An electric bicycle shop has opened its first store in Dallas, right in between Deep Ellum and Fair Park. Pedego Electric Bikes, the nation's No. 1 electric bike brand, has opened a store at 3601 Main St., in the historic Brake & Clutch building, across from the Cold Beer Co.
The store will offer rentals, tours, sales, and service of electric bikes.
Pedego Electric Bikes was founded in Orange County, California in 2008. The bikes are sold at more than 100 Pedego-branded stores in the United States plus stores throughout Canada and Europe. There's a Pedego store near Fort Worth's Southside district which opened in 2017.
The bikes have 250- to 500-watt motors that empower riders to conquer hills and breeze through headwinds, cruising distances up to 60 miles on a single battery charge.
A twist-and-go throttle gives riders instant manual control over their speeds while Pedal Assist automatically adds power to their pedaling.
They're available in hundreds of color combinations and models including cruisers, tandems, commuters, fat-tire bikes, mountain bikes, cargo bikes, a trike, and even a folding electric bike.
Free test rides are available at every Pedego store.
According to a release, owner BK Snyder first experienced Pedego electric bikes in Austin, and was hooked. She also rode Pedego bikes in California and Europe. She's ridden Pedego bikes in all your major hotspots, and decided Dallas should have Pedego electric bikes, too.
"The popularity of Pedego electric bikes has zoomed electric cycling to the top of everyone's 'exciting and new' list," she says in a statement. “This is a different kind of outdoor entertainment that is fun and relaxing for couples, friends, organizations and families. People of all fitness levels and ages can enjoy exploring all the great sites and sounds Dallas has to offer.”
Pedego Electric Bikes CEO and cofounder Don DiCostanzo says that Deep Ellum is the perfect location, with its unique retail stores, one-of-a-kind restaurants, and many bike paths, including the Santa Fe Trail.
Pedego Dallas will be open Wednesday-Saturday, 10 am-5 pm; Sunday afternoons from 1-5 pm; and Monday and Tuesday by appointment.