The electric bike revolution has begun, whether the Adirondacks are ready
or not.

In 2017, some 34 million e-bikes were sold around the world, mostly in Asia
and Europe. The newfangled contraptions account for half of the bike sales
in China and for 20 percent of the sales in Germany.

The United States has been slower to adopt e-bikes, but that is changing.
In 2017, more than 260,000 e-bikes were imported into the country—a 25
percent rise from the prior year.