With the nice weather in full effect and summer around the corner, people are hitting the streets trying to make the most of the season before the snow returns. As everyone tries to come up with ideas of what they can do to enjoy the sun, we have the perfect suggestion; head over to Pedego Electric Bikes in the Eau Claire Market and try out one of the most fun ways to travel.
Established in 2008 down in Sunny California, Pedego has since come to Canada and opened up multiple locations in the country, making their bikes available to the Canadian market.
What first started off as a bike for the beach shores of Cali, Pedego now has multiple different designs perfect for any terrain and occasion.
Shop owner Cal Whiting has been riding bikes since he was a kid. Originally from Victoria, BC he has since migrated to Calgary to open up the local branch of Pedego Electric Bikes. Always striving to do work that would let him feed his passion, Cal is now able to surround himself with his favourite bikes, and help others find theirs.
Bringing electric bikes to the market started off as a novel experience and the organization has since grown quite a following. Talking to Cal we were able to discuss some of the greater benefits of owning an electric bike.
Aside from the glaringly obvious fact that an electric bike is much more fun than a regular bicycle, Pedego can appeal to a very diverse group of people. Whether you’re young or old, a seasoned cyclist or a newbie, there’s a bike that will be perfect for your needs.
Compared to other places across the world where the cities are very cyclist-friendly, Calgary is finally stepping it’s game up when it comes to biking infrastructure, promoting more people to ditch their cars in favour of alternate means of transportation. The city now claims to have more than 850km of pathways and in 2016, between the months of May and September, saw more than 29,000 cyclists out riding their bikes.
With a battery that can last you up to 100km on one charge, you can choose to either get in a full workout, or get the greatest return out of your bike on those uphill battles that run throughout the city.
Working to create the best experience possible, all bikes are available for purchase with finance options, and Pedego offers on-site help for any repairs or issues that you may come across after purchase. And like mentioned previously, if you’re just looking for a fun day outside and want to check out what Pedego has to offer, bikes are available for hourly or daily rentals.
After getting the chance to personally test out the bikes and speed through the bike paths next to the river, it can safely be said that the company has a very accurate tag-line; “Hello, fun.”
Pedego Electric Bikes creates a user experience that will either bring you back for more, or have you leaving with a bike of your own.