Taking 'em for a Spin

An afternoon at Pedego Southlands

What has two-wheels and comes in bright colors? Pedego Bikes! Located at 6620 South Main Street in Aurora, Pedego Southlands is fully-equipped with plenty of pedal assist bikes for rent and purchase. With a mission to discover the magic behind eclectic bikes, we spent an afternoon with owners Sandy and Mark Kinslow. Here’s what Sandy had to say:

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The Pedego Southlands Team: Mark Kinslow, Co-Owner, Sandy Kinslow, Co-Owner and Ron Furr, Store Manager (from left to right).

Q: What’s different about riding an electric bike?

A: Freedom! It’s what’s different about electric bikes. You can set the pedal assistance to the amount of exercise you want and keep pace with your friends. No more worrying that you’re holding everyone up. With an electric bike, you have complete control over your riding experience and the more you ride, you’ll find yourself using less assistance.

Q: Explain some differences between the bikes.

A: There are a lot of different models, with the most popular being the Interceptor. It’s a beach cruiser style and considered to be the most comfortable bike on the planet. These bikes are great for visitors or people who maybe haven’t ridden eclectic bikes before. The City Commuter and Ridge Rider bikes are also very popular, they’re great for getting in a workout.

Q: Where are the best places in Aurora to ride?

A: The Aurora Reservoir is only about a mile from our store and has a paved trail that’s perfect for riding. In store, we have maps with directions to the reservoir and the Piney Creek Trail. Soon riders will be able to hop on the E470 trail right near the store and make their way directly to the Piney Creek Trail!

Q: Who rides electric bikes?

A: The Pedego bikes are for everyone! Even hard-core riders like to use them with their families or friends. It’s a great way to get everyone involved while enjoying time outside!

Q: How can a visitor get started?

A: Any groups or visitors can give the store a call and let us know how many will be in your party. Riders must be 16 years and older and we have helmets to borrow and for purchase. We’ll have the right sizes of bikes waiting for you and we’ll take you for a test ride. We recommend arriving at the store 20-30 minutes early so everyone can sign the release form. Then go have fun!

Pedego Southlands is the place for groups and visitors alike. Checking out the mountain views and calming waters of Aurora has never been easier! With fall winding down, Pedego Southlands’ hours will be transitioning. Take a look at their Facebook page to learn more about their bikes, daily rentals, and hours.

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