Edwardsville Pedego store set to energize crowds with popular electric bikes at the Madison County Fair
IRVINE, Calif., July 21, 2015 — Pedego® electric bikes are the perfect way to ride Madison County’s network of more than 120 miles of paved bike trails developed through the Rails to Trails program. With a low-powered (under 1 horsepower) motor and a maximum speed of 20 mph, electric bikes are legal on bike paths and can be ridden on the street with no license and no registration required. Pedego Edwardsville will be at the Madison County Fair, July 21 through 26. Visitors to the Pedego Edwardsville booth in the fair’s centrally located Expo Hall will be able to learn more about these fun electric bikes and see why they have drawn international attention.
A visit to Pedego Edwardsville is even more fun than the fair! Located a mere two blocks from the start of the Watershed Nature Trail, which connects to many trails with diverse destinations, Pedego Edwardsville offers a variety of guided and self-guided tours. Ranging in distance from 8 to 26 miles, trails are easily accessible from the store, and riders can bike through some of the most spectacular scenery in the Midwest.
- Explore the Mississippi levee to Alton, Illinois, with its beautiful waterfront park and historic downtown area to explore. From there, continue on to Pier Marquette State Park along the first bike trail ever developed in Illinois;
- Ride across the historic Mississippi River to St. Louis and see the arch and city line as you’ve never seen it before;
- View glorious nature at Wood River along the Watershed Nature Trail;
- Get an up-close look at the beautiful Southern Illinois University Edwardsville via its campus trails;
- Go east to Staunton, Troy and beyond for views you can only see from a bike; and
- Go south to Collinsville, Granite City and points beyond.
Owned by Dave and Leslie Archer, Pedego Edwardsville opened last fall with excitement to share such an energizing recreational activity with the community. “Our goal since opening Pedego Edwardsville has been to introduce the pleasures and benefits of electric bikes,” said Dave. Interest was remarkably keen even through winter, and now that warm weather has arrived, they’re ready to show everyone what these bikes can really do by offering amazing new tours and special riding events. “It’s time to roll out the fun!” laughed Dave.
The couple, along with their son David “Archie” Archer, runs the store, which boasts a fleet of about 20 Pedego electric bikes, including colorful Pedego Comfort Cruisers, sleek City Commuters, flashy Interceptors, and the new, easily accessible Boomerang electric bike with its extra-low step-thru entry. Also available are helpful accessories, including a colorful array of super cool Nutcase helmets and chic Nantucket Wicker baskets. A specialized “bike boutique,” Pedego Edwardsville offers superb customer care and personalized product matching. “We make sure our customers find their perfect Pedego,” said Dave. “There are a lot of models to choose from, and we love it when they ride away on their dream bike with that ear-to-ear grin.”
About Pedego Edwardsville
Pedego® Edwardsville is the region’s premier location offering sales and rentals of Pedego electric bikes as well as special events, group rides and customizable tours. Located at 503 St Louis Street, Edwardsville, Illinois 62025, they are close to a choice of these and more trails. Pedego Edwardsville is open Monday through Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and on Sundays by appointment. Please call (618) 791-1826 for more information or to arrange an appointment or free test ride. Like us on Facebook, where we post pictures and details about some of the fun rides we’ve been enjoying. Further information is also available by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pedego® Electric Bikes, the world’s premier electric bicycle brand, transforms people’s lives with fun and an abundance of delightful moments. Pedego’s stylish, colorful bikes boast the latest in electric bicycle technology and deliver a green alternative for transportation, exercise and recreation. Riders sail up hills and breeze through headwinds! Pedego “pedal or not” models include the Comfort Cruiser, City Commuter, Boomerang and Trail Tracker. Hailing from Orange County, Calif., Pedego is the fastest growing electric bicycle company in the world. Pedego electric bikes are sold in more than 800 stores in 40 countries. For more information, please visit http://www.pedegoelectricbikes.com/.
We were so pleased to get this kind note and photo from one of our awesome customers:
Just wanted to thank you again for your help in selecting a Pedego City Commuter. Linda loves her new bike. It has allowed us to bike together and now we BOTH can enjoy the ride.
We have been taking many rides lately and we are really impressed with the power and stamina of the battery
I have provided a link to a map and stats of one of our recent rides on the MCT trails. We rode 29.2 miles at an average speed of almost 16 MPH on a very windy day and when we were done the battery indicator still showed 4 bars!!! I don’t know how far this will go on a charge but safe to say at least 50 miles. The best part was when we were done I was tired from riding into the wind the last 10 miles or so and she was still wanting to go farther!!! No problem for her with the awesome pedal assist mode!
I have also attached a picture from that ride of Linda with her City Commuter and Nantucket Basket in front of Horseshoe Lake. She is so happy and proud of her new ride.
29.26 mi Bike Ride with MapMyRide
Pace: 3.8 min/mi
Dave and I just got back from a fantastic ride along the ocean from our campsite in Seal Beach through Sunset Beach & Huntington Beach to the edge of Newport Beach. The bike paths along the ocean. are incredible. The Santa Ana river flows between Huntington Beach and Newport Beach. Once we crossed the river we turned around then headed inland along the Santa Ana River path. We took a city street a few blocks, found a Trader Joe’s and bought a couple of Joe’s fantastic salads then headed back to the beach. We found an unoccupied picnic table and ate our lunch looking out over the ocean. From that point we started to use our motors more because we were getting tired. The last part of the ride in the bike lane of the PCH was a bit of a challenge. Traffic and very strong cross winds. But we made it back safely to our motorhome having covered exactly 30 miles. We still had more than half a charge left on our batteries. And some folks say you don’t get any exercise on an electric bike. HAH!! Our Pedegos are the absolute best of both worlds. !