Cascade Bicycle Club Ebike World Record Ride & Expo powered by Rad Power Bikes

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Saturday, September 15, 2018 - 12:00pm

 

PRESS RELEASE: Cascade Bicycle Club and Rad Power Bikes set new record on today's Ebike World Record Ride & Expo

Hundreds of ebike riders came out to help break the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ title for most ebikes on a ride

SEATTLE, Wash. Sept. 15, 2018 — Cascade Bicycle Club today joined forces with Rad Power Bikes and hundreds of local ebike riders to break the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ for most number of ebikes on a single ride.

Even with off and on rain, today's event drew 405 ebikes to break the previous record of 271. The ebike parade made a short 2-mile loop around Seattle's Magnuson Park, also home to Cascade Bicycle Club's headquarters. According to a late 2017 report by the NPD Group, ebike sales have nearly tripled since 2014. The ride was a celebration of the growing ebike market as part of the broader bicycling community.

"We're obviously thrilled to see so many people out here celebrating bicycling today," said Cascade Bicycle Club Executive Director Richard Smith. "Today's show of support is proof that ebikes are a real game changer in how people get around and interact within the bicycling community. The innovative technology of ebikes is truly helping more people leave their cars at home and discover the joys of bicycling."

More than 150 people who do not own their own ebikes were able to participate in the event with loaner ebikes courtesy of Lime and local ebike providers like Rad Power Bikes. Today's free event also included an ebike expo with vendors showcasing a variety of new ebike products and accessories.

Event sponsor Rad Power Bikes was also excited and overwhelmed by the turnout. “It was so much fun riding with everyone today. More and more people have become familiar with ebiking over the last few years, but Seattle riders are truly turning ebikes into a household name,” said Rad Power Bikes Co-Founder and CMO Ty Collins.



Riders, and a cat, line up for the Ebike World Record Ride hosted by Cascade Bicycle Club and Rad Power Bikes where Seattle riders shattered the Guinness World Records for "Most Ebikes on a Ride." photo by Rad Power Bikes


Scenes from the Ebike World Record Ride hosted by Cascade Bicycle Club and Rad Power Bikes where Seattle riders shattered the Guinness World Records for "Most Ebikes on a Ride." photo by Rad Power Bikes

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Media Contacts:

Brent Tongco

Senior Director of Marketing & Communications

Cascade Bicycle Club

(206) 949-4307

brentt@cascade.org

Tessa Ward

PR Manager

Rad Power Bikes LLC

(605) 530-1415

tessa@radpowerbikes.com

About Cascade Bicycle Club

Cascade Bicycle Club, the nation’s largest statewide bicycle organization, is powered by over 15,000 members and 36 staff and serves bike riders of all ages and abilities throughout the Puget Sound region and across Washington state. With a mission to improve lives through bicycling, we deliver community and school-based education programs, grassroots organizing workshops, free group rides, world-class events and more. Learn more at cascade.org.

About Rad Power Bikes

Rad Power Bikes is North America’s largest and most trusted electric bike company. The company was born in rural California in the summer of 2007 when the founders launched their first ebike prototypes. In 2015, after noticing that it was nearly impossible to find an affordable, high-performing ebike through traditional bicycle shops, they began selling their own models directly to consumers. Since then, they have been at the forefront of sustainable electric vehicle development and accessibility, and in 2017 were named to Forbes and Inc. Magazine’s “30 Under 30” lists, and the Entrepreneur 360™ list. Based in Seattle, Vancouver, and Utrecht, Netherlands, the team of passionate ebike enthusiasts, product designers and entrepreneurs create ebikes that are built for everything and priced for everyone.

 

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Details from the 2018 event

  Smiling woman walks e-bikeSaturday, September 15, 2018
  Magnuson Park, Lot E-5, Seattle WA
  Ebike World Record Ride: 2 p.m.
  Ebike Expo: 12 – 3 p.m.

Be a part of history! Grab an ebike and join us on a free light 2-mile parade around beautiful Magnuson Park as we attempt world record history. As part of the ride, there will also be an Ebike Expo with exhibitors showcasing great ebike products and accessories. All riders looking to participate will need to register and check-in by 1:30 p.m. Participants get a free commemorative t-shirt with their free registration!

Ebike owners, we need YOU to ride with us and make world record history. Any ebike with pedals and electrical motor should qualify!

  1. For the purposes of the record an electric bicycle, sometimes referred to as a light electric vehicle (LEV), is a bicycle with an attached motor used to assist with pedalling. Some can be propelled by the motor alone if the rider chooses not to pedal, while in others the motor will only run if the rider pedals. Both are acceptable.

No ebike? Try out an ebike yourself from multiple vendors at the Ebike Expo and witness the largest ebike parade in world history! There will be a limited number of ebikes available to use for the ride; first-come, first-serve.


Online Registration now closed.

The event is FREE and you get a commemorative world record ride t-shirt (to the first 500 registered riders in attendance), but you will need to sign up for the ride so we can estimate attendance. If you are intereasted, come to the event and sign-up in person!


Ride Details

Start/Finish: lot E-5 in Magnuson Park



Route: A quick two mile ride through Magnuson Park's lake shore and beach area.

Parking: Bike parking and vehicle parking available at the event in lot E-5, and the other waterfront parking lots (E1-E4), and lot W6.

Visit one of our wonderful Exhibitors: 

Rad Power Bikes- The experts at Rad Power Bikes will be hosting a booth to share ebike advice and give away free swag. A handful of their ebikes will be available to borrow for the ride on a first-come, first served basis. If you need an ebike, swing by before registering to use one from Rad!   

G & O Family Cyclery- G&O Family Cyclery is your local, family-friendly bike shop specializing in bikes that help folks haul kids, groceries and gear. Get $200 off your next e-bike or cargo bike when you place your order during the expo!

Lime Bike- Lime will be supplying Ebikes free of charge for those who want to be a part of the record-breaking event, but do not own an Ebike. Grab a coupon code at their booth to claim your free ride.

Performance Bike Shop- With stores across the Puget Sound region Performance Bike shops are your one stop shop for ebikes, accessories, and service.

Bike Swift Seattle- Bike Swift offers high-quality electric bikes and electric bike conversion systems, all at an affordable price point. Snag $75 off any e-bike or e-bike system with discount code "Record" online or at the Bike Swift storefront in SLU (605 Eastlake Ave E).

Seattle Electric Bikes- Seattle Electric Bike features the largest selection of quality electric bikes in the Pacific Northwest, including mid-rive motor systems powered by Bosch, Yamaha, Shimano and Brose: highest-quality components, longest-range, lightest-weight, best warranty, highest torque, superior reliability and safety, manufactured by dependable, established brands. Featuring speed systems to 28mph, full-suspension mountain bikes, high-torque commuter bikes, and stylish cruisers and recreational models, the best folding e-bike ever--Tern Vektron, as well as the last word in cargo--the Tern GSD (Getting Stuff Done!)

Swift Industries- Based here in Seattle, Swift Industries makes a range of bicycle bags designed to carry all your goods and look good doing it. Whether your adventure takes you on a tour or to the grocery store, swing by the Swift Industries booth to learn about how their bags can help you get there.

Vashon E Bike- Vashon E-Bike offers Riese & Müller electric bikes for tours, rentals and sales. Come ride the hilly island roads and take the assist of our Bosch powered e-bikes or ride your own bike and bring friends who are game to ride with a little boost to keep up. Be sure to grab a 20% off rental coupon at their booth!

Puget Sound Energy- Together we can create a better energy future.  Join PSE to learn about various energy efficiency and renewable energy programs available to help you reduce your energy use, lower your carbon footprint, and save money on your energy bills.

Nuun Hydration- Swing by the Nuun booth for some free Nuun samples to keep you hydrated on your next ride!

In addition to all of our great exhibitors, we will have world famous Alexandra’s Macarons, Seattle’s bike-based Convoy Coffee, and Black Star Kebabs.  We are also excited to have a Cascade bike rodeo for kids at noon, where they can practice their bike skills and we’ll have a fenced off e-bike test area, for those looking for a short test-ride.

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"My son is learning how to ride a bike. I realized that he will not know a world without e-bicycles, and I almost want his first bike to be an ebike, so he can start riding hills. That way access for him is available instantly without having to build up to it."  — Nam-ho Park, Plain Strategies

E-bike and the Seattle Skyline

Photo courtesy of Machiko Threkeld, Cascade Ride Leader and ebike enthusiast

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