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!