GetAbout Columbia, a city program that encourages walking and biking, is offering a seminar on electric bicycles from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, according to a news release.

Electric bicycles, known as e-bikes, have a motor that can be activated by pedals or throttle control. New technology is leading to the creation of e-bikes that are lighter, cheaper and similar to traditional bicycles. Electric bicycles allow for more diverse usage, such as riding uphill or biking with a disability, the release said.

The seminar is free and open to the public, and it will be followed by a Q-and-A session. The presentation will be held at the Activity and Recreation Center at 1701 W. Ash St. A variety of electric bicycle models will be showcased at the presentation by local bike shops.

For more information, call GetAbout Columbia at 573-441-5495.

Supervising editor is Taylor Blatchford.

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