Pedego Dunedin Electric Bike Store Debuts With Oct. 19 Grand Opening and Ribbon-cutting Ceremony

October 3, 2017

Bike Signed by Peyton Manning to Be Donated to “Pedal for Pat” Charity

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., Oct. 5, 2017 — A new Pedego® Electric Bikes store has opened in Dunedin, Fla., and the entire Tampa Bay region is lit up with a new brand of energetic fun. Pedego Dunedin (rhymes with “fun – Eden”) offers Pedego Electric Bikes for sales, rentals and tours. The family-run store is owned by Pam and Jay Beckom and Pam’s daughter Caroline Harbaugh. Its proximity to scenic paths and multiple extraordinary destinations makes Dunedin a terrific location for Pedego’s 109th store worldwide.

Pedego Dunedin is celebrating with an Oct. 19 Grand Opening celebration and ribbon-cutting ceremony attended by the Dunedin Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors. To honor the occasion, the owners are donating a Pedego Interceptor electric bike to the “Pedal for Pat ” 1,098-mile cycling fundraiser which takes place Oct. 17–28, traveling from Knoxville, Tenn., to the Florida Keys. NFL-great Peyton Manning has autographed the special orange bike, which will later be auctioned off to help raise funds to fight Alzheimer’s Disease and benefit the Pat Summitt Foundation/The Pat Summitt Alzheimer’s Clinic at The University of Tennessee Medical Center.

Caroline Harbaugh, co-owner of Pedego Dunedin

Caroline Harbaugh, co-owner of Pedego Dunedin


WHAT:         Grand Opening Celebration with Ribbon-cutting Ceremony, refreshments and free group ride

WHERE:       Pedego Dunedin, 324 Scotland St., Suite 4, Dunedin, Fla.

WHEN:         Thursday, Oct. 19 at 9:00 a.m. for Ribbon Cutting

WHO:           Co-owners Pam and Jay Beckom and Caroline Harbaugh, Dunedin Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors and Cassidy Castleman of Pedego Corp.

“People fall in love with electric bikes,” said co-owner Pam Beckom. “And when they test ride a Pedego, they can’t contain their excitement.”

Pam and Caroline wanted to find a new, healthy path to their future. Caroline had endured knee surgery and suffered hip issues from her service in the Army. Pam had a hard time keeping up on family bike rides. Then, Pam discovered Pedego as a way to regain their health and recapture the fun of riding bikes. Pam and Caroline are thrilled with the benefits to their physical conditions and lifestyles. “I want to share what Pedego has done for me and my family,” she said. “It’s a game changer!” Caroline agreed. “I thought it was a product for Baby Boomers,” she said. “Then I had so much fun riding a Pedego City Commuter, I knew it worked for everyone, including a Millennial like me.”

Electric bike rentals and self-guided tours are available at Pedego Dunedin, just a five-minute bike ride from the popular honeymoon destination of Clearwater. The store’s location on the 75-mile Pinellas Trail allows riders to enjoy a spectacular cruise from Tarpon Spring to St. Petersburg. This trail was recently connected to the Coast-to-Coast Trail, which extends 250 miles from the Gulf Coast of Florida to the state’s Atlantic Coast. Numerous additional paths crisscross the region, making Dunedin a prime location for exploration and relaxing scenic bike rides. Riders enjoy visiting pristine beach areas such as Honeymoon Island State Park and Caledesi Island State Park as well as historical Tarpon Springs on self-guided tours.  Rentals are also available for riders who wish to set their own destinations.

The store also sells all 12 models of Pedego’s popular electric bikes. Pedego bikes have 500-watt hub motors that help riders cruise distances of 20 to 60 miles without getting tired and sweaty. Riders love Pedego’s California-style cruisers, including the Pedego Platinum Interceptor, a fully loaded cruiser bike with a 48-volt battery that propels riders with extra power; the Pedego Interceptor, which boasts the same powerful 48-volt battery; and Pedego’s Comfort Cruiser, which is powered by a 36-volt battery for gentle help with hills. Also available are the sleek City Commuter; the sturdy Stretch cargo bike; the Trail Tracker fat-tire bike for riding on sand, gravel and snow; the Ridge Rider electric mountain bike; and the Latch, an ingenious folding bike, designed for portability and convenience. Other models include the electric tandem bike for two and the accessible Pedego Boomerang with an ultra-low step thru frame. Pedego also recently introduced the Airstream model for camping devotees. Free test rides of several models are available at the store.

“Pedego Dunedin is in an especially beautiful part of Florida,” said Pedego Electric Bikes CEO and co-founder Don DiCostanzo. “Pam, Jay and Caroline have found the perfect setting to share their love of Pedego electric bikes.”

About Pedego Dunedin

Pedego Dunedin is the region’s premier dealer in Pedego Electric Bikes. Offering a large selection of Pedego electric bikes sales, rentals, accessories and service. Free test rides are available as well as guided tours and self-guided tours. Store hours are Tuesday through Sunday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Monday, 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Located at 324 Scotland St., Dunedin, Fla., Pedego Dunedin is right on the Pinellas Trail, a scenic 75-mile bike path connecting Tarpon Springs to St. Petersburg. Numerous trails and destinations make a perfect setting to explore with family and friends while Pedego electric bikes empower everyone to go farther while having fun. To learn more and reserve a test ride, call (727) 432-5061 or email [email protected]. Follow us on Facebook and visit our website at

About Pedego Electric Bikes

Pedego®  Electric Bikes is the Number 1 electric bike brand in the United States, according to Navigant Research. Pedego manufactures 12 high-quality, innovative models, including cruisers, tandems, commuters, fat-tire bikes, mountain bikes, cargo bikes and a convenient electric folding bike. Sold at more than 100 Pedego-branded stores and hundreds of independent electric bike dealers worldwide, Pedego’s stylish “pedal or not” electric bikes boast powerful, whisper-quiet motors that let riders sail up hills and breeze through headwinds with a smile. Available in hundreds of color combinations, Pedego electric bikes deliver a green alternative for transportation, exercise and recreation — transforming lives with fun and delight.  Founded in 2008, Orange County, Calif.-based Pedego inspires riders to say, “Hello, Fun!”



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