New Pedego Store Brings Flashy Fun to Fort Myers

February 16, 2018

Pedego Fort Myers zooms riders around town on colorful electric bikes

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., Feb. 21, 2018 — The 116th Pedego® Electric Bikes store worldwide is now open in Fort Myers, Fla. Co-owned by husband-and-wife team Lisa and Skip Badolato, Pedego Fort Myers offers sales of Pedego electric bikes as well as rentals, tours, service and sales of accessories. The couple left their Wall Street jobs and moved to Fort Myers to open the region’s first Pedego store. They are excited to offer free test rides to visitors.


WHAT:           Grand Opening including Ribbon-cutting Ceremony with refreshments

WHERE:         2030 W. First St., Suite E, Fort Myers, FL

WHEN:           Friday, March 2 and Saturday, March 3, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

                        Ribbon-cutting Ceremony on Friday, March 2, at 11:00 a.m.

WHO:              Co-owners Lisa and Skip Badolato; Special Guest Marc Sullivan, retired baseball player with the Boston Red Sox; Fort Myers Mayor Randall P. Henderson Jr. and City Council members; Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce President & CEO Colleen DePasquale; Tom Bock from Pedego Corp.

EXTRAS:       Free test rides. Free group rides (subject to bike availability). Free raffle tickets for two tickets to a Boston Red Sox spring training game for anyone who takes a test ride on Friday or Saturday. Raffle for Pedego gift basket.

Pedego Fort Myers co-owners Skip and Lisa Badolato

After 30 years working on Wall Street, the Badolatos left their financial careers behind to follow their new paths with Pedego. “At fifty-something, we wanted a second career where we could make a positive impact on our customers’ lives, as well as our own,” Skip said. “Riding and falling in love with these bikes is a life-changing experience that we wanted to share with others.”

“We first fell in love with Pedego bikes while living in Spring Lake, New Jersey,” Lisa explained. “We are delighted to open Pedego Fort Myers and share the fun, health and wellness benefits with our customers here in sunny Florida.”

Fort Myers offers sales and rentals of Pedego electric bikes that empower riders to enjoy numerous local bike paths. The store is located at Legacy Harbour Marina in the historic River District of Fort Myers. Riders can cruise along the waterfront. The Ford and Edison Estates and beautiful homes along MacGregor Boulevard are just a few of the scenic destinations. They can also pedal through Centennial Park in Downtown Fort Myers and enjoy fun destinations with shops and restaurants. Local scenic paths take riders to Fort Myers Beach, Estero Beach and Lovers Key. Additional destinations in the region include Boca Grande, Venice, Estero, Pine Island, Matlacha, Cape Coral, Sanibel and Captiva Islands.Guided tours will be available soon.

Pedego Fort Myers sells all 12 models of Pedego’s popular electric bikes and offers Pedego’s leading customer service and technical support that is second to none as well as the industry’s leading two-year warranty on all bikes. “Our store has a a lounge area where you can relax and talk about Pedego rides. It’s the perfect place for our Pedego Owners Group to plan their next adventure.”

“Pedego Fort Myers brings a new kind of fun to the region — the joy of riding electric bikes,” said Pedego Electric Bikes CEO and co-founder Don DiCostanzo. “With the local scenic paths and exciting destinations, Pedego riders will smile for miles!”

About Pedego Fort Myers

Pedego Fort Myers is the region’s premier dealer in Pedego Electric Bikes. The store offers electric bicycle sales, rentals, accessories and service, with tours coming soon. Located at 2030 W. First St., Suite E, Fort Myers, FL, the store is near scenic paths that capture the beauty of the region.  Store hours are 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., daily. Call (239) 332-8080 to learn more about Pedego electric bikes and arrange a free test ride. Additional information is available at or by emailing

About Pedego

Pedego®  Electric Bikes is the Number 1 electric bike brand in the United States, according to Navigant Research. Sold at more than 115 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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