Tour guides Nicole Regele, an equestrian exercise rider, and polo player Tristan Hurley will take groups on a 2.5-hour round-trip tour that encompasses about 11 miles. Tours begin – and end – in The Alley, which is filled with unique local restaurants in the heart of the downtown shopping district.
“This is a wonderful new way to see the sights and learn about the rich history of the former Winter Colony,” said Coker Day, the owner of Pedego Electric Bikes Aiken. “Even residents say they are truly noticing places they drive by on a daily basis, and they didn’t know those places were tied to the Vanderbilts, Whitneys or Rockefellers.”
Aiken’s South Boundary Avenue has been rated as one of the Top 10 scenic streets in the United States. The equestrian district boasts gorgeous historic mansions that make sightseeing by Pedego a pleasurable experience. A local arboretum trail takes riders along a picturesque path.
All of the streets in Aiken are lined with live oaks and southern pine trees. Scenery takes center stage while riders enjoy gliding on their bikes, pedaling or not as they choose. Riders can conquer hills, headwinds and distances with the bike’s PedalAssist and twist-and-go throttle.
Some of the stops include:
• Highland Park Grille (and the site of the former Highland Park Hotel)
• The Old Post Office
• Hitchcock Woods (the largest urban forest in the nation)
• Aiken County Historical Museum
• Joy Cottage
• Hopelands Gardens
• Whitney Polo Field
• Aiken Training Track
• Aiken Train Depot
Tours – at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Wednesdays and Saturdays - will be limited to eight people and cost $40 per person. Book online at pedegoaiken.com or call 803-226-9007.
Pedego Aiken offers rentals, tours, sales and service of Pedego electric bikes. The Pedego Aiken store is located near many scenic bike paths that take riders to numerous historic and scenic destinations. A manned Pedego rental kiosk is located in Aiken’s downtown historic district. Riders have the option of guided tours or bike rentals, empowering them to discover more than they would have found on foot or by car.
“Aiken is beautiful with exquisite scenery and fascinating historic homes,” said Pedego Electric Bikes CEO and co-founder Don DiCostanzo. “Riders will truly enjoy all the beauty since they can cruise greater distances with ease.”
About Pedego Aiken
Pedego Aiken is the region’s premier dealer in Pedego Electric Bikes, offering Pedego electric bikes sales, rentals, tours, accessories and service in two locations. The Pedego Aiken store is located in The Village at Woodside, address: 4019 Pavilion Pass, Aiken, SC, 29803. A manned Pedego rental kiosk is located in “The Alley,” Aiken’s downtown historic district at 132 Laurens Street NW. Pedego Aiken is open Monday through Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Call (803) 226-9007 to learn more and arrange a free test ride. For more information, email the owner at firstname.lastname@example.org. To learn more, visit https://www.pedegoelectricbikes.com/dealers/aiken/ and follow us on Facebook.
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!”