Pedego Electric Bikes store owners Julie Edwards

Qualicum’s Pedego leads country in sales — wins Dealer of the Year award

Owners agree it has been a great first year in business in Qualicum Beach

Bike shop owners Julie Edwards and Ruby Berry sold the most Pedego electric bikes in the country this year.

And because of that entrepreneurial feat, they won the Pedego Dealer of the Year award.

Edwards and Berry opened Pedego Electric Bikes in Qualicum Beach this past March.

And it’s been quite the first year in business.

“We’re so excited,” said Edwards, about receiving the prestigious award. “We love Qualicum Beach for loving us.”

Edwards wouldn’t tell The NEWS just how many bikes the store sold, but she said it was “a lot.”

She said their products go all over Vancouver Island and they’ve had sales as far as Edmonton and Canmore recently.

Offering free test rides, rentals, and tours, as well as sales, Edwards and Berry are determined to get as many people out of their cars and onto electric bikes.

“We really work to get people out on the bikes,” said Edwards.

And the rest is history.

The bikes are colourful, fun and very unique.

“We like to make sure people get the right bike,” she said. “To delight a customer is the most fun job ever!”

Edwards said their storefront is the first “brand store” in Canada, meaning they exclusively sell Pedego electric bikes.

The bikes range in price from approximately $2,000 to $4,000.

She said most brand stores under the Pedego company are located in urban cities — so choosing to open shop in Qualicum Beach was very unique.

“We did something really different,” said Edwards, of their location choice.

“For us it’s really important to feel safe and we want to be on trails instead of roads.”

Edwards said “the people at Pedego are amazingly supportive and responsive to customer feedback.”

She said she’s “excited to be part of a company whose goal is to delight the customer, and it’s a joy to see how happy these bikes make everyone who rides one.”

Berry added that she’s thankful for the “generous, warm welcome” from the town.

“We’re looking forward to many years of fun with new friends riding Pedego electric bikes,” she said.

Pedego Electric Bikes Qualicum Beach provides sales and service to all central and north Vancouver Island.

For more information stop by the shop located at 744 Memorial Ave. in Qualicum Beach or contact 250-738-9333.

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