Delivering the ultimate bicycle technology to conquer the most challenging ascents


IRVINE, Calif., Sept. 15, 2015 — Pedego® Electric Bikes will formally unveil its new Ridge Rider electric mountain bike at Interbike this week in Las Vegas. Interbike attendees are invited to ride this bike at the Interbike electric test track, Booth CIR4, on Wednesday, Sept. 16, and Thursday, Sept. 17, from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.  With a special introductory price of $3,395, Ridge Rider is available now from Pedego dealers.

“The Ridge Rider takes electric cycling to new heights in fun as riders climb mountain peaks and zoom to sky-high vistas,” said Don DiCostanzo, Pedego CEO and co-founder. “Early responses to the Ridge Rider have been dramatic with comments like, ‘It’s love at first ride!’”

The Pedego Ridge Rider’s powerful 48-volt, 11 amp hour battery combines with a 500-watt geared motor for ultimate thrust to conquer the most challenging ascents. The Ridge Rider bike empowers the rider to negotiate rugged terrain while enjoying the experience with a choice between the gear shifter and six levels of PAS (Pedal Assist) that offer separate torque and speed modes. With its Suntour XCR Air 27.5 suspension boasting a 100 mm Travel with Thru Axle, the ride is smooth yet exhilarating. This bike’s stopping power equals its thrust with Magura front and rear hydraulic disc brakes that give the rider extra control.

Journalists attending Interbike are invited to test these Pedego models:

  • Pedego Ridge Rider. Pedego’s first mountain bike soars skyward and shouts, “Let’s go! LET’S FLY!”
  • Pedego Comfort Cruiser. Classic beach cruiser design and a twist ‘n go throttle that says, “Hills? Headwinds? Ha!”
  • Pedego Boomerang. This ultra-low, easy step thru cruiser with ultra-chic styling says, “It’s never too late to come back to the bike path!”
  • Pedego Stretch Cargo. When the cargo is precious, this bike carries it securely while saying, “Let’s have some fun on the way!”

“The Stretch Cargo bike is great for replacing your car or truck when you need to haul cargo or kids around town. And the Boomerang is designed for people who need an extra-low step thru model,” said DiCostanzo. In a manner that has become his personal trademark, he grinned and added, “For everyone, Pedego electric bikes are just plain FUN!”

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 Boomerang, City Commuter, Comfort Cruiser, Interceptor, Ridge Rider, Stretch Cargo 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