December 7, 2016
Eagle, CO – Michigan Department of Natural Resources (DNR) announced today that QuietKat electric fat-tire bikes are currently being used by conservation officers for citing and ticketing wildlife violations throughout Northern Michigan.
DNR Conservation Officer Adam Leclerc out of Alpena, MI has been using a 1000-watt FatKat on his patrols throughout the fall hunting season and has reported to his superiors that the bike has performed very well in the field for covering large areas of woods quickly and quietly.
“One case was reported of illegal baiting of deer behind locked gates, and Officer Leclerc utilized the FatKat to sneak up on the violator and ticket the individual,” said DNR Lt. Jim Gorno. “Overall, the bike has been a great enforcement tool for our division.”
With advances in technology, electric bikes meet a need for patrolling areas that are hard to access due to their portable design and extended battery range. The FatKat electric bike delivers high power and torque while allowing silent travel into areas without alerting violators in the immediate vicinity.
The 1000-watt FatKat electric mountain bike that the DNR utilizes provides portable, stealthy and powerful transportation in the field or on the road. The FatKat incorporates a silent, sealed and commanding mid-drive motor system to navigate most landscapes. The bike also utilizes a high-powered and long-lasting lithium battery that supplies clean and consistent power for 20-25 miles per charge.
The FatKat has five levels of assisted pedal power with full throttle capabilities, seven gears, and disc brakes. A digital display provides information on battery levels, speed, distance traveled, and power control.
“We are very pleased that our FatKat electric bikes have received high remarks from a state agency like the Michigan DNR,” said Jake Roach, CEO of QuietKat, Inc. “Our company is comprised of a group of avid outdoorsman, and it is a great feeling knowing that our vehicles are playing a role in the efforts to protect our natural resources.”
Michigan QuietKat LLC, the largest distributor of QuietKat electric vehicles, located in St. Joseph, MI played a vital role in training the officers and worked closely with Lt. Gorno to deliver the bikes to the outpost in Northern Michigan.
“It has been a pleasure working closely with the Michigan DNR and it is great to see the department utilizing advanced electric technologies,” said Paul Adam, owner of Michigan QuietKat LLC. “We look forward to a long lasting partnership and expanding the QuietKat vehicles into additional departments in the near future.”
About QuietKat Inc.
QuietKat, Inc., headquartered in Eagle, Colorado is an advanced electric vehicle company for today’s progressive outdoorsman. Our low-speed electric vehicles and fat-tire mountain bikes are engineered for off-road travel to provide portable, stealthy and powerful transportation. Lithium batteries supply clean, consistent and silent power for navigation over all types of riding landscapes. These electric machines go beyond the woods, making them great mobility tools around the home, at work and on the farm. For more information, visit www.staging.quietkat.flywheelsites.com
About Michigan DNR
The Michigan Department of Natural Resources is committed to the conservation, protection, management, use and enjoyment of the state’s natural and cultural resources for current and future generations. For more information, go to www.michigan.gov/dnr.
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