Clear skies, delicate temperatures and “e-bike” enthusiasm have been welcome elements in Saturday’s scene at The Village at Woodside, with dozens of Pedego Electric Bikes representatives and different customers readily available to log some mileage and promote the corporate’s native outreach.
“It turned out nice,” stated Aiken store proprietor Coker Day, who went into enterprise in April 2019, establishing store just a few blocks off Silver Bluff Highway, to supply bicycles that permit riders to resolve on what combination of muscle energy and electrical help to make use of.
A tour bus and the corporate’s chief government officer, Don DiConstanzo, have been a part of the scene, as was Cynthia Newcomb, the corporate’s director of enterprise improvement.
“They are going round to 80 places throughout the nation. They’ve about 140 outlets, so that they’re doing grand openings, and in addition, it is a buyer appreciation occasion,” Day stated, acknowledging that the previous yr, within the grip of COVID-19, didn’t permit for such occasions.
“It turned out nice,” he added, referring to the afternoon’s comparatively bicycle-friendly climate, defying an earlier forecast. “It was imagined to be 68 levels and raining, at the start of the week.”
The corporate, based mostly in southern California, affords 18 totally different fashions of bikes – “all sizes and shapes,” DiConstanzo famous, as he ready for a experience across the Woodside space, adopted by a celebration within the parking zone, with a dwell band as a part of the gathering.
The bottom-model Pedego, he stated, is $1,695, and on the prime of the road is a mountain bike with full suspension, at $5,500. The bikes are designed within the U.S. and made in Vietnam, and the estimated vary of battery life runs from 15 miles to 68 miles, relying on the battery kind and such elements as terrain, climate, velocity, the rider’s weight and – the first issue – how a lot pedaling the rider does.
Taking photos at Saturday’s occasion was Allen Riddick, with the Aiken County Historic Society. He talked about his personal Pedego connection, because the chief of historic excursions across the group. The place to begin, he stated, is downtown, within the pageant part of Newberry Avenue.
“It is about 10 to 11 miles, with 20 stops,” he stated, “and we simply discuss some facet of Aiken at every cease, and we do it each Saturday and in addition on Thursdays. It is simply a great way to see the city, particularly for individuals that aren’t acquainted with Aiken.”
Retailer hours are Monday by Saturday, 10 a.m. to six p.m., and take a look at rides are free. Particulars are at (803) 226-9007.