AARP: Eat My Dust Mr. Spandex

AARP writer Erik Hedegaard shares his “immeasurable pleasure” riding a Pedego Electric Bike with readers. The article includes basic electric bike facts and amusing vignettes of the writer’s adventures on two wheels.

“YOU REALLY haven’t lived until you’ve hurtled past some obnoxious, spandex-wearing kid on a $10,000 bicycle, with you sitting upright on your own two-wheeler, 62 years old, legs withered with age, cheerfully tooling along at 20 mph and offering the sap a fare-thee-well wave as you leave him in the dust.”

Entrepreneur Magazine

Entrepreneur Magazine: To Franchise or Not to Franchise

Entrepreneur Magazine investigates the pros and cons of franchising by comparing two similar companies with very different growth strategies. Pedego Electric Bikes (a licensor) is compared to Nekter Juice Bar (a franchisor).

“After four years, Pedego had dealers selling and renting bikes from California beach towns to Colorado ski towns to the East Coast — each store run by individuals who had researched the local market to appeal to specific communities, something a chain or a franchisee would struggle with.”

Entrepreneur Magazine: To Franchise or Not to Franchise


CBS News: These bikes are simply, well… electrifying

Pedego Electric Bikes were featured in an extensive article on CBS News. The article covers what an electric bike is, what it’s like to ride one, the state of the industry, and gives the perspective of an electric bike owner.

Want to feel like a kid again? Hop on an electric bike… “’Freedom.’ That’s the word I always hear when people tell me about how they feel riding an e-bike,” said Don DiCostanzo, the co-founder and CEO of Pedego Electric Bikes, in Fountain Valley, California.

These bikes are simply, well… electrifying

LA times article

LA Times: Why are e-bikes all the rage? Because they’re plenty of fun to ride

The LA Times published an in-depth article about electric bikes in the Sunday edition and online. While it mentions other brands of electric bikes in passing, Pedego is clearly the star of the show. Several Pedego customers are interviewed, and the owner of the Pedego store in Irvine makes an appearance too. And there is even a fun video featuring two Pedego customers telling their story in detail.

Bob Bibee, owner of Irvine Pedego, notes that e-bikes are a surprise path to health and adventure for those who are inactive or hobbled by hip and knee issues.  “They go from couch potatoes to fun seekers who are out there breathing fresh air and blowing by the angry lycra roadie-triathlete crowd,” he says. “It’s life-changing.”

Why are e-bikes all the rage? Because they’re plenty of fun to ride



Electric Bike Action Magazine

The Electric Bike Action magazine included lots of great Pedego coverage in their latest edition. One article features Pedego as a company using the backdrop of the the grand opening of our new facilities – including the record-breaking attempt group ride. Another article details the full line of Trail Tracker fat tire bikes including the new smaller sizes available. Both articles feature lots of beautiful photos.