OHM is extremely grateful to announce our e-bikes are now a part of the Vancouver Police Department via the Vancouver Police Foundation! The VPF builds a safer community by funding crime prevention programs that exceed the annual operating budget of the VPD. With e-bikes increasing in popularity by means of their low-impact, high-performance, and eco-friendly perks, it makes perfect sense that the VPD needed to be a part of this positive impact upon the city and community, and chose OHM to assist with this journey.
VPD hand-selected OHM out of numerous other electric bike manufacturer candidates for a pilot project to supply them with e-bikes especially designed with superior and enhanced features in mind. OHM is a proud supporter of safety in Vancouver, and our specifically customized models will be an important part of the patrol unit alongside traditional bicycles for increased crime-fighting power. These bikes feature an extra long-range battery, mid-drive motor, and all the bells and whistles. In partnership with the city's Green Fleet Strategy with an aim to reduce fossil fuel emissions 50% by 2030, VPD is ambitiously moving towards a welcome change to reduce their carbon footprint. State-of-the-art and sleek yet resilient and durable, this fleet hand-designed by OHM made them an easy choice for the VPD. Keep an eye out and you might just spot one!
If you missed us at ElectraFest last weekend, you're in luck because we'll be at another event with our all-new line of e-bikes on display. We will also be accompanied by a very special guest, so keep reading to find out more!
Next Friday, OHM will be at the VeloSpoke Bike Expo at the Vancouver Convention Centre in conjunction with the RBC GranFondo Whistler! RBC GranFondo is a timed 122 kilometre bike ride beginning at Stanley Park in Vancouver and ending in Whistler Village on Saturday, September 7th. Beginning in the depths of the trees, across the Lion's Gate Bridge and alongside the Pacific Ocean and through the breathtaking mountains, this ride will be an experience to remember.
But it gets better: We will be accompanied by Canada's own professional cyclist and new OHM Ambassador Gina Grain! Throughout her career, Gina has participated in many tournaments and races, including the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympics in which she was invited to participate by the Canadian Cycling Association based on her top 10 performance in the Union Cycliste Internationale. This is a special opportunity for a free meet and greet with a pro cyclist to answer any burning questions you may have. Stop by the OHM tent to be sure not to miss this exclusive opportunity!
The VeloSpoke Expo features over 60,000 square feet of exhibitors, displays, and live activities in beautiful downtown Vancouver. RBC GranFondo participants will be stopping by the Expo to pick up their rider number plate and swag bag. Everyone is welcome to connect with industry experts showcasing their products and services—with lots of opportunities for learning about all things cycling! Come say hi to us between 11am and 8pm on Friday September 6th and check out our all-new redesigned line of premium e-bikes—pre-orders available!
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OHM Electric Bikes will be participating in ElectraFest 2019! This Vancouver-only convention coordinated by the Vancouver Electric Vehicle Association (VEVA) takes place this Saturday, August 24th from 10am to 6pm. Check us out!
OHM ANNOUNCES DEBUT OF NEXT GENERATION ELECTRIC BICYCLES
Vancouver, BC – Mar 02, 2019 – OHM Electric Bikes, a Canadian pioneer in the electric bike industry, today revealed their next generation of completely redesigned electric bicycles at the BC Bike Show in Vancouver, BC.
With over 14 years of development experience, OHM knows what it takes to produce great electric bikes. These new models extend this knowledge and embrace the promise of what is to come in the e-biking industry.
Mark your calendars! OHM will be attending the BC Bike Show on March 2 & 3. Join us at booth B324 to get the first look of our newest E-Bikes range, test ride our bikes and receive exclusive special offers!
Haven't been to the show before? Here's what you can expect:
The all-new BC Bike Show, held every March at the Vancouver Convention Centre, features Western Canada's biggest consumer cycling show. Showcasing manufacturers and the newest technology and products for all cycling disciplines. Meet expert retailers to assist you with the best product fit, bike tuning advise and new accessories for the cycling season. Talk cycling and get some advice from trusted suppliers and the professionals, showing you the newest equipment for your needs. Enjoy new and entertaining displays, destinations and event rides every year plus the Frog Bikes Kids Zone, The Trials Stars, Cycling Stage presentations and MORE!
We’re pleased to announce that OHM is running a referral program!
By referring friends you can save them $100 on their purchase, and receive $50 OHM credit for your next purchase. Simply contact us through email, with your name and address and we’ll send you a referral package. Help yourself, help your buddies and help OHM… not a bad deal if we say so ourselves.
So contact us for your referral package and start earning OHM credit today!
We’re thrilled to share this video made by Vancouver’s Levi Hildebrand! Levi’s popular You Tube channel, Levi “Save the World” Hildebrand, gives advice on how to live more sustainably. In this episode he features OHM, exploring why e-bikes are a great form of transportation, and why you should take the leap and purchase one.
For more tips on how to live sustainably, subscribe to Levi's YouTube channel and give this video a like!
We are pleased to have welcomed Court Rye fromElectric Bike Reviewto our Canadian headquarters in North Vancouver. Since 2010, Court has been writing comprehensive e-bike reviews with the aim of helping people find the right bike for their lifestyles and needs. During his visit we covered lots of local terrain, riding from the beach, through the city and even up into the mountains.
Read his detailed review of the City.500 and City.350 here.
Getting to and from work in North Vancouver can be a challenge. Employers tell us traffic congestion is a major problem. It negatively affects their ability to deliver goods and services, and makes it difficult for them to attract and retain employees. For some employees, electric bikes (e-bikes) can be a viable alternative to taking transit or driving. But what is commuting by e-bike really like? We gave 4 participants electric bikes for Bike to Work Week to find out.
This project explored the e-bike commuting experience, so we can better understand what would make more people choose this as their preferred mode for getting to and from work. The E-Bike to Work Week project is an example of what can be done with the Economic Partnership North Vancouver (EPNV). By bringing together partners like Ohm Cycles and supportive employers like Arc’teryx, COWI North America and Hatfield Consulting, we will learn how to improve the commute for North Vancouver employees. The Economic Partnership North Vancouver is a catalyst for an economically thriving and sustainable community. EPNV is a program of the North Vancouver Chamber that collaborates on big and small issues to make the North Vancouver economy grow and prosper.
The project results:
At the start of the survey 3 out 4 of our participants said they were dissatisfied with their current commute. With a majority agreeing that their commute experience directly affects their overall job satisfaction. In other words 75% of participants were experiencing a dissatisfying commute that directly affected their contentment at work.
During the week 3 out 4 of our participants commented that they felt happier and more energized with their E-bike commute. Those participants who drove to work found they were able to E-bike in an equal amount of time.Those who bussed were able to complete their commute in half the time! Saving over an hour in travel time per day. All participants agreed the E-bike was easy to use and that the learning curve was minimal. By the end of the week all participants were very satisfied with their e-bike commute opposed to their usual transport mode. With 50 percent saying they are very likely to choose commuting by e-bike as their primary commute mode.
We are looking to enable more employers and garner a larger sample size. We are offering the program at a 50% discounted rental rate for local employers. Please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org if you'd like to learn more about the program.