The Pedego Boomerang Electric Bike Brings ‘Em Back!


IRVINE, Calif., Nov. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Thanks to Pedego® Electric Bikes, Baby Boomers are keeping their love affairs with bicycles alive as they roll forward through the years. Pedego’s robust motors have set them free from the constraints of hills and headwinds, and now, even more riders will be able to join the fun — no matter how many years they’ve been away from cycling. Pedego is pleased to announce the Boomerang — an electric bike designed with an extra-low step thru frame.

“A lot of people have been busy with their careers, family and other responsibilities for many years, even decades,” says Pedego co-founder and CEO Don DiCostanzo. “In all that time, they’ve come to need a little assistance climbing on and off a bike. The Pedego Boomerang makes it a snap.”

Pedego’s new Boomerang lives up to its name in a couple of ways: First, its electric assist allows riders to feel confident that no matter how far they roam, they’ll be able to make it home. And second, its extra-low, easy-access step-thru design draws older riders back to the bike path after years of absence. They can simply sit on the seat, swing a leg over the ultra-low step thru, and cruise in style.

This sweet ride is available in two versions:  the Pedego Boomerang and the Pedego Boomerang Plus. Both are available in Candy Apple Red or Classic Black. The basic Boomerang boasts a state-of-the-art lithium ion 36-volt battery (with a 15 amp hour upgrade available) and a variable-speed throttle presented with alloy components, all for the same MSRP of $2,295 as Pedego’s original basic electric bike, the Comfort Cruiser.

For riders whose extra weight makes riding difficult, the Pedego Boomerang Plus is the solution that will bring them back to the joys of the bike path. At $2,995, the Plus model offers a pedal assist computer that provides five levels of automatic assist upon pedaling, a powerful 48-volt battery (with a 14.5 amp hour upgrade available) and optional mag wheels that can carry up to 450 pounds, all presented with sleek black components.

With either model, riders can pedal as much as they want using the seven-speed Shimano gearing. And when they come across hills or headwinds, Pedego’s rugged 500-watt motor is there to help them reach their destinations with a smile.

Available at hundreds of participating dealers in countries around the world, the highly anticipated release of this new ultra-inclusive design is here. This elegant new electric bike demonstrates how the people at Pedego are miles ahead when it comes to building bikes that delight customers… all of their customers!

About Pedego
Pedego® Electric Bikes, the world’s premier electric bicycle brand, transforms people’s lives with fun and an abundance of delightful moments. Pedego’s stylish, colorful bikes boast the latest in electric bicycle technology and deliver a green alternative for transportation, exercise and recreation. Riders sail up hills and breeze through headwinds! Pedego “pedal or not” models include the Comfort Cruiser, City Commuter and Trail Tracker. Hailing from Orange County, Calif., Pedego is the fastest growing electric bicycle company in the world. Pedego electric bikes are sold in more than 800 stores in 40 countries. For more information, please visit http://www.pedegoelectricbikes.com/

Pedego Electric Bikes Do Your Heart Good

 Jan. 28, 2015

This Valentine’s Day, electric bike riders are heart healthy and oh-so-happy!

IRVINE, Calif. — What does the physical heart have to do with the romantic “heart” of love lore? Plenty, according to the Center for Disease Control. Its website states that you should “stay ‘heart healthy’ for yourself and your loved ones.” It’s no coincidence that the American Heart Association chose February as its National Heart Month. Whether you’re starting a new romance or celebrating a long-lived love affair, it makes sense to stay as heart healthy as possible.

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Diet and genetics certainly play a role, but regular aerobic exercise is a key influence on heart health. The trick is to make the exercise regular. Here are a few secrets to help you find that rhythm:

Exercise disguised as fun. On a Pedego electric bike, pedal as much as you want and use the electric throttle to conquer hills or headwinds along the way. It’s just plain fun, which of course encourages regular rides.

Follow your heart to adventure. Where there are Pedego electric bikes, romantic adventures are sure to follow. Married more than 30 years, Cathy and Paul Rogers of Pittsburgh kept the romance alive by participating in last summer’s Big Ride Across America, cycling 3,300 miles from Washington State to Washington D.C. Paul rode a traditional bike, and Cathy was able to join her husband because of her Pedego Interceptor electric bike. Together, she and Paul enjoyed the adventure of a lifetime. Cathy lost weight on the ride and finished in great physical shape. “My health is great, thanks in part to the exercise I got during this ride,” she said.

Make it a date. At 56, Suzanne Burke found the way to improved health and happiness in 2014. At the start of last year, she battled Type 2 diabetes and high cholesterol — common ailments among Boomers. She lives near a beach bike path, and her health-improvement plan included riding her bicycle every day. Suzanne spiced up her rides by inviting potential love interests to join her on the bike path for a first date. “It really shows you who they are,” she explained. Suzanne did this for a few months and eventually pedaled her way to finding the path partner of her dreams.

Look and Feel 10 Years Younger. — Studies have shown that regular cyclists experience the general health of someone approximately 10 years younger. Cycling can also help reduce blood pressure and cholesterol and can even help fight cancer, diabetes and heart disease. In fact, women who ride 20 miles per week may reduce their risk of cardiovascular disease by up to 50 percent. Plus, cycling can burn 500 calories per hour, helping cyclists lose or control their weight while improving their general fitness.

Feeling fit and strong enables you to enjoy the love you share. And Pedego electric bikes are helping riders go for love with all their hearts.

About Pedego
Pedego® Electric Bikes, the world’s premier electric bicycle brand, transforms people’s lives with fun and an abundance of delightful moments. Pedego’s stylish, colorful bikes boast the latest in electric bicycle technology and deliver a green alternative for transportation, exercise and recreation. Riders sail up hills
Page 1/2PRLog – Global Press Release Distribution and breeze through headwinds! Pedego “pedal or not” models include the Comfort Cruiser, City Commuter and Trail Tracker. Hailing from Orange County, Calif., Pedego is the fastest growing electric bicycle company in the world. Pedego electric bikes are sold in more than 800 stores in 40 countries. For more information, please visit http://www.pedegoelectricbikes.com/

Newport police get souped-up, electric patrol bikes – by Nicole Shine, OC Register

BY NICOLE SHINE / STAFF WRITER, OC Register

Published: April 3, 2014 Updated: April 4, 2014 8:52 a.m.

P1-300x225NEWPORT BEACH – By design, this officer’s bicycle has super powers and a serious purpose.

“It’s almost like it’s bionic,” Newport Beach police Officer John Mika said Thursday morning, wheeling around a new electric patrol bike.

Last week, officers began patrols on two customized, $4,000 Pedego bicycles. The patrol bikes are likely the first in the county, officials said.

With a push of a button, Newport Beach’s new electric bikes can reach speeds of 25 mph. They are outfitted with neat gadgets, such as a switch that tightens the shock absorbers to amp up the speed. It’s powered by a lithium ion battery – the same power inside a Tesla – that lasts through a 10-hour police shift, or longer.

P3-300x225Beyond the gee-whiz features, it still pedals like a regular bike.

Mika said the bike is a natural fit for beach patrols in a town where the population doubles in the summer.

The bike can whiz along the boardwalk and pier, places a police car or motorcycle can’t reach. And its speed means a faster response to police calls up and down the Balboa Peninsula.

The new bikes complement unconventional patrol methods already in place in the city, such as horse-mounted officers. New modes of transportation, such as electric bikes and Segways, are appearing more and more in law enforcement, authorities said.

“You can’t use a hammer for everything, Mika said. “You’ve got to have a lot of different tools.”

Another advantage to the bike: silence. That helps police combat thefts from cars and property crimes, the city’s chief law enforcement problems, Lt. Damon Psaros said.

“It’s stealthy,” Psaros said. “You can’t hear them coming.”

P1-300x225Psaros said the force had considered electric bikes for some time. The battery technology wasn’t there until now.

“It’s much lighter and more reliable,” he said. The bikes, which can travel 30 miles continually on one charge, are recharged by plugging into a standard outlet.

Psaros said they bought the bikes after about three months of testing with the Pedego Corona del Mar dealership. The bikes are outfitted with special all-terrain tires, wider handlebars, and a special suspension system, among other features.

Pedego dealership owner Joe Carter said the police bikes were a first for his company. Ordinarily, he said, his customers are enthusiasts and commuters.

Now, he sees opportunities in campus security, even Disneyland.

“It’s a young industry,” he said. “Its uses are just evolving.”

Contact the writer: nshine@ocregister.com or Twitter:@nicolekshine

Pedego’s Participation at Google’s Earth Day Celebration

Pedego Electric Bikes just participated in Google’s 2 wheeled vehicle demo event. In celebration of Earth Day, Google invited a handful of big-name electric vehicle manufacturers to the Googleplex to promote alternative transportation. With over 20,000 employees at their Mountain View, CA campus, Google is hoping to alleviate some heavy morning traffic by encouraging those living within a reasonable distance to bike to work.

Pedego gave free test rides throughout the day to hundreds of Googlers, showcasing our entire line of electric bikes. As we had anticipated, the City Commuter was the crowd favorite due to its magnificent form and function design elements.  The Pedego Trail Tracker was also a favorite with a line of people waiting to take it for a ride on the designated track.