How many times have you been stuck at a truck stop and taking your rig to run some errands is not a practical solution? Well, now you have another option – the VeloMini electric folding bike. The VeloMini is very well-built, compact in size, lightweight, and can be easily folded-up and stored in your truck. Weighing only 33-36 pounds, the folded-up bike is only 18” high and 45” long. Everything works just like a full-size bicycle, but this bike also comes with an electric motor. These power-assisted electric bikes make riding easy and effortless – you can pedal if you want or sit back and relax if you don’t – and with a top speed of around 12 mph and a battery that can take you 8 to 13 miles, you are sure to get to where you need to go – and back! The range you achieve, of course, depends on how much you pedal. The motor has a relatively-modest 180 watts, but the bike has power beyond what the rating implies. While just pedaling, the motor feels strong and quickly takes you up to full speed, but with a simple twist of the throttle you can add even more speed. Or, if you just want to let the motor do all the work, you can ride at a comfortable speed at full throttle with no pedaling. And although the VeloMini is no speed demon, it can climb hills a lot better than you might think. There are two VeloMini models to choose from – a single speed and a 3-speed model. The folding bicycles come in four colors – silver, black, red or blue. There are also non-folding e-bikes available, as well. Stay active and healthy and get your mobility back – even while out on the road. For more information call (925) 634-7620 or visit www.discoveryelectricbikes.com to learn more about these useful little bikes and see some demo videos.
Daniel J. Linss has been with 10-4 Magazine since the beginning in September of 1993 and has been the Editor and Art Director since March of 1994. Over the years, he has also become an owner and one of the main photographers for 10-4 and is well-known for his insightful cover feature articles and honest show reports. Married for over 30 years with three grown children, Daniel produces 10-4 Magazine each and every month from his office in Central California.