By Jeff Stolowitz
New Smyrna Beach
I knew I had found one of those places, a business with Eco-awareness, run by locals that had a vision to carry it out.
During Beach week 2017 hosted by Pro Surfer Shea Lopez, I met Kevin Mount the owner of FLAUNT Vehicles in New Smyrna Beach.
Kevin has grasped the concept and evolution of the Eco-friendly local business shop.
They currently feature 2 models of an e-Bike that you can go up to 20 mph on for about 40 mpc The bike only takes 4 hours to completely recharge a battery. American ingenuity and entrepreneurship at its best. It is a movement which is taking root in communities and cities all over the country.“Benjamin Franklin” anyone.
The e-Bikes are sturdy and have some great features.
The one that got my attention on our ride was the pedal assist option. As an avid outdoors-man and gymnast in my early years I had done some damage to my knees and hadn't been on a bicycle in many years.
Getting on one of the e-Bikes I was a bit apprehensive, but as the saying goes, “It’s like riding a Bicycle”
The first word that came to mind was exhilarating and the pedal assist took the fears of bike riding away. You absolutely feel free to resume this great activity which is both helpful for your health and environmentally friendly.
FLAUNT Vehicles has a business model that includes renting their bikes, they sell and service them as well. At a cost of just around $1,700.00 they are an affordable way of getting around town without having to go to the gas station.
FLAUNT Vehicles also provides an Eco e-Bike Tour around the City of New Smyrna Beach. It includes a ride from their shop over to the beach through town. As you ride your guide will point out historical places and cool facts. You can also go through a pretty cool off trail ride.
New Smyrna Beach is only a 20 minute ride from Daytona Beach and is a must see and do location when vacationing. It is home now too many trendy and up-and-coming small businesses and restaurants. FLAUNT Vehicles e-Bikes is a great way to tour this quaint Beach-side City.
Should you want a tour in Ormond or Daytona call Kevin he is sure to accommodate your group's needs. Located in New Smyrna just off Canal Street their first sale was in June 2016 after 3 years of R&D. They created a unique company that is Eco-friendly and fits our definition of What’s Behind Daytona
105 Magnolia St / New Smyrna Beach, Florida 32168
800 646-7616 x110
By Staff Writer
Randy Siverson a local resident and extremely talented musician has been playing the local circuit for as long as we have known.
He has earned our hard-working musician of the month please visit him at Bayne's Barbecue in Flagler Beach today.
Delicious BBQ and Siverson by the Beach.
You can follow where he's playing by visiting the Behind Daytona calendar at Current Events
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By Staff Writer
This weekend, Saturday, in Flagler Beach Golden Lion celebrated its silver anniversary that's right 25 years in business on the Atlantic coast a hard feat to accomplish by any stretch of the imagination, hurricanes economic recessions. It didn't stop them they are the Golden Lion.
With entertainment provided by the Fantastic sounds of Orange Avenue. Great food on a deck overlooking the Atlantic Ocean fantastically prepared by chef
“Ramses De La O”.
He is a tireless young executive chef who grinds out great food for the tremendous crowds that pour into the Golden Lion.
Sitting on the deck we had the perfect spot, the ocean to our left. Sunset on the right. Perfect view of the surprising fly by.
With streamers flowing, music playing, people dancing and eating and singing along.
The anniversary was perfect even Mother Nature threatened and was scared off by the Lions Roar. So here's to 25 more.
A1A Flagler Beach
386 439 3004
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