Generally folks have a necessity to alter course of their lives, and that’s exactly the case for Robert Echols. Robert, who together with his spouse, Wendi, and their sons, Kaemon and Reagan, not too long ago opened the brand new Pedego Electrical Bike retailer on St. Simons Island, had a terrific profession with a number one mechanical contracting agency in Atlanta. That agency labored on Falcons Stadium, the Georgia Aquarium and plenty of different landmarks in Georgia’s capitol metropolis.
There was a want to do one thing else.
“There’s a time to cease filling your pockets and begin filling your soul,” he stated.
Pedego Electrical Bikes gave him that choice. Robert and Wendi had been each conversant in the world. In reality, Wendi grew up on St. Simons Island. Her father, Wayne Williams, owned Skylane Bicycle for a few years, so biking wasn’t overseas to her both.
“It’s a delight to convey Pedego Electrical Bikes to the island,” Wendi stated. “I grew up right here with my father working the primary bike store on the island till the mid-80s, so I spent every day driving my bike from one finish of the island to a different. I knew that this neighborhood already loves one of these journey, connection and outside expertise that Pedego Electrical Bikes are identified for world wide. After buying 5 Pedegos for our household, and experiencing the standard of the bikes and pleasure they carry, it was a no brainer to supply the identical alternative to the St. Simons neighborhood.”
A ribbon-cutting ceremony will probably be held at 10:30 a.m. April 22 on the retailer’s location at 3600 Frederica Street. The occasion will characteristic Pedego CEO Don DiConstanzo and Pedego Director of Enterprise Growth Cynthia Newcomb, together with festivities and refreshments. A bunch Pedego journey will start at 11 a.m., head north to Fort Fredercia, and arrive again on the retailer at midday.
Robert turned a convert to Pedego Electrical Bikes together with his buy of a Platinum Interceptor Electrical Bike, which enabled him to triple the space of his each day rides. He quickly purchased 4 extra for his household. Then, when exploring the Pedego Electrical Bikes web site, the “personal a retailer” tab caught his eye. The remaining is historical past.
Pedego Electrical Bikes will enable the bike owner to do as little or as a lot of the “work” as they need when driving a motorbike.
“There are 5 ranges of pedal help,” he stated. “They can help you discover your consolation degree to the place you may preserve transferring, however don’t over-exert your self.”
That’s to not say cyclists aren’t getting train. Due to the pedal help, persons are capable of journey longer and obtain a very good cardio profit. And, the posture one has on a bicycle strengthens the core. The heft of the bikes additionally offers some good resistance, Robert added.
The bikes even have a throttle, which Robert says he makes use of to get to a very good pace.
“Then, I take over,” he stated.
Options embody a low step-through, adjustable handlebars and quite a lot of fashions at an array of worth factors. Even fat-tire and foldable fashions can be found.
One other benefit is that as a result of Class II e-bikes are thought of the identical as common bicycles underneath Georgia legislation, there’s no want for a license, or insurance coverage on the operator. Many individuals do insure them in opposition to theft. The bikes, he stated, journey at a most of 20 mph, and have motors which are 750 watts or much less.
The St. Simons Pedego Electrical Bikes retailer additionally provides repairs to Pedego homeowners. Due to his seller settlement, he’s restricted to their product line.
“However, I’ll all the time attempt to level folks in the fitting path,” he stated.
The aim of electrical bicycles is straightforward, Robert stated.
“The aim is to open biking again as much as individuals who used to get pleasure from biking and might not keep out so long as they want,” he stated. “You’re feeling like a child.”
Pedego Electrical Bikes, 3600 Frederica Street, St. Simons Island, is open from 10 a.m. to six p.m. Mondays via Saturdays. Each gross sales and leases can be found. For extra info, name (912) 357-3950 or go to pedegoelectricbikes.com/st-simons-island.