- You can now buy bikes and equipment directly from us at www.PedPow.com
- Unfortunately, because of the current chaos, the inventory count can be somewhat undependable.
- Supplies of a great many items are terrible, and will stay that way.
- If you see what you want, grab it. If your item is unavailable, be flexible.
- Be patient. The internet is NOT MAGIC. A human has to pick, process, and prepare your order, and that takes time.
Hip, Hip Hooray, Pedal Power Bike & Ski has caught up with the technology of the Twenty-First Century; we now have an on-line sales system that actually functions. You can order items directly from our website, www.pedpow.com . This means that you can do much of your shopping in the comfort and safety of your own home.
Our system is from a respected vendor and, so far, everything has worked well. However, during this chaotic time, quantities listed in our inventory are not 100% dependable. If you see an item with only 1 in stock, there is a chance that the item is NOT ACTUALLY AVAILABLE. We’ll notify you as soon as possible, return your money, and suggest alternatives (if there are any).
This is also a time of unprecedented shortages. In some cases, we’re talking toilet paper level shortages. We recently ordered 46 Trek bikes, and received ONE; entire classes of items may be out of stock. For example, Bontrager kickstands were unavailable for 4 weeks, in-stock for one week, and are gone again for the next 10 weeks! While items will continue to dribble in, the shortages are not expected to improve soon.
This situation suggests two things: if you see an item in which you’re interested and it’s in stock, ORDER IT. If you see that something is out of stock, BE FLEXIBLE: consider alternatives, or contact us so we can suggest substitutes.
And remember, the internet is NOT MAGIC. If you order an item that's shown as "Pick up in Store", that means we should have it in stock. But we'll still have to process the order, which usually takes 4-6 hours, but could take 2 days. Since on-line orders do not go directly to the store, they will not be available for instant pick-up, and an immediate call or visit will only cause confusion. If you order an item that is listed as “Off Site Warehouse”, that means we don’t have it in the store. We have to order it, and wait for it to arrive. That could take 3 to 17 days (much worse than pre-Covid). If it’s a bike, it will then have to be built. With our skeleton staff, that will take 3 to 5 additional days. We’re doing our best, and working flat out, so TRY TO BE PATIENT.
Good luck to us all,
J&J and the Gang at Pedal Power
Coronavirus Update V
We’re Still Here
Pedal Power Bike & Ski is still open, but still in a modified lockdown. Staff members will be here from 10am to 4pm, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday; we’ll be closed Wednesdays and Sundays. There are significantly fewer staff members on hand, due to demographic issues. We're hoping that will change, but so far it has not.
We're still not comfortable with the potential for infection, so we're still barring members of the public from coming inside. We DO LOVE YOU, but we DON'T LOVE THE VIRUS. While somewhat awkward, and more time consuming for us, this system hasn't stopped us from continuing to serve our customers. Call from home and tell us you’re coming and we’ll be waiting for you, or call from outside when you get here. Everything will start with a phone call. If you have a problem getting here during these more limited hours, contact us and we’ll see if we can make additional arrangements. We'll warn you ahead of time that the phones are almost continuously (not continually) busy, so be persistant.
We've been answering phones, servicing bikes, and selling needed items since we re-opened in early May. And folks have not had to come inside for any of that. Moving forward, we'll be continuing to wear masks during all of our personal interactions with you, and we ask that you do the same; we have extra masks available for anyone who needs one. All doors are being kept closed, but we bring things in and out through our sliding rear door. You can come around to the rear of the building, and do all business through that. This is our version of curbside delivery. We also disinfect all bikes before they’re delivered to you.
About 6 weeks ago we put our on-line ordering system into operation and it's been working pretty well. You can see a discussion of it above. Used bikes or layaways (deposits) can't be done through the website, only by phone.
We understand that all of this is annoying and inconvenient for you, and it’s even more so for us. We want to see you, and welcome you into our store. But, at present, these rules seem like the best way to protect everyone.
We all love biking, but we all want to be here a long, long time to enjoy it.
Good luck to all of us,
J&J and the Gang at Pedal Power
Big Enough to Serve You, Small Enough to Know You
Specialized Turbo Creo SL Comp Carbon
A New Kind of Cycling
E-bike technology has come to road bikes. And it's done it in a big way; beautiful, elegant and efficient. The Specialized Turbo Creo SL is the lightest e-bike in its class. It's about HALF the weight of our previous e-bike models. The motor’s responsive torque curve delivers power perfectly in-tune with your normal riding cadence and leaves no resistance when riding unassisted.
With the Future Shock 2.0, you'll feel a reduction in shock and fatigue and an increase in speed, no matter the terrain. The 2.0 control knob atop the stem adjusts shock compression from fully-open to stiff, while hydraulically-damped internals control rebound.
Battery anxiety? Not on the Creo SL. With up to 80 miles of range from the internal battery, the Creo SL eats up big miles and long days. The optional range extender provides up to 40 additional miles of mountain-flattening power.
And, while your friends may not agree, using an e-bike is really not cheating. Studies reported in the The NY Times show that e-bike riders gain as much fitness as riders of conventional bikes. But, they tend to ride MORE, and experience lower perceived effort.
The future is NOW, and we have it at Pedal Power Bike & Ski.
Electra Townie - The Bike for the Rest of Us
Don’t think of yourself as a cyclist? A bit concerned about your balance? Never felt comfortable on a bike when your feet can’t touch? Got a significant other you just can’t hook on cycling? Maybe your youngster’s having trouble learning to ride on two wheels. Or maybe you’re just looking for cool styling. We’ve got the bike for you – Electra.Shop Electra Bikes