The Year of the eBike in Charlotte

ebike in Charlotte

Greensboro company eBike Central pedals its way to Charlotte

Today, March 22 through Monday, April 5, eBike Central is giving one lucky QC Exclusive reader a chance to win an amazing $3,000 electric bike. The winner gets the choice of one of two bikes, the BULLS Sturmvogel or the Gazelle Medeo T10. You can enter to win on our Instagram page now, linked here or search @qcexclusive

For additional entries & to schedule a test ride, click here.

In a year fraught with change, one thing has endured: America’s love for bicycles. Many are proclaiming that 2020 was the year of the bike. Since the onset of the coronavirus in March, bike sales have skyrocketed, ushering in what many are calling the “bike boom” of the 21st century.  

While 2020 may have been the year of the bike, Greensboro local Joe Michel hopes that 2021 will be the year of the eBike. Since 2017, Michel has been the proud owner of eBike Central, an electric bicycle dealership in Greensboro, NC. Recently, Michel opened up a second location at the Rail Yard in Charlotte’s South End neighborhood. 

“We feel like it’s important to have the best eBikes available in Charlotte where the bicycle infrastructure is progressive and getting connected,” Michel says. 

eBikes, for the uninitiated, are motorized bicycles that provide additional power for the rider. The faster the rider pedals, the faster the pedal assist motor will propel them forward, with some bikes reaching up to 28 miles per hour. 

Thanks to their easy-riding capabilities, Michel says that he has an eBike in Charlotte for just about everyone. 

ebike in Charlotte

“Because we sell so many models for different uses, we really have models for anyone 16 to 75 years old,” Michel explains. 

According to him, younger riders tend to gravitate towards the mountain and commuter eBikes, while older riders prefer the comfort-focused models fit with lower frames. For families, Michel recommends the cargo-style eBikes, which are perfect for toting around kids, groceries, and small animals. 

eBike Central offers nine brands of eBike manufacturers with over 150 models. Depending on the make and model, Michel’s eBikes come equipped with push button shifting, touchscreen displays with built-in GPS, and smartphone app integration capabilities, which can monitor heart rate and ride history. In terms of price, eBike Central carries bikes ranging anywhere from $1,700 to upwards of $12,000. 

If you’re in the market for an eBike in Charlotte, Michel says the first step is to visit From there, one of their representatives will reach out and create a riding profile for you. You’ll then be matched with an eBike perfectly suited to fit your needs.

“We invite customers to test ride models at our store or arrange for a mobile test ride event if they can’t get to our stores,” Michel says. “After the test ride, we narrow down to the model that would fit them best.”

For more information on eBike Central visit