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Please join us on Wednesday, May 1st for a presentation about how electric bikes can have applicability for businesses.

GreenLane’s May meeting will explore opportunities for businesses to incorporate electric-powered bikes into their operations. The presentation, “Electric Bikes and Their Role in Business,” will feature Charlie Tilt, co-owner of Hummingbird Wholesale, and John Dodd, managing partner at Eugene Electric Bicycles.

Tilt will discuss Hummingbird’s cargo delivery program. Hummingbird has been delivering cargo by bike since 1992 and incorporates electric power to boost its capacity to as much as 1,100 pounds per trip. One of Hummingbird’s cargo bikes will be on display at the meeting.

Eugene Electric Bicycles sells electric-powered bikes as well as converting existing bikes to include electric power. Dodd says, “I see the practical side of small electric motors for transportation and small cargo delivery, and am an avid believer in reducing mankind’s carbon footprint and reliance on gas.”

About the Speaker:

Charlie Tilt is co-owner, with his wife Julie, of Hummingbird Wholesale, a small family owned and operated business focused on being a positive force for change in the food industry.  Since 1972, Hummingbird has endeavored to serve people and the planet by providing the highest quality, most nutritious foods, grown as farm direct as possible.   Charlie brings to the food business realm his perspective and experience in permaculture and organic agriculture, and a desire to create and maintain health in our lives, work, and ecosystems. Hummingbird’s business model strives for maximum benefit for both customers and farmers. Charlie and the Hummingbird Team have worked to build long term relationships with area farms and to support them in providing healthy food for our community.

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