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May 1, 2019

Stefan Schlesinger

Yamaha Bicycles to Share 26 Years of E-Bike Experience at Seattle Electric Bike-Bellingham May 5

With a new store in Bellingham's Historic Fairhaven District, Seattle Electric Bike--a.k.a. Bellingham Electric Bike, continues its mission to support all kinds of riders with the highest quality electric bikes available. Along with its stores in Seattle and Bothell, Seattle Electric Bike has offered the largest selection of quality electric bikes in the PNW since 2009. On Sunday May 5, Seattle Electric Bike-Bellingham, located at 800 Harris Avenue in Fairhaven, will host Kyle Ireton, the regional representative from Yamaha Bicycles. SEB-B is delighted to be providing the Bellingham community with Kyle’s expertise to answer questions, offer test rides, and share a wealth of knowledge about Yamaha Power Assist Bicycles. SEB-B will provide pizza and refreshments, along with social media engagement. Yamaha released the very first electrically power-assisted bicycle in 1993 and has remained a leader in the field.  The website states: “Bringing rider and machine together as one for an unprecedented riding experience is the guiding philosophy at Yamaha Power Assist Bicycles.” This approach matches the philosophy at Seattle Electric Bike-Bellingham. Owner Stefan Schlesinger discovered e-bikes when he wanted to bike commute and avoid buying a second car. After finding the best electric bike for his own needs in 2008, he was inspired to start Seattle Electric Bike, offering an affordable way to support others in doing the same thing. With an electric bike, riders of all abilities can enjoy the freedom of riding a bicycle, climbing hills and travelling distances like never before. After a visit to Amsterdam, the “bike capital of the world,” Schlesinger envisioned Bellingham would be the perfect ‘Pacific Northwest Amsterdam’ with the addition of power-assist on our local hills. Thirty years ago, Schlesinger rode his old Raleigh across the US from New Orleans and ended up in Bellingham. Now he’s delighted to bring his e-bikes to the Bellingham community. Seattle Electric Bike-Bellingham carries several electric bicycle brands, including a range of Yamaha Power Assist models: the road-worthy Urban Rush, the commuter’s dream Cross Connect, the economical Cross Core, the mountain bike YDC-Torq, and the newest addition to the line--the gravel-ready Wabash. These are all Class 1 Electric Bikes, reaching up to 20MPH with the pedal assist feature. All Yamaha bicycles come with an industry-leading 3-year transferable warranty, and any bikes purchased from SEB-B come with a benefits package and guarantee of the highest level of customer service. Seattle Electric Bike-Bellingham, along with Seattle Electric Bike in the Greenwood neighborhood of northwest Seattle, and SEB-Eastside in Bothell, floor bicycles to fit any body and any budget. The Bellingham location is home to a team of ebike experts happy to share their enthusiasm, and a technical team with over 60 years combined experience. Come in today for a test ride!

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