot of useful information with the researcher. I am sure, you can too.

About the Research Program

What is the purpose of the study and why have I been asked to participate?

The off-road, E-Mountain Bike (‘eMTB’) market is growing. This is arguably providing an opportunity for people, particularly older people, who would otherwise have difficulty cycling in this type of environment, to access the outdoors to improve their health and wellbeing. However, critics point out that eMTBs should not be sharing the same trails as human-powered mountain bikes because of their incompatibility in terms of speed and experience of users leading to potential conflict.

We are interested in understanding your motives for and experiences of becoming an electric mountain biker and what this might mean for culture and sport in general as well as other domains such as transport and health.

Meet other People

We are an inclusive, social group, and everyone is welcome. Even if you don't have an e-bike.

Explore 

We bring you to places in Washington DC, Maryland and Virginia you may not have seen before.

Get Exercise

E-biking regularly is a great way to be active and improve your health. Get on an e-bike and join us.

We organize bike rides and social events

Books and Movies

Looking for a book and movie Zoom-club to join? Read our books and watch movies for inspiration and motivation, and meet other like-minded people in a positive, nurturing environment.

E-bike Lovers MeetUp - Guided Biking Events

Get on your electric bicycle (e-bike) and join others in exploring the DC Metropolitan Area. We use our electric bicycles on trails between 15-25 miles (sometimes longer) in DC, Maryland and Virginia. Click here to join us on Meetup.

Self-guided Tours

Download our e-bike friendly trail sheets with self-guided directions and jump on your e-bike to explore the DC Metropolitan Area.

Special Events

Relive your e-biking experiences and highlights, and meet others during our special events announced on our Meetup page.

inspiration

Meet Sushil Reddy and his Guinness Book World Record-Breaking Attempt

Sushil is not new to breaking world records with solar-powered bicycles and vehicles. In 2019, he drove across India for 6,000+ kilometers in a partially solar-powered retrofitted electric tuk-tuk. 

Now he is breaking a world record e-biking from North Carolina to Texas, a 6,000+ mile journey in 90+ days from August to November 2021 as part of the Sun Pedal initiative.


E-bike Lovers is a proud media partner and supporter of Sun Pedal 2021

E-bike Lovers

My next car is an e-bike

We are the only and largest e-biking group in the District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia

We keep track of E-bike regulations and technology

e-bike Accessories

We review e-bike accessories available through Amazon's Affiliate Program. Accessories are reviewed after a minimum of 500 miles on our e-bikes.

where to e-bike

The many jurisdictions in DC, Maryland and Virginia have different e-bike regulations and restrictions. We keep track of legislative developments so you can focus on e-biking.

Education

Learn more about the maintenance of your e-bike, safety, e-bike classifications, technology, equipment, and legislation in partnership with E-bike Lovers' partner organizations.

opportunities

Become a team member

Editors  and writers

Do you have good writing and editing skills? Join our editorial board


E-bike trail leaders

Interested in leading e-biking events? Join our group of trail leaders


Event organizers

Love to meet other people? Join our team of event organizers


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