Test ride an electric bike (or eBike as they are more commonly referred) for free at this years RACV Energy Breakthrough Energy Expo – along with 18 other expo exhibitors!

eBikes are bicycles with an electric motor that provide power assistance when pedalling. eBikes can be purchased from retailers or an ordinary bicycle may be converted using kits available online or from retail outlets.

RACV will be running eBike test rides departing every half hour from the Energy Expo area. Experienced staff from eBike retailer Dolomiti will conduct the 20 minute tours around Maryborough.
All people over the age of 18 who have valid identification will be able to participate, however be sure to sign up early on the day or via email as there are only four places per tour.

Dolomite logo (1)The advantages of eBikes are many – they can replace car trips, extend the distance that can be ridden, help people overcome terrain such as hills, improve physical fitness and assist people recovering from injuries. Based on all those benefits it is no surprise that in China there are 210 million electric bikes and the uptake of eBikes in Italy and Germany now outstrips regular bicycles.

More locally, the popularity of eBikes is increasing in Australia. In May 2012 the Australian government adopted the European design rule allowing electric bikes to be powered by 250W motors when pedalling and for eBikes with this level of power speeds limits were increased to 25km/hr before the motor cuts out.

Be sure to try an eBike at RACV Energy Breakthrough and test ride the advantages for yourself.

*Conditions apply. Offer only available to people over the age of 18 who have a valid form of identification. Helmets and hair nets will be supplied on the day.

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eBikes are great, but what can I eat whilst I’m here?

This year our expo team have organised 5 on-site caterers to treat your taste buds and replenish your ice cream cravings. These caterers include:

  • Kool Kones
  • Strawberries Galore
  • Ice Indulgence
  • Mr Ice Creamy
  • Pyrenees Onsite Catering

Although not listed, the Energy Expo also includes Great Coffee which often is quenched by Nigel Preston throughout the weekend (As seen on TV).

EnergyExpo_Segway_300_300okay, so, food is tasty, but am I going to be bored?

The team at the RACV Energy Breakthrough think not! This year we have sourced over 12 exhibitors with lots of activities, information and even segways!
These exhibitors have been sourced locally as well as around the state and can’t wait to arrive next week! The exhibitors are set to include:

  • Blue Ribbon Foundation
  • Goldfields Sustainability Group
  • Trisled
  • Victorian Model Challenge
  • Bendigo Inventor Awards
  • Cartoon Portraits
  • Maryborough School House
  • Maryborough Mens Shed
  • Cumberland House Bike Tours
  • Scarsdale Park Segways
  • Bankmecu
  • La Trobe University

The 2014 Energy Expo is a great way to get away from the action and into some alternative action!

Fun for the entire family, operating all day Friday and Saturday!