VICE Reports On The Shredding Of Jump E-Bikes

Vice is reporting that thousands of perfectly good Jump electric-motorized bikes and scooters have been dropped off at a recycling facility and will be shredded. This is a sad and demoralizing story at a time when cities desperately need alternatives to crowded and confined mass transportation. The 60-dollar question is what is happening with all the batteries and electric motors removed from the bikes? That is not revealed in the article and could be far more troubling than the scrapping of the bikes.

The Perfect COVID-19 Face Mask For Motocross Fans (UPDATED)

UPDATE JUNE 12, 2020: Sorry to inform everyone that we have sold out of the Scott Face Mask replicas. We want to thank the folks who supported the fund-raising effort for the Miller Family. I will be posting the final amount raised for the family from the mask sales in the next few weeks. But just because the masks are sold out doesn’t mean you can’t help. You can hit the following link and donate directly to the Miller Family. Check out their GoFundMe page here SAD NEWS MAY 22,…

Bike Shop Fire NOT Caused By Charging E-Bike Battery

Bike shop fires ignited by charging e-bike batteries, unfortunately, are not a rare story here at Jimmy Mac On Two Wheels. What is a rare story is a bike shop fire caused by two employees cremating a mouse. Yes, you read that correctly. Two bike shop employees, who we assume were bored out of their gords, found a dead mouse and figured cremation was a better option than burial for the disposal of the little corpse. A degreaser was employed to accelerate the slow-burning rodent. Unknown to the shop employees,…

Get Paid $500 To Buy An E-Bike

This is not a scam and it is not the usual “discount” off an inflated suggested retail price offered by an e-bike company. This is an honest-to-God $500 check for buying an e-bike. The deal kicked off on Earth Day and is offered by the Redwood Coast Energy Authority (RCEA). Here is how it works. Make the best possible deal on any bike from the RCEA’s approved e-bike models (listed here) and the RCEA will send you a cool $500 on top of any deal you worked out at your…

Concept Bicycle Helmet That Tucks Into A Water Bottle – UPDATED

UPDATE 4/8/2020: Checking the Park & Diamond Indiegogo page shows the latest update dated March 20th doesn’t have great news for those who have already purchased a helmet or plan to buy one. The vague statement includes the line that the company has a “great desire to fulfill all current Backers prior to September.” That is not reassuring. Their next “desired” shipping date is September, six months from now. Jimmy Mac On Two Wheels will keep checking. UPDATE 2/21/2020: Following up on the much-hyped Park & Diamond foldable bicycle helmet,…

Jamis Video Gives Mountain Bikers A Black Eye

In the first minute of this Jamis Bicycles promotional video, you watch a rider blast through wildlife, see a hiker almost pushed off the trail and then watch from the rider’s helmet cam as he cartwheels down an embankment. Way to go, Jamis. You just gave every anti-mountain-bike group the fodder needed to start off their next presentation for banning mountain bikers from trails. And this is promoting mountain biking?

Coronavirus May Take The Sea Otter Classic As Its Next Victim – UPDATED

UPDATE: The 2020 Sea Otter Classic has been rescheduled for October 1-4, 2020. There is more information here. The date change makes the best out of a bad situation and may work better for brands interested in releasing new model and product information. March 9th, 2020: The 2020 Sea Otter Classic, a week-long celebration of bicycling scheduled for April, has pulled the plug due to Coronavirus fears. The thousands of riders who ride or race in the downhill races, cross-country races, E-bike races, circuit races, cyclocross races, gran fondo and…