Laws & Safety

Whether you’re looking for more information or you just enjoy reading about electric-powered bikes and ebike conversion kits, you can find everything you need on our posts page. We strive to provide the most useful and up-to-date stories in our mission to share our love of e-biking. Check back often for posts about e-bike features and benefits and to get answers to many of your questions. Our blog page is a one-stop-shop that you’ll find both helpful and informative. If you’re new to e-bikes and you’re thinking of getting one, our posts page is a great place to start!  

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Electric Bike Conversion Kits Debunk E-Bike Tweet-Myths

Let’s face it, there is a lot of misinformation out there regarding electric bikes. Let’s set the record straight since the electric bike kit throws a wrench in negative arguments. As an electric bike kit retailer we’ve heard it all, both good and bad. Our customers get it, but what about those who don’t know about an e-bike’s full potential….

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Know the Law: Electric Bikes and You

Our years in the electric bike industry have taught us that e-bikes are not just the latest craze in biking, they are here to stay. Because of that, local leaders are working more and more to incorporate electric bike-friendly legislation into their local codes. Recently, we published an article about the exciting and positive changes to…

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electric bike first aid emergency

Electric Bike Safety and Bicycle First Aid

Riding a bike can always be dangerous no matter how safe you are. This danger can be increased by adding an electric bike conversion kit or from riding an electric bike because of the increased speed and shorter response time this speed creates for the rider. No matter how good of a rider you are, it…

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electric bicycle policy in california

Pro Electric Bike Legislation moves Forward

Here at Leeds Bicycle Solutions, we have loyal customers hailing from the great states of California and New York, so we thought we should share this exciting news. Even if you don’t call one of those states home, this new legislation is good news for ALL e-bike enthusiasts, because it sets a precedence that may…

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new york city bans electric bikes

E-Bikes Sold Openly In NYC Despite Gustapo Ban « CBS NY

NYC representatives say they banned electric bikes for “safety reasons”. Hold that thought, we’ll examine the facts in a moment. We have heard of the ban in NYC, yet we have noticed a large number of electric bikes in the city in addition to several successful and well known retailers. Yet, there are citizens that treat…

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Video | Safe Bicycle Commuting: 17 Falsehoods, Realities, and Rules for the Road

The following videos are from our friend Dennis Cheong who runs a Facebook Page for bicycle commuters in Singapore. The below are unfortunate falsehoods, realities, and rules we have put together to help you stay safe on the road on your electric bike or bike with an e-bike kit: 1. Taxi drivers own the road. 2. Cyclists…

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Bicycle Friendly States

How ‘Bicycle Friendly’ is your State?

The League of American Bicyclists has kicked off National Bike Week publishing the 2015 report ranking states for their “bicycle friendliness”. A number of states moved up in ranking this year gaining ground towards Washington. These include Utah, Massachusetts, and Pennsylvania. Does this make riding your electric bike commute better? 2015 Bicycle Friendly State Ranking:…

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UN 38.3 Certification Electric Bike Battery

Video | Li-ion Electric Bike Battery Safety and Transportation

Leeds Li-ion battery systems include UN 38.3 certified Panasonic and Samsung cells. On February 6, 2015 the United States Government required that all lithium batteries being shipped from, to and within the United States comply with United Nations/Department of Transportation code 38.3, also known as UN 38.3. In order to ensure the safety of lithium batteries…

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