At 59, I just don’t have the energy to go as far as my ‘biking eyes’ want to take me! Clearly my desire is hindered knowing I have to get my tired self back to camp and I feared activating or exhausting an old repetitive knee injury. When I talked with Jerry Solomon, the owner of Ashland Electric Bikes I was amazed at his knowledge of the industry of electric bikes. Jerry understood that I have a mountain bike I really like, but I’d stopped riding. He asked lots of questions to get to know my personal activity level and then picked the bike he thought would meet my needs. (My favorite biking activities are errand running around town, camping off road in the wilderness, circumnavigating remote lake trails, and biking through small towns when I travel.)
He showed me a great bike that he described as a combination bike that would perform well both on streets and dirt trails. He gave me a quick overview and suggested I take it for a test ride. I BOUGHT THAT BIKE!
Yesterday I took it for my first 20 mile bike ride ever! I saw parts of my own town I had never seen before. I pedaled until tired and throttled my way up hills. It was blast! If you are even remotely wondering about biking, if you’re looking for an outdoor activity that can include picnics and freedom from the habit of your car, Ashland Electric Bikes really helped me realize I am not too old to make the great get-away! I feel fortunate my town has a fantastic bike path and, they are all over these days. Go check out an electric bike. This may be the Spring revival you need to change your life and level of adventure! Do it.
My husband has bad knees which prevented him from bike riding with me, so we decided to get him an electric bike. Jerry was very knowledgeable, helping us pick the one that would work best for his needs. He told me that usually once one person gets an electric bike that it isn’t that long before the other is back in wanting one. I told him I didn’t think that would happen as I really liked pedaling. Well, he was right…within a week I was back. Again, Jerry was super helpful (I wouldn’t go anywhere else) and I LOVE my new bike!!! We went for a ride yesterday and I felt like superwoman. I thought I could ride a long time before, but now I think I could ride forever. Thanks so much Jerry!
RT-Grants Pass, OR
Living in a hilly area and wanting to get around without using a car when possible made an electric bike just make sense for me. Okay, I was also envious of my husband whizzing up the hills on his e-bike while I struggled or had to walk my bike. I love, love, love my e-bike from Ashland Electric Bikes and constantly get compliments and questions about it whenever I ride. Besides being a conversation starter, it truly is a handsome vehicle and was very easy to learn to ride. With front removable shopping basket and rear cargo basket, it also carries a lot. Jerry’s support and service has been fantastic through the whole process of selecting the perfect bike to fit my body and riding style, to adding helpful accessories. I highly recommend Ashland Electric Bikes!
I have found many uses for my electric tricycle ranging from just plain fun to maintenance projects around the yard. My wife and I are motoring down to Arizona next week and I’m taking the trike with me. I can use it on trails, for bird watching, and even walking the dog. So, a happy customer here. Keep up the good work!
I was lucky enough to meet Jerry just by chance when he was doing a test ride with a prospective customer. He was nice enough to let me ride the bike that day… and I was hooked. Working with Jerry has been a pleasure every step of the way. The e-bike was set up perfectly, accessorized smartly and delivered to me when promised. Since then the service and support I have received from Ashland Electric Bikes has been outstanding. Jerry is passionate about electric bikes and is always happy to share his knowledge and experience.
Six weeks ago I purchased a Wind Runner electric bike. Jerry was very informative and happy to help; I was basically sold from the minute I got a test ride. The bike is solidly built, and Jerry easily made some custom modifications for me. What a joy to ride! I am finding excuses to ride daily now. The range is more than advertised (depending on how fast I ride) — 25 to 30 miles before it needs charging, and that’s in Ashland with hills everywhere. I heartily recommend Ashland Electric Bikes to anyone who wants quality and good customer service.
Hi Jerry, I just wanted to say thanks again for your service. Lovin’ the bike so far! Great for the daily commute.
PS – Medford, OR
I just wanted to send you a quick message to let you know that I love my ODK U500 V2 that you sold to me this Spring! Thank you for listening to my concerns and introducing me to a bike that I would have otherwise overlooked…know that I have been pleased with this bicycle beyond what I had originally expected. It has honestly transformed the way that I get around my city. Something that I had not anticipated was the response from other bicyclists, pedestrians and even motorists. They have all been overwhelmingly positive and they understand how practical the design of this bike is and how realistic it is to believe that one can get around town without the constant need of a car – something that gives me a little hope for the future.
Let’s face it, electric bikes are not something you can find at an ordinary bike shop. Going into a large bike shop and seeing a couple of electric bikes and perhaps you’ll get a bit of information on the subject. Worse yet looking online and trying to make a decision is going to leave most buyers sadly lacking in knowledge and about to make a large dollar error. Jerry at Ashland Electric Bikes does one thing and does it well. A select choice of a few brands of electric bikes, Jerry has done the leg work for you weeding out the lemons and clunkers. If you’re in the market for this product it’s well worth a trip to Ashland.
I bought an electric bike from Jerry last year – and I have to say it really improved the quality of my life more than I expected! Having lived in the hills of Ashland (for years) I found I just wasn’t inspired to ride a bike to work, as going back up at the end of the day wasn’t my idea of fun. The bike certainly assists with that and it makes the trip more enjoyable. There’s a couple of other things I didn’t expect: I’m a person who is in good shape and has no problem with riding a bike around, enjoying the exercise, and thought maybe the electric boost would make me a bit lazier. Instead, the electric bike really assists in terms of my time frame; I can now get across the entire town in less than half the time and I’ve found myself using my car less and less because of that. Another unexpected benefit was that my 16 (now 17) -year old uses it when I don’t, to get to his work, school, and around town. The amount of money I’ve saved in deferring his want and need for a car certainly has paid for the bike by now! Jerry has been excellent to work with – always friendly, available, and reasonable when the bike has needed occasional repairs. Highest recommendations!