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New Pedego Store Brings Playtime to Petoskey

Electric Bikes energize the town with fun and fanfare

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., July 5, 2017— A Pedego® Electric Bikes store is now open in Petoskey, Mich., bringing an exhilarating new activity to town. Pedego Petoskey co-owners Bryan Newman and husband-wife team Bill and Pat Anton are excited to introduce the nation’s Number 1 electric bike brand with a party that includes free test rides on the elegant electric bikes.  It is the 99th Pedego store worldwide. Pedego’s enormous popularity grew from the brand’s stylish designs and quality components. Every Pedego bike features a 500-watt motor that empowers riders to conquer hills, headwinds and long distances with ease.

THE PUBLIC IS INVITED TO JOIN THE GRAND OPENING & RIBBON-CUTTING CELEBRATION

What:        Grand Opening and Ribbon-cutting Ceremony will include free test rides and snacks

Where:      Pedego Petoskey, 438 East Mitchell Street, Petoskey, MI, 49770

When:        Thursday, July 13 from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. Ribbon-cutting Ceremony at 4:45 p.m.

Who:          Store co-owners Bryan Newman and Bill & Pat Anton, store manager Dawn Marie Hansen, Friends & Family, Petoskey Chamber and various City Ambassadors will be present as well as Pedego California representatives Tom Bock and Cassidy Castleman.

Newman is an experienced Pedego dealer as he also owns Pedego La Quinta and Pedego Palm Springs, both in Southern California. Every winter since opening his other stores, Newman has had visitors from Michigan rave about the electric bikes as the best part of their California vacation, so he decided to bring the fun of Pedego electric bikes to Petoskey, an established vacation destination. “I chose to become a Pedego dealer because it’s all about fun, and now I’m thrilled to bring the fun to Petoskey,” he said.

Pedego riders can cruise for hours enjoying Petoskey’s miles of scenic paths without over-exerting. Located in the Northwest tip of Michigan’s Lower Peninsula, Emmet County offers a variety of paths that blend scenic splendor with rich historical sites. Long stretches of sandy beaches, quaint downtowns and year-round activities beckon outdoor enthusiasts, including families. Little Traverse Wheelway, a re-established turn-of-the-century trail that goes from Walker Road, Charlevoix, to Hoyt Street in Harbor Springs, presents more than 26 miles of pure riding enjoyment.  This and several other trails await riders who want to explore the area while having fun on electric bikes.

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Pedego Petoskey’s store co-owner Bryan Newman and his wife Michelle and baby Jaxon celebrate the opening of the 99th Pedego store worldwide

Pedego Petoskey offers sales of all 12 Pedego Electric Bikes models that empower riders to zoom up hills and through headwinds. All Pedego bikes have a 500-watt hub motor that helps riders cruise distances of up to 60 miles without getting tired and sweaty. Now available at the new store are California-styled cruisers, including the Pedego Platinum Interceptor, a fully loaded cruiser bike; and the Pedego Interceptor, which boasts a 48-volt battery that propels riders with extra power. Also available are the sleek City Commuter; the Trail Tracker fat-tire bike for riding on gravel and snow; the Ridge Rider electric mountain bike; the sturdy Stretch cargo bike and the Latch, an ingenious folding bike, designed for portability and convenience. Pedego also recently introduced the Airstream model for camping devotees.

Available for rent are Pedego’s cruiser-style Interceptors, sporty Ridge Riders, ultra-low step-thru Boomerang Plus bikes, fat-tire Trail Trackers, Stretch cargo bikes, sleek City Commuters and a shiny red Tandem. Helmets and locks are included with rentals.

“Petoskey is such a beautiful place with miles and miles of scenic bike paths to enjoy,” said Pedego Electric Bikes CEO and co-founder Don DiCostanzo. “We’re very happy that riders will now be able to see, experience and enjoy Petoskey on Pedego electric bikes.”

About Pedego Petoskey

Pedego Petoskey is the region’s premier dealer in Pedego Electric Bikes. Offering a large selection of Pedego electric bikes for sale and rental as well as accessories and service. Riders can cruise near sandy beaches, through quaint downtowns and enjoy year-round activities on Pedego electric bikes. Little Traverse is a local bike path offering more than 26 miles of scenic splendor combined with fascinating historical sites. Open Sunday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Friday and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Located at 438 E. Mitchell, Petoskey, MI 49770. To learn more and reserve a test ride, call (231) 881-9488 or email info@pedegoPetoskey.com. Follow us on Facebook and visit our website at http://www.pedegoelectricbikes.com/dealers/Petoskey/.

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 nearly 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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New Pedego Electric Bikes Store Soars Into San Diego

Pedego San Diego brings energetic vibe to Downtown’s fashionable BRIC

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., July 5, 2017 — The first Pedego® Electric Bikes store in Downtown San Diego has opened a pop-up shop in front of their soon-to-be permanent location on the ground floor of the elegant new BRIC center on San Diego Bay. Pedego San Diego offers Pedego’s 12 stylish models of powerful electric bikes that enable riders to enjoy cruising all over town with ease. Pedego Electric Bikes is the Number 1 electric bike brand in the United States, according to Navigant Research. Pedego San Diego is Pedego’s 98th store worldwide.

The Pedego San Diego pop-up shop offers free test rides, sales and rentals of the popular electric bikes. They’re located at BRIC San Diego along with the Marriott Residence Inn, Spring Hill Inn and Suites Bayfront Hotels at Lane Field, just one block from the Santa Fe Depot train station. The store is open Sunday from Noon–6 p.m.; Monday from 10 a.m.–6 p.m.; Closed on Tuesday; and Wednesday through Saturday from 10 a.m.–6 p.m.

Store co-owners husband-and-wife Sean and Chelsea Chavez, and Sean’s dad Celso Chavez, are excited to bring Pedego electric bikes to Downtown San Diego, giving visitors and locals alike an easy, fun and green alternative to cars. “With Pedego electric bikes, you can discover more of this beautiful city without the hassles of parking or worrying about hills or headwinds,” Sean said.

From the store, riders can easily cruise to the city’s great landmarks, including the Gaslamp Quarter, Petco Park, Balboa Park and museums, Old Town and Harbor and Shelter Islands. Riders can also take their bikes on the ferry to Coronado Island or bike to the island via the full 24-mile Bayshore Bikeway, which conveniently begins across the street from the store.

Pedego San Diego offers sales of all 12 Pedego Electric Bikes models that empower riders to zoom up hills and power through headwinds. All Pedego bikes have a 500-watt hub motor that helps riders cruise distances of 20 to 60 miles without getting tired and sweaty. Now available at the new San Diego store are California-styled 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; Pedego’s Comfort Cruiser, which is powered by a 36-volt battery for gentle help with hills; and the Pedego Tandem, the most stylish and powerful electric tandem available. Also available are the Trail Tracker fat-tire bike for riding on sand and gravel; the Ridge Rider electric mountain bike; the sleek City Commuter; the sturdy Stretch cargo bike that allows for extra cargo or an extra adult or two children to ride along; and the Latch, an ingenious folding bike, designed for portability and convenience. Rentals start at $20 per hour and $75 per day, depending on the model.

“San Diego’s famous sunshine and outdoor lifestyle make it a perfect home for a top-notch Pedego store,” said Pedego Electric Bikes CEO and co-founder Don DiCostanzo. “Pedego riders will enjoy riding longer, farther and faster, seeing more of this great city without having to deal with traffic or parking.”

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Pedego San Diego Pop-up Store Now Open at BRIC Center

About Pedego San Diego

Pedego San Diego is the region’s premier dealer in Pedego Electric Bikes, offering a large selection of Pedego electric bikes sales, rentals, accessories and service. Test rides, rentals and sales are available at a nearby pop-up site during construction of the store’s permanent location in the elegant BRIC hotel complex, an exciting lifestyle destination in the heart of Downtown San Diego. Riders can cruise to the city’s great landmarks, including the Gaslamp Quarter, Petco Park, Balboa Park and museums, Old Town and Harbor and Shelter Islands. Open Sunday Noon–6 p.m.; Monday 10 a.m.–6 p.m.; Closed on Tuesday; and Wednesday through Saturday 10 a.m.–6 p.m. Located at 900 Bayfront Ct., Suite 100, San Diego, CA 92101. To learn more and reserve a test ride, call (800) 604-7187 or email info@pedegoSD.com. Follow us on Facebook and visit our website at www.pedegosandiego.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 nearly 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 Folsom Electric Bikes Store Sets Bike Riders Free!

Hills, headwinds and distances fade away when riders twist the throttle

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., May 31, 2017 — Pedego® Electric Bikes Folsom, a Practical Cycle transportation company, is gearing up to celebrate its Grand Opening on June 9, and the public is invited to join the festivities. Store owner Tim Castleman is excited to bring Pedego Electric Bikes to Folsom, as Pedego bikes are a great match for the many beautiful yet often challenging trails in this region. Pedego electric bikes flatten hills and make headwinds a breeze while allowing riders to cruise great distances with a smile. Pedego Folsom is the 97th Pedego store worldwide.

The grand opening celebration starts at Noon and includes a free six-mile group ride to Nimbus Fish Hatchery, free test rides and refreshments. There will be a ribbon-cutting ceremony with local VIPs in attendance to formally introduce the store to the community. Folsom Mayor Andy Morin and other local dignitaries are expected to attend as well as members of the Folsom Chamber and Rotary. Don DiCostanzo, Pedego CEO and co-founder, will also be in attendance to celebrate the grand opening.

THE PUBLIC IS INVITED TO JOIN THE GRAND OPENING CELEBRATION

 

WHAT:        Grand Opening Celebration and Ribbon Cutting

WHERE:     Pedego Folsom, 150 Natoma Station Drive, Unit 600, Folsom, Calif.

WHEN:       June 9, 2017, with activities from Noon to 3:00 p.m.

SCHEDULE:

12:00 p.m. — Group 45-minute Ride to Numbus Fish Hatchery (11:30 a.m. check-in)

1:00 p.m. — Ribbon Cutting with Mayor Andy Morin, City Officials, Folsom Chamber of Commerce representatives and Rotary Club members

WHO:         Tim Castleman, owner of Pedego Sacramento and Pedego Folsom; Don DiCostanzo, CEO and co-founder, Pedego Electric Bikes; Mayor Andy Morin and  other local dignitaries.

 

Pedego Folsom store owner Tim Castleman and his wife Hong

Pedego Folsom store owner Tim Castleman and his wife Hong

Electric bike rentals are extremely popular as many riders enjoy setting their own course for adventure. Several Pedego models, including accessible Boomerang Pluses, gentle Comfort Cruisers and spirited Interceptors, offer a choice of fun riding for visitors. Priced beginning at $15 per hour, rentals of Pedego electric bikes are an affordable and fun way to see Folsom and the surrounding area. Rentals include maps, helmets, locks and bags.

Self-guided tours are also popular at Pedego Folsom as riders enjoy cruising for miles along scenic paths at their own pace and without exhausting themselves, thanks to the electric bikes. Pedego Folsom provides maps to great attractions in the area, including the Folsom Powerhouse, Nimbus Fish Hatchery, Old Town Folsom, Beals Point campground on Folsom lake and the 30-mile Jedediah Smith Memorial trail that connects to Old Sacramento. The Folsom Tacoma Lake bike trail, which runs along the American River Parkway, is a favorite destination for many cyclists. Pedego riders will especially enjoy sightseeing along these trails, especially when visiting the new Johnny Cash Trail, which is scheduled to connect with the American River Parkway trail in 2018.

Pedego Folsom is Castleman’s second location. For more than seven years, he has owned and operated Pedego Sacramento within Old Town Sacramento’s Practical Cycle, a highly-regarded hub for the bicycle-loving community. “Pedego Folsom offers a great selection of stylish, powerful Pedego electric bikes,” Castleman said. “Pedego electric bikes free riders from past constraints, such as a lack of strength or endurance, so they can enjoy exploring the countryside on two wheels.”

“The bike trails in and around Folsom are incredible,” said Pedego Electric Bikes CEO and co-founder Don DiCostanzo. “Tim Castleman’s passion for Pedego electric bikes empowers more people to enjoy riding around this beautiful region.”

About Pedego Folsom, a Practical Cycle Transportation Company

Pedego® Folsom, a Practical Cycle Transportation Company, offers the region’s finest selection of Pedego electric bikes for sales, tours and rentals. The store is located at 150 Natoma Station Drive, Unit 600, Folsom. It is open daily from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. every day and by appointment only on Wednesdays. Early or late appointments are available upon request. The staff looks forward to delighting visitors, beginning with free test rides. Please call the store at (916) 351-8330 or email folsom@practicalcycle.com for more information on sales, rentals, tours. For photos and news, visit http://www.practicalcycle.com/. Follow Pedego Folsom on Facebook.

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 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 Santa Barbara Brings Upscale SoCal Style to Santa Barbara Bike Paths

Stylish and powerful electric bikes zoom up hills and make beach headwinds a breeze

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., May 25, 2017 — The new Pedego® Electric Bikes store in Santa Barbara is helping bicycle riders have more fun in the region, taming its mountainous terrain and windswept coast with powerful bikes that can zoom on demand. Store owners Pat Briody and Adam Levine are lifelong best friends who knew that Pedego electric bikes were a perfect solution to the region’s biking challenges. Pedego Santa Barbara will host a Grand Opening Celebration on Saturday, June 3, 2017, and the public is invited. Festivities will include free test rides, a free group ride, special deals, raffles and refreshments. Pedego Santa Barbara is the 96th Pedego-branded store to open worldwide.

THE PUBLIC IS INVITED TO JOIN THE GRAND OPENING CELEBRATION

WHAT:  Grand Opening Celebration

WHERE:  Pedego Santa Barbara, 100 E. Haley St., Santa Barbara, Calif.

WHEN:  Saturday, June 3, 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

WHO:  Store owners Pat Briody and Adam Levine

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Pedego electric bike rentals are available at Pedego Santa Barbara with plenty of interesting places to ride in this town known as the American Riviera. The beach bike path takes riders for miles with unparalleled ocean views. And just about every street has a bike lane in this bike-friendly town. Riders may cruise all the way up to the Santa Ynez Mountains with stops at a California Mission, parks, gardens, the city’s zoo and other fun destinations. The Interceptor, Stretch Cargo bike and electric Tandem are three Pedego models that will thrill riders who roll out for a day’s adventure under the sun. Riders on rental bikes must be at least 16 years old. Trailers and baby seats are also available. Locks and helmets are provided as part of the rental.

Pedego Santa Barbara offers sales of all Pedego Electric Bikes models. These include Pedego’s Comfort Cruiser, powered by a 36-volt battery for gentle help with hills, as well as the more robust Pedego Interceptor boasting its 48-volt battery that propels riders with extra power. Both are California beach cruiser styles that fit right in with Santa Barbara’s cool beach vibe. The Pedego Interceptor in Sandstone color enjoys a red-tile Mediterranean style that goes beautifully with Santa Barbara’s famous Spanish Colonial architecture. Other models range from the fat-tire Trail Tracker for sand riding to the Ridge Rider electric mountain bike to the sleek City Commuter and the sturdy Stretch Cargo Bike. All Pedego bikes have a 500-watt hub motor that helps riders cruise great distances without getting overtired. Pedego Santa Barbara also offers top-notch service for Pedego electric bikes. Everything from maintenance to customizations can be handled by the team.

Briody and Levine are excited to be in talks with potential partners around town to offer local tours. “We’re going to be offering some really awesome tours to exciting destinations,” said Briody. “There is so much to see and do in Santa Barbara, and we’re helping our customers ride everywhere in high style.” For more information on guided and self-guided tours, please call the store.

“Santa Barbara is such a beautiful and quaint town,” said Pedego Electric Bikes CEO and co-founder Don DiCostanzo. “Pedego’s stylish bikes fit right in with Santa Barbara’s beach vibe and help riders power up hills and breeze through headwinds, taking advantage of the region’s many bike paths.”

About Pedego Santa Barbara

Pedego® Santa Barbara is the region’s premier location offering Pedego electric bikes for sales, rentals and tours. Located at 100 E. Haley St., a block off State Street, the store is only a couple of blocks from beaches and bike paths that will take riders to many scenic destinations. The staff looks forward to delighting visitors, beginning with free test rides. Please call the store at (805) 201-0654 or email info@pedegosb.com for more information on rentals, tours, service or purchases. For photos and news, visit our website at PedegoSB.com and follow Pedego Santa Barbara on Facebook.

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 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
TeriSawyer@me.com

 

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949-400-2258
Sandra@EckardtStrategies.com