The masking tape is being rolled out on the floor in a precise 8 x 10-foot rectangle, electric bikes are being arranged (and rearranged), and the projection screen is playing 80’s powerhouse music. Today, final preparations are occurring at Electric Bike Place to debut electric bikes for the Grand Rapids Boat Show.
If you’re not sure what an electric bike is, imagine a bicycle frame with a motor, a battery, and an acceleration mode. So, what makes electric bikes so special? Electric bikes are beginning to sweep the globe because they allow many different types of riders to be active and have fun all while having the support of the motor and battery. If you have back, knee, or ankle injuries, you’ll be able to ride easily knowing that you’re not adding to the pain.
Many electric bikes travel between 18 and 30 miles per hour and have a distance between 25 to 60 miles. So, you’re able to take long treks across scenic pathways or make a quick trip to the store.
There are a variety of styles, including foldable bikes, so you can place them in your car, RV, or boat and have a fun, alternative form of transportation. For example, the Pedego Latch is a foldable electric bicycle that folds in as little as 30-seconds and has a greaseless belt drivetrain, so you can keep your vehicle, RV, or boat clean.
Electric Bike Place is showcasing three of its five electric bike brands at the 2017 Grand Rapids Boat Show, taking place February 15th to 19th: Pedego, Haibike, and iZip. They will be located at booth #37, left of the main entrance off of Monroe St, in the Grand Gallery Expo Room.
Visitors who stop by our booth will receive 50% off an electric bike rental, a free experience at our MACTrack (opening Spring 2017), and a chance to win an electric bike and stand up paddleboard rental Family 4 Pack (a $400 value).
About Electric Bike Place: Electric Bike Place is an ebike company based in Grand Haven, Michigan, and is an authorized dealer for Pedego, Haibike, Stromer, ProdecoTech, and iZip electric bikes. Electric Bike Place focuses on ebike education, sales, service, and rentals. Electric Bike Place is powered by MACkite, a kiteboarding, snowboard, ski, stand up paddleboard (SUP), and ebike retail store that has been in business for over 30 years. MACkite was voted as 2016’s Kiteboarding Retailer of the Year by the Association of Wind & Water Sports Industries.