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First Pedego Electric Bikes store opens in Pa.

First Pedego Electrical Bikes retailer opens in Pa.

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 readily 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 mentioned.

The brand new store, which has one of many metropolis’s bicycle lanes proper in entrance of the shop, sells Pedego bicycles and providers them as effectively and can also 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 trying and doing electrical bikes for a few 12 months and on the lookout for the fitting place and we actually discovered it right here,” co-owner Michael Soisson mentioned.

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 mentioned. “Its been a incredible journey already. We’re manner forward of what we anticipated when it comes to gross sales and leases, simply individuals coming in and being .”

Pedego Harrisburg

The primary Pedego Electrical 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. (Daniel Urie, PennLive)

The bikes are outfitted with 250 to 500-watt motors, which the corporate says enable riders to overcome hills and cycle distances as much as 60 miles on a single battery cost. The twist-and-go throttle offers riders prompt guide management over their speeds whereas the pedal help performance routinely provides energy to their pedaling, the corporate mentioned.

Michael Soisson, mentioned as a standard bicycle owner he by no means thought he would change over to electrical bicycles however mentioned that electrical bicycles are incredible for individuals 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 offers you all types of flexibility. Should you 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 america and extra branded Pedego places in Canada, France and the UK.

“Electrical bikes throughout the nation are on the rise and we simply thought it might be an excellent factor for town and for the individuals,” co-owner and supervisor Drew Soisson of Harrisburg mentioned. “It’s an excellent space with the bike lanes … it’s a good alternative for everyone.”

Pedego Harrisburg

The primary Pedego Electrical 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. From left to proper are Harrisburg Mayor Eric Papenfuse; Drew Soisson, co-owner of Pedego Harrisburg; Michael Soisson, co-owner of Pedego Harrisburg; Brad Jones, CEO of Harristown and David Black, president and CEO of the Harrisburg Regional Chamber and Capital Area Financial Growth Company. (Daniel Urie, PennLive)

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