Starting next week, the 2017 Electric Bike Expo 8-city tour kicks off in Long Beach, CA and through the year, will make its way across the country, visiting additional cities like San Francisco, Salt Lake City, Chicago, Minneapolis, Portland, Miami, and Philadelphia. Here is where you can follow along - www.electricbikeassociation.org The new website for the tour reflects that we have brought the expo series under the control of a US-based, non-profit association designed to continue building communications between the industry and the general public. It is also an important market research tool that builds data from the consumer up. On average, more than 50% of our attendees have never ridden an eBike prior to the expos. We are also working in conjunction with the NBDA to bring electric bike dealer education to 4 of our events and with PeopleforBikes.org and the BPSA's eBike initiative being part of the midway at each stop, we hope to spread the discussion of growing state legislation and advocacy to get eBikes approved for use in more places. The event's presenting sponsor is Bosch, the track sponsor is Trek and Tempo raffles off a brand new bike in each city with the proceeds going to a local non-profit group involved in cycling. The Long Beach event brings more than 120 different national brand bikes for consumers to test ride on more than a 25,000 sqft test track in the Long Beach Convention Center parking lot.