Practical Cycle Partners with BionX for Cal/EPA Electric Bike Share Project

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Practical Cycle is honoured to be the servicing dealer entrusted with maintenance duties on the BionX – Cal/EPA – Ecotron electric bike share demonstration November – December 2010.

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The BionX–equipped systems installed on the bikes provide riders with a variable power boost of up to 300 percent of their own energy, helping riders tame any hill and making even riding back with a full load of groceries manageable. With features like a thumb–operated throttle for quick accelerations, motor braking for added safety, quick stopping and energy mode regeneration, and a motor locking mechanism for theft prevention, the BionX system is the leading one of its kind in the world.

bikesProject partner Ecotron Systems Inc. will manufacture the innovative infrastructure for the bike stations. Their proven bike docking systems have been tested to withstand 50,000 bike movements and include a host of features like trip logging, intuitive controls, collision–resistant design and hoardings replaceable with advertising and corporate colors.

“We are thankful that Cal/EPA and the City of Sacramento have allowed us to use the Cal/EPA facility to test this exciting program.  It’s a completely new model for employee, client and visitor bike and e-bike sharing programs on work or educational campuses, and at hotels, tourist destinations and police stations,” said Vincent Lamoureux, Magna Marque Global Sales and Marketing Director.

Practical Cycle is a family business.  Our mission is to make cycling more practical for everyday people. We proudly offer Electric and Made in USA Bicycles & Tricycles as viable transportation options that are more fun, healthy, green, and affordable than automobiles.  We service the cycles that we sell, and we stock a wide variety of accessories in our busy Old Sacramento shop.  We also offer bike rentals and guided tours from our prime location right next to the American River Parkway bike path and Downtown Sacramento at 114 J Street between Front and Second Street.