Electric Bike Expo is Coming To Santa Monica This Weekend

Electric Bike Expo comes to Santa Monica, California

Starting on Friday December 2nd at 3pm the Electric Bike Expo, with Presenting Sponsor Bosch eBike Systems, rolls into to Santa Monica with over 20 of the top electric bike lines in the U.S., and more than 100 different models, all available for consumers (16 and older) to test ride for free. Registered attendees will be able to test ride ebikes to their heart’s content on a special enclosed 35,000 square foot test track sponsored by Trek Bicycles in the Santa Monica Pier parking lot at 1550 Pacific Coast Hwy., Santa Monica CA 90401. The event is free, parking is $12.

Save time by registering online here:  electricbike-expo.com/locations/santa-monica-california/. The first 7 families to attend with children under the age of 6 will each receive one brand new Mellon helmet free. Limit one per family, per day.

“Our expo celebrates the fact that eBikes are breathing new life into the bike industry and making it possible for almost anyone to enjoy riding a bike, no matter what type of riding you’re interested in.” Said Ray Verhelst, President of the Ebike Expos. “Building on the massive growth in Europe, the U.S. eBike retail segment is poised to experience double digit growth this year. While the market stateside is still in its infancy by comparison, consumer acceptance has highlighted the tremendous potential as evidenced by major auto brands like BMW getting into the industry.”

Ebike Expo Dates and Times

  • Friday December 2nd: 3pm to 7pm
  • Saturday December 3rd: 9am to 7pm
  • Sunday December 4th: 9am to 4pm

The Ebike Expo’s Non-Profit Sponsor for the Santa Monica Expo is Tempo Bicycles. Tempo will be raffling off a new eBike for just $5 a ticket. The winner will be able to choose a new 2016 Santa Barbara or Carmel models. The tickets will be available for sale at the expo and the winner will be drawn on Sunday afternoon. You do not need to be in attendance to win. Proceeds from the raffle will benefit our Non-Profit Partner, the local bike advocacy organization Santa Monica Spoke. At the expo, Tempo will also be donating two additional bikes to Santa Monica Spoke for their own use. Santa Monica Spoke is an affiliate member of the Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition.

Special Events

Policy/Media Tour & Presentation Sponsored by Bosch eBike Systems

Media and regional policymakers are invited to join the California Bicycle Coalition (CalBike), Bosch eBikes Systems, the Electric Bike Expo, Santa Monica Spoke, and the Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition on Friday, December 2nd in Santa Monica for an afternoon eBike tour and presentation.  Learn more about the opportunity electric bikes present for engaging the broader public in the benefits of bicycling, what’s next in California’s progressive eBike policy thought leadership, and how Santa Monica achieved a remarkable 356% growth in biking and counting.

Participation is free, the ride is easy and appropriate for all levels of ridership, but space is limited. Please send your RSVP to Melissa@PedalLove.org.

Ride and Presentation Agenda

  • 1:00  PM – Bosch: Introduction to eBikes by Claudia Wasko, Bosch eBike Systems
  • 1:10  PM – Group Ride led by Cynthia Rose, Santa Monica Spoke
  • 1:45 PM – Presentation by Linda Khamoushian and Charlie Gandy of the California Bicycle Coalition, and Colin Bogart of the Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition

The Science of Safety: Learn How to Be Visible in a Distracted World Sponsored by Trek Bicycles

  • Saturday, December 3, 2016 – 1pm Presentation Pavilion
  • Sunday, December 4, 2016 – 11am Presentation Pavilion

Presented by Darren Snyder, Trek Bikes Director, Global City Bike Category. When the automotive and motorcycle industries started including daytime running lights on vehicles, accidents were reduced by 25% and 13% respectively. The difference can be even greater on bicycles.

EBike Brands & Products Lines Include:

Blix, BMW, Bosch eBike Systems, Bulls, Cannondale, Easy Motion, Elby, Electra, Haibike, iZip, KTM, Pon USA (Focus, Kalkhoff, Gazelle), Raleigh, Riese Muller, Scott, Stromer, Tempo Bicycles, Trek Bicycles, Urban Arrow, Wallerang, and Yuba. Smartmotion, an up and coming brand will be showcased.

Special Offers

  • Focus will be offering $200 off discount coupons for attendees that ride their e-bikes at Expo events.
  • Kalkhoff will be offering $200 off discount coupons for attendees that ride their e-bikes at Expo events.
  • Gazelle will be offering $200 off discount coupons for attendees that ride their e-bikes at Expo events.

About the Ebike Expo & Electric Bike Association

The Electric Bike Association hosts the traveling series of Electric Bike Expos across the United States. The Electric Bike Association is focused on building a positive industry message to the general public beyond the confines of the traditional cycling community walls.

Further, as an educational platform, the association also serves to build the knowledge base among the retail community on how to successfully reach the buying public and best business practices to remain competitive and profitable in this growing market during a time of retail transformation.

By using experiential marketing tools such as the Ebike Expo, and the Electric Bike Theatre at Interbike, thought-leading market research, social media outreach, and the ideas founded by our expert membership, we work to be an engaging public face and voice of this dynamic and growing industry. Learn more at electricbikeassociation.org.

The 2017 Ebike Expo Tour Dates Include:

  • Long Beach – February 24-26
  • San Francisco – March 24-26
  • Salt Lake City – May 19-21
  • Vancouver, WA – June 23-25
  • Minneapolis, MN – July 21-23
  • Chicago, IL – August 18-20
  • Philadelphia, PA – October 13-15
  •  Miami, FL – November 17-19