There's something nostalgic and charming when an old beach cruiser goes wheeling by, especially when you're on a day-cation in Santa Cruz; but add the convenience and efficiency of an electric bike? Now you're really moving. The folks at Vintage Electric had the same thoughts, and they've combined these two great qualities with their new limited edition electric bikes, Cruz, launching today.
A new e-bicycle touring company has opened in the Napa Valley. Change of Greenery, based at the Napa Valley Marriott Hotel and Spa, provides an eco-friendly option to the popular pasttime of winery-touring with its fleet of electric cycles. Yes, this means that pedalling is an option, for those who don't mind a little exercise with their wine, but there's also "throttle" mode, which means you can reach speeds of up to 18 mph without exerting one bit of leg effort (the 250-watt motor and lithium-ion battery do all the toiling for you).