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Buzz About Electric Bikes Still Mostly Overseas

Jonathan Cleary and Lindsey Frost ride electric bikes on Forest Avenue.

Chattanooga has its own electric bike shop, but it's marketing to a tough demographic: Americans.  In China and Europe, electric bikes are a popular form of transportation. But in the U.S., we prefer to do all the pedaling ourselves -- or drive a car.

In this segment, Chattanooga resident Lindsey Frost rides an electric bike for the first time, up one of the most daunting hills in the city.

Mary Helen Miller was a producer for Around and About from 2012 to 2013. She now works at the Chattanooga Times-Free Press.