Last week more than 300 cyclists took to Los Angeles city bike lanes to establish a Guinness World Record for the largest number of e-bikes being ridden as part of one parade.
The event was organised by a south LA electric bike manufacturer Pedego Electric Bikes, whose CEO Don DiCostanzo, told the Orange County Register thateveryone should "just try" e-bikes because "you'll have fun."
Riders spent last Saturday riding an array of colourful electric bikes of all shapes and sizes on the cycling path on Slater Aveneue which bisects the Fountain Valley district of the city and runs 8km in length right up to the coast.
A representative from Guinness World Records (GWR) was not present for the event, but photos and video footage have been sent to their office in New York in order to verify the record.
Before the record was set, DiCostanzo was told by GWR that only 250 riders would be needed to establish a record in the category, so the particpants appear to only be waiting for the formalities to be completed.
Understandably, DiCostanzo is a massive advocate for e-bike use. He said: "These bikes produce no noise and no pollution ... just try it and you’ll have fun.”
Other participants in the record attempt spoke equally as highly of the mode of transport. One man, John Mayes, 60, said he'd lost 10 pounds since buying an electric bike earlier this year.
He told the Orange County Register that he's "never been on a better bike. It's so much fun."
While this is the first ever world record for mass e-bike riding, it's not the first e-bike related record - and not even the first e-bike related record set this year.
On January 20, Gary and Rachel Corbett set the e-bike long distance world record.
The couple from Australia left London in April 2015 out to set the record - which was originally held by German Maximillian Semsch at 16,047km.
They beat the German's record in the Algarve region of Portugal after 901 hours of cycling over 220 days at an average of 75km per day.
Mrs Corbett is in love with e-bike travelling and says in her bio on their website that she prefers travelling slowly.
She said: “I don’t like speed and I always want to smell the roses, so what better way than by electric bicycle..
“If I had it my way it would be on horseback, but unfortunately I was born in the wrong era, so electric bicycle it is."