54-year-old Canadian Man Arrives in Fountain Valley, Calif. on Wednesday, Sept. 28 on 1,553-mile Electric Bike Ride Adventure From British Columbia to Indio, Calif.
Jon Langille is available for interviews on Wednesday, Sept. 28
FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., Sept. 23, 2016 — Jon Langille, age 54, will arrive in Fountain Valley, Calif., on Wednesday, Sept. 28, on his 1,553-mile “bucket list” electric bicycle ride from his home in Nelson, British Columbia, to Indio, Calif. He will celebrate the completion of his ride by attending the Desert Trip concert featuring the Rolling Stones, Paul McCartney, Bob Dylan, Neil Young and The Who. He left British Columbia on Sept. 5 and will arrive in Indio on Oct. 6. On his month-long adventure, Jon is riding through Washington, Oregon, Nevada and California.
“At 54 years old, I never thought it would be possible for me to do a long-distance bicycle ride,” Langille said. “With an electric bicycle, it’s not only possible, it is a great adventure. I get to meet people along the way as I make my way to Indio for the concert. I’m excited to hit two of my bucket lists goals — this long-distance bike trip and the concert.”
MEDIA AND PUBLIC IS INVITED TO CELEBRATE JON’S ARRIVAL IN ORANGE COUNTY
WHAT: Celebration to welcome Jon Langille after his 1,553-mile ride from Canada
WHERE: Pedego Corp., 11310 Slater Ave., Fountain Valley, Calif.
WHEN: Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2:30 p.m. — Refreshments Provided
WHO: Hosted by Don DiCostanzo, CEO, and Terry Sherry, CFO, Pedego Corp.
RSVP: Sandra Eckardt at 949-400-2258 or Sandra@eckardtstrategies.com
“Jon is showing the world that it’s possible for a 54-year-old person to reach his bucket list goal of long-distance bike rides on a Pedego electric bike. We encourage other Baby Boomers to create their own Pedego adventures,” said Don DiCostanzo, CEO, Pedego Electric Bikes, the Number 1 electric bike brand sold in the United States. Pedego was founded in 2008 by Don DiCostanzo, CEO, 59, and Terry Sherry, 60, two best friends who loved cycling but hated hills.
Langille is an experienced bicyclist who, decades ago, toured Asia, Australia and the United Kingdom by bicycle. His Desert Trip Pedego ride will be his first long-distance ride in more than 30 years and is made possible with an electric bike. He will be riding a Pedego Stretch cargo electric bike, which offers Pedego’s PedalSense™ technology to help him pedal when needed. The bike also has a throttle for instant speed. The bike goes up to 20 miles per hour. Langille rides an average of 62 miles per day and recharges the bike’s 48volt battery each night.
Click here to follow Jon on his route and see his distance covered, average speeds, maps, photos and more.
Mike Clyde, owner of Pedego Canada, is supplying extra batteries, maintenance supplies, and support for Langille’s trip. Clyde said, “This is the first time a Pedego Stretch Cargo electric bike will be ridden from Canada to the Southern United States. We’re very excited to see the bike put through its paces and applaud Jon for taking on a journey of this magnitude.”
About the Pedego Stretch Cargo Electric Bike
The Pedego Stretch Cargo electric bike lets the rider haul cargo on the front and rear. Its moveable back racks can accommodate different types of cargo, including people, with the optional cushions or baby seats. Special rails also accommodate most standard pannier bags for added cargo space. A deluxe saddle with suspension seat post provides extra cushioning for long rides, and a quick-release handlebar allows riders to easily make adjustments to suit their comfort. Extra-wide tires deliver a nice, smooth ride. It comes standard with a 48volt battery. It features five levels of PedalSense pedal assist plus a twist-and-go throttle for full power on demand. Included is an LCD display with USB charging port for a mobile phone and other devices, front and rear lights, and fenders and chain guard to keep the rider clean and dry. Its whisper-quiet, state-of-the-art geared motor delivers best-in-class acceleration and hill climbing along with Shimano seven-speed gears for easy pedaling. Self-sealing tubes help prevent flats. Top-of-the-line SRAM disc brakes deliver powerful and reliable braking. It is retail priced at $3,495.
Pedego Electric Bikes is the Number 1 electric bike brand in the United States, according to a new report from 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 85 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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