New Pedego Electric Bikes Store Has Peninsula Spinning for Joy
Pedego Peninsula brings cycling joy for all to town
FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., June 5, 2020 — A new Pedego® Electric Bikes store recently opened in Peninsula on Main Street in Cuyahoga Valley National Park. Pedego Peninsula owners Keith and Nancy Gecking are excited to offer rentals, sales and service of Pedego bikes, plus parts and accessories, of the nation’s No. 1 electric bike brand. Free test rides are also available. The store will celebrate with a grand opening party in September. Check out its Facebook page for details.
Couple happily spreads newfound love of electric cycling
Keith and Nancy Gecking do a lot of camping, and it was on a trip out West last year that they became acquainted with a new way to move around campgrounds: electric bikes. On a stop to visit friends in Jackson Hole, Wyo., they tried out Pedegos and were hooked.
“It was really true joy and excitement,” Keith says. “We really couldn’t stop grinning. It’s very hilly terrain there, and they were very comfortable, looked like real bicycles and were stable. It took me from a downer (on electric bikes) to somebody who just couldn’t get enough of it and really had a lot of fun.”
The couple bought their own Pedegos once back in Ohio, and in the process noticed the “Own a Store” tab on Pedego’s website. It didn’t take them long to make that plunge, either. They wanted something they could do together, and Keith had spent most of his career in vehicle dealerships, first in sales, then in finance, and most recently selling after-market products to dealerships. Opening a Pedego store was a seamless transition.
The best part for the Geckings is helping others get acquainted with electric cycling — and then fall in love with it. “We sell bikes in pairs, one at a time,” Keith says, explaining that once half of a couple takes to Pedegos, the other half soon follows.
“We had a guy in today, he looks at things with great skepticism,” Keith says. “His wife and daughter were convinced they wanted bikes, and within 30 minutes, he was suddenly saying, ‘Maybe we ought to get three.’ He did a complete 180. If people ride them, it’s hard to say they don’t love them.”
Pedego Peninsula, two minutes off the Towpath Trail and in the middle of Cuyahoga Valley National Park, sits in an ideal spot for cycling. The trail stretches 100 miles between Cleveland and Akron through forests and along the Cuyahoga River. Riders also pedal past the 1800s Hale Farm and Village.
About Pedego Peninsula
Pedego Peninsula is the area’s premier dealer in Pedego Electric Bikes. The store offers electric bicycle sales, rentals, tours, accessories, parts and Pedego bike service. It also helps buyers and renters ride self-guided tours via the Pedego app. Located at 1593 Main St., it sits in the middle of Cuyahoga Valley National Park and within spitting distance of the 100-mile Towpath Trail. The store is open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday and by appointment Monday and Tuesday. Call (330) 657-4046 or email [email protected] to arrange a free test ride. Visit pedegopeninsula.com for more information.
Pedego® Electric Bikes is the No. 1 electric bike brand in the United States, according to Navigant Research. Sold at more than 125 Pedego-branded stores in the U.S. and additional branded Pedego locations in Canada, France and the U.K., Pedego Electric Bikes start at $1,895. The 250- to 500-watt motors empower riders to conquer hills and breeze through headwinds, cruising distances of up to 60 miles on a single battery charge. The twist-and-go throttle gives riders instant manual control over speeds while pedal-assist functionality automatically adds power to pedaling. Available in hundreds of color combinations, Pedego’s high-quality, innovative “pedal or not” models include cruisers, tandems, commuters, fat-tire bikes, mountain bikes, cargo bikes and a convenient electric folding bike. Pedego electric bikes deliver fun, exercise and a green alternative for transportation — transforming lives with fun and delight. Free test rides are available at every Pedego store. Founded in 2008, Orange County, Calif.-based Pedego inspires riders to say, “Hello, Fun!”