With the uncertainty of the brand new virus, Carcoba closed the enterprise by way of a lot of spring. He opened once more June 1, assured that he might supply a protected, enjoyable expertise. “It’s the proper COVID enterprise. We put on masks whereas we’re on the trailhead loading and unloading bikes,” he stated. “Riders can hold a protected distance from one another and benefit from the contemporary air and being outside within the wonderful surroundings.”
Carcoba anticipated recreationists can be able to be out of their houses, however he had no thought simply how busy he was about to change into. “Folks actually needed to get exterior after sheltering in place for months,” he stated. “We had been loopy busy all summer time.”
Prescott Ebike is a cellular enterprise that books by appointment solely. Prospects will discover the web site informative and straightforward to navigate. After reserving, they shortly obtain correspondence with a map directing them to the trailhead the place they may meet, just like the trailhead for the Prescott Peavine Path and Iron King Path.
“That is our hottest journey. Watson Lake and the Granite Dells are lovely. And, inside a couple of minutes, you may actually really feel like you might be within the wilderness, immersed in nature.
For many riders through the two-hour self-tour, they’ll cowl about 17 miles, take some water breaks and seize some footage. The vast pathway on the Peavine follows an previous railbed and provides breathtaking views of the lake and beautiful rock formations.
Carcoba says riders additionally take pleasure in a two-hour spin round downtown Prescott in addition to half or full day leases. He has partnered with native resorts akin to Springhill Suites by Marriott and the Residence Inn by Marriott Prescott to supply ebike leases to company. “They’ll make a reservation and we’ll meet them on the resort or we are able to decide them up and take them to the path.”
He’s working with Level of Rocks RV park and in addition the Prescott Pines Christian Camp of Yavapai County to supply the service to members. He’s involved in increasing this service to different companies, akin to Airbnbs, as effectively.
For individuals who have by no means skilled an ebike, he explains that it’s like driving an everyday bike, besides you get a push going up hills. Riders can modify the extent of torque, which is able to energy the bikes to 13 miles an hour. The Class 2 ebikes are designed go 23 miles an hour, however Carcoba has restricted their velocity for security.
A machinist since he was a teen, Carcoba owns and operates Toro Manufacturing in Chino Valley, which creates aerospace elements akin to spindles, gears, shafts and valves for airplanes and the dollies that transfer them. The enterprise additionally makes elements for telescopes, jet skis and bikes. The title Toro got here from the primary two letters of Tony’s title and the primary two letters of his spouse’s title, Robbie. The couple has two sons.
As well as, Carcoba teaches CNC machining in group training evening courses at Yavapai Faculty.
Carcoba was first launched to electrical bikes on a household trip in Santa Monica, California, a number of years in the past. He bought one for his spouse, Robbie, after which discovered his common bike couldn’t sustain together with her. “Now I can go all day on the electrical bike and really feel like I’m in my 20s once more,” he stated. “It’s actually enjoyable!”
He thought there is perhaps others who would really feel the identical means. He researched enterprise tendencies and market development and predicted ebikes would discover their area of interest.
“I imagine the success of the enterprise is due to the demographics we attain,” stated Carcoba. “Largely, our prospects are of their 40s, 50s and 60s. A few of them haven’t ridden a motorcycle for 15 years.”
Tripadvisor provides Prescott Ebike 5 stars. “Our household took the Peavine Path with the Ebikes and it truly is a must-do exercise. The sights are wonderful. We had been in a position to cease and take some actually nice footage. The bikes are tremendous simple to make use of and make for a very enjoyable journey,” wrote a buyer who rented in January.
One other buyer rated Prescott Ebike 5 stars plus in February. “Couldn’t have requested for a greater expertise on an ideal spring Saturday morning. Took the 11 a.m. self-guided two-hour ebike rental for the Iron King and Peavine trails (complete price was $50 per ebike). Tony, the proprietor, goes out of his strategy to be sure to have all you want and are ready. He’ll prepare you on the bike and reply all of your questions. The 2 hours flew by! Extremely advocate.”
Carcoba plans to supply his ebike leases all yr. His imaginative and prescient is to develop the enterprise to different Northern Arizona communities.
For extra info, name 928-83E-BIKE. To guide on-line, go to prescottebike.com. FBN
By Bonnie Stevens, FBN