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Lindsay Monroe to Bike 1,700 Miles Back to East Coast After Walking Coast-to-coast With Her Dog

Monroe will ride her Pedego electric bike to complete her nearly 5,000-mile adventure

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., Sept. 19, 2017 — No challenge is too big for Lindsay Monroe, 35, who walked 3,200 miles across America, from Myrtle Beach, S.C. to Lincoln City, Ore. From November 2016 to September 2017, Monroe walked through 13 states, including South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Tennessee, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, Utah, Idaho and Oregon.

Now the spirited, five-foot two-inch adventurer is headed back home, riding her 24-inch Pedego® Interceptor electric bike back to the East Coast. She will cover more than 1,700 miles through six states: Oklahoma, Arkansas, Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia. Altogether, her journey will take her nearly 5,000 miles.

Monroe’s sole companion has been Cynthiana, AKA “Thina,”a formerly stray dog named for the Arkansas state grape. Thina joined Monroe on her journey when she was working at an Arkansas vineyard. Along her journey, Monroe works for her keep at restaurants and other small businesses, staying in locals’ homes or camping.

 thina

A native of Rutland, Mass., Monroe was a bartender and professional photographer working 60 hours per week when she decided to walk across America and find new inspiration for her life. On her year-long journey, she has relied on the kindness of strangers for part-time work, food and housing. She has discovered that people are inspired by her endeavor, and most are happy to help her, even if their own circumstances permitted them to barely scrape together ten dollars.

On the trip back to the East Coast, Monroe and Thina will cycle through seven states. They embark on Sept. 26, in Tulsa, Okla., and will continue until Nov. 13, when they are expected to arrive in Richmond, Va. The route includes stops at the five Pedego electric bike stores listed below. Each location is preparing to welcome Monroe with bike tune-ups and hometown hospitality.

“It’s a joy to see America from a bicycle, especially with my dog Thina along for the ride in her trailer,” said Monroe, 35. “My Pedego Interceptor electric bike empowers me to easily visit sites that would be impossible to reach by car — and make a lot of new friends, too.”

The media is invited to visit with Monroe at the following Pedego store locations:

Tuesday, Sept. 26: Pedego Riverwalk, owner Matt Burkhart. Located at 500 Riverwalk Terrace #115, Jenks, OK 74037. (804) 343-1850

Saturday, Oct. 14: Pedego Franklin, owners Bob and Kemberly Harris. Located at 234 5th Ave N, Franklin, TN 37064. (615) 614-3814

Saturday, Oct. 21: Pedego Blue Ridge, owner John and Suzie Soave. Located at 757 E Main St, Blue Ridge, GA 30513. (706) 632-0020

Friday, Nov. 3: Pedego Myrtle Beach, owner Aaron Maynard. Located at 3080 Deville St, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577.  (843) 602-6941

Monday, Nov 13: Pedego RVA, owner Buck Ward. Located at 1301 E Cary St, Richmond, VA 23219. (804) 343-1850

Monroe will be riding a seafoam green Pedego 24-inch Interceptor, which boasts a rugged 500-watt motor and a powerful 48-volt battery that will enable her to pull Thina’s pet trailer the whole way.

“Lindsay is an inspiration to us all,” said Pedego Electric Bikes CEO and co-founder Don DiCostanzo. “She shows us that we can take control of our lives, enjoy great adventures and make a lot of friends along the way.”

Follow Monroe’s journey on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/monroelindsay

About Pedego Electric Bikes

Pedego®  Electric Bikes is the Number 1 electric bike brand in the United States, according to Navigant Research. Pedego manufactures 12 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 100 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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Anne Watson, owner of Pedego Acadia, the brand’s 107th store worldwide

New Pedego Electric Bikes Store Raises the Bar for Good Times in Bar Harbor

Pedego Electric Bikes Let Riders Reach New Heights at Acadia National Park

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., Sept. 12, 2017 — A Pedego® Electric Bikes store has opened in Bar Harbor, Maine, and now cyclists can reach new heights of fun at Acadia National Park. When store owner Anne Watson discovered how much fun she could have exploring the national park on an electric bike, she knew she had to share the joys of Pedego with locals and visitors in nearby Bar Harbor. Pedego Acadia is the 107th Pedego store to open worldwide by the Number 1 electric bike brand in the United States.

Bar Harbor’s historic, quaint streets provide the ultimate in sight-seeing fun on a Pedego electric bike. Biking along the town pier, riders have amazing views of the Atlantic Ocean and the Porcupine Islands. Rolling out of town, Pedego electric bikes empower riders to go the distance while visiting the magnificent Acadia National Park. Pedego’s powerful motor flattens hills and makes headwinds a breeze, so riders can thoroughly enjoy the spectacular scenery.

Anne Watson, owner of Pedego Acadia, the brand’s 107th store worldwide

Anne Watson, owner of Pedego Acadia, the brand’s 107th store worldwide

Pedego Acadia’s choice of rentals and self-guided tours allow riders to explore the grandeur of the island at their own pace. Pedego riders will enjoy taking in the dramatic mountain and coastal views as they cruise the Cranberry Island tour, Acadia’s 27-mile Park Loop Road or bike up Cadillac Mountain. Towering over the park, Cadillac Mountain has terrific views of the town, Frenchman’s Bay and the Cranberry Islands.  The Schoodic Ferry can take riders to the Schoodic Peninsula; fresh lobster and crab roll picnic lunches are provided for the ten-mile bike tour along the coast.

Pedego Acadia offers rentals of several Pedego models, including the Pedego Stretch cargo bike, Tandem for two, sporty Interceptor, sleek City Commuter, accessible Boomerang Plus, Ridge Rider mountain bike and Trail Tracker electric fat-tire bike. Trailers are also available to rent for younger children, and Mini Trail Tracker electric bikes are available for kids 16 and up. So many choices make Pedego the Maine event for fun in Bar Harbor.

The store also sells all 12 models of Pedego’s popular electric bikes. Pedego bikes have 500-watt hub motors that help riders cruise distances of 20 to 60 miles without getting tired and sweaty. Riders love Pedego’s California-style cruisers, including the Pedego Platinum Interceptor, a fully loaded cruiser bike; the Pedego Interceptor, which boasts a 48-volt battery that propels riders with extra power; and Pedego’s Comfort Cruiser, which is powered by a 36-volt battery for gentle help with hills. Also available are the sleek City Commuter; the sturdy Stretch cargo bike; the Trail Tracker fat-tire bike for riding on gravel and snow; the Ridge Rider electric mountain bike; and the Latch, an ingenious folding bike, designed for portability and convenience. Pedego also recently introduced the Airstream model for camping devotees. Free test rides of several models are available at the store.

“Pedego electric bikes provide the powerful assist that riders need to see all there is to see around Bar Harbor and beyond,” said Pedego Electric Bikes CEO and co-founder Don DiCostanzo. “We’re thrilled that Anne has chosen to share her passion for electric bikes with the people of this great gateway to Acadia National Park.”

About Pedego Acadia

Pedego Acadia is Bar Harbor’s premier dealer in Pedego Electric Bikes, offering a large selection of Pedego electric bikes sales, rentals, accessories and service. Free test rides are available as well as rentals and self-guided tours. Guided tours will be available soon. Open Daily from 8 a.m.––6 p.m., Pedego Acadia is located at 55 West St., Unit 10, Bar Harbor, ME 04609, the gateway city to Acadia National Park, a scenic and historical biking area. To learn more and reserve a test ride, call (207) 664-9181 or email anne@pedegoacadia.com. Follow us on Facebook and visit our website at http://www.pedegoelectricbikes.com/dealers/bar-harbor/.

About Pedego Electric Bikes

Pedego®  Electric Bikes is the Number 1 electric bike brand in the United States, according to Navigant Research. Pedego manufactures 12 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 100 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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I Like Ebike – Prague

Pedego CEO Don DiCostanzo recently had the pleasure of touring Prague on a Pedego Electric Bike from I Like Ebike – Prague. Here’s what he had to say about his experience:

“If you go to Prague (beautiful city!) and you really want a fun way to see it, take this 3 1/2 hour tour. Even though I was alone, I had a fun time together with 3 couples touring all over the city with relative ease because the electric bikes helped us glide up the steep hills. The entire group had a blast! Fun fun and more fun!

I Lke Ebike Prague

About I Like Ebike – Prague:

“Our dream is satisfied guests!”

We are a local ebike company which however does big things for its guests.

We connected exploration of a city with electric bikes and created a green and positive company focuses on its clients – I Like eBike.

We are the 1st eBike tour company in Europe and in Prague as well since 2010.

It was a great idea how to experienced travelers can discover hilly Prague without a drop of sweat. Everything happened in a mind of a manager and an owner Jan, who formed an exceptional team of tour guides whom love their city, radiate with positive energy, mood and friendliness. And whom want to share Prague’s experiences with you.

Prague is quite hilly so it makes it difficult to conquer it either on regular bike or on foot. So why not to use our ebike tours ?

Our know-how? Make our guests feel welcomed, almost as if at home, as being among friends and help them connect with our history through great experiences.

We would like to help you with local restaurants, traditional local cuisine and secret pearls of the city.

With us, you are in the right hands here in Prague, just choose a tour and come to explore.

trike

New Pedego Electric Trike Empowers More People to Enjoy Riding

Comfortable and stylish electric three-wheeler delivers power-packed inclusive fun

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., Sept. 6, 2017 — Pedego® Electric Bikes is pleased to announce the new Pedego Electric Trike, a three-wheel marvel that will help more people enjoy being out riding. Available in a sleek shade of mineral blue, the stylish trike empowers riders from 5’0” to more than 6’ tall to fly up hills and breeze through headwinds with a smile. Priced at $2,995, the Pedego Trike lets riders enjoy the benefits of a Pedego electric bike with the added advantage of three wheels. Pedal or not, Pedego Trike riders will enjoy the twist-and-go throttle or Pedal Assist for a relaxed, easy and enjoyable ride.

Pedego Trike

Pedego’s Electric Trike features distinctive components:

  • Front hub motor helps you fly up hills and through headwinds at up to 10 miles per hour.
  • Twist-and-go throttle and Pedal Assist offer a choice of ways to empower your ride.
  • Frame-integrated battery makes removal, charging and handling easy. It costs just 25 cents worth of electricity to charge the battery, and the trike travels up to 20 miles in distance on a charge, farther if you pedal.
  • Front and rear disc brakes stop the trike on a dime.
  • Internal three-speed gear design allows you to enjoy confident pedaling.
  • Adjustable handlebar stem accommodates riders from 5’0” to more than 6’ tall.
  • Comfortable saddle with backrest keeps you cruising blissfully.
  • Front and rear lights add extra visibility.
  • Premium Schwalbe tires go the distance.
  • Cargo hull carries groceries, pets and more!

“The new Pedego Trike offers a great way for people who prefer three wheels to get off the couch and enjoy exercise,” said Pedego Electric Bikes CEO and co-founder Don DiCostanzo. “This stylish new alternative to two wheels is just the ticket for those who have been missing the fun of riding.”

About Pedego

Pedego®  Electric Bikes is the Number 1 electric bike brand in the United States, according to Navigant Research. Pedego manufactures 12 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 100 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 CEO Profiled as an American Business Leader

Don DiCostanzo is featured in “The Founders,” a book about builders of America’s fast-growth companies

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., Aug. 29, 2017 — Pedego® Electric Bikes co-founder and CEO Don DiCostanzo is profiled in The Founders, a book on successful entrepreneurs who have built America’s top fast-growth companies. Ranked the Number 1 electric bike brand by Navigant Research, Pedego enjoys an unparalleled record of success in the electric bicycle industry. Through innovations in design, quality and customer service, Pedego has been largely responsible for the huge rise in popularity of the entire electric bike industry around the world. Navigant Research has projected that global e-bike sales will grow from about $15.7 billion in 2016 to $24.4 billion by 2025.

The profile starts with DiCostanzo’s early love of bicycles and goes on to describe how he spent his career in the automotive industry developing a knowledge base that would eventually help him construct a global electric bike empire. The profile covers his discovery of electric bikes and how his curiosity, initiative and innovation helped create an industry that would eventually become an important part of the green movement in America.

In 2011, Pedego began opening branded stores that are independently owned and operated by Pedego enthusiasts who came to the company first as customers and later, as a result of their love for and belief in the bikes, became dealers. With its branded store concept, Pedego is helping create second careers for Americans aged 50-plus years old, many of whom were displaced by Corporate America or retired from their primary careers. A lifelong entrepreneur, DiCostanzo is helping Pedego dealers recreate their lives as entrepreneurs.

“I love what I do,” explained DiCostanzo. “It’s not work when I spend my days helping people rediscover the delight of bike riding and the joy of being a Pedego store owner. It’s why our tagline is, ‘Hello, Fun!’”

The Founders book is available on Amazon.com.

About Pedego

Pedego®  Electric Bikes is the Number 1 electric bike brand in the United States, according to Navigant Research. Pedego manufactures 12 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 100 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