E-bike store moves to new location

BALLSTON SPA – Mission Electric, a store specializing in the sale of electronic bicycles, also known as eBikes, has announced the opening of a second location.

E-bikes are bicycles built with an electric motor. Each bike can accommodate a small motor that assists the rider’s pedal power, and up to a larger motor with moped-style functionality.

“Any municipality whose infrastructure suffers from too many vehicles can benefit from VAE. People who can run errands, get to work, and enjoy the fresh air every day without getting into a car and traffic contribute to a better community overall,” said Jim Bethell, Director of Mission Electric .

Mission Electric was started in Providence, RI by Saratoga Springs native Tyler Justin in 2018. After establishing himself over those two years, Justin announced a second opening for the Ballston Spa store.

“At Mission Electric, we have always been proponents of alternative and sustainable transportation. We want to rethink how we get around our cities,” Justin said in a statement. “We started Mission Electric to bring e-bikes and electric transportation to as many people as possible. It’s good for the planet, good for people and good for our communities. Our mission is to create a greener and healthier world through electric bicycles.

The store, located in The Factory at 20 Prospect St, Building 2 Suite 215, Ballston Spa is currently open with limited winter hours. Bethell said that for now, the store will remain open Wednesday through Saturday and at other times by appointment.

“You can haul a lot of stuff with an eBike cargo bike. Groceries, farmers markets, recycling, trips to the hardware store to name a few,” Bethell said.

Bethell is a certified bike technician and is also Bosch eBike certified. The store currently has bikes on display that are available for testing. Mission Electric offers three brands including: Riese & Muller from Germany, Gazelle from the Netherlands and Tern from Southern California. Benno and Bulls will also be available, which are currently sold at their Rhode Island store.

Each bike will feature Bosch mid-drive motors with a variety of drivetrain options and accessories to choose from. For more information, visit www.missionelectricbike.com.

Maria R. Newman