New Pedego Electric Bike Store Opens in Columbia, Mo.

August 22, 2019

Pedego electric bikes take charge on Columbia’s spectacular paths

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., Aug. 26, 2019 — A new Pedego® Electric Bikes store is now open in Columbia, Mo. Pedego Columbia owner Dan Cain is excited to bring the nation’s Number 1 electric bike brand to the region. Pedego Columbia offers rentals, tours, sales and service of Pedego electric bikes, delivering a fun, green alternative to cars.


WHAT:            Grand-Opening Celebration & Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony

WHERE:         19 S 4th St., Suite 115, Columbia, MO 65201

WHEN:           Saturday, Sept. 7, 10:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m., with a Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony at 1:00 p.m.

WHO:              Store owner Dan Cain

Local VIPs and dignitaries from the City of Columbia Chamber of Commerce, and the University of Missouri

EXTRAS:       Refreshments, free test rides, group ride and giveaways

Pedego Columbia owner Dan Cain

Pedego Columbia owner Dan Cain is excited to share Pedego electric bikes with Columbia locals and visitors.

Cain opened Pedego Columbia after a 30-year career in managed health care contracting. He has been involved in startups and ventures in the past. “Running a Pedego store is my favorite career,” Cain said. “I love bringing the Pedego joy to my customers!” He discovered Pedego Electric Bikes through his cousin, Pam Cain Beckom, and Caroline Harbaugh, who co-own the Pedego Dunedin and Pedego St. Petersburg stores in Florida.

Zooming for miles is fun and easy with Pedego’s Pedal Assist and twist-and-go throttle that helps riders power up hills, through headwinds and across distances with ease. Pedal or not, Pedego riders go longer, father and faster than they could on traditional pedal bikes.

Located near urban, rural and frontier settings, the Pedego Columbia store provides easy access to local cycling destinations, including the famous Katy Trail, a national Rail Trail that takes riders on hundreds of miles of pleasure cruising and sightseeing. A 30-mile cruise to the south takes riders to the Ozark Mountains that provide panoramic views of lakes, white water streams, rivers and vistas in the Mark Twain National Forest.

Riders can enjoy powering up the rolling hills alongside the tree-lined river and river bluffs and can enjoy seeing herds of deer and plentiful waterfowl, including eagles, along the way to the Missouri capitol, Jefferson City. Destinations also include fascinating historic locales, such as Civil War and Lewis and Clark sites, plus top-flight local cuisine, art galleries, vineyards, music and more.

“Missouri has so much to offer riders, and with Pedego electric bikes, virtually anyone can ride any distance,” said Pedego Electric Bikes CEO and co-founder Don DiCostanzo. “Pedego electric bikes empower riders to enjoy Columbia’s spectacular, historical bike paths.”

About Pedego Columbia

Pedego Columbia is the region’s premier dealer in Pedego Electric Bikes, offering Pedego electric bikes sales, rentals, tours, accessories and service. Located at 19 S. 4th St., Suite 115, Columbia, MO 65201, the store is near some of the nation’s most historic and scenic paths leading to exciting destinations. Of particular fame is the Katy Rail Trail, a scenic bike path and state park that connects Kansas City to St. Louis. Tours include two-day guided rides on the Katy Trail to Hermann, MO, for wine tasting. Other tours take riders to Coopers Landing for delicious Thai food or to historic Rocheport for wine tasting at the Les Bourgeois, both with spectacular Missouri River big bend views. Pedego Columbia is open Tuesday–Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.; Mondays by appointment; and weekends, Noon to 5:00 p.m.; and other times available by appointment. Call (573) 355-3248 to learn more about having fun on these amazing bikes and arrange a free test ride. For more information, email the owner at [email protected]. Follow us on Facebook.

About Pedego Electric Bikes

Pedego®  Electric Bikes is the Number 1 electric bike brand in the United States, according to Navigant Research. Sold at more than 125 Pedego-branded stores in the United States plus stores throughout Canada and Europe, Pedego electric bikes have 250- to 500-watt motors that empower riders to conquer hills and breeze through headwinds, cruising distances up to 60 miles on a single battery charge. The twist-and-go throttle gives riders instant manual control over their speeds while Pedal Assist automatically adds power to their pedaling. Available in hundreds of color combinations, Pedego’s high-quality, innovative “pedal or not” models include cruisers, tandems, commuters, fat-tire bikes, mountain bikes, cargo bikes, a trike and a convenient electric folding bike. Pedego electric bikes deliver fun, exercise and a green alternative for transportation — transforming lives with fun and delight.  Free test rides are available at every Pedego store. Founded in 2008, Orange County, Calif.-based Pedego inspires riders to say, “Hello, Fun!”


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