Electric Cyclery in Laguna Beach, CA owns the distinction of being the first OYAMA Bicycle Premier Dealer in North America. Founded in 2002 as one of the first electric bike shops in the country and the first of its kind in California, Electric Cyclery prides itself for being on the cutting edge of the latest eBike developments and advancements. The dealership, owned by Kevin Penrose, carefully selects every bike, component, and accessory so that their online customers or those who visit their Laguna Beach store know they’re getting top quality.
Penrose is particularly excited about the OYAMA CXE8DII, known as the Series II electric folding bicycle. “We are very impressed with the bicycle — it’s a ripper,” said Penrose, who pointed to the steep Wave Street right outside the dealership’s front door. “That’s our test track,” said Penrose. “We send our electric bike customers to demo ride up the hill, it’s challenging right out of the front door, but the OYAMA electric folder blasts up that hill with no problem!” He pointed out that the OYAMA electric folding bicycles (including the first generation CXE8D, which it also carries) are the perfect bikes for exploring resort communities such as Laguna Beach.
Electric Cyclery draws its clientele from Orange County and throughout the entire Southern California region due to its inventory of top electric and traditional folding bicycles at the best price points. In addition, the dealership prides itself on being a comprehensive full service center providing repair and maintenance on electric and conventional bicycles of all types. Penrose said that Electric Cyclery also carries parts for electric bicycles — “every e-Bike that I sell, I try to carry the most popular parts for those bicycles,” said Penrose.
A big part of Electric Cyclery’s business has also become electric bike rentals. With an electric bike, it’s easy to explore Laguna Beach at your own pace and find your way to the less-visited beaches, without having to deal with the frustration of traffic and parking. Penrose said that the e-Bike rental includes a helmet, lock, basket to carry beach essentials and a map of the most popular beaches and sights in Laguna Beach.
“We’re on a mission to change the way people get around,” said Penrose. “Electric bikes will continue to be the most exciting, environmentally sound transportation alternative. There’s a big beautiful world out there to explore.”
Electric Cyclery carries a lineup of electric bicycles, folding bikes (both conventional and electric), e-Mountain bikes as well as clothing, gear and accessories. Currently, Electric Cyclery is carrying the following OYAMA models — CXE8D and CXED8II (e-folding bikes), CX16D, Rocker 30D, Skyline IN7B, LX7, CX9 and CX8. Electric Cyclery is located at 900 N. Coast Highway, Laguna Beach, CA 92651. For more information, visit www.electriccyclery.com.