Pedego Electric Bikes Brings New Fun to New Bern

June 11, 2018

June 22nd celebration marks grand opening of Pedego New Bern

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., June 11, 2018 — A Pedego® Electric Bikes store has opened in New Bern, N.C. Pedego New Bern co-owners Steve McNear, Matthew McNear and Joe Buck are excited to bring Pedego electric bikes to the Coastal Carolina Region. Riding along New Bern’s rivers, through forest paths and around town are more fun on Pedego electric bikes, which flatten hills and neutralize headwinds. A Grand-Opening Celebration is slated for Friday, June 22, with the Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony at Noon, and the public is invited to attend. Pedego is the nation’s Number 1 electric bike brand. Pedego New Bern is the 134th Pedego store worldwide.


WHAT:           Grand-Opening Celebration and Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony with free test rides

WHERE:         417 Broad St., New Bern, North Carolina

WHEN:           Friday, June 22, 2018, from Noon to 2:00 p.m.

WHO:              Store co-owners Steve McNear, Matthew McNear and Joe Buck
Representatives from the City of New Bern
VIPs from the New Bern Area Chamber of Commerce
Cassidy Castleman from Pedego Corporate

EXTRAS:       Free group rides, refreshments including a cookout and raffles for prizes

Pedego New Bern co-owners Joe Buck and Matthew McNear are proud to introduce Pedego’s quality electric bikes to the community.

Prior to opening Pedego New Bern, Steve owned two software businesses for more than 30 years. Matthew is an actor in New York City, and Joe is a former Marine. They discovered Pedego while researching family businesses to start. They fell in love with the Pedego story and were impressed with both the company’s bikes and its marketing. After riding the bikes, they were convinced Pedego Electric Bikes would introduce a new level of fun — and a popular new pastime — to New Bern.

Visitors will enjoy renting Pedego electric bikes as they join local Pedego bike owners cruising scenic paths leading to spectacular Coastal Carolina destinations. Historic downtown New Bern is bike-friendly with designated bike lanes that lead riders to exciting tourist stops including Tryon PalaceThe Pepsi Store (the birthplace of Pepsi), historic downtown sites and beautiful homes built in the 18th and 19th centuries. Nicholas Sparks’ fans will have fun zipping around the area to visit recognizable settings used in many of his books. Bird watchers will love riding in the local Croatan National Forest, a short ride from Pedego New Bern.

“Pedego New Bern is a really fun place to discover the joys of electric bikes,” said Pedego Electric Bikes CEO and co-founder Don DiCostanzo. “Steve, Matthew and Joe will help visitors and locals alike find the Pedego bikes of their dreams.”

About Pedego New Bern

Pedego New Bern is Coastal Carolina’s premier dealer in Pedego Electric Bikes. Offering Pedego electric bikes sales, rentals, tours, accessories and service, Pedego New Bern is surrounded by numerous historic and scenic destinations including coastal paths and Downtown New Bern. Located at 417 Broad St., New Bern, North Carolina, Pedego New Bern is open Wednesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; and Sunday, Noon to 4 p.m. Closed Monday and Tuesday. Call (252) 631-9443 to learn more and arrange a free test ride. For more information, email the owners at [email protected].

About Pedego

Pedego®  Electric Bikes is the Number 1 electric bike brand in the United States, according to Navigant Research. Sold at more than 130 Pedego-branded stores and hundreds of independent electric bike dealers worldwide, 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!”

Teri Sawyer, T&Co.
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Michele Kennedy, T&Co.
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