If you happen to have an electric motorcycle, ATV or quad and always wanted to have your name in the record books, your chance for glory might be arriving this upcoming 4th of April. Zero Motorcycles
is hosting the world's very first 24 hour off-road endurance event
for battery-powered vehicles and you're invited to give it a shot. All the action happens "in the heart of San Jose" at the 408MX Motocross Track and registration (PDF
), which must be sent in by March 20th, is free. While everyone that enters will get some type of prize (plus free drinks and snacks!), only the top three finishers will bring home trophies so plan on bringing your "A" game.
If you're an enthusiast and don't yet have an electric bike, Zero says they want to give you a chance to be involved and will make a "special effort" to make that happen. We're not sure exactly what they mean by that but we do know that anyone who buys a Zero X now
could get about $745 back at tax time next year due to the
federal tax credits sales tax deduction now in effect
. (Click here for details
).While we're on the topic of Zero Motorcycles, we should mention that the video we featured last month
by Blake Mitchell won that month's prize and the rider now has an extra battery to swap out. Nice.
[Source: Zero Motorcycles