by Michael dEstries
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With Earth Day approaching, Ed Begley Jr. is growing in strength and power. Soon, he will be on every television and in every news publication. From there it’s only a matter of time before he proclaims himself Emperor of Earth and invades Canada. It will happen people. Be ready.

But before then, if you live near Chatsworth, CA — Ed would like to invite you down for a factory outlet sale for all Currie iZip hybrid-electric bikes and scooters — some with discounts as steep as 70% off. Begley will also be on-hand to sign copies of his new book “Living Like Ed” — and answer any questions you might have about the cool, green lifestyle. From the release,

“This event is the kick-off as they open their doors for the first time ever to the public for a weekend long, factory outlet sale on May 2 – 4, 2008, in conjunction with the 14th Annual California “Bike to Work Week” in May. With gas prices at an all time high and ever-growing support for living a clean, green, eco-friendly lifestyle, Currie Technologies is leading the charge in providing alternative, light electric vehicle transportation for all ages and abilities. “Next to walking, cycling has always been my preferred transportation choice” says Begley. “I’ve been involved with electric bikes since their introduction in Europe many years ago. I began working with Currie Technologies and iZip™ because I really think their hybrid technology gets it right.”

Most of the iZip bikes cruise at about 18mph and get a range between 23-30 miles. If you’re in the market for a hybrid bike, this seems to be about the best discount for grabbing one. Check out the website for more information.

About Michael dEstries

Michael has been blogging since 2005 on issues such as sustainability, renewable energy, philanthropy, and healthy living. He regularly contributes to a slew of publications, as well as consulting with companies looking to make an impact using the web and social media. He lives in Ithaca, NY with his family on an apple farm.

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  • matt

    Great tip! Wish I lived close enough to get to that factory. I also wish that the roads on my commute route were less sketchy, so I could do this. Hmm, maybe I need to check out alt routes.

  • http://www.SynergyProductions.TV Monica Ramone – Eco Green Media

    I saw Ed at Alt Car in Santa Monica with the bike and he gave us a demonstration – check out my site for footage. Ed is one of the nicest guys and he’s been greener longer than most of us! GO ED!

  • Jim Smith

    I love how green Ed is but I wish they would make more episodes. I love his attitude and his wife they really compliment each other. The Ying and Yang of life. I saw the first series of Living with Ed and I think they should make another series.

  • Mou

    I have one Izip bike, that’s so cool. It’s totally different experience to ride electric bike. I love it.

  • Tea

    I just bought an electric bike from and I LOVE it! It’s great for commuting to and from work. You can get a little workout in or a lot, it all depends on you. Not to mention the savings on gas…I figure the bike will pay for itself worth of gas in a couple of months which was a good investment for me.