First Electric Bicycle Store in Eugene Hopes to Spur Renewed Passion for Cycling and Environmental Concern

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Customers will be able to demo or rent these fun bikes in a convenient and safe way without having to confront traffic. Eugene Electric Bicycles will provide a good selection of E-bikes for people in the Eugene area, so they won't need to travel out of town any more for sales and service. The nearest e-bike store currently is in Portland.

Eugene Electric Bicycles, LLC (EEB) announces its opening date of July 18, 2015. They will be providing sales, service, rentals and conversions of E-bikes only.

"We felt there was a niche for a bike store carrying solely electric bicycles in order to provide a good selection for people in this area, so they wouldn't feel the need to travel out of town any more for sales and service. The nearest electric bike store currently is in Portland," said EEB owner Marie Drakes.

EEB offers interested customers the opportunity to demo or rent the bicycles in a convenient and safe way. Their location is ideally suited for trying out an E-bike, because the store's spacious parking lot allows for a safe place to get started and leads directly to the Ruth Bascom Bike path. Thus first time e-bikers do not have to confront city traffic.

“At Eugene Electric Bicycles you'll be able to try out the electric bicycle best suited to your particular needs," Drakes continued. “In addition, our post-sales service guarantees many miles of riding smiles. E-bikes are fun!”

"Many people don't know what an E-bike actually is, even though some of the independent bike stores in town carry one or two," Drakes remarked. "Electric bicycles are essentially regular bicycles with an electric motor for power assist. By law they are limited to 20mph and can be ridden almost anywhere that a regular bicycle can be ridden. All of our bikes have both throttle and pedal assist modes and can be ridden as regular bicycles when electric power is not needed."

E-bikes do not require insurance, license, registration or special training to ride. They are quiet, easy to handle, and most definitely not like motorcycles.

EEB is holding a raffle for a new E-bike. All ticket proceeds benefit a local non-profit: The A Team Justice League. Although the prize is not being released until late November, EEB is selling tickets in-store as of July 18. Tickets will also be available online later in the year.

EEB will open July 18 at the 5 High building across from the 5th Street Public Market. “Our goal is to increase the number of people locally using bicycles for transportation,” Drakes said, "and to educate people about the advantages of E-bikes."

EEB will employ 4 people initially and has some great opening day prices with E-bikes as low as $549!

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