Get Up and Really Go with an Electric Bike

Article by Michael Beightol

Photography by Stephen Neilson

Originally published in SW Lake Lifestyle

When Paul Wheatland moved back to SW Lake County a few years ago he was ready to pursue two of his passions: music and an outdoor lifestyle. When he and his partner, Tammy, purchased Main Street Outfitter (MSO) in Wauconda, a bike shop & pub, he satisfied both pursuits.

One thing he missed from his life in Southern California was bike rides along the beach. Now he’s taking long rides on Lake County bike trails with an electrifying boost from his Pedego bike, the premier brand of electric bikes. He’s also making quick converts of anybody looking to get out for a ride and wanting a power boost for pedaling uphill.

“We rented Pedegos last year in California and rode 30 miles the first day,” says Mike Duffy of Mundelein. “We fell in love with the product, and when Paul became a Pedego dealer we immediately bought two. My wife, Barbara, and I take advantage of all the bike trails. We even ride to Lake Forest to see our grandkids.”

Wheatland says he has a range of bikes available to suit all riders. “The Pedego tagline is ‘Hello Fun’,” he says. “There is one thing every test rider has in common—a huge smile.”

For a free one-hour ride, call MSO (847.526.7433) to reserve a bike. In addition to bike rentals and repairs, kayaks and paddle boards rentals are available for Bangs Lake. MSO features a full bar, music and food. Learn more at MSOPub.com.

E-Bike Specs

Electric Powered

  • Pedal Assist or Power on Demand

Bike Styles

  • From classic cruisers to monster trail bikes, all in great colors


  • From 15 – 68 miles
  • (360 to 816 Watt-Hours)

Other Bike Types

  • MSO sells and services traditional bikes
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