AIKEN, S.C. (WJBF) – Pedego Electric Bikes are now in Aiken in the Village at Woodside.
“My wife came home from a girl’s trip a couple of years ago and one of her favorite things she told me about was a food tour she went on and it wasn’t the food that she was impressed with, it was the electric bike that she went on while she was riding. I ended up buying two and I fell in love with them, “Pedego of Aiken Owner Coker Day told NewsChannel 6’s Shawn Cabbagestalk.
A look around the brick and mortar store shows no shortage of bikes to choose from. You have big ones and small ones. 18 different models to be exact with options to just ride or paddle along.
“So if you start riding this right now, there’s no electric power, it’s just like riding a bike,” Day said.
These bad boys can go up to an impressive 20 miles an hour. “Now we have three different types of bikes that work with throttle only, like a moped or motorcycle. Some that are my favorite, they have the throttle but they also have peddled assist. So they’re great for people of all different exercise levels, fitness levels,” Day added.
You can buy at the location at the Village at Woodside or rent at a manned kiosk near the Alley from $20 to $30 an hour, depending on the bike’s model.
I don’t want people to look at them as toys they are a bonafide means of transportation. You know in America, we’ve kinda gotten away from riding bikes over the last several years and people think of it as more as a kids activity. Well you go to other countries or even other parts of our country people use bikes and it’s a clean healthy way of getting around and it’s a lot of fun too,” he shared.
A grand-opening celebration and ribbon-cutting were held Friday, April 26. Tour rides, food trucks, and live music were on hand.
Meanwhile, five percent of weekend sales will be donated to Palmetto Place Children’s Shelter.
The store is open Monday through Saturday, from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.