Sleek and Chic Pedego Electric Bikes Bring New Thrills to Coachella Valley

Locals will ride to BNP Paribas Open tennis tournament in electrifying style

pedego-la-quintaIRVINE, Calif., March 5, 2015 — A new Pedego® Electric Bikes store is opening in Old Town La Quinta.  The desert resort town — known for its historical sites and stately resort hotel —now presents a new kind of fun.

Pedego La Quinta offers rentals and tours on Pedego electric bikes, including:

Bike rentals for the March 9–22 BNP Paribas Open tennis tournament. Reserve now to avoid traffic and parking issues. Show your ticket stub and receive a 10% discount off regular rental rates.

Bike rentals for Coachella Fest, Stage Coach and the Humana Challenge, helping Pedego riders get around in style while avoiding traffic and parking issues.

Rides around the Sunday farmers market.  Pedego La Quinta will be there and invites shoppers to stop by for a free test ride.

The spectacular polo ground electric bike tour and polo match viewing.

A special guided tour of the La Quinta Cove Trail, which will take riders along 2,000-foot high mountains to view scenic vistas of Old Town La Quinta from an elevated perspective, unparalleled in the Coachella Valley.

Free test rides around Pedego La Quinta’s neighborhood to enjoy the beautiful scenery.

Pedego La Quinta presents an amazing array 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.  The throttle feature comes on all Pedego bikes. The Interceptor is a sporty cruiser boasting 48 powerful volts and Pedal Assist to help riders zip around La Quinta. 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 La Quinta 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.

Bryan Newman and his bride, Michelle, fell in love with electric bicycles when they test rode some on the advice of a friend. Bryan, a professional golfer, saw the potential immediately. ”Pedego electric bikes are amazing,” he said. “I grew up in Coachella Valley, and on a Pedego I saw areas of historic La Quinta I had never seen before,” he added. As co-owners of the new Pedego La Quinta, they’re looking forward to sharing new adventures and biking activities with their community.   

Pedego La Quinta is set to open its doors by March 10, 2015, though test rides and orders can be arranged prior to that date by emailing bryan@pedegolq.com. The Newmans are excited to share Pedego’s renowned products and service with the Coachella Valley. “I feel like we’re part of the Pedego family already,” he said. “The products are superior and so is the staff at Pedego corporate.” He believes his customers will appreciate the same kind of service that he has experienced working with the company.

About Pedego La Quinta

Pedego® La Quinta offers the region’s finest selection of Pedego electric bikes for sales, tours and rentals. Rental Rates range from $14 to $25 per hour and from $50 to $100 per day. The store is located in the heart of Old Town La Quinta at 78-015 Main Street, Suite 106, La Quinta, California 92253. Cross streets are Calle Tampico and Avenida Bermudas. Open weekdays from 9:00 a.m.– 5:00 p.m. and weekends from 8:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. Rentals and tours are available by appointment before the store’s opening, and walk-ins are also welcome as soon as the doors open. The staff looks forward to delighting visitors beginning with free test rides. Please call the store at 760-972-4017 or email us at bryan@pedegolq.com for more information on rentals, tours or purchases. For photos and news, visit our website at http://www.pedegolq.com. Visit Pedego La Quinta under “pedegolq” on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram where you can check for upcoming specials and events.

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/.

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Spotlight on Small Business – Pedego Irvine

The following article is from the Irvine Community News and Views.

Pedego IrvineBob Bibee lived in Huntington Beach and worked in the aerospace industry, when he decided people were not meant to work in a 10’x10’ office.  Eventually, he moved to Irvine, opening PEDEGO two years ago. Bob, his wife Yo, and their three children have now lived in Irvine for 19 years.

Bob’s mission and passion is helping people to leave cars at home and use bikes for errands, commuting and just plain fun! “Irvine,” he says, “is probably the best location in the world for bike lanes and off-street trails. It’s just incredible.”

“Electric bikes help cross the bridge between those who love to ride and those who may struggle to ride. Electric bikes provide fresh, exciting, fun outdoor activity for families – and include Tandems, Tag-a-longs and Trailers for youngsters.”

PEDEGO’s initial targeted demographic was baby boomers – some perhaps with problem hips or knees, MS, obesity — issues that discourage biking because of hills, inclines, and distance.  Enter the E-bike!  Now, Bob’s clients can be seen with what he calls the PEDEGO SMILE — they say they “feel like a kid again.”

Even millennials are on board.  For example, one 20-year old student’s parents offered to buy a car for her 24-mile round-trip commute to work.  Her response? “But I don’t want a car – I want this E-bike.”

The Pedego business model includes hosting corporate events for Boards of Directors, for Team-Building, and for corporate Sales Staff.  His hosted events provide full connectivity for meetings and presentations on site.  It’s so much better than a sterile hotel.

How’s this for a perfect business day hosted by Pedego?  Breakfast catered by Champagne Bakery — coffee and quiche; lunch with a team-building scenic ride to Strawberry Farms offering outdoor and indoor dining; and late afternoon artisan cheese and baguettes from Champagne Bakery.  Also, there’s the intimate Pub and Wine Bar with cool music.

PEDEGO is the perfect business, in the perfect community, in the perfect Woodbridge Village Center – and Irvine is the perfect hub for hundreds of miles of unparalleled, beautiful biking experiences.

Special events at PEDEGO will be announced throughout 2015.  Stop by anytime.  You’ll be amazed!

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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

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Pedego’s Participation at Google’s Earth Day Celebration

Pedego Electric Bikes just participated in Google’s 2 wheeled vehicle demo event. In celebration of Earth Day, Google invited a handful of big-name electric vehicle manufacturers to the Googleplex to promote alternative transportation. With over 20,000 employees at their Mountain View, CA campus, Google is hoping to alleviate some heavy morning traffic by encouraging those living within a reasonable distance to bike to work.

Pedego gave free test rides throughout the day to hundreds of Googlers, showcasing our entire line of electric bikes. As we had anticipated, the City Commuter was the crowd favorite due to its magnificent form and function design elements.  The Pedego Trail Tracker was also a favorite with a line of people waiting to take it for a ride on the designated track.

 

 

The Perfect Bike for Individuals with Breathing Disorders such as COPD

Never in my life did I ever dream of spending $2,000 for a bike and then not only buying one buying one but two, one for my wife and one for myself. We love them and have never regretted our Pedego purchase. It is just, as you might say, what the doctor ordered. We both love riding, not racing style but leisurely through neighborhoods. About eight years ago, we purchased our first set of regular bikes together and then about four years ago our second set. On the weekends during the spring and summer months, we would load our bikes on the back of the car, drive to a new neighborhood and ride for an hour or so. Though we love to ride it was often difficult to enjoy.  My wife has COPD and gets winded very easily. Riding into the slightest wind, or up the smallest incline was impossible without often stopping to take a break.

Then one Saturday, I was driving along and passed by this electric bike store. I went in, asked questions and before I knew what was happening, I was test riding a Pedego Comfort Cruiser. I thought that this would be ideal for my wife. I wanted to purchase one for her and surprise her with it, but at that price, the surprise was out of question. My thought was that I could get her one and then I could continue riding my regular bike. My wife worked that day so when she got home, I took her to the store, this part was a surprise. We each took a Pedego out for a test ride. It was during the test ride that I concluded that one bike would not do. Though I am in fairly good shape, there was no way I would be able to keep up with her. When we got back to the store, we talked for a few minutes and ended up purchasing both.

We have only had these bikes for a little less than a year but have ridden all over the city. We even revisited Back Bay State Park which is a very tough 18 mile round trip over gravel, dirt, and sad. It is beautiful scenery but my wife hesitated in making the trip since we did it several years earlier and realized it wasn’t much fun due to her breathing disorder. She, we, thoroughly enjoyed the ride. It was not a difficult ride and we were both able to enjoy the view. We have even put our bikes on the back of our car and driven 7 hours to ride on a 35 mile round trip on a bike path along side old railroad tracks. We intend to do this at least once a year. We also rode on the 40 mile bike trip throughout Virginia Beach. You are probably wondering how we rode 40 miles with a battery that has a charge for 20 to 25 miles. I use the battery as little as possible, only when I really need it to get up a hill or against a stronger wind. This way, I preserve my battery and when my wife’s gets to about ¼ charge, we switch batteries. We probably could have gotten 45 to 50 miles this way. My next purchase will be two more batteries so we can carry a spare with us, which will double our riding distance.

This is a perfect bike for those with COPD that want to get our and ride but cannot. What a great slogan, “The perfect bike for those with COPD.” We have found, and sure others will as well, that even through these bikes are expensive, they are ideal for those that want to get outside and once again enjoy a bike ride but cannot due to some sort of breathing disorder. We would have purchased these year ago had we realized that there were such bikes that she could ride without worrying if the wind was going to kick up or if the bike path had a small include. With this bike it opens up a whole new world of activities one can do. It also doesn’t hurt getting many compliments from both kids and adults on how cool our electric bikes look.

Start building your perfect Pedego electric bike!