Sacramento County Bike Shops See E-Bike Sales Soar

Sacramento County Bike Shops See E-Bike Sales Soar



GULSTAN:EL WL ANOTHER PAINFUL RECORD BREAK TODAY. GASOLINE PRICES CONTINUE TO CLIMB. ANDREAIT: It hurts, doesn’t it? FOR THE FIRST TIME, THE STATEWIDE AVERAGE REACHED $6 YESTERDAY. YOU CAN SCAN THE QR CODE AT THE BOTTOM OF YOUR SCREEN RIGHT NOW TO GET THESE GAS PRICES FOR THE COUNTY YOU LIVE IN. GULSTAN: TODAY STATE AVERAGED $6.05 AND YOU CAN SEE THE JUMP JUST ABOVE MOH.NT. SO FROM $4 PER YEAR TO REACH $5 A FEW MONTHS AGO. ANDREA: OW N6. $SOME EXPERTS EXPECT IT TO GO HIGHER, SAYING $7 IS NOT OUT OF RANGE. GULSTAN: RECORD GASOLINE PRICES HAVE SOME PEOPLE LOOKING FOR A DIFFERENT SET OF WHEELS TO GET ON THE GO, INCLUDING E-BIKES. LYSEE MITRI FROM KCRA 3 TALKED TO A LOCAL E-BIKE SHOP OWNER WHO SEE SOME SOANGRI SALES. >> Reporter: ONCE ALL THE GEAR IS READY TO GO – >> BECAUSE I DON’T WANT BUGS TO GET IN HIS EYES. THE JOURNALIST: INCLUDING THE GLASSES, THEY RIDE ON THE E-BIKES, TAKE IT TO WORK TWO TO THREE TIMES. SHE GOT AN E-BIKE LAST FALL, RFO ONE, THEY’RE JUST FUN. LOOK HOW HAPPY ABBEY IS. >> ALSO IT WAS TAKEN GAS. THIS I HAVE NO EXCUSE FOR NOT BEING MORE, YOU KNOW, ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY WHENEVER I CAN IN TERMS OF WORK. >> The Reporter: GAS PRICES BREAKING RECORDS. EXCEEDING $6 PER GALLON ON AVERAGE IN CALIFORNIA. IN ABOUT 20 MINUTES SHE CAN KEMA TO WORK AT FOLSOM E-BIKE, SHE OWNS THE COMPANY AND SAYS E-BIKE SALES ARE OFF CHARTER. >> WE HAVE BEEN LITERALLY JUST FAR FROM THE NUMBERS AND GROWTH OVER THE LAST TWO YEARS FOR OUR STORES ALONE W 232%. >> The Reporter: THEY SELL MORE E-BIKES THAN ANY OTHER TYPE OF E-BIKE RIGHT NOW. I>> THINK COVID HAS DEFINITELY HELPED IN TERMS OF GETTING PEOPLE OUT AND REALIZING WHAT FORMS OF TRANSPORTATION YOU USE TO GET TSOUIDE. THE REPORTER: IN SACRAMENTO, THE CYCLE BUSINESS HAS SEEN A SIMILAR TREND. >> OH, THE SECOND THE BIKES HIT THE FLOOR, ABOUT SIX MONTHS AGO, TYHE STARTS SELL IMMEDIATELY. THE REPORTER: ERIN ACE SOMEBODY COMES ASK ABOUT THEM AT LEAST ONCE A DAY, AS THE SASLE E-BIKES GO UP, THE STORES ARE HAPPY TO BE ALONG FOR THE RIDE. >>THEY SELL ELECTRIC BIKES THAT RANGE IN FMRO PRICES FROM $2000 TO $4000. AT FOLSOM, LYSEE MITRI, KCRA 3 NEWS. GULSTAN: YOU CAN SEE THE GROWING INTEREST IN E-BIKES BY LOOKING NOW AT GOOGLE SEARCH TRENDS. THE NUMBER OF PEOPLE SEARCHING FOR E-BIKES ON GOOGLE IN CALIFORE, NI STARTED TALKING AFTER MARCH 2020, RANGING FROM APPROXIMATELY

Sacramento County Bike Shops See E-Bike Sales Soar

Electric bike sales are on the rise, according to Sacramento County bike shop owners. Erin Gorrell, owner of Folsom Bike, said growth at her two stores in Folsom and El Dorado Hills was 232%. It sells other types of bikes, but it has sold more e-bikes than any other type of bike. “I think COVID has definitely helped get people out and figure out what transportation they might use to get out,” Gorrell said. On top of that, rising gasoline prices are breaking records. The average price of a gallon of regular unleaded gasoline hit $6.05 in California on Wednesday, according to AAA.Aaron Weston, general manager of The Bicycle Business in Sacramento, said he was trying to ride his bike to work about two to three days a week to reduce gas costs. He commutes from his home in Rancho Cordova. “I need about 10 to 12 gallons a week to drive to work and so if I could only fill the car up every two weeks that would be a big saving for me,” Weston The Growing Interest for e-bikes is even reflected in Google search trends. Over the past five years, the number of people searching for “e-bike” on Google in California began to increase after March 2020.

Electric bike sales are on the rise, according to Sacramento County bike shop owners.

Erin Gorrell, owner of Folsom Bike, said growth at her two stores in Folsom and El Dorado Hills was 232%. It sells other types of bikes, but it has sold more e-bikes than any other type of bike.

“I think COVID has definitely helped get people out and figure out what transportation they might use to get out,” Gorrell said.

In addition, the rise in gas prices is breaking records. The average price of a gallon of regular unleaded gasoline hit $6.05 in California on Wednesday, according to AAA.

Aaron Weston, general manager of The Bicycle Business in Sacramento, said he tries to bike to work about two to three days a week to keep gas costs down. He commutes from his home in Rancho Cordova.

“I take about 10 to 12 gallons a week to get to work and so if I could only fill the car up every two weeks, that would be a big saving for me,” Weston said.

The growing interest in e-bikes is even reflected in Google search trends. Over the past five years, the number of people searching for “e-bike” on Google in California began to increase after March 2020.

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