Why Electric bikes?
When someone comes up to me, whether I am a at a show or our store in Sarasota, Fla., invariably the question comes up, "What about exercise?"
I immediately point to the 6- or 7-gear Shimano shifter, depending on whether you are looking at the Pedego Beach Cruiser or the City Commuter and tell them that you can pedal as much as you want, and therein lies the key to an electric bike, the universal motto being, "Pedal....or not."
You see, you have an option. We joke to our customers and say the first 25 miles are on us, the rest are on you.
The majority of our customers are baby boomers, but by no means are all other groups or types of customers the exception. Many from Generation X and the subsequent generations have purchased an electric bike and for as many a varied reason as there are, well, people.
Whether someone has not been on a bike for a while and feels they need a little boost to get their confidence back, or there is some physical limitation or even the loss of a license, people young and old climb upon an electric bike and take off, and all of them have one thing in common—they are smiling.
At the end of the day, electric bikes are a load of fun. In fact, Pedegos logo is a loopy, "Hello Fun." I can tell you that electric bikes or bicycles are an alternative responsible mode of transportation and reduce your carbon footprint and are in line with green proponents, or that is a realistic way to get to work without sweating and even that it promotes exercise and in some cases it helps in rehabilitating injuries, but in the end, you will be smiling when you speed on down the road, grinning from ear to ear and literally flying like the wind.
And remember with Halloween around, its mighty scary without a Pedego Electric Bike.