The ELF Electric Pedal-Mobile: What Happens When Your Bike And Car Bone

Of all the press cars I’ve had since I’ve moved to NC, the one that’s gotten the most attention by far has no doors, no floor, and all of one lonely horsepower. It’s both the crudest and yet most futuristic vehicle I’ve had so far. It’s a fascinating halfway point between bike and car called the ELF. I had one for a… » 4/20/15 3:25pm 4/20/15 3:25pm

Why Bikes Make Smart People Say Dumb Things

Scott Simon's bio on the NPR website describes him as "one of America's most admired writers and broadcasters," and it's tough to argue with that. As a Peabody-winning journalist with decades of experience, Simon's credentials are unimpeachable, and as the Saturday host of Weekend Edition, he regularly shows… » 7/07/14 5:32pm 7/07/14 5:32pm

Love Or Hate The Hipster Look, This Vintage Electric Bicycle Looks Fun

We teased Local Motors about the retro styling of their Cruiser bike, but I can't deny I had a great time riding it when they gave me the chance. Now "Vintage Electric" shows up with their interpretation of the same idea and just like that, "hipster-style powered bicycles" is suddenly a competitive market. » 6/11/14 9:24pm 6/11/14 9:24pm

101 Years of Tour de France Bikes Map the Evolution of Cycling

This year marks the 101st riding of the Tour de France, one of the most brutal sporting events ever created by man. In fact, plenty of us are so focused on the madness that we overlook how incredible the technology that powers it has become—and how it's evolved over more than a century. » 7/09/13 11:15am 7/09/13 11:15am