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 Support. 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,” Brad Jones, CEO of Harristown, the proprietor of Strawberry Sq. mentioned.
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 effectively 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 appropriate place and we definitely discovered it right here,” co-owner Michael Soisson mentioned.
Bike gross sales throughout the nation have reportedly surged throughout 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 mentioned. “Its been a improbable journey already. We’re means forward of what we anticipated by way of gross sales and leases, simply folks coming in and being .”
The bikes are geared up with 250 to 500-watt motors, which the corporate says permit riders to overcome hills and cycle distances as much as 60 miles on a single battery cost. The twist-and-go throttle provides riders on the spot handbook management over their speeds whereas the pedal help performance routinely provides energy to their pedaling, the corporate mentioned.
Michael Soisson, mentioned as a convention bicycle owner he by no means thought he would swap over to electrical bicycles however mentioned that electrical bicycles are improbable for folks of all ages.
“I by no means thought I might go to electrical however it’s unbelievable –you can pedal as little or as a lot as you need,” he mentioned. “It provides you every kind of flexibility. In the event you bought a hill to climb and also you want somewhat help you get that.”
Pedego’s fashions embody 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 america 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 will be factor for town and for the folks,” co-owner and supervisor Drew Soisson of Harrisburg mentioned. “It’s space with the bike lanes … it’s a good alternative for everyone.”