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I took two e-bike "commutes." -- one from Education Hill to Kirkland and the other from Education Hill to Bothell. My Kirkland ride is reported here.
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The Bothell ride carrying a 25-pound pack was a breeze. The State speed limit for e-bikes is 25 MPH. It was all I could do to hold my speed to 28 MPH. One road bicyclist passed me going over 30 MPH. Another warned, yelling "speed."
E-bikes are really taking off in Redmond. Trek on Redmond Way sells both road and e-bikes. Pedego on 106th NE has quality bikes. Seattle Electric Bike in Bothell has a wide variety of e-bikes. The owner of Redmond Cycle at his "Go Redmond" booth said he will be riding one.
E-bikes are so easy to operate, versatile and fast that congested downtown developments like Seritage and Limited Edition will probably one day need them for their commuters.