New Pedego Store Brings Green Fun to Emerald Isle

April 9, 2019

New Pedego Store Brings Green Fun to Emerald Isle

Pedego, the jewel of electric bike brands, opens a new store along the Crystal Coast

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., April 9, 2019 — A new Pedego Electric bikes store is now open in Emerald Isle, a town on Bogue Banks Island in North Carolina. Co-owned by Steve McNear, Matthew McNear and Joe Buck, Pedego Emerald Isle brings the green fun of the nation’s Number 1 electric bike brand to this new store along the Crystal Coast. This is the second location for these owners of Pedego New Bern.


WHAT:           “Introducing Pedego Emerald Isle” Grand-Opening Celebration & Cookout

WHERE:           8002-F Emerald Drive (in the Sea Oats Center)

WHEN:            Thursday, April 18, 4:00–6:00 p.m.

WHO:               Store co-owners Steve McNear, Matthew McNear and Joe Buck

Local VIPs and dignitaries from Bogue Banks Island

                        Cassidy Castleman from Pedego Corp.

EXTRAS:         Hot dogs, lemonade, beer and wine, plus free rides on Pedego electric bikes

Pedego Emerald Isle

The new Pedego Emerald Isle electric bikes store is ready to share the joys of Pedego electric bikes.

“Pedego electric bikes support the environment by providing ‘exercise disguised as fun,’ because riders love to zoom around town while leaving their cars parked,” said Matthew McNear. “We invite riders to enjoy the dazzling coastal scenery while cruising comfortably on powerful Pedego electric bikes. Pedal or not, Pedego bikes flatten hills and make headwinds a breeze,” added Buck.

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 and now Emerald Isle.

Pedego Emerald Isle offers rentals, sales and service of Pedego electric bikes. Visitors to Bogue Banks Island enjoy riding the powerful bikes for miles while enjoying stops at picturesque destinations, including the beach, the Atlantic Beach Aquarium, Fort Macon Sate Park and The Lighthouse. Riders can conquer hills, headwinds and distances with the bike’s PedalAssist and twist-and-go throttle. Pedal or not, riders enjoy the scenery as they ride.

“On Pedego bikes, riders can zoom around this beautiful island while decreasing their carbon footprints,” said Pedego Electric Bikes CEO and co-founder Don DiCostanzo. “They can enjoy a relaxing cruise for miles with a huge smile the whole time.”

About Pedego Emerald Isle

Pedego Emerald Isle staff members strive to delight Emerald Isle visitors and residents through the exhilarating experience of discovering local attractions while riding Pedego Electric Bikes. Open Monday through Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., and Sunday, from Noon to 4:00 p.m., Pedego Emerald Isle is located at 8002-F Emerald Drive (in the Sea Oats Center) and offers rentals, sales and service as well as tours and group rides. Call (252) 349-0177 or email to learn about the bikes and arrange a free sample ride. As stated in its TV ads and radio commercials, riders can enjoy all Emerald Isle has to offer in less time and with more fun as these unique bikes neutralize seasonal traffic hassles and tame headwinds. Follow Pedego Emerald Isle on Facebook to see all its current events, and learn more at For more information about the owners’ original location, visit Pedego New Bern.

About Pedego Electric Bikes

Pedego®  Electric Bikes is the Number 1 electric bike brand in the United States, according to Navigant Research. Sold at more than 100 Pedego-branded stores in the United States plus stores throughout Canada and Europe, 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.

Michele Kennedy, T&Co.