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Please use the form on the right to contact us, or call 202 794 6620. We are happy to answer any question about electric bikes that we can. 

Allow up to 24 hours for a response - we get very busy helping folks in the store! 

Hope to see you soon! 

ElectriCityBikes Team


4810 Wisconsin Avenue Northwest
Washington, DC 20016
United States


We have carefully curated the most reliable and innovative models of electric bikes from the top brands - Specialized, Kalkhoff, Focus, Raleigh. Come in today to browse and a free test ride - try before you buy! Our head tech has over 5 years experience in all brands and types of e-bikes and kits. Electricity Bikes was founded by City Bikes, pioneers of the urban transportation bike shop in DC since 1988.  

Royal Dutch Gazelle

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Royal Dutch Gazelle

Charlie McCormick

Gazelle is a brand most Americans have never heard of - in Europe it is widely celebrated as the most trusted brand. Since 1892, making the finest quality and smoothest riding city bikes have come first for Royal Dutch Gazelle. They are the market leader in the Netherlands, making more than 1/4 of a million bicycles a year. The Royal title was awarded by Dutch Princess Margriet in 1996 to honor their exceptional achievements. Gazelle made their first production electric bike in 2005 - a decade ahead of most big bike brands. 

Upright, comfortable bikes have become a craze in recently here in the US. For many years, upright bikes were frowned upon by active cyclists because they are not as efficient as a racing bike. The Dutch (for whom their bike is like our car) use the upright city bike almost exclusively for transportation. You will see many imitations of the Dutch city bike - but for the original, and still the best, stick with proven leader Gazelle.

Gazelle's eBike Factory in the Netherlands

If all this sounds like all Gazelle uses is dowdy old fashioned tech - well take another look. Consistently their bikes are our top selling brand, even though if you look at specifications alone, some other brands seem to have more value. Beneath a classic exterior are clever innovations and secret upgrades, paired with rock solid systems like Bosch and Shimano. Gazelle has not forgotten the sporty rider - the Cityzen (available in both 20mph and 28mph versions) is a top choice for fitness cyclists because it feels so close to a traditional road bike.