At the Sustainable Living Festival, recently held in Gawler by the Gawler Regional Natural Resource Centre there was a lot of interest in the electric bikes which were on display and able to be taken for test rides, even our newly Elected Mayor, Karen Redman took one for a spin and gave them the “thumbs up”.
For those who don’t know what Electric Bikes (or e-bikes) are, they look like normal bicycles but they have a small electric motor which provides the rider with “assistance” when they are pedaling, meaning that riding uphill, into head winds, or over longer distances becomes a lot easier. There are different levels of “assistance” that can be selected or it can be switched off. These bikes meet all the legal requirements to be able to be ridden legally on the roads in South Australia (See here for information about legal requirements for riding “power-assisted bicycles” on South Australian roads)
As a result of the interest shown at the Sustainable Living Festival, Ian Tooley is coordinating a group purchase through Dolomiti on behalf of Transition Gawler.
The offer which Dolomiti has made is as follows:
- Discount off the purchase price depending on how many bikes are purchased (we are hoping to get enough interest to get the 20% discount)
- 5% discount for 1 – 5 e-bikes
- 10% discount for 6– 10 e-bikes
- 15% discount for 11 – 15 e-bikes
- 20% discount for 20+ e-bikes
- 2-year warranty on all electronics. Lifetime warranty of frame.
- Chargers, manuals and warranty documents
- Free delivery
- 1 on 1 demonstration on function and features of the e-bike
This link has more details and links within the PDF which will take you to the 23 page electric bike catalog for models which are available through this group buy.
The models that people tried at the recent Gawler Sustainable Living Festival included the BH Evo-Gacela, Jet and Cross.
There is capacity for this group purchase to include others who are outside of Gawler so please sthe word to others who might be interested so we can get the 20+ that is required to get the 20% discount!
Feel free to contact Ian Tooley 0418 848 696 who is happy to answer questions about the group buy and about the bikes, (as an owner and user of these bikes, not a sales person who has anything to profit from these sales) or to arrange test rides of his own bike.
Make sure you “like” the Get On Your Bike Gawler – GOYBG Facebook page and “join” the Get On Your Bike Gawler Facebook Group to chat with others or ask any questions you might have about cycling in and around Gawler