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Pedego Electric Bikes Ranked Number 34 on Orange County Business Journal’s List of Fastest-growing Mid-size Private Companies in Orange County

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., Oct. 6, 2016 — Pedego® Electric Bikes has been ranked Number 34 on the Orange County Business Journal’s List of the Fastest-growing Mid-size Private Companies in Orange County. It grew 73.5 percent in revenues from 2014–2016.

“We attribute our stellar growth and being the Number 1 bicycle company to delighting our customers with colorful, high-quality electric bikes in 10 models and providing exceptional support to our dealer network,” said Pedego CEO and co-founder Don DiCostanzo.

Pedego is the fastest-growing bicycle company in the United States and is the highest-ranked bicycle company on the 2016 Inc. 5000 with three-year sales growth of 155 percent. Pedego was also recently named the fastest-growing electric bike company in the United States by Navigant Research.

Pedego was founded in 2008 by Don DiCostanzo, CEO, 59, and Terry Sherry, 60, two best friends who loved cycling but hated hills — and designed their first bike on a cocktail napkin. Its 10 colorful electric bicycle models are sold at 85 independently owned stores and at hundreds of bike shops as well as throughout Europe, Canada, South Africa, New Zealand and Russia.

Pedego’s Market Differentiation: Pedego Tagline Says It All — “Hello, Fun!”

  • VARIETY — Pedego offers 10 models of high-quality colorful bikes, including cruisers, commuters, mountain and trail bikes, a cargo bike and an ingenious folding bike.
  • SPEED — With a twist of the throttle, Pedego riders can go up to 20 MPH.
  • COLOR — Hundreds of color combinations let consumers customize their bikes.
  • TECHNOLOGY — PedalSense™ technology helps give riders extra help riding at five different power levels.
  • FUN — Pedego riders enjoy “exercise disguised as fun,” going longer, farther and faster!

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About Pedego

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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PR CONTACTS:

Teri Sawyer, T&Co.
714-801-1687
TeriSawyer@me.com

Sandra Eckardt, T&Co.
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Sandra@eckardtstrategies.com

Pedego Electric Bikes Make Fun and Healthy Holiday Gifts With Ten Stylish Models

Pedego Named Number 1 Electric Bike Brand in the United States by Navigant Research

IRVINE, Calif., Oct. 4, 2016 — Pedego Electric Bikes are at the top of most holiday wish lists for a healthy gift that delivers exercise disguised as fun.  Ranked the Number 1 electric bike brand in the United States by Navigant Research, Pedego electric bikes come in 10 models, multiple sizes, two styles (classic and step-thru) and dozens of color combinations to suit every personality. And it’s easy to find Pedego bikes, as they’re available at more than 85 Pedego stores worldwide. Test rides are always free. Riders can also rent bikes for as little as $20 per hour or take Pedego electric bike tours. Gift certificates for electric bikes, accessories, rentals and tours are also available at most stores.

“Pedego electric bikes make the best health-conscious holiday gifts,” said Don DiCostanzo, CEO, Pedego Electric Bikes. “From cruisers and commuter bikes to mountain bikes and trail bikes, and even a unique folding bike, Pedego bikes have something for everyone.”

Features on most Pedego electric bikes include:

  • On-board computer to track mileage, view MPH and even a plug to charge your mobile phone
  • Twist-and-go throttle for power on demand, reaching speeds up to 20 MPH
  • Pedal Assist that gives the rider a little extra push automatically as they pedal along
  • Frame geometry designed to maximize the rider’s comfort with a model to match each individual’s preferences, whether leaning forward or cruising upright.
  • Light-weight, long-lasting Lithium Ion batteries with Samsung cells that take the rider more than 20 miles on a single charge and are removable for inside charging (costs about 25 cents worth of electricity to charge and takes up to 3 hours) and an industry-leading three-year limited warranty
  • State-of-the-art geared motor delivering the best-in-class acceleration and hill climbing
  • High-end components, including Shimano seven-speed gears, Schwalbe tires, self-sealing tubes to help prevent flats and SRAM disk brakes
  • Optional long-range batteries
  • Optional mag wheels for select models, including the Interceptor and Boomerang Plus
  • Optional baby seats for the Stretch Cargo (you can put two baby seats on the back)

Pedego models available for the 2016 holidays:

  • New for 2016 Holidays! Pedego Trail Tracker Fat-tire Trail Bikes for the whole family. Now in three sizes to accommodate riders of various heights, Trail Trackers make bike riding on sand, gravel or snow an exciting excursion for family and friends. From $3,295 MSRP
  • Pedego Ridge Rider. Take electric cycling to new heights in fun climbing mountain peaks and zooming to sky-high vistas with Ridge Rider’s powerful 48-volt, 11 amp hour battery and 500-watt geared motor delivering ultimate thrust to conquer the most challenging ascents. From $3,395 MSRP
  • Pedego Interceptor. For the rider who craves extra power combined with the sweet calm of cruising, this bike has all the bells and whistles. From $2,995 MSRP
  • Pedego Comfort Cruiser and Tandem. Classic beach cruiser design and a twist ‘n go throttle that says, “I conquer hills and headwinds!”  From $2,295 MSRP
  • Pedego City Commuter. Named one of 2016’s top 10 commuter bikes by Men’s Fitness, this Dutch-street styling offers a fresh-air ride to the office with the fun of automatic Pedal Assist. This bike says, “Love your commute to work!” From $2,595 MSRP
  • Pedego Boomerang and Boomerang Plus. This ultra-low, easy step-thru cruiser with ultra-chic styling says, “It’s never too late! Welcome back to the bike path!” From $2,295 MSRP
  • Pedego Latch. The industry’s most innovative electric folding bike can be carried or rolled onto a bus or train, stashed in a motor home or aboard a boat or private plane — and unfolds quickly for the ride away. From $2,595 MSRP
  • Pedego Stretch. When the cargo is precious, this bike carries it securely while saying, “Let’s have some fun on the way!” Available with optional baby seats — two fit on the back of the bike. From $3,495 MSRP
  • Ford Super Cruiser. In classic American style with a modern day powered-by-Pedego twist (of the throttle), this sporty bike takes riders to new conquests. From $3,695 MSRP

 

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Baby Boomers Rediscover Exercise Disguised as Fun With Electric Bikes

Reduced Body Fat, Better Blood Sugar Control and Improved Heart Health Are All Benefits of Riding Electric Bikes

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., Oct. 5, 2016 — Baby Boomers (born between 1946 and 1965) are a vigorous generation that started the fitness craze with fun exercise activities such as aerobics with Richard Simmons’ “Sweatin’ to the Oldies” and Jane Fonda’s videos. This generation has vowed to stay young forever, and they have a new fun way to do it that delivers exercise disguised as fun — riding electric bikes.

A study conducted by the University of Colorado, Boulder (European Journal of Applied Physiology, May 2016), reported that electric bike riders were healthier and more fit, with significantly greater aerobic fitness and better blood sugar control, and overall had less body fat than those people who previously had not been exercising much.

Participants in the study also reported finding the riding to “be a blast,” according to William Byrnes, the study’s senior author and director of the university’s Applied Exercise Science Laboratory. “It’s exercise that is fun.”

Test Ride a Pedego to See How They Give Riders “Exercise Disguised as Fun”

“Eighty percent of our customers are Baby Boomers who are fueling today’s electric bike revolution with their quest for fun, exciting exercise,” said Don DiCostanzo, CEO of Pedego Electric Bikes. “Electric bikes are the great equalizer for couples and friends, allowing them to stay together during rides as they can use as little or as much electric assist as they’d like.”

Pedego was recently named the Number 1 electric bike brand by Navigant Research. Pedego offers 10 models, including the Boomerang, a stylish, ultra-low step-thru bike that is ideal for Baby Boomers.

Benefits of electric cycling for Baby Boomers and just about everyone include:

  • Look and Feel 10 Years Younger — Studies have shown that regular cyclists enjoy the general health of people approximately 10 years younger.
  • Lose Weight — Cycling can burn 500 calories per hour, helping cyclists lose or control their weight while improving their fitness.
  • Reduce Risk of Disease — Cycling can help reduce blood pressure and cholesterol and can even help fight cancer, diabetes and heart disease. In fact, studies indicate that riding 20 miles per week may reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease by up to 50 percent, and “habitual” cycling can reduce the risk of developing Type 2 diabetes by 20 percent, with more hours cycling correlating with an even lower risk.
  • Boost Your Immunity — Regular cycling boosts a body’s defenses by up to 50 percent. You’re not just cycling; you’re riding away from germs.
  • Reduce Stress — Cycling reduces stress and promotes relaxation. In fact, studies have shown that regular exercise helps alleviate mild depression and anxiety.
  • Move Ahead of the Pack — Commuting by electric bicycle is one of the easiest ways to fit exercise into your daily routine because it doubles as transportation while still allowing you to arrive at work fresh and not sweaty — plus, it’s green. And fun!

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About Pedego

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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PR CONTACTS:

Teri Sawyer, T&Co.
714-801-1687
TeriSawyer@me.com

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

Jon Will Arrive in Fountain Valley, CA

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.”

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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.

About Pedego

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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PR CONTACT:

Sandra Eckardt

949-400-2258

Sandra@eckardtstrategies.com

Jon Will Arrive in Indio, CA

54-year-old Canadian Man to Arrive in Indio, Calif. on Thursday, Oct. 6 After 1,553-mile Electric Bike Ride Adventure From British Columbia

Jon Langille is available for interviews on Oct. 6 and Oct. 7

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., Sept. 22, 2016 — Jon Langille, age 54, will arrive in Indio, Calif., on Thursday, Oct. 6, meeting his “bucket list” goal of completing his 1,553-mile electric bicycle ride from his home in Nelson, British Columbia. 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.  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.”

To celebrate Jon’s arrival, Pedego La Quinta store will host a welcome party open to the public.

MEDIA AND PUBLIC IS INVITED TO JOIN CELEBRATION TO WELCOME JON TO INDIO

WHAT:     Celebration to welcome Jon Langille after his 1,553-mile ride from Canada

WHERE:   Pedego La Quinta, 78-075 Main Street, Suite 104, La Quinta, Calif.

WHEN:     Thursday, Oct. 6, Noon

WHO:        Hosted by Bryan Newman of Pedego La Quinta

RSVP:       Sandra Eckardt at 949-400-2258 or Sandra@eckardtstrategies.com

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.

“Long-distance rides are enjoyable on a Pedego electric bike, and we applaud Jon’s quest and 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.

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.”

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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.

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, Calif., 92253. Cross streets are Calle Tampico and Avenida Bermudas. Open weekdays and weekends from 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. Rentals and tours are available by appointment, and walk-ins are also welcome. The staff always 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 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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PR CONTACT:

Sandra Eckardt

949-400-2258

Sandra@eckardtstrategies.com