Simply in time for gift-giving – and visiting relations who would possibly want out of doors enjoyable – comes Michael Curtin, who opened a Pedego Electrical Bike retailer in Gilbert lately.
The Gilbert resident owns a staffing enterprise in New York’s industrial actual property business, however determined to open the shop at 459 N. Gilbert Highway after the pandemic prompted a downturn in his enterprise.
Apart from, his brother owns a Pedego retailer in Cape Could, New Jersey, and he appreciated the product.
“Pedego appeared like the proper new enterprise for me to enter and as soon as I discovered the situation for my retailer in Gilbert, it was an absolute no-brainer,” he stated. “I knew this was going to be an awesome alternative.”
The shop, the third and the primary within the East Valley, sells and rents Pedego bikes in addition to companies them and sells equipment.
With a high velocity of 20 mph, Pedego bikes are available all kinds of 20 fashions and sizes, with pricing beginning at round $1,500. The bikes’ ranges of journey earlier than the lithium battery must be charged varies from 15-30 miles for the smallest dimension to 34-68 miles for the most important.
“Typically talking, any Pedego battery ought to last more than you need to experience,” Pedego states on its web site. “Your fanny will in all probability stop lengthy earlier than your battery does.”
Based in 2008 and now with round 120 areas throughout the nation, the corporate has received kudos for its customer support and the bikes themselves have some well-known followers, together with Martha Stewart and Star Trek icon William Shatner.
Although he had a tender opening in October, Curtin had his grand opening final week that included a shock go to from a number of the company’s high executives.
Pedego Gilbert is also celebrating the grand opening by providing raffle tickets for $20 via Dec. 15 – or till 500 tickets are bought – for an opportunity to win a Pedego Consolation Cruiser.
That’s the granddaddy of Pedego’s product line, valued at round $2,000. The corporate describes it as weighing “lower than a home cat” with a variety of about 45 miles “for 10 cents of electrical energy” earlier than it wants recharging.
Proceeds from the raffle might be break up amongst three meals banks.
Curtin stated he went into the enterprise after assembly Pedego founder/CEO Don DiConstanzo in regards to the electrical bike business.
“Our purpose is to find our shops in areas which are bike-friendly and simply accessible to cyclists,” DiCostanzo stated. “When Michael got here to us with this location we knew it was going to be a success– his laborious work and dedication from the start was one thing we had been honored to spend money on.”
A onetime marathon runner, Curtin stated he’s admired Pedego bikes since he first rode one in New Jersey.
A couple of years in the past, he needed to stop working as a consequence of an damage and he stated a daily bike by no means him.
“An electrical bike offers me the proper mixture of thrill and adrenaline,” he stated. “I get the identical rush I did after I was working.”
Apart from, he added, “There’s something to be stated about prospects getting back from their first experience on a Pedego… they actually do come again with a smile.”
He stated his purpose is to ensure anybody who stops by his retailer will get the identical rush.
The shop is open 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday via Sunday and Monday by appointment solely.
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