Pedego Electric Bikes Make Cycling Sweet in St. Pete

May 21, 2018

Pedego St. Pete is the thrilling new launch pad and destination for fun-loving bike riders

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., May 23, 2018 — A Pedego® Electric Bikes store is now open in St. Petersburg, Fla., offering the nation’s Number 1 electric bike brand. Pedego St. Pete is the 124th Pedego store worldwide. The new store co-owners Pam Beckom and daughter Caroline Harbaugh also own Pedego Dunedin, about 25 miles away. The two locations work as reciprocal destinations for adventurers on rental Pedego electric bikes, offering plenty of battery power to zoom riders between the cities on a dedicated bike trail.

Beckom and Harbaugh traded in their franchise pizza chain in Indiana to own their Pedego Electric Bikes stores in sunny Florida. It was an easy decision to make when they discovered how much people love Pedego bikes. A Grand-opening Celebration is planned, and the public is invited.


WHAT:           Ribbon-cutting Ceremony and Grand-opening Celebration

WHERE:         2315 Central Ave., St. Petersburg, FL 33713

WHEN:           Thursday, May 31st from 11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

EXTRAS:       Free refreshments, prizes, demo rides and group ride (must RSVP)

RSVP:             [email protected]

WHO:              Store co-owners Pam Beckom and daughter Caroline Harbaugh
Natalie Fisher and Matt Lettelleir of the St. Petersburg Chamber of Commerce
Nicole Schwartz from Pedego Corp.
Local St. Pete and Dunedin Pedego Owners Group members

Pedego St. Pete co-owners Caroline Harbaugh and Pam Beckom with store mascot “Wesley”

The highly rated Pinellas Rail Trail offers 25 miles of scenic riding between Dunedin and St. Petersburg. It’s just one of the many beautiful paths in the region that offers historic and scenic views along the way. The store will also offer guided tours, including a tour of St. Pete’s famous murals. “St. Pete is an up-and-coming hotspot for fun in Florida,” said Harbaugh. “Bike renters can enjoy so many destinations and activities, leaving their cars behind and riding from our store. There’s just so much to see and do, and getting there is easy on a Pedego.”

“Pedego St. Petersburg is bringing a new kind of energy to the region,” said Pedego Electric Bikes CEO and co-founder Don DiCostanzo. “Locals and visitors are going to love powering through headwinds and across distances, all with a big smile.”

About Pedego St. Pete

Pedego St. Pete is among the region’s premier dealers in Pedego Electric Bikes. The store offers electric bicycle sales, rentals, tours, accessories and service. Located in the heart of St. Petersburg at 2315 Central Avenue, the store is near scenic paths that lead to beautiful and historic destinations. Riders may arrange to enjoy a longer ride to Pedego Dunedin, about 25 miles away.  Pedego St. Pete is open Wednesday through Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and is closed Mondays and Tuesdays. Call (727) 432-5061 to learn more about Pedego electric bikes and arrange a free test ride. Additional information is available at or by emailing [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 120 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 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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