Pittsburgh native visits his old stomping grounds to show off Optibike
Neal Topper was born and raised in Pittsburgh. In 2006 he moved to Colorado and joined the fledgling electric bike company Optibike. The company claims its custom built high performing electric bikes are made for “bike riders who want to climb the steepest hills and go the distance of 50-100 miles on one charge.” Neal will be in town this coming week for anyone who would like to give one a spin.
You’ll be able to find Neal at Schenley Park in Sq. Hill on Sunday May 5th from 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM at the playground by Bartlett St. The last test ride will be at 4:30 PM. He will also offer test rides the following day , Monday May 6th, at the same times and location.
For a glimpse of the Optibike in action here’s a video of a climb up the road to Pikes Peak in Colorado.
Feel free to contact Neal if you have any questions.
Officially kicking off on May 1 and ending September 30, this free and friendly competition encourages people throughout the Pittsburgh region to get out and ride, whether as daily commuters, weekend warriors, or somewhere in between.