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July 18, 2012
Sales at electric bike store triple owner’s goal in first 3 months.
By Beth Black, Huntington Beach, CA July 17, 2012 –
Tom Bock’s formula for success was simple: Make fun hit the turf in a city known for surf. It worked. Pedego Huntington Beach, his new electric bicycle store located two blocks from the beach on the corner of 5th and Olive streets, has tripled its original sales goals in the first 3 months of business. Since March 1, the store has sold 72 bikes, averaging 24 bikes per month, when the original business plan called for sales of only eight bikes per month, according to Bock. And summer is heating up business even more. Locals and beach visitors escaping inland heat, but seeking a surfing alternative, have discovered a stylish way to stay cool on the beach this summer: Pedego electric bikes. With customers choosing between sales, rentals and guided tours, business in this locally-owned venture is booming.
Bike sales at Pedego Huntington Beach started out brisk, even before the official grand opening in March. Now in summer, the store’s popularity has established itself as the city’s premier location to purchase Pedego electric bicycles. Bock, a Huntington Beach resident, points to the sheer fun of electric biking and quality of the Pedego brand as the reason. “These are the best bikes I’ve seen,” he says. “The bikes also offer a green alternative to cars and an easy way to beat beach traffic when running errands.”
The store also rents Pedego electric bikes at hourly and daily rates, and at approximately 800 rentals so far, this part of the business has far exceeded Bock’s expectations as well. Renters were typically locals during the spring, but summer tourists have flocked to the store after reading brochures in their hotels. Renters often get hooked. “A number of renters return to make a purchase,” says Bock. “The comment I hear repeatedly is that they haven’t had so much fun on a bike in 20 years.”
Pedego Huntington Beach also offers a daily “Three Pier Tour” pedaling to Huntington Beach Pier, Newport Beach Pier and Balboa Pier with stops at Newport Harbor and The Wedge. Reservations are required for this popular activity.
About Pedego® Huntington Beach
Pedego Huntington Beach is the city’s only electric bike store offering sales, rentals and guided tours. Pedego Huntington Beach is open seven days a week from 10 AM to 6 PM. Located one block off Main Street on the corner of 5th and Olive streets, Pedego Huntington Beach is just 2 blocks from the beach. They offer a three-pier tour going to Newport Beach and back daily with reservations. Please visit PedegoHB for more information.
Pedego®, the world’s most renowned electric bicycle, built its reputation by creating the coolest electric bicycles outfitted with the latest in electric-bike technology. With their chic, stylish designs complemented by a built-in electric hub motor, Pedego® offers a cost-effective and green alternative for transportation, exercise, recreation and fun! Pedego® Electric Bicycles are perfect for anyone who wants to enjoy the fun of cycling and experiencing the outdoors without worrying about hills. Hailing from Orange County, California, Pedego Electric Bikes is one of the fastest growing electric bicycle companies in the world.
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