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Re: West Coast US Events

Post by The fingers » Nov 07, 2015 1:45 pm

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Re: West Coast US Events

Post by devo1223 » Dec 03, 2015 12:35 pm

Regarding the sea otter, it says "Tuned eMTBs are excluded from the competition." I wonder what a tuned eMTB is?
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Post by Dauntless » Dec 04, 2015 12:24 am

devo1223 wrote:Regarding the sea otter, it says "Tuned eMTBs are excluded from the competition." I wonder what a tuned eMTB is?
While I suppose they could have all sorts of ideas of what they'll lump into "tuned" for the sake of banning it, one thing that is known as a tuned eMTB is where you replace the speed limiting dongle with one that'll let it go twice as fast.

https://www.e-bikeshop.co.uk/eBike-Spar ... dongle-kit

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Re: West Coast US Events

Post by devo1223 » Dec 11, 2015 1:23 am

The sea otter race director's response to my question regarding what a tuned eMTB is:

"Basically a moped"

So that clears that up.
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Post by Dauntless » Dec 11, 2015 2:06 am

Oh, that's brilliant. A motor and pedals makes it a moped. But I went ahead and did some reading:
PLEASE NOTE: Any pedal assist eBike with unlimited pedal assistance (i.e. motor assists at speeds above 20 mph) is deemed to be a moped or motorbike, and is therefore not allowed to participate in the eMTB race.

Only eMTBs with supportive pedal power (pedal assist) to a maximum of 20 mph and a maximum output of 350 watts are allowed in this race.

As the electric-assist bikes have become more popular, concerns have arisen over trail access. Moab, Utah’s BLM office banned the bikes on non-motorized trails in 2014.
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Re: West Coast US Events

Post by Barnfresh » Feb 11, 2016 8:46 am

Challenging course with over 100' change in elevation! http://www.seaotterclassic.com/?Course=eMTB+Race


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Post by Alan B » Mar 31, 2016 1:00 pm

Excellent, thanks for posting here!

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Re: West Coast US Events

Post by MotorBicycleRacing » Apr 04, 2016 12:01 am

Alan B wrote:Excellent, thanks for posting here!
The next Socal Motor Bicycle Racing is in Sat May 14th at Willow Springs kart track racing Clockwise for the first time in all of our 17 races.

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Post by MotorBicycleRacing » Apr 23, 2016 11:41 am

21 days to the Socal Motor Bicycle Racing 5 Year Anniversary On Sat May 14th at Willow Springs International Raceway
on the Go Kart Track racing Clockwise for the first time.

Practice and fun track riding on Fri May 13th then free camping overnight.
GoPeds, GoQuads, gas and electric motorized bicycles.

We are racing in the Red Square Clockwise.

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Post by Alan B » Apr 23, 2016 12:20 pm

Thanks for posting here.

Anyone aware of West Coast US Events please post them to this list so folks monitoring this list may see them.

This weekend is the Electric Bike Expo in Palo Alto:

http://www.electricbike-expo.com/locati ... alifornia/

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Post by MotorBicycleRacing » Apr 24, 2016 7:12 pm

19 days to race day!
18 days if you arrive on Friday to practice which is highly recommended.

Motorized Bike and GoPed Racers on Sat May 14th are Invited to take part in some Exhibition Races
on the 1/4 mile paved oval (Speedway) located in the bottom right corner of the map above.

Starting at 6pm. The lights go on at 8pm. There will be a big crowd watching.
Details will be worked out on Friday 13th.

GoQuads may be allowed too.

Speedway: Socal Motor Bicycle Racing raced here twice in 2012 as a summer night race.

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Post by The fingers » May 12, 2016 6:53 pm

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Re: West Coast US Events

Post by Barnfresh » Jun 14, 2016 12:42 pm

One Hour Cycle Track Ebike Race

Saturday, July 16, 2016

San Francisco Golden Gate Park Polo Field

As far as we know, this will be a first of its kind- an electric bike track race set in the format of a 1 hour open class race in San Francisco, California.

This is the Golden Gate Park Dope All You Want! :D

http://www.meetup.com/ebiketreks/events/231874563/

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Post by Alan B » Jun 14, 2016 4:52 pm

Neat!

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Post by The fingers » Jun 15, 2016 9:25 am

http://www.latimes.com/socal/hb-indepen ... story.html 8)
By Brittany Woolsey•Contact Reporter
June 14, 2016, 10:23 AM
Pedego Electric Bikes will move its headquarters to Fountain Valley on Saturday and attempt to set a world record for the most number of electric bicycle riders in a parade.
The eight-year-old company, which previously had its headquarters in Irvine, will be moving to a space nearly three times larger at 11310 Slater Avenue.
The new 39,000-square-foot building will have a showroom where people can view and test out the products, though they are not sold on site. The bikes are sold at more than 80 Pedego stores nationwide, including one in Huntington Beach at 301 Fifth Street, and other bicycle shops.
The bikes are powered by rechargeable batteries and motors tucked away in the rear hubs.
"With an electric bike, someone can peddle as much as they want or as little as they want," said co-founder and CEO Don DiCostanzo, adding the bikes can go anywhere from 25 to 100 miles with the motor. "You wouldn't know it was motorized when you're riding it."
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At 2 p.m. Saturday, the company plans to host a parade down the bike path to set a record for the most electric bikes ever in a parade.
With no standard set yet, Guinness World Records has recommended the minimum of 250 people, but DiCostanzo is hopeful that about 500 people will participate.
Attendees are encouraged to bring their own electric bicycles, even if they are not Pedego branded.
DiCostanzo said electric bikes allow people to go farther and ride for a longer time because it overcomes the two biggest obstacles of riding bikes — wind and hills.
"Imagine you're riding a bike and someone is giving you a gentle push if you're going up a hill," he said. "That's what our bikes are like. Anyone can enjoy them. We're not really in the bicycle business. We're in the business of fun."
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Re: West Coast US Events

Post by MotorBicycleRacing » Aug 11, 2016 2:36 pm

The next Socal Motor Bicycle Racing event at Grange Motor Circuit is on Sat Oct 22nd 2016

with Friday 21st as practice day and fun track riding until dark for only $20.
GoPeds, GoQuads, eBikes, MotoPeds and Motorized Bicycles.

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China Camp eMTB Bike Ride Sept 25th

Post by Alan B » Sep 12, 2016 12:52 am

China Camp State Park, San Francisco Bay Area

eMTB Bike ride

Sept 25th 2016, 9am

http://www.meetup.com/ebiketreks/events/233268441/

This ride is being organized on meetup.com, if you plan to attend it would be best to join the meetup ebike group and sign up for the event so the organizer knows who is coming. This group does a lot of organized ebike rides in the SF Bay Area.
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Post by Alan B » Sep 24, 2016 2:59 pm

The China Camp ride is tomorrow, who's going to meet me there?

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Post by MotorBicycleRacing » Oct 14, 2016 11:39 pm

Only 7 days to Socal Motor Bicycle Racing at Grange Motor Circuit on Sat Oct 22nd 2016

with Friday 21st as practice day and fun track riding until dark for only $20.
GoPeds, GoQuads, eBikes, MotoPeds and Motorized Bicycles.

https://www.facebook.com/events/669682146545740/

The weather is looking good for the race in only 7 days.

Fri 21st 82* Practice and fun track riding from 8am until dark.

Sat 22nd 84* with low wind at 9 mph in the afternoon.

Corbin is racing Dave Kaufmanns cargo ebike and maybe Alan is racing too.

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Post by MotorBicycleRacing » Oct 31, 2016 1:05 am

The next Socal Motor Bicycle Racing event at Grange Motor Circuit is on Sat APRIL 1st 2017

with Friday MARCH 31st as practice day and fun track riding until dark for only $20.
GoPeds, GoQuads, eBikes, MotoPeds and Motorized Bicycles.

Unedited drone footage of the Oct 22nd 2016 event.
Dan Hanebrink was at the event on his electric motorcycle.


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Post by MotorBicycleRacing » Nov 05, 2016 4:49 pm

off topic but some of you ebikers may have karts:

The day after the 20th Socal Motor Bicycle Race on Sat April 1st 2017 will be the first of a
new FUN GO KART RACING Series starting on SUN APRIL 2nd 2017.

The new Go Kart Racing Series will not have many rules, affordable fees, lots of track time,
etc and be run in the same spirit as the Motorized Bicycle & GoPed races.

Please join the group if you wanna come and play on 4 Wheels and notify your friends that have Go Karts
but haven't wanted to race them in Pro Organizations because of the high race fees, strict rules, etc.
Thanks!

Join the Socal Fun Go Kart Racing group;
https://www.facebook.com/groups/254445714958588/

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Post by MotorBicycleRacing » Nov 15, 2016 5:11 pm

Socal Motor Bicycle Racing in the News on RideApart.com
http://rideapart.com/articles/socal-mot ... ing-grange

Next race is on Sat April 1st 2017
with the Friday being a practice and fun riding day until dark.

Please join: www.facebook.com/groups/SocalMotorBicycleRacing

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Post by The fingers » Nov 23, 2016 11:11 am

http://www.electricbike-expo.com/locati ... alifornia/ 8) From webpage:


On Friday through Sunday, December 2-4 at the Santa Monica Pier parking lot you can experience a whole new type of bicycle riding at the Electric Bike Expo event!

Imagine taking the hills out of your ride and adding fun to your excursions, whether commuting to work or school, or making quick runs to the store!

Test Ride More Than 100 Different Models

Come test ride more than 100 different models of the latest electric assist bikes from brands such as Blix, BMW, BULLS, Easy Motion, Focus, Gazelle, Kalkhoff, Riese & Muller, Raleigh, Stromer, Tempo (Expo Charity Sponsor), Trek (Expo Track Sponsor), Wallerang, and Yuba, with the latest electric drive systems from Bosch (Expo Presenting Sponsor), Shimano, and others. And stay tuned for more eBike companies that will be there.

There will be a wide range of bicycles ranging from beach cruisers to street commuters, to mountain bikes and cargo bikes to try. Many of the models are brand new to the US and here to be tested by you for the very first time!

Register for the Expo now! Click here.

If you register now you will be entered to win prizes like a LED light or Electric Bike Expo polo shirt, and you will have VIP (quick) access to the test track.

Meet Manufacturers and Dealers
Meet all the manufacturers and learn everything you need to know about this new, low-cost, and fun transportation alternative. Best of all, it's FREE!
Tempo Bicycles will be raffling off one of their Carmel or Santa Barbara hybrid electric bicycles worth $4,000 to a lucky winner. The raffle proceeds will go to local bike advocacy organization, Santa Monica Spoke. The raffle tickets are $5 each and can be purchased at the Expo.
Focus will be offering $200 discount coupons for attendees that ride their e-bikes at Expo events.
Kalkhoff will be offering $200 discount coupons for attendees that ride their e-bikes at Expo events.
Gazelle will be offering $200 discount coupons for attendees that ride their e-bikes at Expo events.



Electric Bike Expo Hours & Location

Santa Monica Pier parking lot, 1550 Pacific Coast Highway, Santa Monica CA 90401.

Friday December 2nd: 3pm to 7pm

Saturday December 3rd: 9am to 7pm

Sunday December 4th: 9am to 4pm
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