The Health Benefits of Pedal Assist Bikes

This morning, The New York Times published an article, highlighting the benefits of electric pedal assist bikes. Based on a study published by the European Journal of Applied Physiology, researchers are the University of Colorado, Boulder, gave a group of out of shape sedentary volunteers pedal assist bicycles, similar to Elby, instructing them to ride 40 minutes a day, 3 days a week, for a month.

Researches wanted to know if these bicycles would benefit rider’s health. Before and after the experiment, the volunteer’s vitals and general health was measured and recorded. To see the results of the study, head over to The New York Times.

Business Insider Takes a Ride on Elby, Lowers Commute Time to 25 Minutes

Business Insider Copy Chief Daniel McMahon recently had the chance to test drive Elby. As a New Yorker, McMahon has experimented with his commute, traveling by subway, car, and bicycle, but it’s Elby that has made his travel time the shortest, clocking in at just 25 minutes. The best part? He got to work sweat free!

After a weekend with Elby, McMahon concluded it is one of the best eBikes on the market. To hear his full experience, head over to Business Insider.

Elby Takes on LA Rush Hour with Another Commuter Race

With all the excitement about the recently launched Metro Line, The Hollywood Reporter decided to send its staff on a race from DTLA to Santa Monica to see which means of transportation would fare the fastest. Senior Writer Gary Baum took his car, Senior Writer Seth Abramovitch grabbed the Metro, and Features Editor Peter Flax hopped on an Elby.

Baum stole the win via car, but Elby was a close second finishing a mere 4 minutes later. For the full play by play, head over to The Hollywood Reporter.