Baby Boomers Favoring Electric Bikes
Baby Boomers are fueling demand for bicycles with gasoline or electric engines, even though some cities aren't sure whether they should be allowed on the street.
The vehicles, with top speeds of 20 mph, get about 150 miles to the gallon. Kits to retrofit bicycles with engines start at about $200.
Many lifelong riders who started commuting by bike during the last gas crisis in the 1970s say they need the motorized assistance to offset bad backs and aching knees.
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