As one longtime bicycle store in Downtown DeLand has begun closing down, one other retailer — this one promoting electrical bikes — has opened at 1720 S. Woodland Blvd., on the north finish of the Victoria Sq. Procuring Heart.
Pedego Electrical Bikes DeLand is owned by Chuck and Nancy Zirbel. A grand-opening group occasion and ribbon-cutting was held March 11, with Mayor Bob Apgar doing the honors with the ribbon, with Pedego Electrical Bikes founder Don DiCostanzo in attendance.
“It was fabulous. We couldn’t have requested for a greater day,” Nancy Zirbel instructed The Beacon. “We had near 30 or 40 folks with the mayor.”
DiCostanzo based Pedego Electrical Bikes in 2008 in Fountain Valley, California, out of a want to mix high quality and magnificence within the e-bike class, in keeping with a information launch.
The corporate affords a line of 20 premium-quality electrical bikes of various types and colours, fitted to the wants of each Pedego buyer. Electrical bikes are designed to make outside train straightforward and handy for folks of all athletic talents, the discharge says.
Pedego e-bikes are priced from $1,695 to $3,495, plus the price of any equipment.
Pedego Electrical Bikes DeLand joins greater than 140 domestically owned Pedego shops all through the U.S.
“We’re thrilled to introduce Pedego Electrical Bikes to the DeLand group,” Chuck Zirbel says within the information launch. “As the primary Pedego retailer within the space, I imagine our group will love this new, one-stop store for all issues e-bike associated, in addition to the people-first tradition that Pedego is thought for and happy with. Pedego electrical bikes enable folks to journey the outside and join with each other, so we’re desperate to see how our group embraces journey with Pedego.”
The Zirbels for probably the most half might be working the shop, however have a few workers — a part-time workplace supervisor, a daughter who will assist with advertising and marketing, and “an important mechanic,” Nancy Zirbel mentioned.
However whereas Pedego retailers usually supply e-bike leases, she mentioned the DeLand retailer won’t, no less than not initially.
“We didn’t really feel comfy doing that proper now, however we might do some sooner or later,” she mentioned.
In line with pedego.com, driving a Pedego Electrical Bike is one of the simplest ways to discover an space.
“You may simply cowl numerous floor, whereas nonetheless getting an up shut and private take a look at all of the surroundings and points of interest. And naturally, the Pedegos themselves are enjoyable and thrilling to experience!”
Pedego Electrical Bikes DeLand is open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday, and noon-5 p.m. Sunday. For extra info, name 386-848-0442 or go to pedegoelectricbikes.com/deland.