Scott or Craig will NOT return my calls. I have talked with Scott last a year ago while he was trying to give WaveCrust tours. Wnen I was almost ready to get a container of Emax mopeds.Scott tried them out and they failed too.
Killing Craigs Optibike up the Volcano to any point would be fun but evidently he backed out of any challange. If anyone can set it up I will race him to any set point on the volcano for a $5000. winner take all. Place your bets! LOL I could care less if he pedaled but he must use his production Ebike that Opibike offers for sale with the included motor and batteries. I will match his battery power or use there battery packs that are equal. This would fairly compare the two ebike systems other than his pedaling.In which my motor will make up for in it's efficiency! Have Craig enter the CycleToTheSun race with his Clown Optibike to see all the human power bikes kick his ass right of the start...
"Bicycle" means every device propelled solely by human power upon which any person may ride, having two tandem wheels sixteen inches in diameter or greater, and including any device generally recognized as a bicycle though equipped with two front or two rear wheels.
"Motor vehicle" means every vehicle which is self-propelled and every vehicle which is propelled by electric power but which is not operated upon rails, but excludes a moped.
"Moped" means a device upon which a person may ride which has two or three wheels in contact with the ground, a motor having a maximum power output capability measured at the motor output shaft, in accordance with the Society of Automotive Engineers standards, of two horsepower (one thousand four hundred ninety-two watts) or less and, if it is a combustion engine, a maximum piston or rotor displacement of 3.05 cubic inches (fifty cubic centimeters) and which will propel the moped, unassisted, on a level surface at a maximum speed no greater than thirty miles per hour; and a direct or automatic power drive system which requires no clutch or gear shift operation by the moped driver after the drive system is engaged with the power unit.
[Ãƒâ€šÂ§291C-203] Certification of compliance. A person engaged in the business of selling mopeds shall provide to the director of finance of the county in which the mopeds are sold a certificate from the moped manufacturer that each class, type or model of moped offered for sale or sold meets the performance and equipment requirements of this part. [L 1978, c 175, pt of Ãƒâ€šÂ§15
[Ãƒâ€šÂ§291C-201] Renting or selling mopeds. (a) Every person engaged in the retail business of selling or renting mopeds shall provide the person renting or purchasing a moped with a copy of the rules for mopeds as approved by the director of transportation.
(b) Every person renting a moped to another shall keep a record for two years of the registration number of the moped so rented, the name and address of the person to whom the moped is rented, the number of the driver's license of the latter person, and the date and place when and where the driver's license was issued. This record shall be open to inspection by any police officer or the examiner of drivers or the examiner of drivers' representative. [L 1978, c 175, pt of Ãƒâ€šÂ§15; gen ch 1985]
County Regulation of Commercial Bicycle Tours
Authorizes the counties to regulate both guided and unguided bicycle tour businesses on state and county highways and counties shall follow federal guidelines for bicycle tours beginning from federal or state parks into state highways. (SD1)
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
TWENTY-FOURTH LEGISLATURE, 2007
STATE OF HAWAII
A BILL FOR AN ACT
RELATING TO county regulation of commercial bicycle tours.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF HAWAII:
SECTION 1. Chapter 46, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is amended by adding a new section to be appropriately designated and to read as follows:
"Ãƒâ€šÂ§46- Regulation of commercial bicycle tours. Any law to the contrary notwithstanding, the council of any county may adopt and provide for the enforcement of ordinances regulating commercial bicycle tours on state and county highways, including but not limited to ordinances relating to the number of tours, the number of bicycles within a tour, scheduling of tours, physical spacing of tours, rules of the road, health and safety requirements, equipment maintenance, driver and guide qualifications, driver and guide drug testing, accident procedures and reporting, and financial responsibility requirements. Counties shall follow federal guidelines for commercial bicycle tours beginning from federal or state parks and into state highways.
For the purposes of this section:
"Bicycle tour" includes both guided bicycle tours and unguided bicycle rental operations.
"County highway" has the same meaning as defined in section 264-1.
"State highway" has the same meaning as defined in section 264-1."
SECTION 2. New statutory material is underscored.
SECTION 3. This Act shall take effect on July 1, 2050.
LOL 2050 is a ways away!
And a unregesterable ebike is NOT a Bicycle or Moped.A ebike in Hawaii is a ILEGAL MOTORIZED VEHICLE! If sold or rented as a bicycle the dealer is breaking the law.