Electric-assist bikes gaining traction around Vail Valley

By Ross Leonhart

VAIL — Whether it’s to save on gas, save the planet or just to have fun on two wheels again, electric-assist bicycles are growing in popularity.“A lot of people are coming in asking about them,” said Jim Popeck, owner of Mountain Pedaler in Minturn and Eagle. “It’s a bike for everybody. They’re becoming more and more popular.”Electric-assist bikes aren’t meant to travel faster, although that is a side effect, but they are meant to make travel easier.“It’s enabling people to get back out on bikes,” said Paul Mutch, co-owner of Pedego Vail, an electric-bike shop. “The bikes make you feel …

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