The Record: Fastest Sub-100 lb Vehicle in History & Fastest Sub-100 lb Electric Bike
The Details: Outrider USA Co-Founder Tommy Ausherman rode a modified Alpha 422 an incredible 85.9 mph on April 8th, 2014. He did it on a private air strip (Hendersonville Air Strip) just south of Asheville, North Carolina. The modified Alpha 422 weighed only 99 lbs, and had several modifications including steering stabilization, twin-motor, twin controller, and a race seat. It's worthwhile to point out that this should not be attempted at home or by anyone without enormous experience, precisely calculated gear, legitimate safety equipment, and whole lot of courage. And even then, Outrider does not condone or encourage it.
The Record: Longest Distance Ridden on an Electric Bike in 12 Hours
The Details: Outrider USA Co-Founder Jesse Lee rode a stock Alpha 422 from the Outrider USA shop in Fletcher, NC to just outside Atlanta, Georgia. It rained heavily for the first 60-70 miles, and then outside Atlanta strong headwinds were consistent at 20 mph gusting to 40 mph. The ride was completely unsupported (no sag vehicle) and the average speed was right around mid 20 mph. He left at 11 am and ended at 11pm. Food consisted of 7 (soggy) energy bars and one bowl of soup from a friendly stranger during the second charge point.
The Record: 2012 Champion at Pike's Peak Pedal Electric Hill Climb in Colorado, 23 minutes 32 seconds
The Detail: On July 14th, 2012 Outrider set a new course record of 23 minutes and 32 seconds while taking 1st and 2nd place. 1st place was the 422 Alpha ridden by co-founder Tommy Ausherman, and 2nd place was the 411 Hyperlite ridden by co-founder Jesse Lee. The 422 Alpha had so much power left at the end of the race that we rode it back to start, and co-founder Daniel Rhyne rode it at full power back to the top of the mountain a second time - without recharging. The Pike's Peak course for the Pedal Electric Hill Climb is the same as the Auto Hill Climb: 12.42 miles, 7% average grade, 4,700 feet of elevation gain (ending at 14,110 feet), and 156 turns. Pike's Peak is widely considered one of the most challenging roads in the United States of America.