Electric bikes (and their owners) gathered in Railtown and rode to Lakeside Park for a picnic on Saturday. Photo: Bill Metcalfe

‘Get off the couch and out of cars’

Electric bike enthusiasts gather in Nelson

Several dozen enthusiastic electric bike owners gathered in Railtown on Saturday and rode together to Lakeside Park for a picnic.

Mike Clyde, one of the owners of Pedago Electric Bikes in Nelson, organized the event.

“We think the electric bike is a wonderful vehicle that enables people to get off the couch and get out of cars and move through the world in the best way possible,” he said.

“I started this about eight years ago and nobody knew what an electric bike was, but in the last couple of years it has become very mainstream, it has exploded. There are many more brands available, and people are realizing how wonderful it is to move around Nelson, with the hills obviously being the main challenge to riding a bike.”

He was hesitant to guess how many electric bikes there are in Nelson but settled on 300.

Asked if Pedago has competition from other brands in Nelson, Clyde said, “Absolutely. We just love electric bikes. The more good quality bikes there are out there, the better.”

 

Electric bikers leaving Railtown, heading for their picnic in Lakeside Park. Photo: Bill Metcalfe

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