July , 2023
The results our in for our 2nd round of prizes on the project gallery. The three winners of our weekly draw are:
|Tim Yzerman from Vancouver, who built up an ebike as part of the UBC electric bike club over 18 years ago and has been riding and upgrading ever since.
|Adam from Quebec who built a GMAC powered touring catrike with an Bob trailer on the back, sporting both a solar roof and solar trailer.
|And Finally, Gary from Orgeon with who built a side-by-side tandem Date Trike, powered with an FH212 motor and stunning wooden framework.
Congratulations each of you.
We planned to have our first staff pick prize, but found it impossible to settle on just one with so many stunning submissions. The following 3 projects were all at the top of the list after a few rounds of voting, and we decided what the heck, let's give all three of them a prize too.
|First was the the local scavanger coffee trailer that has been serving beverages all around Vancouver from their delighfully crafted mobile brew machine. We promise that their winning ticket has nothing to do with showing up at Grin several years ago and treating our whole staff to drinks.
|Next was a lovely study in custom frame design from Adrien in France. This curves on this front loading cargo bike are stunning, and the electric integration is a clean as can be. Powered by a front FH212 motor with cable actuated steering and a gas sprung centerstand. Beauty.
|And finally for something way out of left field, we've got loads of Solar bikes but these WindWheeler quads from the Netherlands are harvesting wind power isntead. The CA3 + Baserunner allows them to auto regen above a given speed limit to recoup sailing energy to use later.
If you submitted a project and didn't win yet, fret not. We'll be keeping all projects in the running both for the weekly draws and the montly staff pick awards and your chance may come yet.
Short notice but this Saturday we are participating in an event organized by the bike kitchen and hosted by UBC Connects all about the Right to Repair.
We will have a small booth discussing and demonstrating our vision on open standard ebike systems, and will participate in various breakout discussions related to this topic and the unfortunate trend towards fully proprietary ebike systems.
If it's a topic that is of interest to you, please feel free to RSVP and attend! The event is at the Robsons Square downtown.
That's right, our long awaited Customer Project Gallery is now live on the website and we're opening it up to all our customers who want to showcase an ebike that they've made. Whether it's a run-of-the-mill mountain bike, a super minimal commuter, or a wacky frankenmobile, we've got a place where you can post pictures and descriptions for the world to see.
Every Friday until the end of summer we'll be doing a random draw from the previous week's submissions and awarding them a nice prize, your choice of either:
- A Free Satiator Universal charger
- A Free Phaserunner motor controller
- A Big Discount ($150 or 15%, whichever is greater) on your next order
We'll let our summer Co-op students Max and Lena demonstrate how it works!