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 in the New York Times
My Next Car is an E-bike
What will yours be?
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or contact the researcher directly at Dr. Tim Jones (Researcher), School of the Built Environment, Oxford Brookes University, 01865 483436 email@example.com
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.
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.
A story of the electric bicycle in the United States
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 books, movies, and e-bike accessories, such as our favorite handlebar mirror everyone talks about.
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.
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.
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E-bike Lovers RideWithGPS club membership
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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.
Meet other People
We are an inclusive, social group, and everyone is welcome. Even if you don't have an e-bike.
We bring you to places in Washington DC, Maryland and Virginia you may not have seen before.
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
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.
Relive your e-biking experiences and highlights, and meet others during our special events announced on our Meetup page.
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
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
Love to meet other people? Join our team of event organizers