The primary Pedego Electric Bikes retailer in Pennsylvania has opened in Harrisburg. Pedego Harrisburg opened the brand new store at Strawberry Sq. at 17 N. Third St. in Harrisburg throughout from the Whitaker Middle for Science and the Arts and adjoining to the Third Road entrance to Strawberry Sq. close to Ceremony Help. Bike fanatic and CEO of Harristown, the proprietor of Strawberry Sq., Brad Jones was available on Thursday with different officers to welcome the brand new bike retailer to the capital metropolis.
“That is the one one in Pennsylvania and what higher place to have it than town of Harrisburg,” he stated.
The brand new store, which has one of many metropolis’s bicycle lanes proper in entrance of the shop, sells Pedego bicycles and companies them as properly and can be providing guided excursions, leases and free trial rides. Bike leases start at $25 an hour. The shop additionally sells bicycle equipment.
“We’ve been enthusiastic about wanting and doing electrical bikes for a few 12 months and searching for the best place and we actually discovered it right here,” co-owner Michael Soisson stated.
Bike gross sales throughout the nation have reportedly surged in the course of the pandemic as many individuals have discovered issues to do in their very own space versus touring.
“We’ve been open for about three weeks,” Michael Soisson stated. “Its been a unbelievable journey already. We’re means forward of what we anticipated when it comes to gross sales and leases, simply individuals coming in and being .”
The bikes are outfitted with 250 to 500-watt motors, which the corporate says enable riders to beat hills and cycle distances as much as 60 miles on a single battery cost. The twist-and-go throttle offers riders immediate handbook management over their speeds whereas the pedal help performance robotically provides energy to their pedaling, the corporate stated.
Michael Soisson, stated as a conventional bicycle owner he by no means thought he would change over to electrical bicycles however stated that electrical bicycles are unbelievable for individuals of all ages.
“I by no means thought I’d go to electrical however it’s unbelievable –you can pedal as little or as a lot as you need,” he stated. “It offers you every kind of flexibility. For those who obtained a hill to climb and also you want somewhat help you get that.”
Pedego’s fashions embrace cruisers, mountain bikes, cargo bikes and electrical folding bikes amongst different bikes.
The dealership, which opened Sept. 1 is owned by Michael, Denise and Drew Soisson.
The shop is open from 10 a.m. to six p.m. Monday by Saturday and 11 a.m. to five p.m. Sunday.
Pedego Electrical Bikes was based in California in 2008 and has greater than 125 Pedego branded shops in the US and extra branded Pedego areas in Canada, France and the UK.
“Electrical bikes throughout the nation are on the rise and we simply thought it could be a very good factor for town and for the individuals,” co-owner and supervisor Drew Soisson of Harrisburg stated. “It’s a very good space with the bike lanes … it’s a good alternative for everyone.”