CATHY ROGERS AND PEDEGO TAKE A BIG RIDE ACROSS AMERICA

Completed 3,300 miles!

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On Saturday, August 1st, Cathy Rogers, 57, a casual cyclist, becomes the first person to ride coast-to-coast ride on a Pedego® electric bike. She pedaled 3,300 miles in 48 days from Washington State to Washington, D.C. as part of this year’s Big Ride Across America.  Rogers will arrive at the National Mall at Noon EDST on Saturday, August 2, 2014. Rogers joined her husband Paul Rogers and others on a team of hardcore cyclists as they rode to raise funds for the American Lung Association of the Mountain Pacific.

The Big Ride Arrival Ceremony will take place at noon EDST on Saturday, August 1, 1024, at The National Mall at the U.S. Capitol end of the mall, which is located west of 3rd Street, between Madison and Jefferson.  The riders will arrive on the gravel walkway.  The closest metro stop is Archives.  The public and media are invited to attend.

PEDEGO IS A PROUD SPONSOR
Pedego Electric Bikes is a proud sponsor of Cathy Rogers, as she rides across America to benefit the American Lung Association.

ABOUT CATHY’S PEDEGO ELECTRIC BIKE
Her bike is a Pedego’s Pedego Interceptor, a rugged electric bike that sports a powerful 48-volt battery to help her cross over any mountains along the way. The Pedego Interceptor boasts a whisper-quiet 500-watt motor in the rear wheel hub. When she’s not twisting the throttle, there’s no drag from the motor, so she can pedal with the bike’s 7 gears and enjoy a thorough workout. The Interceptor also has Pedego’s popular Pedal Assist function, which allows her to switch to automatic power that kicks in as she pedals. With five levels of Pedal Assist, Cathy can choose the amount of energy that will assist her over hills and through headwinds.

ABOUT CATHY ROGERS
Cathy is the founder and CEO of Aero Tech Designs, a cycling apparel company. She and her husband, Paul, have enjoyed biking for years, and this cross-country ride marks a major “bucket list” event in her life.

BIG RIDE MAP AND SCHEDULE
See the route they’re taking. Follow along and check out the many interesting towns they’ll be visiting along the way.

CATHY’S BLOG
Read Cathy’s personal account of her experiences as the team pedals for progress in the fight against lung disease. Cathy will share how her Pedego is helping her keep up with the hardcore riders — including her husband —making it an experience to remember.

MEDIA ATTENTION
The Big Ride Across America is attracting attention from the media. Here are some of the stories:
• Redmond Reporter: 
http://www.redmond-reporter.com/community/263096721.html
• Bicycle Times Magazine: http://bicycletimesmag.com/aero-tech-designs-ceo-balances-business-with-cross-country-ride/
• The Spokesman-Review: http://www.spokesman.com/outdoors/stories/2014/jun/19/cyclist-cathy-rogers-riding-electric-bike-across/

MEDIA INQUIRIES
Contact T&Co. for more info.

BUY A BIKE LIKE CATHY’S
Cathy is enjoying her ride on a Pedego’s Pedego Interceptor. You can enjoy the same fun every time you go for a ride on your own Pedego electric bike. Choose from a rainbow of colors and a great selection of models.