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Ultra Motor Offers A2B Electric Bike Test Rides in San Francisco Bay Area

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SAN FRANCISCO, March 25, 2009: Ultra Motor is bringing its award-winning A2BTM electric bike to communities in the San Francisco Bay Area. Now through June, Ultra Motor will be at events, corporations, and universities in select neighborhoods encouraging consumers to experience the exhilaration of riding an A2B, the state-of-the-art electric bike that is changing the way consumers think about short the store, to the park with friends, or commuting to work. A complete list of events and dates can be found at

To help local Bay Area residents make their short trips fast, fun and easy, Ultra Motor has also launched a video contest that will award one winner a free A2B, a prize valued at $2,699. The contest calls for applicants to submit a video about why they want or need a new A2B to enhance their on-the-go lifestyle. The winner will be selected in June 2009. Finalists will also be rewarded with an Ultra Motor branded Timbuk2 messenger bag. For more information on the contest, visit

“Ultra Motor has designed and built a new, electric bike that will help change the way Americans get around town and commute to work,” says Chris Deyo, CEO of Ultra Motor USA. “As urban congestion continues to rise and automobiles contribute more than half of the greenhouse gases in San Francisco, we've been focused on creating a fun, clean, 100% electric two-wheeler that enables people to leave their car behind, especially for short, solo trips.”

Announced last August, A2B owners cite the “thrill of the ride” as the number one reason they travel on their A2B. The responsiveness and torque make riding the A2B exhilarating, fun, and easy to leave the traffic behind – picture being stopped at a red light and then accelerating to your desired speed in seconds. Riders have the unique option of choosing between pedaling and powering or leveraging both. The unassisted power-on-demand lasts for up to 20 miles at a cruising speed of 20 mph, offering the ability to power up hills without breaking a sweat – an important consideration in the City by the Bay. The A2B’s European sleek design is great for men and women plus the add-on rear side bags and baskets make it easy to carry the goods.

In this cost-conscious economy, the A2B is eco-friendly and economical. The cost to operate an A2B is 16 cents per mile versus nearly a dollar per mile for a typical car. Buyers may qualify for a two-year GE Money financing program that makes the A2B electric bicycle available for affordable monthly payments.

“I’ve been zipping around the city on my A2B and constantly get questions about it. Whether it’s to meet my friends for coffee or on my way to work, my A2B has proven to be a reliable companion and cost-effective alternative to driving my car in the city – where parking can be challenging,” says Patch (Carol) Garcia, a Bay Area customer.

Come experience a test ride at the following events and festivals including Monterey’s Sea Otter Classic (April 16-19), Mountain View’s A La Carte and Art festival (May 16-17), and San Francisco’s Union Street Festival (June 6-7).

The A2B is available nationwide through authorized dealers and in the San Francisco Bay Area at Alameda Scooters, Blazing Saddles Bike Rentals and Tours, City Bicycle Works, Cupertino Bike Shop, ELV Motors, Green Wheelin, Noe Valley Cyclery, Pro Sports Center, Revolution Moto, Scuderia West, The Bike Connection, The Village Peddler, and Velolectric Ebikes. For more information on the A2B or other Ultra Motor Light Electric Vehicles, visit ULTRA MOTOR.