New Pedego Store Offers 101 Ways to Have Fun in Conejo Valley

Locals welcome avenue to adventure on the bike paths.

Pedego 101IRVINE, Calif., Feb. 25, 2015 — Fun just rolled into Westlake Village, and it’s time to celebrate!  The new Pedego® 101 store, offering sales and rentals of Pedego electric bicycles, has been drawing crowds of enthusiastic riders since its recent opening. The store is already such a success that the owners are celebrating twice. First, on March 3 at 4:30 p.m., Pedego 101 will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony attended by the Greater Conejo Valley Chamber of Commerce as well as other local officials and VIPs.  Then, on March 14 at 11:00 a.m., the store will host a spectacular Grand Opening party featuring a group ride on Pedego electric bikes. On both dates, guests will enjoy free test rides, raffles for prizes and refreshments. The public is invited to both events.

Co-owners Linda Coburn and John Tajiri searched for months to determine the ideal location for their Pedego store, which they found in the Village Glen Plaza shopping center on Village Glen Drive between Agoura and Townsgate Roads in the heart of the Conejo Valley. “We chose Westlake Village because it’s such a beautiful and safe place to ride bikes,” said Tajiri. Coburn agreed. “Pedego bikes are so stylish. They make a perfect match for this city,” she noted. Their journey to opening Pedego 101 began with their own two-day vacation rental of Pedego bikes. Coburn and Tajiri had so much fun that they decided to share these amazing electric bicycles with their community.

The party on March 14 will also extend to neighboring merchants as many of the adjoining shops will offer their own store coupons and samples, available on the patio adjacent to Pedego 101. This includes the Juice Ranch, Joi Cafe, Massage Heights and Enhanced Life Chiropractic. Every hour during the party, Pedego 101 will raffle off prizes, including free electric bike rental certificates, colorful Pedego watches and other bike swag. They also plan to offer discounts on store merchandise.  At 3:00 p.m., Coburn and Tajiri will cap off the party with a free group ride around Westlake Lake. Free rentals for the group ride will be available on a first-come-first-serve basis that day.

Pedego 101 offers a variety 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, a feature that is basic on all Pedego bikes. The Interceptor is a sporty cruiser boasting 48 powerful volts and Pedal Assist to help riders zip up and down the hills of the Conejo Valley. 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 101 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. Additionally, Pedego 101 offers a full rental fleet that allows riders to see the beauty of the Conejo Valley in a way they’ll never experience from a car on the Ventura Highway.

About Pedego 101

Pedego® 101 offers the region’s finest selection of Pedego electric bikes for sales, tours and rentals. The store is located in Village Glen Plaza at 2859 Agoura Road, Westlake Village, California, 91361. Open Thursday through Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Customized tours are available upon request. The staff looks forward to delighting visitors, beginning with free test rides. Please call the store at (805) 379-9245 or email us at info@pedego101.com for more information on rentals, tours or purchases. For photos and news, visit our website at http://www.pedego101.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 Irvine Bob

Pedego Irvine — The Pedego Smile

Original article from Bike Exchange

What makes someone working in aerospace turn their career from satellites to bikes? If you ask Bob Bibee, it has a lot to do with the Pedego Smile. “You know – that massive grin you get on your face as soon as you jump on one of these bikes. There’s also the Pedego Squeal,” explains Bob. The bikes he’s talking about are e-bikes, and they’re the Next Big Thing in the US. Having taken Europe by storm, Americans are realising just what a sensation electric bikes are. “Pedego began back in 2007 and by 2009 the business was in full production. From then, orders pretty much doubled every year until 2013, when demand just went to a whole new level. Wow – it blew out the seams that year! 2014 didn’t slow down and we’re already two months into 2015 and everyone’s run off their feet. In a good way!” said Bob.

Fat Tire Electric BikeSo what are e-bikes?

They look like a bike, they feel like a bike, but they’re electric motor assisted. So you have a choice of riding them as you would a normal bike, or you can kick in some juice and get a bit of power to assist. Low-speed e-bikes (which can therefore be deemed as ‘normal’ bikes and used on the same tracks as any other rider) provide pedalling assistance up to 20-miles an hour.

display_Pedego_eBike_2_Stacy_PeterWho’s riding e-bikes?

Pedego Electric Bikes founder Don DiConstanzo used to love going to his local beach. He’d take his bike there, but the problem was every time he then headed home he was faced with a nasty hill climb. It turned him off wanting to take the bike in the first place. He heard about e-bikes and decided to buy one and give it a go. It was pretty clunky, cumbersome and not all that enjoyable, but it did get him up the hill. And that got him thinking – maybe he could improve this experience? Maybe he could make his own e-bike? That’s not only where the Pedego story starts, it also explains a large portion of Americans who are now flocking to buy their own e-bike. Baby boomers who want to be outdoors and want to be active, but don’t want to have to put their bodies through gruelling physical effort; just pure enjoyment. They’re also great for people with health problems – an e-bike allows them a form of exercise and a chance to be active in fresh air.

But the people who have Bob especially excited are the young ones – commuters who are cottoning onto this ticket to ride. It’s no longer a novelty for someone in their early 20s to walk into Bob’s store and declare they’re not buying a car; they’re not wasting their money on the gas or their time sitting in traffic jams. Instead, they’re going to get an e-bike so they can commute freely and easily, turn up to work without smelling like they’ve had a work-out, and save cash while they’re at it.

display_Pedego_eBike_1_Nature_Trails‘e’ doesn’t mean ‘end of exercise’

The beauty of an e-bike is that it gives the rider options. Sure you can kick in some juice to make your journey faster and easier, but you don’t have to. Instead, you can rely on the 6 or 7-gear bike to give you your daily dose of exercise. Some of us start work with the best intentions of going to the gym before heading home. Reality rarely pans out that way…! But what if you ride your e-bike to work and get the exercise at the start of the day, then just kick in some juice and zoom home quick as a flash once you’ve knocked off? It’s the bike-world version of having your cake and eating it, too! But back to Bob, and the awesome things happening in Irvine Did you know that Irvine CA is home to a rabbit warren of some of the most incredible bike trails in the country? No? Well – you’re not the only one. Just last week Bob took some friends out riding who’d been living in the area for 14 years. They hadn’t a clue these trails were almost on their doorstep, and had been all along. They were astounded. It’s a surprisingly common story, but Bob’s about to change all that. If you ask Bob, his Pedego Bike Store is located in the best place in the world for this business, and he’s come up with some pretty awesome ways on how to make the most of it. What does an e-bike have to do with making your work more fun and productive? Sure you can go visit Bob and his team if you’re in the market for a Pedego e-bike (as well as a smaller number of KHS bikes), but you can do a lot more than that…. The store has recently converted its upstairs space into a small pub and wine bar on one side, and a cool conference centre on the other. In doing so, Bob’s created the kind of off-site corporate experience that takes the boredom out of boardroom.

It goes something like this: – Your work team (up to 10 people) arrives at Pedego Irvine and heads to the conference room (complete with full audio visual) to kick off the day – Two stores down from Pedego is the most delicious French bakery, and so Bob’s got you covered with très bon breakfast catering delivered to the conference room. Café au chocolat, anyone? – Nearing lunch time it’s time to break, so you all head downstairs where you’re each introduced to your rental e-bike and given an easy run-down of how things work – On you all jump and off you all head into the trails for some exhilarating riding – With tummies starting to rumble you head to Strawberry Farms, the most wonderful restaurant snuggled on a nearby golf course – You indulge in a sensational lunch (at 20% off for Pedego friends) before jumping on your trusty steeds and heading back to ‘work’ for an afternoon session – You finish the day by closing the books and taking a few steps over to the pub/wine bar for a cheeky refreshment Now that’s a productive day in the office! How can a team not be inspired after a session like that? It’s just one of the many ideas Bob is rolling out at his store, which has the added bonus of being located just four miles from Pedego’s international head office and factory.

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Being so close to the heart and soul of Pedego means Bob’s Irvine store is pretty much the brand’s showcase. Although Irvine was the 30th Pedego store when it opened, there’s now something like 70 worldwide, making it a sensational home-grown success story. “I know these bikes back to front. I could pull one apart entirely and build it back up from scratch. I could answer any question you could possibly think of about e-bikes. But nothing, absolutely nothing, compares to just jumping on and having a ride. The moment you do that, you just get it,” said Bob. And having a ride is no trouble at all in the Irvine store. Their floor stock is always complete and if for any reason Bob needs a bike at short notice, he just jumps on his own and rides over to head office, picks it up on his bike trailer and takes it back. It’s how he often makes local bike deliveries to his customers, as well. “I call it PedEx delivery,” he smiles.

Bob does in fact do a lot of grinning, as do his customers. Maybe that remark about the Pedego Smile isn’t too far off the mark at all…..

Hot New Pedego Electric Bikes Store Sizzles in Scottsdale’s Sunshine

It’s a family adventure as region’s first Pedego store attracts attention.

pedego-scottsdaleIRVINE, Calif., Feb. 18, 2015 — For most of their lives, Scottsdale residents Bill and Kathy Puryear played it safe with a traditional home and secure careers. Then, on their 30th anniversary, the couple went wild — leading to fantastic results. While zipping around some California resort towns on Pedego electric bicycles, they fell in love with adventure on two wheels. “We realized that there was nothing like this in Scottsdale, and it could be a really exciting business to pursue,” explains Bill. The Puryears rolled out of their comfort zone and seized the opportunity to share Pedego’s unique mix of exercise and entertainment with Scottsdale and the Valley. Since Pedego Scottsdale opened its doors, the neighborhood has been energized with a new kind of fun. Locals and snow birds alike continue to visit the store to learn more about the electric bikes.

Pedego Scottsdale is a family affair. The Puryear’s extended family and friends joined forces as the store’s management and sales team. When time allows, the entire group has fun riding the electric bikes together. Bill, 59, is overjoyed about bringing Pedego to his hometown. “The Northern Sonoran Desert offers breathtaking scenery with diverse geologic outcroppings, rolling hills and plant life,” he says.” Pedego gives you confidence to go further and see more of this beautiful part of the country than you’ve ever gone before. And you don’t have to worry about being out of breath when trying to get home!”

“Minutes into our first Pedego Electric Bike ride, we wanted our very own bikes so we could have this exciting experience all the time in Arizona,” said Kathy. “However, I never imagined Pedego bikes would take us this far.” Pedego bikes are especially helpful in Arizona’s famous climate. When the weather warms up, you can still ride your bike. You’re in control of your exercise and can pedal or not.

Strategically located “on the beaten path” in the heart of Old Town Scottsdale, the store is now part of an international tourist and cultural destination. Pedego Scottsdale is situated on the canal bank with endless paths and trails taking riders almost anywhere in the Greater Phoenix area.

The store offers a variety of Pedego brand electric bicycles. There’s the colorful selection of Comfort Cruisers known for their style and relaxing ride. City Commuters offer a sleek Dutch street style bike that also benefits from Pedal Assist to accompany the throttle — basic on all Pedego bikes. The Interceptor is a sporty cruiser boasting 48 powerful volts and Pedal Assist to help riders zip around Scottsdale. Then there’s the off-road rugged Trail Tracker that carries riders to new adventures as well as the amazing Ford Super Cruiser offering power and rugged street-style combined. They can also show off Pedego’s new Boomerang, an ultra-low step-thru cruiser with superior accessibility that invites even more people to the bike path.

About Pedego Scottsdale

Pedego® Scottsdale offers the region’s finest selection of Pedego electric bikes for sales, tours and rentals. The store’s address is 6945 E. Fifth Ave, Scottsdale, AZ 85251. Open daily from 10:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m. Customized tours are available upon request. The staff looks forward to delighting visitors, beginning with free test rides. Please call the store at 480-994-4447 or email us at info@pedegoscottsdale.com for more information on rentals, tours or purchases. For photos and news, visit our website at http://www.pedegoscottsdale.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/.

e-bike-exercise

Better than an Exercise Bike at the Gym

“We have lots of curious cyclists visiting the showroom. A few of them will say having pedal-assistance is ‘cheating’. Some are even horrified at the suggestion that they should get one.

However, an e-bike is just like an exercise bike at the gym. You dial up or dial down the power depending on whether you want a light or heavy workout, or whether you want to do cardio work or resistance training. They’re better than an exercise bike at the gym because you can explore the Great Outdoors on one.

Our e-bike survey even showed that e-bike owners cycle more than they did on conventional bikes.”

-Neil Ridulfa: Electric Bike Retailer