Over the past couple of years, electric bikes, or e-bikes, have begun to be a regular appearance on Cortes roads. Today, we’ll hear from a few local e-bike users, ask them about their bikes and their experience riding on Cortes.
[Cortes Island E-Bikes series] For a little more than two years, Cortes Islander Gabriel Dinim worked patiently and steadily on the design and construction of an original, custom electric cargo bike with three wheels. By early summer of 2020, his project was ready for its first test-drive… and has since been frequently sighted on Cortes … Continue reading Cortes Island Inventor Completes Cargo E-Trike
[Cortes Island E-Bike series] Last April, some EV owners on Cortes Island held an “EV Faire” at Manson’s Hall; they brought their vehicles to show and discuss, and giving test rides to some attendees. Coverage of this event focussed on the big shiny cars; but there are actually more e-bikes than e-cars on Cortes Island, … Continue reading Two Wheels good: E-Bikes on Cortes Island
By Roy L Hales As many as 60,000 Portland residents may use bicycles, or ebikes, every day. That’s Jonathan Maus’ best guesstimate. He says there are around 70 bike shops in town and ebikes are also displayed in a dozen or so. There are also two shops specifically dedicated to ebikes.