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The tour is winding down, with Boris and Anna scheduled to arrive in San Francisco to celebrate the end of the tour in a final appearance on June 21st from 5 pm to 8 pm at Mr. Smith’s.

City CarShare is organizing this event as a part of their upcoming launch of electric bike sharing program. Co-sponsor is the Electric Bicycle Outlet.

Here are the details from City CarShare (please RSVP if you plan to attend):

The event will take place at Mr. Smith’s from 5 to 8 pm.

The first 50 City CarShare members who flash their fob at our table in Mr. Smith’s will get a free specialty drink. Continue reading


On Sunday, April 22nd, Earth Day, join the Trans-American team in Ann Arbor for the 2012 Earth Day Festival at the Leslie Science & Nature Center (1831 Traver Rd, Ann Arbor). The event will be held from 12 noon until 4 pm, and Boris will be speaking at 1:15 pm and again at 2:15 pm.

There are lots of activities planned for the afternoon in addition to the chance to meet up with Boris and Anna, including guided nature hikes, raptor and reptile exhibits, and plenty of recycling and environmental demonstrations. The event is hosted by the Environmental Educators Network of Washtenaw County — thanks to Mary Sell of the Clean Energy Coalition and the rest of their Earth Day Committee for all their hard work in setting up this event.

Anna on Great Alleghany Passage

After more than a week on the road, we have put a collection of photos showing their progress up in a Picasa album.

The album will be updated throughout the tour, so keep visiting for more pictures! Continue reading


On Wednesday, April 11th, join the Trans-American team and GreenPedals on for a presentation, discussion, and hors d’oeuvres and drinks. Meet us at 6 pm at the GreenPedals store location at 105 Annapolis Street, Annapolis, Maryland.

We will be one of three speakers at GreenPedals on Wednesday, April 11 from 6 pm to 9 pm. Besides Boris and Anna, the other two speakers are Eric Fingerhut (a DC lawyer and member of the Light Electric Vehicle Association’s legislative committee) and Iain Banks (The City of Annapolis’s Personal Transportation and Parking Specialist). For more details contact Geoff Elliott at 301-221-9995 or email him at


Join us for a fun afternoon and evening on Monday, April 9th, in West Chester, PA at the first official event of the Trans-American Electric Bike Tour. Here’s the plan:

4 pm – Sierra Club Bike Escort – meet at Kmart parking lot (Goshen Plaza, Paoli Pike) in West Chester

5 pm – Pizza Reception at Hybrid Cycles (126 E. Gay St) — Please RSVP if you plan to attend the reception so they can make sure there’s enough pizza!

7 pm – Presentation and Discussion – West Chester University, Merion Hall, Room 113

The theme of the evening is alternative transportation  and building the infrastructure to enable the transition out of gas-powered cars. Other speakers from 4CP, UGo, TMACC, and Central CC Circ Plan will also make presentations.

Free admission. If driving, the most convenient parking is located here. More details and RSVP available here.

Many thanks to Jim Wylia of Hybrid Cycles for all his hard work in setting this up for the team!