Williamsburg Center, Suite 13
121 S. Pete Ellis Drive
We (Mitch Rice & my son-in-law Emmanuel Wefunya) run an e-bike shop in Bloomington, Indiana. We are located on the eastside of Bloomington IN, near College Mall. We sell, assemble, service, and upgrade all models and styles of e-bikes. Sondors and Ecotric are the new e-bikes we sell, brands which we see as good values in the $800-$1600 price range. If you purchase online from another brand, we can assemble and tune it for you, or meet with you to make sure you order the best bike for your circumstance.
All of our e-bikes feature 3-5 levels of power assist, which means you can adjust just how much assistance you use at anyone time, from none, to up to 3-4 times your input energy. So an average commuter cylist might produce about 150 watts at 10 mph. (Bike athletes can produce 200-300 watts average over 4 hours, and even more during sprints) So it is like having a couple of extra rider your bike, but without the extra weight and wind resistance. Most models have a throttle as well, which is especially useful when starting up and moving throught city intersections. It overcomes your initial inertia, allowing you to cruise easily through the toughest intersections.
We are sure that e-bikes have a great potential for improving our national transportation system, as well as for personal growth, health and well-being. E-bikes make commuting comfortable and accessible for a wide range of people with the added benfit that e-bikes are fun, easy to ride, and eco-friendly. E-bikes chill the hill, no sweat, really, and distance is no problem while an averaging 15/mph in the city. No need for fancy riding clothes, and you will arrive at your destination calm, cool, and ready to go, while feeling mentally/spiritually refreshed by your ride to work.
Recreationally, e-bikes can really extend your range, and with 3-5 levels of assist, you don’t need to worry about our abundent hills; in fact you can look forward to them. All models have a power indicator, allowing you to guage the milage left, and for the really long rides (over 50-60 mi), you could carry a second battery. We recently converted Mitch’s classic Rans recumbent, which was used for over a decade to roam all over Monroe, Brown, and Lawrence counties. Here’s to the many miles ahead!
Happy, safe riding to all,
Mitch and Emmanuel