Pedego Steamboat Springs Gives Cyclists Wings

Grand Opening events celebrate Colorado’s 6th Pedego Electric Bikes store

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., July 20, 2016 — The new Pedego® Steamboat Springs electric bike store is charging up the Rockies with a wide variety of electric bike models for sale. Pedego bikes boast whisper-quiet motors and powerful lithium ion batteries to help riders zoom up hills and enjoy mountain vistas with ease. This is the 6th Pedego store in Colorado and the 84th store worldwide for Pedego Electric Bikes, the nation’s Number 1 electric bike brand according to Navigant Research. Free test rides are available at all of the Pedego stores.

Pedego Steamboat Springs will celebrate its official grand opening with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Friday, July 29 and a party on Saturday, July 30. The public is invited.

Co-owners Linda John and Bruce Caplowe started as customers first. “I rode my first Pedego in Vail. I didn’t know what to expect because I ride pedal bikes a lot,” said John. “I couldn’t believe how much fun it was! Plus, I realized that electric bikes are a fabulous way to commute, run errands, and go out to dinner — plus much more — all without working up a sweat.”

Business partners Caplowe and John decided to open their Pedego store in Steamboat Springs —also known as “Bike Town USA” — to bring electric bikes to this bike-loving community. “I love the fact that Pedego electric bikes give everyone the opportunity to get active, get outside and have some fun,” explained Caplowe. The store will celebrate its official Grand Opening over a two-day series of events.

THE PUBLIC IS INVITED TO BOTH GRAND OPENING EVENTS!

FRIDAY, JULY 29:

WHAT:     Ribbon-cutting ceremony with local VIPs in attendance

WHERE:   Pedego Steamboat Springs, 345 Lincoln Ave #101, Steamboat Springs

WHEN:     Friday, July 29, 2016, 11 a.m.

WHO:        Pedego Steamboat Springs co-owners Linda John and Bruce Caplowe plus dignitaries from the Chamber of Commerce

SATURDAY, JULY 30:

WHAT:     Grand Opening Celebration with free test rides, group ride, special deals, prizes and refreshments

WHERE:   Pedego Steamboat Springs, 345 Lincoln Ave #101, Steamboat Springs

WHEN:     Saturday, July 30, 2016, 12:00 to 4:00 p.m.

WHO:        Pedego Steamboat Springs co-owners Linda John and Bruce Caplowe

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Photo Credit: Brooke Bumgarner

Pedego Steamboat Springs offers popular Pedego models for rental and sale. Riders will conquer the Rocky Mountains on Pedego’s powerful Interceptor cruisers, Stretch cargo bikes, fat-tire Trail Trackers, sleek City Commuters, ultra-accessible Boomerangs and Ridge Rider mountain bikes. Renters must be at least 16 years old to ride an electric bike. The store also services electric bikes.

The store offers a full menu of guided and self-guided tours for visitors and locals alike. Riders can enjoy the informative Tour the Town tour. For those seeking a fun, social ride, the adult-only Cruise the Brews tour visits local breweries for tastings. Self-guided tours are available for more independent riders who would like a personal adventure to experience riding River Road to the mountain or enjoy a scenic visit to Fish Creek Falls. Local hot springs and mountain vistas make excellent destinations as well. On Pedego electric bikes, riders can enjoy any of these excursions without being held back by hills, headwinds or exhaustion.

“We are thrilled to see Pedego Steamboat Springs arrive in this community and are proud to open our sixth store in Colorado and 85th store worldwide,” said Pedego Electric Bikes CEO and co-founder Don DiCostanzo. “With a choice of cruisers, commuters, mountain bikes, folding bikes and even a fat-tire trail bike that glides through snow, Pedego Steamboat Springs is ready to delight everyone who rides these bikes.”

About Pedego Steamboat Springs

Pedego Steamboat Springs is the region’s premier dealer in Pedego electric bikes. With their whisper-quiet motors and powerful lithium ion batteries, Pedego bikes flatten hills and make headwinds a breeze, so riders can enjoy more miles and reach destinations with a smile. Located at 345 Lincoln Ave #101, Steamboat Springs, CO, Pedego Steamboat Springs provides electric bicycle sales and rentals as well as accessories and service. Several guided and self-guided scenic tours are also available. Open daily, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Call (970) 761-5312 to arrange a free test ride, rental or tour. Visit PedegoSteamboatSprings.com or email info@pedegosteamboat.com to learn more about how these bikes can help you feel like a kid again. One ride and you’ll be saying, “Hello, fun!”

About Pedego

Pedego Electric Bikes, the fastest growing electric bicycle company in the United States, manufactures 10 high-quality, innovative models, including cruisers, tandems, commuters, fat-tire bikes, mountain bikes, cargo bikes and a convenient electric folding bike. Sold at 83 Pedego-branded stores and hundreds of independent electric bike dealers worldwide, Pedego’s stylish “pedal or not” electric bikes boast powerful, whisper-quiet motors that let riders sail up hills and breeze through headwinds with a smile. Available in hundreds of color combinations, Pedego electric bikes deliver a green alternative for transportation, exercise and recreation — transforming lives with fun and delight.  Founded in 2008, Orange County, California-based Pedego inspires riders to say, “Hello, Fun!” For more information, please visit http://www.pedegoelectricbikes.com/.

Pedego Named Number 1 Electric Bike Brand by Navigant Research

Second Largest Unit Seller in Electric Bikes in the United States

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., July 12, 2016 — Pedego® Electric Bikes was named the Number 1 electric bike brand sold in the United States and the second largest unit seller in the United States, according to a new report from Navigant Research.

According to Navigant, electric bicycles are the highest-selling electric vehicle on the planet, with nearly 35 million unit sales forecast worldwide for 2016. In North America, electric bikes are hitting the big-time with 152,000 units expected to be sold in 2016.

“We attribute our stellar growth to delighting our customers with colorful, high-quality electric bikes in 10 models and providing exceptional support to our dealer network,” said Pedego CEO and co-founder Don DiCostanzo.

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Pedego was founded in 2008 with a bike design on a cocktail napkin by DiCostanzo and his best friend Terry Sherry, CFO, who wanted to ride bikes but hated hills and headwinds. Pedego has grown an average of 46 percent for the past four years (2012–2015). In addition to its 83 branded stores, Pedego bikes are sold in hundreds of independent bike shops worldwide and is the choice of leading tour companies including Dylan’s Tours.

Click here for Navigant’s overview on Pedego and an executive summary of the report.

About Pedego

Pedego Electric Bikes, the fastest growing electric bicycle company in the United States, manufactures 10 high-quality, innovative models, including cruisers, tandems, commuters, fat-tire bikes, mountain bikes, cargo bikes and a convenient electric folding bike. Sold at 83 Pedego-branded stores and hundreds of independent electric bike dealers worldwide, Pedego’s stylish “pedal or not” electric bikes boast powerful, whisper-quiet motors that let riders sail up hills and breeze through headwinds with a smile. Available in hundreds of color combinations, Pedego electric bikes deliver a green alternative for transportation, exercise and recreation — transforming lives with fun and delight.  Founded in 2008, Orange County, California-based Pedego inspires riders to say, “Hello, Fun!” For more information, please visit http://www.pedegoelectricbikes.com/.

Pedego Named #1 Electric Bike Brand by Navigant Research

Pedego was named the number one brand sold in the United States and the second largest unit seller in the United States, according to a new report from Navigant Research.

According to Navigant, electric bicycles are the highest selling electric vehicle on the planet, with nearly 35 million unit sales forecast worldwide for 2016. In North America, electric bikes are hitting the big-time with 152,000 units expected to be sold in 2016.

Click here for Navigant’s overview on Pedego and an executive summary of the report.

Pedego Breckenridge Cruises Into Fascinating Summer Fun!

Guided Pedego electric bike tour delivers awesome adventures

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., July 6, 2016 — Pedego® Breckenridge has opened for summer, offering fun in the sun on high-quality electric bikes. Pedego Breckenridge offers sales and rentals of Pedego electric bikes, and Owners Liz LaBelle and Paul Mutch are offering an outstanding guided tour.

“The tour guide shares fascinating facts, and the sites you’ll see are stunning, but your biggest takeaway will surely be how enjoyable it is to ride a Pedego electric bike,” said Paul Mutch.

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Breckenridge 101 Guided Tour

Enjoy dazzling scenic views of the Tenmile Range and hear about the exciting history of the region. Visit intriguing sites around the town such as the Valley Brook Cemetery and National Historic District, and then cruise along a picturesque river trail. Reasonably priced at $59.99, the tour includes use of a Pedego electric bike, electric bike coaching, helmet, bike gloves, bottled water and an experienced tour guide. Hills and elevation are no sweat as riders cruise on powerful Pedego Interceptors boasting 48 volts of power to zoom along the path on this 13-mile adventure. This 2.5-hour tour is fun for many types of riders, including couples, families, friends, bridal parties and social groups.

The tour starts at 10:00 a.m., five mornings per week (excluding Monday and Wednesday). The Breckenridge 101 tour will run through October 10th, Columbus Day weekend (weather permitting), so those interested in experiencing this fun adventure should call the store soon to reserve a spot. Riders must be at least 16 years old and must be able to ride a standard bicycle.

“My wife and I enjoyed an amazing adventure on a tour guided by Pedego Breckenridge,” said Pedego co-founder and CFO Terry Sherry. “We were surrounded by natural beauty while learning some remarkable facts about the region. We really enjoyed ourselves on this exceptional ride.”

Breckenridge and Beyond

Pedego Breckenridge also offers several Pedego models for rentals with rates starting at $49 for 2 hours and $10 per hour thereafter for around-town Interceptor cruisers and City Commuter Dutch-style bikes. Pedego Ridge Rider mountain bikes and Trail Tracker fat-tire bikes are also available to rent for $59 for 2 hours and $10 per hour thereafter.

Of the five Pedego stores in Colorado, two are owned by LaBelle and Mutch. Their second location in Vail offers the same excellent customer service as Breckenridge. From City Commuters and Interceptor Cruisers to sporty Trail Trackers and exciting Ridge Riders, all Pedego electric bikes help riders conquer hills, headwinds and high elevations so riders arrive at their destinations saying, “Hello, fun!”

About Pedego Breckenridge

Pedego Breckenridge offers the region’s finest selection of Pedego electric bikes for sale, tours and rentals. Located conveniently at 101 N. Main Street, Unit A, Breckenridge, Colorado, the shop is only a brief ride from numerous scenic bike trails. Visit us for a test ride and explore Breckenridge in a whole new way. Pedego also offers authorized service on the premises. Open daily from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. For further information, call 970-423-6354 or visit www.PedegoBreckenridge.com. Like us on Facebook to see pictures of our store, the bikes and the splendor of our scenery.  Pedego fans in Vail can also visit the owners’ second location.

About Pedego

Pedego Electric Bikes, the fastest growing electric bicycle company in the United States, manufactures 10 high-quality, innovative models, including cruisers, tandems, commuters, fat-tire bikes, mountain bikes, cargo bikes and a convenient electric folding bike. Sold at 83 Pedego-branded stores and hundreds of independent electric bike dealers worldwide, Pedego’s stylish “pedal or not” electric bikes boast powerful, whisper-quiet motors that let riders sail up hills and breeze through headwinds with a smile. Available in hundreds of color combinations, Pedego electric bikes deliver a green alternative for transportation, exercise and recreation — transforming lives with fun and delight.  Founded in 2008, Orange County, California-based Pedego inspires riders to say, “Hello, Fun!” For more information, please visit http://www.pedegoelectricbikes.com/.

Pedego Denver-Downtown Opens With Mile-high Fun Fifth Pedego Electric Bikes Store in Colorado

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., June 23, 2016 — One of the most bike-friendly cities in the nation just made a new friend, as Pedego® Electric Bikes Denver-Downtown opens its doors. Co-owners Terry and Jean Gehrke are excited to be bringing world-class Pedego Electric Bikes to the Downtown area. To celebrate, the couple is hosting a Grand Opening Celebration on Tues., June 28, and the public is invited to attend.

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Pedego electric bikes have proven so popular in Colorado that Pedego Denver-Downtown is the fifth store in Colorado. The Gehrkes also own the Pedego Denver-North store, located at 7100 Broadway in Denver. There are also Pedego stores in Aurora, Breckenridge and Vail.

“Denver residents and visitors alike can enjoy our hundreds of miles of dedicated bike paths and marked bike lanes thanks to powerful Pedego electric bikes,” Terry Gehrke said. “The whisper-quiet electric motors help riders soar up hills and slice through headwinds.”

The new Pedego store is only two blocks from the Colorado Convention Center and right in the heart of the hotel district. “From Pedego Denver-Downtown’s location, tourists can easily rent electric bikes or take guided tours to see the sites, and their stay in Denver becomes absolutely spectacular as they zip around town,” said Jean Gehrke.

The Grand Opening Celebration will be attended by local dignitaries from the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce, executives from California-based Pedego Electric Bikes and members of the media. Refreshments will be served, and the public is invited to attend. Attendees will also receive “rent one, get one free” certificates to use at a later time.  RSVPs are required by Friday, June 24. Call Jean at 303-222-0009.

MEDIA MEMBERS ARE INVITED TO JOIN THE GRAND OPENING CELEBRATION

WHAT:           Grand Opening Celebration with ribbon-cutting, free test rides and refreshments

WHERE:         Pedego Denver-Downtown Electric Bike Tours, Rentals and Sales
1338 Tremont Place, Denver, CO 80204 Phone: 303-222-0009

WHEN:           June 28th, 2016 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

WHO:              Pedego Denver-Downtown owners Terry and Jean Gehrke and Cassidy Castleman of Pedego Corp.

CELEBRATION SCHEDULE:

9:00 a.m.         Open House & Free Test Rides

11:00 a.m.       Ribbon Cutting, Grand Opening Party and Cake

12:00 p.m.      Pedego Free Fun Ride and Food Truck Tour — Civic Center Eats

2:00 p.m.        Ride returns to Pedego Denver-Downtown

RSVPs are required by Friday, June 24. Call Jean at 303-222-0009.

Pedego Denver-Downtown offers free test rides as well as sales, rentals and tours. Those interested in tours may select between guided and self-guided options that make a Pedego ride extra fun. For riders who prefer to explore on their own, Pedego Denver-Downtown offers rentals by the hour (2-hour minimum), half day or full day, with 2-hour rentals beginning at $49. Rentals and self-guided tours are available immediately with guided tours available beginning in July.

“We are delighted to celebrate the opening of the fifth Pedego store in Colorado. Pedego’s electric cruisers, commuters, mountain bikes, folding bikes and fat-tire bikes are going to prove extremely fun and functional for our friends in Colorado,” said Pedego Electric Bikes CEO and co-founder Don DiCostanzo.

About Pedego Denver-Downtown

Pedego Denver-Downtown is the region’s premier dealer in Pedego electric bikes. With their whisper-quiet motors and powerful lithium ion batteries, Pedego bikes flatten hills and make headwinds a breeze, so riders can enjoy more miles and reach destinations with a smile. Pedego Denver-Downtown is open daily, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and is located in the heart of downtown Denver, between 13th & 14th at 1338 Tremont Place. Pedego Denver-Downtown provides test rides as well as rentals and tours on Pedego electric bikes. Rentals start at $49 for 2 hours, with $20/hour thereafter, for standard Pedego Comfort Cruisers. Premium models, such as Interceptors and City Commuters, can be rented for only $59 for 2 hours, $20/hour thereafter. The store also offers sales of Pedego electric bikes. Call 303-222-0009 to arrange a free test ride. Visit PedegoDenver.com or email info@PedegoDenver.com to learn more about these amazing bicycles and Pedego Denver’s new Downtown location. One ride and you’ll be saying, “Hello, fun!”

About Pedego

Pedego Electric Bikes, the fastest growing electric bicycle company in the United States, manufactures 10 high-quality, innovative models, including cruisers, tandems, commuters, fat-tire bikes, mountain bikes, cargo bikes and a convenient electric folding bike. Sold at 70 Pedego-branded stores and hundreds of independent electric bike dealers worldwide, Pedego’s stylish “pedal or not” electric bikes boast powerful, whisper-quiet motors that let riders sail up hills and breeze through headwinds with a smile. Available in hundreds of color combinations, Pedego electric bikes deliver a green alternative for transportation, exercise and recreation — transforming lives with fun and delight.  Founded in 2008, Orange County, California-based Pedego inspires riders to say, “Hello, Fun!” For more information, please visit http://www.pedegoelectricbikes.com/.