the right reasons; he opened his doors and started offering
fun, ;tness and sustainable transportation alternatives.
IN THE BEGINNING
Small Planet EBikes opened in February of 2009 in the
Boulder/Longmont area of Colorado. Back then it was called
Small Planet Electric Vehicles, because they sold electric
cars, e-scooters and early generation e-bike brands, like
HEBB, Curri e Tech and a few off-brand imports.
This was around the time when gas was selling at over
4 dollars a gallon in most states, and many people were
starting to rethink the cost of fuel for their daily commute.
As an electric independent bike dealer, or EIBD for short,
many traditional IBDs frowned on these new shops for many
reasons—poor customer service, no after-sales support or
felt they had no business being in the bike business, period.
Or worse yet, now these new electric bikes were ;nding their
way into traditional bike shops in need of repair, and the staff
at these shops didn’t know how to ;x them or just didn’t
want to deal with them altogether.
Another great day in Colorado at Small Planet EBikes in the
city of Longmont.