Pedego Electric Bikes Opens in St. Simons Island

April 12, 2021

Locally-Owned Electric Bike Shop Opens Doors to Community; Inspires Connection And Celebrates Outdoor Activity

ST. SIMONS ISLAND, Ga.—April 22, 2021—Pedego Electric Bikes, a leading electric bike brand, is now open in St. Simons Island at 3600 Frederica Rd. Local store owners, Robert and Wendi Echols, invite the community to join the ribbon cutting ceremony on Thursday, April 22, at 10:30 a.m. to celebrate with festivities and refreshments. Additionally, Pedego CEO Don DiCostanzo and Pedego Director of Business Development Cynthia Newcomb will be in attendance.

The event will feature a Pedego group ride, beginning at the storefront at 11 a.m., will head north on Frederica Road to Fort Frederica and arrive back at the store by 12 p.m.

“It’s a delight to bring Pedego Electric Bikes to the island,” said Wendi Echols. “I grew up here with my father running the first bike shop on the island until the mid-80s, so I spent each day riding my bike from one end of the island to the other. I knew that this community already loves the type of adventure, connection and outdoor experience that Pedego Electric Bikes are known for around the world. After purchasing five Pedegos for our family and experiencing the quality of the bikes and enjoyment they bring, it was a no-brainer to provide the same opportunity to the St. Simons community.”

Robert and Wendi Echols outside of Pedego St. Simons for their Grand Opening.

Robert was an account manager in Atlanta with a large mechanical contractor but always thought he would one day open a rental business in a small resort town. “I became a Pedego believer after purchasing my Platinum Interceptor and was able to triple the distance of my daily rides. During the process of looking to buy Pedego e-bikes for my family, I met a few Pedego store owners who shared their backgrounds with me. They all spoke about the close family-like feel that Pedego Headquarters provides which allows them freedom to run their stores as they want, but also gives them confidence that anyone at corporate is just a phone call away if they need them. Thanks to Pedego’s support and amazing business model, we were able to make my dream a reality,” said Robert Echols.

“At Pedego, we’re committed to inspiring connection and adventure within each of our communities,” said Cynthia Newcomb, Director of Business Development at Pedego. “We’re a people-oriented, fun-focused company, which is why St. Simons Island is the perfect addition to our Pedego family. We look forward to not only providing St. Simons with the best e-bikes in the world, but also cultivating a community that brings out the best in each other.”

Don DiCostanzo founded Pedego Electric Bikes in 2008 out of a desire to combine quality and style in the e-bike category. Pedego St. Simons joins the over 140 locally-owned Pedego stores throughout the U.S.

For more information on Pedego Electric Bikes, to find a store or try a Pedego electric bike, visit

About Pedego® Electric Bikes

Founded in 2008, Pedego Electric Bikes offers a line of 20 premium quality electric bikes of different styles and colors, suited for the needs of every Pedego customer. Electric bikes are designed to make outdoor exercise easy and convenient for people of all athletic abilities. Created with a vision to be the best brand of electric bikes, the brand has expanded its footprint to more than 140 locally-owned stores nationwide. Visit to find a store or try a Pedego electric bike.

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