NO TAX on electric motorcycles again?!

 

Great news for our Brammo customers!!

This week, the House and Senate passed, and the President signed, the The Tax Increase Prevention Act. Check out the latest press release from CNBC Here.

Last year, the tax incentive ended on December 31st, not allowing those that purchased an electric motorcycle any tax break. Well, they have finally passed the bill to extend that tax incentive ONLY UNTIL DECEMBER 31st, 2014 to allow money back into e-moto purchasers pocket! YAHOOO!! So if you were deliberating on purchasing an electric motorcycle, now could be the most perfect time to do so before the year is out.

In regards to our fellow customers as of this last year, if you bought a Brammo or Stealth Bomber from us in 2014, you are able to get a tax credit up to 10% of what you paid, less state tax. All you simply have to do is file your 8834 form, even though the form has not been finalized, and you will get a refund equal to 10% of the purchase price or else application of it towards any tax due. You will simply have to wait until the form is ready so don't file your taxes early!

Want to buy one? You only have until the end of the 2014 to get it at the best possible price that the Brammo models will EVER be sold at, as well as getting a tax break. This is fast-acting 12 day legislation.

 

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E-Bike Tours: The Best last-minute gift to give!

JUST IN TIME FOR CHRISTMAS!

Have you ever wanted to explore the beautiful Northwest but just haven’t gotten around to it? Well now is your chance! Order a bike tour on an electric bike (yours or ours) for a guaranteed cheek-to-cheek grinning time.
We decided to provide a last minute Christmas gift opportunity to our loyal customers.  Give these to yourself, your friends, your partners, or anyone you think would enjoy getting out on an adventurous bike ride without worrying about trailing behind. These tours are sure to expand your e-bike experience with two delightful trips that are both Seattle area classics in the company of fellow e-bike riders.
Seattle E-Bike is offering TWO tours in the spring time, with potential of more if the interest permits, on a ferry ride to and from Bainbridge or a scenic Burke-Gilman trail ride to the Chateau Ste Michelle winery for a tasting and lunch.
All you have to do is call the shop to reserve a spot for you and anyone else you would like to bring with you by calling Seattle E-Bike at (206) 344-8000. We do accept payments over the phone or by Paypal (pay to bgdavey@gmail.com).  We will then send you, or you may pick up, a formal invitation to gift to your loved ones.

Bainbridge Island Tour

 

DATE: Sunday, April 26, 2015 or May 3, 2015, Sunday.

TIME:  11 AM

Meet at Seattle E-Bike: 570 1st Ave South, Seattle, WA 98104

Duration: 5 hours

Once everyone is accounted for, the group will take a short ride to the ferry. Once the ferry lands, the e-riding venture begins! About one hour into riding, the group will cross the stunning Agate Pass Bridge onto the Kitsap Peninsula.  Then, we turn around, another 20-minute ride will lead to Fay Bainbridge State Park for a picnic. Bring your own lunch or order a box lunch from Alex’s Amazing Catering service. Afterwards, the group will head back at a leisurely pace and distance set by the group to the ferry back to the Seattle E-Bike headquarters. 

 

 

PRICING:


Tour Package: $85 per person. Buy a pair for $150! 
Round Trip Ferry Fee: $8
E-Bike Day Rental: $80.  Limit 4 rentals. Includes two guides for maximum of 12 people.
Box Lunch: (choose between Vegetarian, Seafood or Meat options): $22.

 

Chateau Ste Michelle Winery Tour

 

DATE: May 10, 2015, Sunday.  RAIN DATE:  May 17, 2015, Sunday.

TIME:  11 AM

Meet at Seattle E-Bike: 570 1st Ave South, Seattle, WA  98104

 

Leave the store at 10 am and ride the Elliot Bay Trail to the Fremont Bridge. The group will then get on The Burke Gilman Trail around the top of the lake for a fun 1.5-2 hour ride to the Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery in Woodinville, WA for a private winery tour and tasting of their premium line of wines.  If you choose to purchase wine, the Seattle E-Bike van can transport it back to the store for you. During the stay, we will be enjoying lunch, picnic style, at the Chateau Picnic area. Feel free to bring your own lunch or order a delicious lunch from Alex’s Amazing Catering.  After a few hours of fun at the winery, there will be a leisurely ride back to the Seattle E-Bike headquarters or you may break off at any point if you live somewhere along the way. Seattle E-Bike will also be offering rides back to the shop for an extra fee for those who are incapable of riding back.

 


PRICING:

 

Tour Ride Package: $115 per person, $225 for 2

E-Bike Day Rental: $100 (limit 4 rentals)

Box Lunch (please specify Vegetarian, Seafood, or Meat): $22

Transport wine to the store:  first case free, then $2 per case.

2 guides for a maximum of 12 people, plus our Chateau guide. 

**Includes extra 15% off discount at the wine store!**

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Only TWO DAYS Until Our Black Friday Sale!

All sale items will be an additional 5% OFF*

All of our featured Year End Clearance Sale items are eligible for this extra deal. The store will be closed on Thanksgiving and will be open on Friday from 10 am to 6 pm. 

*Brammo Motorcycles will be an additional 3% off. All Black Friday sales limited to stock on hand except for European models, including 35% off Cicli Blume. 

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Tips For Choosing a Biking Commute Route

1. Bike Lanes: Get to know where your city's bike lanes are for a safer ride. Places like Seattle offer Bike Maps to help you navigate. The SDOT's interactive map even offers different maps for different levels of comfort (Frequent Rider, Average Rider, and Occasional Rider).

2. Traffic Levels: If you already drive to work, you probably have a good sense of where the bad traffic is. Bikes can take different routes than cars to avoid bad traffic. In some cases, you may end up with longer commutes to avoid high traffic areas, but other times choosing low traffic or bike only routes can cut down on commute time. 

3. Terrain: Seattle is well known for its hilly terrain, so if you're planning to commute in the city or in another hilly area, get to know where the toughest hills are and whether they have safe spots for you to stop if necessary. Depending on the length of your commute, you may way to avoid steep hills towards the end of your trip if you are getting tired.

4. Hazards: Well maintained, paved roads are best for bike commuters. Poor road quality will not only make commuting difficult, but can also be harder on the bike itself. Know where rail road tracks, storm drains, etc are so you can plan to avoid or safely cross them. 

5. Lighting: Try to ride on roads that are well lit, so you can see where you're going and drivers can see you. Wear bright clothing to increase visibility. If you have to ride on dimly lit or unlit roads, it's a good idea to invest in lights for your bike. Light & Motion sells great head lights and rear lights for commuters that will make you visible to cars from all sides. This is especially important when weather is bad or when it starts getting dark earlier.

6. Test Ride: To reduce the pressure to arrive on time on your first attempt, do a test ride on a day you aren't working to get a sense of the route and timing. 

7. Electrify: Consider cutting your time by 50 to 70 percent by going Electric Assist.  If you pedal with the same effort you currently do, your speed will double on the flats, and increase 2 to 5 fold on hills, depending how steep they are. Depending on your riding level, E-Bikes can make a 7 mile Seattle commute in 20 minutes, which is comparable to a car. Some go 18 miles each way in under an hour.

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Seattle E-Bike's Extensive Folding Electric Bike Collection

We are thrilled to now offer three different folding bikes for our customers to choose from: E3 CompactEpik Lite, and Mariner 7All three of these bikes are double folding models, making transporting and storing easier than any other bike out there! 

So why must we carry so many folders?

Folding bikes are rising in popularity among commuters in Seattle and across the country. Many people have come into our shop and had their eyes set on a full size bike and then realize the convenience of our folders and can't take their eyes off of them! Not to mention, all of these bikes are fairly inexpensive, especially when compared to the non-folding models we carry. They usually come with a smaller motor, but a small motor goes quite a long way in overall torque and battery life on a 20" wheel compared to a larger motor and wheel.

Come in and try one out today! You will be leaving with a smile - we guarantee it!

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Amazing New Deal on Polaris Meridian E-Bikes!

Seattle E-Bike is thrilled to offer an even better deal on our Polaris Meridian models!
Previously on sale for $1,999, they are now $1,195 (MSRP: $2,999).
Polaris has a well-established, decades long reputation for building high quality recreational vehicles. They have teamed up with Seattle E-bike to bring this closeout sale on the Meridian models we have in stock. Polaris will soon be introducing a completely new series with larger motors, larger batteries, and highly sophisticated control systems. They want their old models cleared out and they have asked us [one of their largest dealers] to help them. The Meridian and Meridian ST are two of our most popular models and a favorite among customers. Come try out this fantastic bike soon before they are gone!

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Major I-90 Closures Next Week: Bike to Work Instead!

Westbound I-90 from Bellevue to Mercer Island will have major closures next week due to construction. It will be the perfect time to take your bike to work instead! Construction will start at 9:30 pm on Friday, July 18th and will end at 5 am Friday, July 25th. There will only be one lane open for cars, which will cause major delays. However, the bike lanes will be open during the day with an expected delay of only 5 minutes. 

The chart from WSDOT below shows expected commute times if only 40% of regular traffic takes the route (60% diversion). If less than than 60% diverts, delays will be much worse. Backups could be up to 10 miles long.

The construction will cause delays all across the region, so even if you don't take I-90, it will be a good time to take your bike instead!

Don't own a bike? Come visit our shop! We have a wide range of electric bikes that are perfect for commuting. 

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Stay Safe Riding on Roads! Light & Motion Sale!

We are currently featuring great deals on our Light & Motion products! All lights are 20% off. Designed for daily commuters, these are simply the most powerful and most convenient lights you can find on the market. They are lightweight and compact, while also being capable of lighting up a dark street. Drivers will see you on the road - even late at night. Light & Motion has extensively researched accident data to create the best lights for accident prevention. They discovered that most car/bike accidents happen at intersections where cars turn into or across a cyclist's path, which is why their lights feature amber side lights for increased 180 degree visibility.  

Our Light & Motion products feature CREE LED lightbulbs and multiple modes for either flashing or constant light. These lights have longer run times and life spans, making them a great investment because you won't have to buy another one for years. Every light is certified FL1-Standard for light brightness, impact/water resistance, and run time. They are also equipped with Lithium batteries and USB charger for easy recharging. All lights are weatherproof, impact resistant, and easy to mount. Stop by our store to test one out for yourself!

 

 

 Currently in Stock:

-Urban 550

-Urban 200

-VIS 180

-VIS 180 Micro

 

[Photo credit: Light & Motion]

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Get Your Bike Ready for Summer!

Want to get your bike tuned up and ready to ride? We offer various tune-up packages as well as repair service for your bike's specific needs. Visit our Service section for more information. Call or stop by the store to set up an appointment!

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Introducing the E3 Peak!

We are now carrying Currie Technologies' IZIP E3 Peak electric mountain bike! This bike is made with top quality components and frame and utilizes superior technologies to other e-bikes on the market. Both experienced and novice riders will find this bike fun, safe, and reliable. Currie Technologies is the largest and longest operating e-bike company in North America, ensuring that you will always ride with confidence on their IZIP bikes.

What makes this bike unique from our other bikes is its center drive motor. It is the most powerful in our line at a low price of $3000.00. With 350 watts of motor energy and a center drive motor working together, the bike has greater speed, better hill climbing ability, reduced weight, and lower battery usage. Almost any mountain trail will be possible with the IZIP. It is beautifully equipped with adjustable Rock Shox suspension, Hydraulic disc brakes, and a SRAM X7 9 speed gear set.

 

To read a review, visit: Electric Bike Review

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