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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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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