Kul Wheels is a must visit..
If you want to experience that thrill of riding a bike from your childhood! Book one of their five different tours or rent an EBike and hit the Capital Trail! One ride and you will fall in love with these bikes. I’m sure you will want one of your very own…..Marna and team can help you with that…I know I am SOLD after my recent visit! Cheryl DePodesta
Kul Wheels opens shop in eastern Henrico selling and renting electric bicycles
A vacation experience got Marna Bales interested in opening a business in the Richmond area.
Bales and her husband were in Austin, Texas, about six years ago whey they took a tour there on electric bicycles.
“I had a ball,” she said. “I fell in love with the experience.”
She wanted to operate a similar business in Richmond. In 2016, after a year or so learning the ropes, she created Kul Wheels to rent electric bicycles and conduct bike tours. Now the business is expanding.
Kul Wheels (Kul is pronounced “cool” and means fun in Swedish) has leased a building at 1106 New Market Road in eastern Henrico County along the Virginia Capital Trail to sell and rent electric bikes and to be a hub for its bike tours…
CELEBRATING SWEDISH ROOTS WITH AN E-BIKE BUSINESS
RICHMOND, Va. – To start our interview for this piece, we asked Marna Bales to tell us a little bit about herself and her Swedish background.
We weren’t expecting her to pull out a red binder with a large label on the front that read: “Conrad Larson, his mother Inga & his father Oscar.”
You could see the Swedish pride in her eyes as she flipped through the pages of her family tree.
Typed notes, scans of old black and white images, pages of information on birth order, nationalities and more…
HAPPINESS ON TWO WHEELS:
Electric bike tours offer a joyful rush of adrenaline EVEN on hot Richmond days
Richmond is elegant and eclectic. Made of cityscape and countryside. Rich in history and filled with adventure around the next bend.
At times, it’s also unbearably hot and spectacularly humid.
Marna Bales gets to showcase the city’s appeal and help Richmonders beat the heat with Kul Wheels, her company offering electric bike tours. In fact, heat and humidity were catalysts for the business in the first place…