Relocation brings Petoskey electrical bike store nearer to standard path
PETOSKEY — Following a hiatus of greater than a 12 months, an electrical bicycle dealership in Petoskey not too long ago reopened in a brand new location near one of many space’s standard biking routes.
The native outlet for the Pedego model now operates at 1150 Bay View Street (U.S. 31), a website which in years previous housed companies resembling The Bob-In Once more frozen custard store and Up in Smoke BBQ. Following its 2017 opening, the dealership had operated downtown alongside Mitchell Road by 2019.
“We wished to be nearer to the Wheelway,” mentioned Noheh Jimenez, who co-owns the Petoskey dealership with Bryan Newman.
The Little Traverse Wheelway, a paved recreation path which winds round Little Traverse Bay, passes instantly to the rear of the store’s new website.
Pedego’s electrical bike line — with 22 fashions in all — gives customers the choices of pedaling unassisted, participating a throttle-assist mode which delivers absolutely motorized operation — much like a scooter — or utilizing a pedal help mode which robotically gives various ranges of help when pedaling is detected.
For a earlier story, Newman instructed the Information-Evaluation it is common for Pedego riders to selectively mix the help of the motor with their very own pedaling efforts. With the flexibility to restrict fatigue on this method, he added that longer-distance rides might supply extra attraction. Alongside some space bike routes, there are restrictions on electrical help for riders to remember.
The Pedego lineup contains kinds resembling cruisers, metropolis and off-road bikes, in addition to specialty choices resembling tandem and cargo fashions and a tricycle. The Petoskey store gives bikes for buy in addition to leases by the hour, day or week.
Jimenez mentioned the brand new store’s ground house is comparable in dimension to the previous location, and added clients might discover parking simpler on the Bay View Street handle.
Provide points within the trade have been a key issue maintaining the seasonal Pedego store closed amid the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, Jimenez mentioned. Whereas the store has a large stock of bikes in inventory this 12 months, he famous some mannequin/colour selections might require clients to position an order.
In all, Newman and Jimenez personal 4 Pedego dealerships, two in Michigan and two within the western United States.
Within the earlier story, Newman famous a buyer of his at a California store — who had Harbor Springs ties — had instructed him about Northern Michigan. He then determined to take a look at the area for himself, discovering its attraction for bicycling in addition to the enterprise alternative in Petoskey.
Hours for the Pedego store are 9 a.m.-6 p.m. day by day. Relying on concerns resembling climate, Jimenez expects it can proceed working till late summer season or early fall this 12 months. The store could be reached by cellphone at (231) 622-3620 and has an internet site at www.pedegoelectricbikes.com/dealers/petoskey/.