Hybrid bicycles that can run on electricity have been a long-awaited addition to the bike business in the United States.
Now, for the first time, they are getting their chance to debut in a big way, at a new American bike shop.
The new bikes, named the Bianchi, were designed by the new company Bianchi Bicycle and will debut in late summer.
The company, which also makes a number of electric bicycles, hopes to take its electric bicycles to the streets in the next couple of years.
The bikes are powered by an electric motor and are built for riders who have disabilities or mobility challenges.
They have a maximum speed of 65 miles per hour and can handle some steep hills, according to Bianchi.
“The bikes have a battery and a power supply that will last at least 10,000 miles, and then they can recharge from that point on,” Bianchi said in a press release.
“The bike shop will provide a secure, comfortable place to bring them home.”
The company says the bikes are more than just a novelty; they’re also designed to make commuting and commuting-related activity easier for people with disabilities.
Bianchi has already started a pilot program in Brooklyn.
The store has a small section of the bike racks and is planning to roll out a larger bike store in New York City later this year.
Bianchi is also partnering with a local group called the Brooklyn Bicycle Coalition, which is developing a bicycle-friendly transit system in Brooklyn called Bikers Express.
The company’s electric bicycles will also be on display at the Brooklyn Museum, the Brooklyn Botanical Gardens and the Brooklyn Public Library.
The Bianchi are also on display in the Brooklyn Academy of Music.
Brizzi Bicycle, which began in 2005, sells hybrid bicycles and electric bicycles at about 250 shops across the U.S.
Bike Shop has been selling hybrid bikes since 2013.
In 2017, the company launched a small store in Minneapolis and expanded into San Francisco in 2020.
The Brooklyn shop opened in 2017 in Brooklyn’s Chelsea neighborhood.