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E-bike rodeo comes to town

Friday, October 7, 2022 by Tai Moses

If you’ve never ridden an electric bicycle before (and really, what are you waiting for?), you’ll get your chance this weekend at the E-Bike Rodeo at the state Capitol. Along with a variety of e-bikes available for test rides, experts will be on hand to explain everything you need to know about electricity-powered bikes. You’ll also hear about Austin Energy’s rebate program for e-bike buyers. As Luke Metzger, the executive director of Environment Texas, put it, “E-bikes open up the world of two-wheeled transportation to more of us. They extend ride ranges, make it easier to conquer hilly terrain and increase the cargo load that someone can carry. In sum, an e-bike makes it vastly easier to get around without a car. Replacing car trips with zero-carbon options such as e-bikes is one of the best ways to fight climate change.” Saturday, Oct. 8, 9-11 a.m., 1100 Congress Ave.

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