Awards announced at Annual Pedego Dealer Meeting in December
FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., Dec. 14, 2016 — Pedego® Electric Bikes, the Number 1 electric bike brand in the United States, is known for its customer service and quality products. Each year, the company recognizes the Pedego Electric Bikes dealers across the United States who have distinguished themselves in customer experience, store design, sales and/or successful community outreach.
The nation’s Top 10 Pedego dealers for 2016 are listed below. The Number 1 dealer also receives recognition as Pedego’s “Dealer of the Year” — an honor bestowed only to the best-of-the-best Pedego dealers. This year, that honor went to Pedego Irvine, co-owned by Bob Bibee, a former engineer whose skills and talents enable him to create amazing electric bike customizations for his customers.
- Pedego Irvine, owners Bob and Yolanda Bibee
- Practical Cycle, owner Tim Castleman
- Pedego La Quinta, owners Bryan and Michelle Newman
- Pedego Carlsbad, owners Denise Buckingham and John Orndorff
- Pedego Denver, owners Terry and Jean Gehrke
- Pedego Scottsdale, owners Bill and Kathy Puryear
- Pedego Huntington Beach, owner Tom Bock
- Pedego Corona del Mar, owners Lori and Joe Carter and Hal Pisors
- Pedego Breckenridge, owners Liz LaBelle and Paul Mutch
- Pedego Henderson, owner Howard Ickes
Also awarded was “Most Valuable Dealer” for successful community outreach. This year’s winner was Pedego Myrtle Beach, owned by Retired USAF Colonel Aaron Maynard. The entire Maynard family has stepped up to make Pedego Myrtle Beach an outstanding store with a name recognized across the United States. Their social media marketing with cool, colorful bike and location pictures provides a model for other dealers.
With Pedego’s fast-paced growth, it also recognizes newcomers. Pedego awarded “Rookie of the Year” to Pedego Spring Lake, owned by father-son team Gil and Adam Levine. The Pedego Spring Lake team distinguished themselves by creating a Pedego store that has already shown huge success with its colorful, welcoming space. Pedego Spring Lake opened in March 2016.
“We’re truly proud of all our dealers,” said Pedego Electric Bikes CEO and co-founder Don DiCostanzo. “It’s amazing to see the special talents of our top dealers and how they build increased community awareness. These special dealers find so many unique ways to help more people fall in love with Pedego electric bikes. We’re very grateful for their hard work and creativity.”
Pedego® Electric Bikes is the Number 1 electric bike brand in the United States, according to 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 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!”
Teri Sawyer, T&Co.