Beach bumming on an e-cargo bike

As the snow melts and the snowdrops start to bloom in Nelson, BC, my family starts to dream about all of our favourite summer activities.  We live near the shores of beautiful Kootenay Lake, so one of those activities is hanging out at the beach.

Our electrified Xtracycle Edgerunner cargo bike (aka Edgy) saw a lot of use on the weekend soccer and market runs, but it also did a bunch of trips to various beaches in the area.  The most remote was to Troop beach, which is more often accessed by boat, and is located on the south side of the west arm, on a prominent sandy point.

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Say hello to our electric Edgy!

This blog is first and foremost about owning and driving an electric car in BC (or electric vehicle [EV]).  However, I think a bike can be considered a type of vehicle, so I am going to introduce the newest addition to the Kootenay EV Family – the electrified Edgerunner!  (Affectionately known as the “Edgy”.)

The red circle sticking out is the only real sign that the bike is electrified.
The red circle sticking out is the only real sign that the bike is electrified.

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