Down Wind Sports holds first E-Bike Extravaganza at Lower Harbor
MARQUETTE, Mich. (WLUC) - Electronic bikes are becoming more common and are being seen all around the city of Marquette.
Down Wind Sports hosted its first-ever E-Bike Extravaganza at Mattson Lower Harbor Park. Co-Owner Todd King said they decided to do this event after receiving multiple interests and questions about E-Bikes.
“People wanted to try them out, So, we thought it was a good idea to bring all of the different models that we have and to introduce people to the e-bike world,” said King. “We also want to give them an opportunity to try bikes ask all their questions and go from there.”
King expressed that during demonstrations attendees could purchase e-bikes, he also said the shop has a large variety of e-bike models depending on where you want to ride.
“We have comfort cruiser style models, lifestyle, we have hardtails, and we have full suspension e-bikes,” said King. “Once we size you up and get you into a model they might be interested in and it’s just like riding a bike and head on out.”
Law enforcement was also at this event to teach people how to ride responsibly. Marquette Police Patrolman Patrick Chartier said class one e-bikes can be used on roadways and bike paths.
“Class one Bikes are petal assist and you have the different classifications, class one through class three you have the throttle assist,” said Chartier. “Those aren’t allowed on the road in the state of Michigan, they’re only allowed on the ORV Trails.”
Chartier said the best practice is to follow the rules of the road as you would a regular bike.
“These bikes literally will change your perception of how and where you ride your bike,” said King.
King also said this event’s last day is Sunday from 10 a.m. to six p.m.
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