New Pedego Electric Bikes Store Makes History in Frederick

May 17, 2018

With an upcoming Ribbon-cutting Ceremony and Grand-opening celebration, Pedego Frederick delivers fun on two wheels

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., May 21, 2018 — A new Pedego® Electric Bikes store is now open in Frederick, Md., offering the nation’s Number 1 electric bike brand. Co-owners Mimi Zee, Todd Ricci and Scott Alexander are excited to offer Pedego electric bike sales and rentals as well as tours on these stylish electric bikes that empower riders to enjoy miles of blissful riding with control over their exercise. Pedego Frederick is the 122nd Pedego store worldwide.


WHAT:     Grand-opening Celebration and Ribbon-cutting Ceremony with refreshments

WHERE:   125 South Carroll St., Frederick, MD 21701

WHEN:     Ribbon Cutting will be held on Wednesday, May 30, at 2:30 p.m.

Grand-opening Celebration will be held on Saturday, June 2, at Noon

WHO:        Co-owners Mimi Zee and Scott Alexander

                  VIP Guests, including dignitaries from City and County government; the Chamber of Commerce of Frederick; The Frederick Tourism Council; the Rotary Club of Frederick; and Cassidy Castleman from Pedego Electric Bikes

EXTRAS: Free test rides, discounts on rentals and tours, raffle for prizes.

Pedego Frederick store owners Todd Ricci, Mimi Zee and Scott Alexander offer stylish electric bikes.

Zee left the nonprofit world to enjoy full-time fun as the managing partner at Pedego Frederick. Previously, she worked with Alexander for 20 years in various nonprofit, mental health and community-development settings. Alexander continues to work as a business consultant and professional speaker. Zee’s longtime friend Ricci works in the entertainment industry where he’s been a concert lighting designer and director for 30 years.

“Our Pedego store is a healthy and fun addition to the community of Frederick,” said Zee. “Locals and visitors exploring our historic city will enjoy this powerful new way to cruise around town.”

Pedego Frederick worked closely with Frederick’s Tourism Council and Visitor’s Center to design an eight-mile, hour-and-a-half guided “Fall in Love with Frederick” tour that gives riders a sample of the scenery and historic sites the city has to offer. Customized tours for private parties, family events and special themes are also available. For renters who prefer to explore on their own, Pedego Frederick is conveniently located near numerous historic sites and scenic paths in the “City of the Clustered Spires.” Riders can explore the city’s 50-block historic district with stops at various points of interest dating back to the 18th Century. A map is available online for the well-known Frederick History Bicycle Loop that takes riders on a 10-mile route around town with stops at the Francis Scott Key Monument and several Civil War sites.

“On Pedego electric bikes, riders can cruise together for a day’s adventure exploring historic Frederick, avoiding parking hassles and saving on car rentals while having fun every minute of the day,” said Pedego Electric Bikes CEO and co-founder Don DiCostanzo.

About Pedego Frederick

Pedego Frederick is the region’s premier dealer in Pedego Electric Bikes, offering Pedego electric bikes sales, rentals, tours and service. Pedego Frederick is close to numerous historic and scenic destinations including the Frederick History Bicycle Loop, a 10-mile bike path that connects museums and historic sites. The store also offers a guided “Fall in Love with Frederick” tour for only $75. Located within a 2-minute ride to the Carroll Creek Promenade and Linear Park at 125 South Carroll St. in Frederick, MD, 21701, Pedego Frederick is open Wednesday through Sunday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., and is closed Monday and Tuesday. Seasonal hours are to be determined. Call (301) 624-4000 to learn more about the bikes and arrange a free test ride. The owners can be reached by email at

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!”

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