About Hybrid Cycles
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Commute By Bike.com interviews Hybrid Cycles owner Gary DiVincenzo.
Hybrid Cycles specializes in the light electrical vehicle market, featuring the largest selection of electric bikes in Chester County PA. Expect to see many innovative products from us as this market evolves. For now, we are focusing on electric powered bicycles, also called "e-bikes," and getting the word out on the many ways to enjoy this innovative product.
Whether it’s for commuting to work, running an errand or just plain fun, know that anything that gets you out of your automobile and onto an electric bike will have a positive impact on the environment, your health, and your wallet. You can get a lot of exercise and expect to lose some weight when riding an electric bicycle. Most everyone who owns an electric bike will tell you that they enjoy using their bike more often and for longer rides than ever before.
Why purchase your electric bike from Hybrid Cycles?
Hybrid Cycles is all about integrity, quality, and innovation. We have one rule: “Treat everyone with dignity and respect." We won’t sell you a product unless we have tested it ourselves, and we are so sure that you will love our bicycles that we back them up with a three-day return policy,* no questions asked.
Don’t buy an electric bike just anywhere! There are few shops like Hybrid Cycles that sell only electric bikes and have the knowledge and experience to sort out the good from the bad. We have up to 20 bikes in store with different models and a broad price range to compare. Most conventional bike shops don't carry electric bikes, and those that do will have only one or two. We represent four of the top-quality brands in the industry that have had a proven track record with our customers, and we constantly seek out new brands and new styles to adapt to our customers' needs.
An electric powered bicycle is subject to the same rules of the road that apply to a regular bicycle. Always wear your helmet, and be sure to familiarize yourself with all current bike laws for your state.
Our electric bikes are an excellent form of transportation for those who are unable to own an automobile.
Riding an electric bike feels every bit as natural as riding a conventional bike, and yet the experience is hard to describe. You truly need to try it for yourself!
Gary DiVincenzo - Founder, Owner
Gary attended Kent State University majoring in Aviation Technology. He served in Vietnam as a helicopter pilot and later as a corporate helicopter pilot. Gary is a retired senior manager of transportation for a large pharmaceutical company (Rhone Poulenc Rorer). He subsequently founded a successful custom woodworking and retail gift shop business which was in operation for eleven years. He will oversee the day-to-day operations and management responsibilities of Hybrid Cycles LLC.
"If you are like me and your bike sat in the garage because you hated the hills, you'll love the freedom and excitement an electric bike gives you, with a lot less pain the next day."
Jim Wylie, Managing Partner
Jim is a graduate of Bucknell University with a BS in Electrical Engineering and spent 28 years with Boroughs/Unisys in Chester County. Jim is now a full time environmental advocate and part time electric bike salesman and sustainability consultant. Jim is a member of West Chester BLUER, which is a Borough Council subcommittee advocating the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions.
"I'd like to see more people get out of their cars and onto bikes for their daily commute. If the reason people are not biking to work now is because of a hill or need to change clothes when they get to work, then an electric bike is the answer."