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Spokane's Electric Bicycle Company makes cycling easier



Robert Welk has been selling health insurance for 14 years. He has spent most of that time helping customers find ways to drive down costs by understanding and using the current health care system more efficiently. He discovered that the electric bike is another creative way to drive down costs in general especially in the area of healthcare.

He and his partners started Spokane Electric Bike Sales & Rentals at 12112 N. Market Street in Mead. They have developed an electric bike and have built several models which you can see at their website, spokaneelectricbikerental.com. They designed the bikes to address key challenges that likely buyers would face. First, they oversized the battery so the bike can act as a moped when a rider gets tired. As a result, the bike can be used more frequently especially for short trips to stores. They oversized the tires to reduce the wear and tear on the riders back and knees.

Spokane Electric Bike Rental offers clients the ability to return the bike for a refund of everything they have spent, less $400, if they have had it less than 4 months and have ridden it less than 400 miles as long as the bike is in good shape. This refund policy reduces the risk to a client that they would spend a lot of money just to have the novelty wear off. Finally, they offer a parts and labor warranty which includes tune ups, wear and tear items and manufacture defects for an extended period. This incentivizes clients to drive their costs out of the bike because they have no fear of breaking the bike under normal circumstances. They also allow clients to rent bikes at $50 a day (cost applies towards purchase) so they can take their time in deciding which bikes make sense to them.

For more information call 509-443-5416, or 509-362-1784, or 509-362-1755. Welk's email is robert@robertwelk.com and the website is www.spokaneelectricbikerental.com.

Comments

4/17/2017 5:13:30 PM | Sophie said:

Wow, that is great Robert, cant wait to see it when I come to you office.

4/17/2017 5:13:47 PM | Sophie said:

Wow, that is great Robert, cant wait to see it when I come to you office.

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