Test Rides at the 2019 Western Area Rally for RVs
Love at first ride.
The EVELO blog
As the 2019 Family Motor Coach Association (FMCA) Western Area Rally for RVs in Indio, Calif., moved into high gear on Thursday, January 10, 2019, the EVELO team gave dozens of test rides, show just how well RVs and electric bikes go together.
The pair (RVs and electric bikes) work well together because your RV can take you to some of the most interesting places in the country from the aforementioned Western Area Rally to Branson, Mo. and beyond. Once you arrive, it is the electric bike that opens up the opportunity to explore in a healthy and active way. … Read more
The 2019 Family Motor Coach Association (FMCA) Western Area Rally for RVs in Indio, Calif., officially opened on January 9, 2019. We had a team from EVELO headquarters in Seattle on site to offer electric bike test rides and answer questions. … Read more
Recreational vehicles (RVs) large and small are converging on Indio, Calif. for the 31st annual Family Motor Coach Association (FMCA) Western Area RV Rally January 9 to 13, 2019, and EVELO Electric Bicycles will be there presenting, “Electric Bikes 101 for RVers, Everything You Need to Know.”
A single dollar bill can take you a mile or it can take you 600 of them. The difference is in how fast or slow you travel, the purpose of your trip, and how much work you have to put into the journey.
Here are a couple of examples.
Recently, I took an Uber from a semi-rural community west of Boise, Idaho some 22 miles to a modern and popular shopping area called The Village. The drive took about 30 minutes in a silver Dodge Grand Caravan. It cost me some idle conversation and a little more than $37.00.
That same week, I took my EVELO Galaxy TT electric bike on a meandering December ride. I crossed over a set of railroad tracks (it was in the 40s and clear so they weren’t too slippery); stopped at a lonely thrift store with lots of small glass figurines that reminded me of Michael Rooker’s character from the Guardians of the Galaxy; and went into a pub to warm my hands. The journey (stops included) took a couple of hours and cost me much less than a dollar for the electricity that helped to power my electric bike.
I mention these two trips because they represent two transportation extremes in terms of cost. And, perhaps, they can set the stage for our premise. How far can you travel for one dollar in fuel? … Read more
It’s no secret that RVers are adventurous folks, always looking for a great new way to explore our country, see its many beautiful sights, and come up with fun and innovative ways to travel. What some RV fans might not know is that there’s another vehicle, of sorts, that also fits the bill: electric bicycles. In fact, we think that RVs and eBikes are the perfect complement for one another, a real match made in recreational heaven.
So, are you curious to know why these are such a perfect pairing? Well, whether you own your RV or rent it from a service like RVshare, these top 10 reasons should have you convinced that adding an electric bike to your RV adventure is fun, practical, affordable, and healthy! … Read more