Workshop Video: How to convert a regular bike to an e-bike
With growing interest in e-bikes, a very affordable way to get a high-quality one is to convert your regular bike.
This online workshop features a video of an actual conversion with direct Q/A with two experienced e-bike converters—Karl Kemnitzer and Bill Cable—who share what they've learned from their trials and errors, insights on various makes and models of motors and batteries, and recommendations on the right materials and tools to have on hand before you dive in. Notes on tools, materials, and vendors are also available.
The workshop was organized by the Norwich Energy Committee, with funding from the Norwich Women's Club and technical support from CATV.
Throughout 2020, the Norwich Energy Committee ran various campaigns for residents: to connect you with local farms and plant-centered diets, to explore how an e-bike could become part of your daily transportation, to invest in clean electricity through solar, and to weatherize your home.
All these are part of a year-long challenge: for each household to understand its emissions and figure out how to reduce them.
2020 has been quite a year, and making your reduction plan can end it with important, positive action. Jump to this page to calculate your household's current emissions impact, find out how to reduce it, and make your pledge for action.