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Pedego Electric Bikes Brings Top Design Exec Aboard

Nation’s Number 1 electric bike company grows again, hiring prominent engineer Michael A. Fritz

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., Feb.  15, 2017 — In a testament to the phenomenal growth of Pedego® Electric Bikes as the Number 1 electric bike brand in the United States, the company has hired distinguished bicycle engineer Michael A. Fritz. In his new role as Director of Engineering, Fritz will oversee all aspects of Pedego electric bike engineering, technology and product development as well as customer support.

In the company’s expanding hierarchy, Pedego’s Technical Department staff will report directly to Fritz, and he will report to Pedego CFO and co-founder Terry Sherry. With the hiring of Fritz, Pedego is expanding its commitment to first-class design of future generations of Pedego bikes. Fritz is excited about his new position. “I look forward to working with this team to support Pedego’s amazing growth and success.”

Fritz brings more than 40 years of experience in engineering, engineering management and product development, including extensive experience in project management, organizational development and sourcing in the light electric vehicle (LEV) industry.  He has held engineering and engineering management positions at several bike companies including Schwinn, Huffy, Brunswick Bicycles and Pacific Cycles.  In 1997, he was recruited by Lee Iacocca to join EV Global Motors as VP Product Development.  For the past few years, Fritz ran a technical consulting firm advising numerous foreign and domestic companies in the LEV industry, including Pedego, on ebike technologies.  He holds a master’s degree in Engineering Management and a bachelor’s in Mechanical Engineering.

“Mike Fritz and Pedego Electric Bikes make a great fit,” said Pedego Electric Bikes CEO and co-founder Don DiCostanzo. “It takes qualified personnel to design and build high-quality electric bikes. We work only with the best so that we can provide the best.”

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About Pedego

Pedego®  Electric Bikes is the Number 1 electric bike brand in the United States, according to Navigant Research. Pedego 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 more than 90 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, Calif.-based Pedego inspires riders to say, “Hello, Fun!”

 

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Pedego Electric Bikes Offers One of the Longest, Most Comprehensive Warranties in the Industry

Company built on top customer service stands behind its products to delight Pedego fans

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., Jan. 31, 2017 — Pedego® Electric Bikes is once again demonstrating the company’s core value of delighting customers with its new expanded warranty on Pedego bikes. Effective for all Pedego bikes sold beginning Jan. 1, 2017, Pedego’s two-year warranty covers the main components of Pedego bikes for both the bicycle and battery, making it one of the most comprehensive and longest warranties in the industry.

“Pedego electric bikes are built to provide reliable, stress-free pleasure to our riders,” said Pedego Electric Bikes CEO and co-founder Don DiCostanzo. “We are dedicated to providing first-class electric bikes backed by a substantial warranty that Pedego owners can count on.”

With its expanded warranty, Pedego is showing yet another reason why it is the Number 1 electric bike brand and why it has established a solid reputation for producing high-quality products with outstanding customer service.

Pedego’s new two-year warranty covers all bicycle models and batteries starting January 1, 2017.

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The company encourages new bike owners to save their receipts, which is made easy by Pedego since each bike comes with an elegant box kit. The official warranty wording is as follows:

  • Two Year Limited Warranty Bicycle Components: PEDEGO Inc. (“PEDEGO”) warrants that all new PEDEGO Electric Bikes (“Bikes”) and components therein are warranted to the original retail purchaser (“Purchaser”) against manufacturing defects in materials and/or workmanship for a period of two (2) years from the date of original retail purchase.
  • Two Year Limited Warranty Battery Components: PEDEGO ELECTRIC BIKES warrants to the original purchaser that the battery is free of defects in material and workmanship for 24 Months. The defective product will be replaced or repaired if met under certain pre-conditions. The original receipt of purchase is required to establish proof of purchase and warranty date and must be provided to Pedego for all warranty claims. Shipping costs are an additional charge. The original battery sale receipt must be maintained for any further claims. All replacement batteries will be warranted for the balance of the original warranty period. Replacement will be honored only by PEDEGO ELECTRIC BIKES. You are responsible for paying all of the following costs associated with the replacement: labor for removal or installation; applicable taxes; and any shipping or transportation costs incurred in returning the battery to PEDEGO ELECTRIC BIKES for evaluation.

About Pedego

Pedego®  Electric Bikes is the Number 1 electric bike brand in the United States, according to Navigant Research. Pedego 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 more than 90 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, Calif.-based Pedego inspires riders to say, “Hello, Fun!”

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Teri Sawyer, T&Co.
714-801-1687
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Electrified Adventures on Pedego Electric Bikes Are the Ultimate Valentine’s Date

Celebrate Valentine’s Day With Affordable Electric Bike Rentals and Tours

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., Jan. 24, 2017 — Pedego® Electric Bikes empower couples to enjoy Valentine’s Day romance on an electrified cruise for two. These bikes flatten hills and zoom through headwinds, so valentines can ride all day with ease. Pedego stores across America are offering a full Valentine’s Day menu of hourly rentals and day-long adventures, including romantic rides, personalized tours, picnic packages, private rentals and other scenic escapes.

Riders cruise together on Pedego electric bikes no matter the riders’ levels of expertise or strength, thanks to the bikes’ twist-and-go-throttle and Pedal Assist electric assistance. The bikes’ electric assistance is the great equalizer, so couples can “go steady” riding at the same pace. Whether a couple rides individual bikes or an electric tandem for two, they’ll enjoy their together time while gliding in unison. Pedego rentals start at $20 per hour, and tours start at $50. Prices vary by store.

When the relationship deepens, make the commitment to bring Pedego bikes home for a permanent path to fun and love. A valentine ready for this promise of love will dazzle and delight with this wow-worthy gift. Priced from $2,295, Pedego electric bikes come in 10 innovative models, including the tandem.

“Pedego electric bikes are the perfect transport to love,” said Pedego Electric Bikes CEO and co-founder Don DiCostanzo. “You will love these chic, powerful bikes, and you will feel passionate about the time you spend just cruising down the path … together.” Hello, fun! Hello, love!

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The perfect Valentine’s date on Pedego electric bikes.

 

About Pedego

Pedego®  Electric Bikes is the Number 1 electric bike brand in the United States, according to Navigant Research. Pedego 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 more than 90 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, Calif.-based Pedego inspires riders to say, “Hello, Fun!”

PR CONTACTS:

Teri Sawyer, T&Co.
714-801-1687
TeriSawyer@me.com

Sandra Eckardt, T&Co.
949-400-2258
Sandra@EckardtStrategies.com

Pedego Rolls Out New Platinum Interceptor, Premium Electric Cruiser Bike

Pedego Electric Bikes delivers their best bike yet in technical brilliance and pure riding fun

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., Jan. 17, 2017 — Pedego® Electric Bikes has introduced its latest achievement — the Pedego Platinum Interceptor. Zooming riders to new heights in bike-riding delight, the Platinum Interceptor’s lustrous silver finish evokes dreams of space travel. Its rugged 500-watt electric motor and premium upgrades rocket you away on journeys of discovery, propelling you up the biggest hills in luxurious comfort and style. Now available in Pedego stores, the Platinum Interceptor is priced from $3,795.

Pedego Platinum Interceptor brings high-quality components together with advanced technology to provide a sensational, comfortable ride:

  • Enjoy smooth shifting and extra-confident pedaling with a larger front chain ring and deluxe 10-speed drive train.
  • Stop on a dime with top-of-the-line Magura hydraulic front and rear disc brakes that combine with extra-comfortable, easy-grip brake levers to keep those smiles coming for miles.
  • Glide serenely down the bike path on smooth rides thanks to the RST Zeus front suspension.
  • Relax with a gentle swept-back handlebar design that provides comfortable body geometry.
  • Ride up to 60 miles on a single charge with the optional 48-volt 15-amp hour battery.

Pedego’s proprietary PedalSense™ Technology is engineered to include the best of cadence and torque sensor programming that delivers an ultra-responsive ride. PedalSense Level 0 allows you to ride without electric assistance on a bicycle that truly performs. Soar and explore using Levels 1 through 4 with state-of-the-art torque sensors that deliver proportional assistance depending on how hard you pedal.  Level 5 provides full power when you pedal.  Level 6 provides throttle-only assistance. Levels 1 through 5 provide throttle override, so you can twist and go on demand at any time.

In addition, the Platinum Interceptor includes the following features found in Pedego’s entire line of Interceptor electric bikes:

  • Twist-and-go throttle that propels you at graduated speeds of up to 20 MPH;
  • Deluxe saddle with a suspension seat post for extra cushioning where it counts;
  • Kevlar-belted premium balloon tires that add more glide to your ride while helping to prevent flats;
  • LCD display with a USB charger port for your phone and other devices such as speakers; and
  • Front and rear lights for your safety.

Available in 26-inch Classic and Step-thru frames, the Pedego Platinum Interceptor is priced at $3,795 for a 48-volt, 10-amp hour battery. This bike goes incredibly long distances with a 48-volt, 15-amp hour battery at $4,095. Pedego’s two-year warranty on both the bike and the battery is one of the longest in the industry.

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Pedego’s New Platinum Interceptor Premium Electric Cruiser Bike

“At Pedego, we know that the most important part of any bike is the rider,” said Pedego co-founder and CEO Don DiCostanzo. “With the Pedego Platinum’s first-class combination of technology and comfort, we know our riders are going to be absolutely thrilled. Hands down, it is the electric bike to love in 2017.”

About Pedego

Pedego®  Electric Bikes is the Number 1 electric bike brand in the United States, according to Navigant Research. Pedego 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 more than 90 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, Calif.-based Pedego inspires riders to say, “Hello, Fun!”

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Pedego Electric Bikes Shop Makes Its Debut in Juno Beach, Florida

Pedego Juno Beach enables locals and tourists to enjoy and explore Palm Beach County in a revolutionary way by combining electricity and exercise.

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., Jan. 10, 2017 — Pedego® Juno Beach, near West Palm Beach, Florida, opened its doors, thus making it the 93rd Pedego Electric Bikes store. Inspired by her fun-filled experience with Pedego Electric Bikes while residing in Sacramento, California, Lisa Paskaly decided to launch her own shop. She immediately knew the ideal spot — her hometown of Juno Beach, Florida.

Pedego Juno Beach will host a Grand Opening celebration on Saturday, Jan.14 from 12–3 p.m. The Grand Opening will feature raffle and door prizes every thirty minutes, hot dogs, soft drinks, and free test rides. To top off the festivities, the Pedego Juno Beach staff will lead a “Hello, Fun!” group ride at 3:30 p.m.

Paskaly explained, “Florida’s hot and humid coast presents a challenge to spending time outdoors. With Pedego Electric Bikes, we can enjoy the beautiful sites without getting overheated or drenched in sweat.”

In addition to selling bikes, Pedego Juno Beach will offer “Hello, Fun!” group bike tours to explore the scenic Treasure Coast in comfort and style. Paskaly added, “I have always wanted to share my beautiful Florida and take people on exceptional adventures. By owning and operating a Pedego Electric Bikes store, now is my chance to delight our customers and bring them a ‘Wow!’ experience.”

GRAND OPENING CELEBRATION — FREE

WHEN:            Saturday, Jan. 14 from 12–3 p.m.

WHERE:          Pedego Juno Beach, 13896 Highway 1, Juno Beach, FL 33408

FEATURING:  Raffle and door prizes every thirty minutes, hot dogs, soft drinks, and FREE TEST RIDES. Complimentary one hour “Hello, Fun!” Group Ride at 3:30 p.m.

Lisa Paskaly’s Pedego Juno Beach store will celebrate its Grand Opening on Saturday, Jan. 14th

About Pedego Juno Beach

Pedego Juno Beach sells, services, rents and provides tours utilizing world-renowned Pedego Electric Bikes. Open every day, from 9 AM to 6 PM (closed Tuesdays) and located one block from the beach at 13896 Highway 1, Juno Beach, FL 33408. We offer our “Hello, Fun!” group ride every Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday. For more information, or to reserve your bikes, please contact us by phone at (561) 701-2100 or by email at Lisa@PedegoJunoBeach.com. Visit PedegoJunoBeach.com to learn more about how Pedego Electric Bikes can help you enjoy exploring Palm Beach County.

Lisa Paskaly’s Pedego Juno Beach store will celebrate its Grand Opening on Saturday, Jan. 14th

Lisa Paskaly’s Pedego Juno Beach store will celebrate its Grand Opening on Saturday, Jan. 14th

About Pedego

Pedego®  Electric Bikes is the Number 1 electric bike brand in the United States, according to Navigant Research. Pedego 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 more than 90 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, Calif.-based Pedego inspires riders to say, “Hello, Fun!”

 

PR CONTACT:

Teri Sawyer, T&Co.
714-801-1687
TeriSawyer@me.com