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[15 Feb 2021 | No Comment | 47,482 views]
Ride Scooters Canada – Expanding in Victoria BC             Josh Ilott and his team at Ride Scooters are pleased to announce that we are moving our scooter machine shop to  Victoria. Expert tuner, Josh Ilott, is a well-known and respected name in the Canadian scooter industry for over 15 years. He and his team are trained and experienced in modern automatics to vintage classics and everything in between. Ride Scooters is the name behind countless show-winning restorations and currently holds the coveted title of ‘fastest scooter in Canada’ (0-100kmph in 5.88 seconds). Josh’s work is a staple in the private collections of serious Scooter enthusiasts. Ride Scooters will be open for business on March 1st, 2012. From ...

Environmental Issues, Events/Community, General »

[8 Sep 2020 | 2 Comments | 42,548 views]
Harmonica Whiz Miles Howe Begins Electric Bike Ride Across Canada eZee Bike Canada is proud to sponsor musician Miles Howe as he cycles across Canada on his eZee Torq electric bike> Miles will be spreading the word on sustainable transportation and providing great musical entertainment along the way.

Buyers Guides / Buying Tips, General »

[4 Aug 2021 | 4 Comments | 55,556 views]
There is a lot of confusion between electric bicycles and electric scooters. This article helps you choose the one that best meets your needs. Oh, and don't confuse either of these with mobility scooters - they are often just called scooters which adds to e confusion

Care and Maintenance, General, Scooter Care and Maintenance »

[6 Jul 2021 | 6 Comments | 121,817 views]
Your scooter or motorcycle battery is one of those maintenance items that should be checked on a regular basis so that your ride is ready to start and perform the way you expect. If you are leaving your scooter or motorcycle for any period greater than a couple of weeks without riding, it's a good idea to get a battery tender to keep your battery in optimal condition.

General, Helmets, Training and Safety »

[3 Jul 2021 | No Comment | 14,228 views]
Motorcycle and Scooter Helmet Safety Interesting diagram shows the impact areas on crash-involved motorcycle helmets. (Source: Dietmar Otte, Medizinische Hochschule Hannover, Abteilung Verkehrsunfallforschung, Germany.) Note that 35% of all crashes showed major impact on the chin-bar area. This means that if you ride with an open-face helmet, you are accepting only 65% of the protection that could be available to your head. If people ride with a shorty or half helmet, they are accepting only 39% of the protection they could obtain. They are literally throwing away 61% of the protection they would have had had they chosen a full-face helmet.

Environmental Issues, General, Headline »

[3 Jul 2021 | No Comment | 23,406 views]
BC – We’re Just a Bunch of Gas Guzzling Idiots A recent study by the Seattle-based Sightline Institute shows that in 2009 British Columbia binged on fuel consumption. Per capita gas consumption rose by 10% - the highest year-over-year consumption increase in the last 30 years. Rationalize this in any way you want, it just shows that British Columbians, by and large, just don't seem to give a damn about the environment and conservation. The economy goes into a bit of a dive, gas prices get cheap, and we just give up on more fuel efficient means of transportation.

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[30 Mar 2021 | No Comment | 40,170 views]
SYM and Peugeot offer 5 Year Warranties SYM and Puegeot are offering 5 year warranties on scooter purchased from April 1, 2021 to May 31, 2021 to stimulate the spring selling season. These are great scooters and this type of warranty offer is unprecedented!

Environmental Issues »

[2 Mar 2021 | No Comment | 8,328 views]
Is green mass transit a big myth? The environmental benefits of mass transit may not be as obvious as they appear to be. Modes of transportation such as scooters and electric bicycles can be an integral part of the sustainable transportation equation.

General, Headline, Scooter Reviews »

[8 Feb 2021 | 5 Comments | 26,675 views]
SYM Symba has arrived in Canada – Now shipping! Scooter Underground has been advised by SYM Canada that the much anticipated SYM Symba has arrived in Canada and is on its way to dealers. If you have been longing for a Honda Cub or Supercub of yesteryear, this is the bike for you.

Cool Products, Electric Bike Reviews, General, Headline, Product Reviews »

[2 Feb 2021 | 4 Comments | 23,495 views]
Yikebike in Canada? At Scooter Underground, we are always on the lookout for cool new urban transportation products and there is really nothing newer or cooler than the YikeBike www.yikebike.com