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Pedego Electric Bikes Brings the Green to Earth Day With Free Test Rides at All Pedego Stores

Environmentally friendly electric bikes provide affordable alternative transportation

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., April 11, 2017 — Celebrate Earth Day by riding a Pedego® electric bike for free. For the entire month of April, Pedego stores across the U.S. are offering free test rides so that those who go everywhere by car can see just how much fun it is to go green instead. Pedego is committed to reducing the national carbon footprint by enticing even more people to park their cars.

“When people try Pedego electric bikes, they fall in love with the ride first,” said CEO and co-founder Don DiCostanzo. “Then, they fall in love with all the green benefits of alternative transportation that’s easy and fun.”

Benefits of swapping your car for an electric bike include:

  • Great for the Environment. Pedego electric bikes run on clean, recyclable lithium ion batteries that power the bikes without the use of gasoline. Pedego bikes set the standard for efficient, green alternative transportation.
  • Cost Effective. Electric bikes are more cost effective than cars, saving hundreds of dollars per month on car payments, insurance, maintenance, gas and repairs. It only costs about 25 cents worth of electricity to recharge the battery.
  • Zip Around Traffic and Park Up Front. Electric bikes let riders zip past traffic jams and enjoy rock-star parking upon arrival. Riders zoom up hills and breeze through headwinds so they can get to their destinations promptly and easily.
  • Get Fit While Commuting. Burn up to 500 calories per hour while riding electric bikes. Get fit, lose weight and have fun, all on the way to work.

Affordably priced at $2,595 to start, Pedego’s City Commuter is one of a just few electric bikes that come in multiple styles and sizes. Available in five colors, varying by model, the fully loaded Pedego City Commuter electric bikes are available in classic and step-thru frames with sizes to fit riders 5’2″ and up. Battery choices include 48v and 36v batteries with 10 or 15AH options. The bikes feature PedalAssist™, a twist-and-go throttle for immediate speed and an LCD display with a USB port for charging your phone, flasher or speakers. They go up to 20 MPH and have a range of 20–60 miles in distance. Pedego bikes are backed by a two-year comprehensive warranty.

The public is invited to call or visit a nearby Pedego Electric Bikes store to enjoy a free test ride. To locate a nearby Pedego store, visit PedegoElectricBikes.com and click Find a Dealer.

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 Featured in Inc. Magazine March 2017 Issue

Baby Boomer Business Model Draws Attention of Top National Magazine

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., March 1, 2017 — Pedego® Electric Bikes is pleased to announce that it has been featured in Inc. Magazine’s March 2017 issue. The article focuses on Pedego’s successful business model of selling through independently owned Pedego-branded stores and the bikes’ special appeal to Baby Boomers. Ninety-five percent of the Pedego stores are owned and operated by Boomers who discovered the bikes as customers themselves, and they primarily sell Pedego bikes to Boomer customers.

Pedego Electric Bikes is deliberately fostering the entrepreneurial spirit of Boomers looking to start a new chapter in their lives. Delighted by the rapidly rising trend of 50+ entrepreneurs, the company is predicting continued growth. Inc. Magazine’s article noted, “Pedego co-founder Don DiCostanzo predicts the company will hit $100 million in sales in five years, just as he and his business partner hit the age when most Americans retire.” Pedego is already the Number 1 electric bike brand according to Navigant Research.

The article features photos of 18 Pedego store owners in their 50s, 60s and 70s, including  former teachers, military personnel and government workers who sought out second careers after retiring, being displaced by corporate America or just wanting to do something different.

Detailed stories and quotes from six members of this group focus on the reasons Boomers are becoming Pedego dealers.

Pedego was founded in 2008 by two Boomers, Don DiCostanzo, CEO, and Terry Sherry, CFO, who loved to cycle but hated hills. They designed the first Pedego Bike, the Comfort Cruiser, on a cocktail napkin, and it shipped in 2009. As Boomers, the co-founders, now both 60 years old, shared with Inc. readers how they developed a business model particularly supportive of Boomer entrepreneurs and Boomer customers.

Pedego electric bikes boast chic styling and top-quality components. More importantly, they feature powerful rear-hub motors that help riders conquer hills and headwinds, a big plus for the Boomer population who are focused on staying fit and active. As of the article’s publication date, there are nearly 100 Pedego stores worldwide.

“Nothing makes us more proud than knowing that we have a committed and enthusiastic network of dealers who share the same passion and vision for the Pedego brand,” DiCostanzo said.

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

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