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Small Planet eBikes in Downtown Longmont has new ownership. New owner Amy Wilkins of Longmont purchased the business from the store’s founder, Tom Wilson. Tom started the shop in 2009 and has been actively managing the store up until his recent retirement.
The Longmont Chamber of Commerce will be conducting a ceremonial ribbon for Small Planet eBike’s new owners on Thursday, May 11, from 5pm to 6pm. There will also be a “launch party” on Saturday, May 13 from 10am to 4pm. The launch party will be at the Small Planet eBike store and include food and drink, prize giveaways, and free bike test rides. Small Planet staff will be on hand to answer any questions about eBikes. Both events are open to the public.
“Amy and I met when she was vetting a different eBike store,” said Wilson. “The timing was perfect as I was looking to retire. We worked it out and I’m confident the store is in good hands, he said.”
Small Planet eBikes sells a wide variety of eBikes including various types and brands. Electric bike brands they carry include Aventon, Magnum, Bluejay, Stromer, Batch, Bulls, an others. A variety of eBike styles are available that are designed for recreation, commuting, trail riding, or carrying cargo. The store also has a full service bike repair and service center located on site.
New Owner Wilkins said she plans to continue the precedent that Tomhas created for Small Planet. “Tom has had success for a reason.” said Wilkins. “Unlike big box stores, Small Planet focuses on a customer first approach and inventory that includes a wide variety of brands and models suited for any type of rider.
eBike popularity has exploded in recent years. They are ridden year round and are extremely versatile. They can be used on many types of terrains, including streets, bike paths, trails, and sidewalks. In addition to their versatility, they produce zero emissions and are a healthy form of year-round transportation. Another benefit is avoiding gridlock during commutes.
There are three classes of eBikes – Class 1, Class 2, and Class 3. The classes refer to the differences between the types of bikes and their features, including their and motor abilities (pedal-assist and/or stand alone throttle). Class 1 and 2 eBikes can reach a speed of 20 mph and Class 3 bikes have a top speed of 28 mph.
ABOUT SMALL PLANET EBIKES
Small Planet eBikes is located at 724 Main Street, Longmont, CO 80501, and offers a friendly and knowledgeable staff. The offer many eBike types and a variety of bike accessories. The store also includes a full-service maintenance and repair shop. For more information visit www.smallplanetebikes.com.