Pedego Boston Celebrates Spring With World’s Best Electric Bikes

Boston invited to grand opening for new Pedego dealership

Mike and Gabriela Pedego BostonIRVINE, Calif., March 25, 2015 — Spring is bringing a brand new kind of energy to Boston. Pedego Boston, featuring Pedego® electric bikes, will host a Grand Opening celebration on April 4 — and everyone’s invited to celebrate a return to sunny days and fun. The party starts at 11:00 a.m. with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 11:30 a.m., which will be attended by Massachusetts State Senator William Brownsberger and Sami Baghdady, Selectman for the Town of Belmont. Activities will include refreshments and door prizes as well as a raffle for prizes and a group electric bike ride at 1:00 p.m. The group ride is free, but bikes will be available on a first-come-first-served basis as this promises to be a very popular event!  This is also a great opportunity to meet the owners of this new Pedego location and discover why they feel so passionate about Pedego.

Pedego Boston store owner Michael Hauser loves Pedego electric bikes. In fact, while technology has been his profession, bicycles have been his passion for years. So when Hauser discovered Pedego electric bikes, he was convinced by their chic cycle design and state-of-the-art engineering that he’d found something Bostonians will love. He was right. The store opened quietly last fall, and the bikes have quickly developed a following despite frigid winter weather. “I am exhilarated by the strong interest our bikes are generating around town,” he said. “A lot of people are stopping by to take a test ride and ask questions. They’re also spreading the word around the community.”

The vibe at Pedego Boston is open and friendly, just like the bikes they sell. Michael answers to Mike, and his wife Gabriela goes by Gaby. And their location choice in the Boston area has proven to be a perfect match for this exuberant couple. “We chose Belmont because it is one of the communities west of Boston that has a lot of bicycle commuters,” said Hauser. He adds that even more people have said their commutes are too long for a standard bicycle, so they’ve been showing immense interest in electric bikes that make longer trips feasible. The Hausers are thrilled at how quickly the town has fallen in love with Pedego electric bikes.

Their location is excellent for rentals as well. “Cushing Square is a great area with a lot of energy and close proximity to Boston’s best bike trails,” noted Hauser. Belmont is close to two of the Boston area’s major bicycle trails: the Minuteman Trail leading to Lexington as well as the Paul Dudley Bicycle Path on the Charles River, which offers a great, safe and beautiful route to downtown Boston and Cambridge. Locals and tourists have been lining up to ride the colorful bikes along both trails.

Pedego Boston offers a variety of chic, sturdy and leading-edge electric bicycles. Models include the stylish Comfort Cruiser line and sleek City Commuters as well as off-road Trail Trackers and low-slung Boomerang bikes.  Pedego seems to have a model for everyone.

About Pedego Boston

Pedego® Boston offers the region’s finest selection of Pedego electric bikes for sale, tours and rentals. Conveniently located near Cushing Square in Belmont, Mass., Pedego Boston is a short ride from Harvard Square, the famous Minuteman Bikeway and the Charles River Bicycle Trails. Visit us for a test ride and explore Boston in a whole new way. Store hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., and Sunday, 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Call 617-230-8193 or email Mike@BostonPedego.com for more information.  Visit http://www.bostonpedego.com

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 Huntington Beach Celebrates Three Years!

Surf City USA electrified by the Pedego store’s many contributions

Pedego Huntington Beach photoIRVINE, Calif., March 18, 2015 — Three years ago this month, Huntington Beach native Tom Bock brought Pedego Electric Bikes to downtown Huntington Beach, and the city has been energized with fun ever since. Located a couple of blocks from the beach on the corner of 5th and Olive, Pedego Huntington Beach has grown into an integral part of Surf City, USA.

Bock chose a simple formula for success upon opening his store: Make fun hit the turf in a city known for surf. It worked. It didn’t take residents and visitors long to discover how many thrills could come from zipping out of the store’s bright red building.

A veteran businessman, Bock’s vision also included contributing to the city in meaningful ways. He now sits on the Board of Directors for the Huntington Beach Chamber of Commerce. What’s more, Pedego Huntington Beach (HB) stepped up when the city needed a bicycle parking valet. Making use of the store’s large parking lot, Bock’s team created a bicycle valet for the public. Anyone can park a bicycle in a secure location at Pedego HB and know it will be found safe upon return.

Then there’s the store’s success. Pedego Huntington Beach has sold hundreds of bikes to delighted riders. The most popular model has been the Pedego Interceptor. This cruiser-style bike boasts a muscular 500-watt motor and 48-volt battery. It also offers Pedego’s Pedal Assist function as well as a throttle for the ultimate in control while riding. “Riders say these bikes help them feel like kids again,” said Bock. “They can pedal through Huntington’s strong headwinds and still be smiling when they arrive at their destinations.” Pedego’s contemporary neon colors have helped make the Interceptor a fashionable choice as well.

With plenty of sunshine and great weather, Pedego HB is going to be humming with business during its anniversary. It will be a celebration of fun. Bock is familiar with what has come to be known as the Pedego Smile. “I see that grin all the time,” he laughed. “Huntington Beach residents and visitors just love these bikes.” Fortunately for the crowds, Pedego HB offers a large fleet of Pedego electric bikes in choices of several models and styles. Bock carries all the Pedego models from basic Comfort Cruisers to the powerful Trail Trackers and the famous Ford Super Cruisers powered by Pedego. Everyone is invited to stop by and take a free test ride on a Pedego electric bike. As the last three years have shown, it will be a whole lot of fun!

About Pedego Huntington Beach
Pedego® Huntington Beach is the city’s only electric bike store offering sales, rentals and guided tours. Pedego Huntington Beach is open seven days per week from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Located one block off Main Street on the corner of 5th and Olive streets, Pedego Huntington Beach is just two blocks from the beach. This popular Pedego Electric Bikes store offers a daily three-pier tour going to Newport Beach and back. For reservations, please call (714) 465-2782. Please visit www.PedegoHB.com and visit our Facebook page at facebook.com/pedegohb for more information and the latest news on Pedego Huntington Beach.

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 La Quinta

Pedego La Quinta Press Coverage

The latest Pedego Electric Bikes store in La Quinta, CA has been a big hit with the local media. The community seems really excited to have such a fun store in town spreading all the joy of riding electric bicycles. Below you can watch a video from a popular morning news program, and read two articles from local newspapers.

The Desert Sun – Pedego brings electric bikes to La Quinta

The Press Enterprise – Golf pro Newman opens Pedego Electric Bikes in Old Town La Quinta

 

City of Kelowna Pedego Electric Bike

Kelowna’s Getting the Job Done on Electric Bikes

This article is from Kelowna Now.

Kelowna Electric BikeCruising around town, hair blowing in the wind, basking in the beautiful Okanagan Spring and Summer time sun: no, it’s not a convertible, it’s the City of Kelowna Electric Bike Fleet and they’re working hard to beautify the City, save money, and reduce their greenhouse gas emissions.

They go by the name of Electric Assist Bikes, and they’re changing the way civic operations are conducted throughout Kelowna. Running in part with a pint-sized electric motor along with some good old fashioned human leg power, the electric assist bikes allow for City employees to roam around town and complete their daily tasks with ease and efficiency.

In a conversation with Alf Soros, the Fleet Services Supervisor for the City of Kelowna, he said the bikes are a great investment for the City and are incredibly helpful for the employees.

Living in a mountainous, desert region, commuting around town on a manual bike can be exhausting and uncomfortable from the hot summer heat. However, with an electric assist bike, employees have the option of utilizing a little boost every now and again.

Soros said employees typically peddle where they can and then use the motor to zoom up hills with ease. Running on a full charge, these wonder bikes can motor for at least 50 kilometres. After a day’s work, City employees simply plug their bikes into a docking station for a nightly charge.

City of Kelowna E-BikeCosting only $2,000 per bike, these electric assist bikes are much cheaper than your average work vehicle and require less maintenance; not to mention the added savings on fuel costs.

“They’re green and environmentally sound as far as greenhouse gas reduction and lowering costs,” said Soros. “Plus, the employees like to use them.”

So far, the City has acquired 12 regular pedal bikes and three electric assist bikes. The electric assist bikes are utilized by several City departments including parks and the sidewalk inspection department.

These futuristic bikes have proven beneficial for both departments. Park employees no longer have to struggle to find parking and the electric assist bikes have cut the sidewalk inspection program down by more than half.

The idea was sparked around four to five years ago and a pilot program was kicked off in 2013.

The City of Kelowna is dusting off their bike fleet for the upcoming summer season and Soros said depending on weather, they’ll be hitting Kelowna’s streets by mid March.

Sleek and Chic Pedego Electric Bikes Bring New Thrills to Coachella Valley

Locals will ride to BNP Paribas Open tennis tournament in electrifying style

pedego-la-quintaIRVINE, Calif., March 5, 2015 — A new Pedego® Electric Bikes store is opening in Old Town La Quinta.  The desert resort town — known for its historical sites and stately resort hotel —now presents a new kind of fun.

Pedego La Quinta offers rentals and tours on Pedego electric bikes, including:

Bike rentals for the March 9–22 BNP Paribas Open tennis tournament. Reserve now to avoid traffic and parking issues. Show your ticket stub and receive a 10% discount off regular rental rates.

Bike rentals for Coachella Fest, Stage Coach and the Humana Challenge, helping Pedego riders get around in style while avoiding traffic and parking issues.

Rides around the Sunday farmers market.  Pedego La Quinta will be there and invites shoppers to stop by for a free test ride.

The spectacular polo ground electric bike tour and polo match viewing.

A special guided tour of the La Quinta Cove Trail, which will take riders along 2,000-foot high mountains to view scenic vistas of Old Town La Quinta from an elevated perspective, unparalleled in the Coachella Valley.

Free test rides around Pedego La Quinta’s neighborhood to enjoy the beautiful scenery.

Pedego La Quinta presents an amazing array of Pedego electric bike models. The Comfort Cruisers are known for their style, relaxing ride and colorful selection. City Commuters offer a sleek, Dutch street-style bike that also benefits from Pedal Assist to accompany the throttle.  The throttle feature comes on all Pedego bikes. The Interceptor is a sporty cruiser boasting 48 powerful volts and Pedal Assist to help riders zip around La Quinta. The off-road, rugged Trail Tracker carries riders to new adventures, and the amazing Ford Super Cruiser offers power and rugged street-style combined. Pedego La Quinta also boasts the brand’s new Pedego Boomerang bike, an ultra-low step-thru cruiser with superior accessibility that invites even more people to the bike path.

Bryan Newman and his bride, Michelle, fell in love with electric bicycles when they test rode some on the advice of a friend. Bryan, a professional golfer, saw the potential immediately. ”Pedego electric bikes are amazing,” he said. “I grew up in Coachella Valley, and on a Pedego I saw areas of historic La Quinta I had never seen before,” he added. As co-owners of the new Pedego La Quinta, they’re looking forward to sharing new adventures and biking activities with their community.   

Pedego La Quinta is set to open its doors by March 10, 2015, though test rides and orders can be arranged prior to that date by emailing bryan@pedegolq.com. The Newmans are excited to share Pedego’s renowned products and service with the Coachella Valley. “I feel like we’re part of the Pedego family already,” he said. “The products are superior and so is the staff at Pedego corporate.” He believes his customers will appreciate the same kind of service that he has experienced working with the company.

About Pedego La Quinta

Pedego® La Quinta offers the region’s finest selection of Pedego electric bikes for sales, tours and rentals. Rental Rates range from $14 to $25 per hour and from $50 to $100 per day. The store is located in the heart of Old Town La Quinta at 78-015 Main Street, Suite 106, La Quinta, California 92253. Cross streets are Calle Tampico and Avenida Bermudas. Open weekdays from 9:00 a.m.– 5:00 p.m. and weekends from 8:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. Rentals and tours are available by appointment before the store’s opening, and walk-ins are also welcome as soon as the doors open. The staff looks forward to delighting visitors beginning with free test rides. Please call the store at 760-972-4017 or email us at bryan@pedegolq.com for more information on rentals, tours or purchases. For photos and news, visit our website at http://www.pedegolq.com. Visit Pedego La Quinta under “pedegolq” on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram where you can check for upcoming specials and events.

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/.