Pedego CoFounders Don DiCostanzo and Terry Sherry

Pedego Electric Bikes Ranks 2655 on the 2017 Inc. 5000 for the Fourth Consecutive Year

Pedego is the fastest-growing bicycle company on the Inc. 5000

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., Aug. 17, 2017Pedego® Electric Bikes, the Number 1 electric bike brand, was ranked Number 2655 on Inc. Magazine’s 36th annual Inc. 5000, the most prestigious ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. Pedego is the fastest-growing bicycle company, electric or not, on the Inc. 5000 with a three-year growth rate of 131.13 percent from 2013 to 2016.

“We attribute our continued exceptional growth to delighting our customers and helping our dealers be successful selling our colorful, high-quality electric bikes,” said Don DiCostanzo, Pedego CEO and co-founder.

Pedego was founded in 2008 by Don DiCostanzo, CEO, 60, and Terry Sherry, 61, two best friends who loved cycling but hated hills. They designed their first bike, an electric cruiser, on a cocktail napkin.

Pedego’s achievements include:

  • Growth of 131.13 percent over three years (2013 to 2016)
  • Dealer growth to more than 100 Pedego-branded stores worldwide
  • 12 models of high-quality electric bikes, including the only electric tandem
  • Named Number 1 electric bike brand by Navigant Research

Pedego was profiled in Inc. Magazine’s March 2017 issue. The article focused on Pedego’s unique business opportunity for Baby Boomers and others seeking an affordable, entrepreneurial lifestyle career.

Pedego CoFounders Don DiCostanzo and Terry Sherry

About Pedego

Pedego®  Electric Bikes is the Number 1 electric bike brand in the United States, according to Navigant Research. Pedego manufactures 12 high-quality, innovative models, including cruisers, tandems, commuters, fat-tire bikes, mountain bikes, cargo bikes and a convenient electric folding bike. Sold at nearly 100 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 Riverwalk owner Matt Burkhart and wife Katherine Burkhart

Pedego Electric Bikes Store Takes Wing in Tulsa

New store energizes Jenks with America’s #1 electric bike

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., Aug. 2, 2017 — A new Pedego® Electric Bikes store is open at the Riverwalk in Jenks, Okla., and the Tulsa region is energized by the addition of America’s top-selling electric bike brand. Pedego Riverwalk is the first all-electric bike shop in the Tulsa Metro area. It is the 106th Pedego Electric Bikes store to open worldwide. Owner Matt Burkhart discovered Pedego bikes while on a vacation with his family in California and decided it was a great opportunity to do something fun for his community. Pedego Riverwalk is celebrating its Grand Opening on Saturday, Aug. 12 at 10 a.m.

THE PUBLIC IS INVITED TO JOIN THE GRAND OPENING

WHAT:          Grand Opening Celebration with specials, raffles, group ride and free test rides. Refreshments from Andolini’s Pizza will be served.

WHERE:        Pedego Riverwalk, 500 Riverwalk Terrace, Suite 115, Jenks, Okla.

WHEN:          Grand Opening on Saturday, Aug. 12, starting at 10:00 a.m.

WHO:             Store owner Matt Burkhart and family as well as Pedego representative Tom Bock

Pedego Riverwalk owner Matt Burkhart and wife Katherine Burkhart

Pedego Riverwalk owner Matt Burkhart and wife Katherine Burkhart

Burkhart and his family offer an exciting menu of rental and group ride options featuring a large fleet of Pedego electric bikes available for hourly or daily rentals, private custom tours, parties and fun group rides as well as holiday events. For riders age 16 and up, Pedego models available to rent include Comfort Cruisers, Interceptors, Stretch Cargo, Tandem and City Commuters. Trailers are also available as well as free rentals of pedal bikes for kids with adult rental.

Pedego Riverwalk visitors will enjoy the store’s spectacular location near the City of Tulsa Trails with easy access to downtown Jenks, River Park trails, Turkey Mountain Wilderness area and much more. Pedego’s powerful electric bikes make it a breeze to cruise for miles and visit several destinations in a day. “We’re family owned and focus on exceptional service as well as encouraging fun adventures for all ages,” said Burkhart. “Tulsa’s bike trails are ever-expanding, so you can now cruise from Sand Springs to Broken Arrow and a lot of places in between. Stop by and see why we live up to our motto, ‘Hello, fun!’”

Pedego Riverwalk is the go-to destination for fun and adventure, and it sells all 12 Pedego Electric Bikes models that empower riders to zoom up hills and breeze through headwinds. Pedego bikes have 500-watt hub motors that help riders cruise distances of 20 to 60 miles without getting tired and sweaty. Riders love Pedego’s California-style cruisers, including the Pedego Platinum Interceptor, a fully loaded cruiser bike; the Pedego Interceptor, which boasts a 48-volt battery that propels riders with extra power; and Pedego’s Comfort Cruiser, which is powered by a 36-volt battery for gentle help with hills. Also available are the sleek City Commuter; the sturdy Stretch cargo bike; the Trail Tracker fat-tire bike for riding on gravel and snow; the Ridge Rider electric mountain bike; and the Latch, an ingenious folding bike, designed for portability and convenience. Pedego also recently introduced the Airstream model for camping devotees. Free test rides are available at the store.

“The Tulsa area’s bike paths are beautiful to ride and show off a truly bike-friendly region,” said Pedego Electric Bikes CEO and co-founder Don DiCostanzo. “We’re pleased to see how thrilled the community is with the fun adventures and excellent service provided by Pedego Riverwalk.”

About Pedego Riverwalk (Tulsa)

Pedego Riverwalk is the premier Pedego Electric Bikes dealer in the Tulsa Metro area. Pedego Riverwalk offers sales, rentals and tours on Pedego electric bikes as well as sales of accessories and service. Pedego Riverwalk is located at the beautiful, newly renovated Riverwalk in Jenks at 500 Riverwalk Terrace, Suite 115. Enjoy cruising Tulsa’s ever-expanding system of bike trails, all the way from Sand Springs to Broken Arrow, with exciting destinations in between. Open Monday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Friday, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., Saturday, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Sunday, 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. To learn more and reserve a test ride, call (918) 701-7110 or email matt@pedegoriverwalk.com. Follow us on Facebook and visit our website at http://www.pedegoelectricbikes.com/dealers/jenks/.

About Pedego

Pedego® Electric Bikes is the Number 1 electric bike brand in the United States, according to Navigant Research. Pedego manufactures 12 high-quality, innovative models, including cruisers, tandems, commuters, fat-tire bikes, mountain bikes, cargo bikes and a convenient electric folding bike. Sold at nearly 100 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!”

About Riverwalk Crossing

The recently revitalized Riverwalk, proudly owned and operated by the Muscogee (Creek) Nation, is a Tulsa Metro hotspot featuring several popular restaurants, unique retailers, including Pedego Electric Bikes, and amazing entertainment venues. From FlyingTee Golf, Andolini’s Pizzeria, and Los Cabos Mexican Grill to Robin’s Roast Coffee, Marble Slab Creamery, Pinot’s Palette and much, much more…there’s always something to enjoy at Riverwalk. More old favorites and new are coming to Riverwalk soon, so like us on Facebook and see what fun Riverwalk has in store for you. 

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chuck

New Pedego Store Brings the “Top” to Topeka

Nation’s Number 1 electric bike company energizes town with fun

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., July 19, 2017 — A new Pedego® Electric Bikes store is open in Topeka, Kansas, adding momentum to the cycling revolution that has taken over the town. Pedego Electric Bikes Topeka owners Chuck and Dana Towle are thrilled to see electric bikes energize their hometown with more fun than ever. Topeka has built a reputation as one of the most bike-friendly cities in Kansas, which made it a great choice of location for the nation’s Number 1 electric bike brand to open its 105th store worldwide. The community is invited to Pedego Topeka’s Grand Opening on Thursday, July 27. Visitors will enjoy free test rides, specials and raffles for prizes. Refreshments will be served.

THE PUBLIC IS INVITED TO JOIN THE GRAND OPENING

WHAT:         Grand Opening Celebration with Ribbon-cutting ceremony. Free test rides will be available. Refreshments will be served.

WHERE:       Pedego Topeka, 2828 SW Arrowhead Rd, Topeka, Kansas, in Barrington Village

WHEN:         Grand Opening on Thursday, July 27, starting at 3 p.m.

WHO:           Dana and Chuck Towle, Pedego Topeka store co-owners;

Ashley Charest, VP of Resource Development, Greater Topeka Chamber of Commerce;

Rosa Cavazos, Director of Tourism, Visit Topeka;

Jeff Coen, City Councilperson and Deputy Mayor, City of Topeka;

Ryan Maccione, Pedego Corp.

Before discovering Pedego, the Towles had thrown in the towel on bike riding. Dana has a painful knee condition that made riding a normal bike nearly impossible. Chuck developed heart trouble in 2016 that made climbing hills on a normal bike difficult. Now they are back on the bike paths and feeling healthier than they thought possible. Chuck’s blood pressure is down, and Dana’s knee has been improving. Moreover, they’re having fun and want to share the adventure with the many others who might also think that cycling is no longer an option.

“On a Pedego bike, you can ride longer, farther and faster than you ever thought possible,” said Chuck. Dana agreed. “You’ll get hooked on the fun and freedom of this lifestyle, just like us!” she said.

Pedego Topeka sells all 12 Pedego Electric Bikes models that empower riders to zoom up hills and breeze through headwinds. Pedego bikes have a 500-watt hub motor that helps riders cruise distances of 20 to 60 miles without getting tired and sweaty. Riders love Pedego’s California-style cruisers, including the Pedego Platinum Interceptor, a fully loaded cruiser bike; the Pedego Interceptor, which boasts a 48-volt battery that propels riders with extra power; and Pedego’s Comfort Cruiser, which is powered by a 36-volt battery for gentle help with hills. Also available are the sleek City Commuter; the sturdy Stretch cargo bike; the Trail Tracker fat-tire bike for riding on gravel and snow; the Ridge Rider electric mountain bike; and the Latch, an ingenious folding bike, designed for portability and convenience. Pedego also recently introduced the Airstream model for camping devotees.  Test rides are available at the store.

Rentals are also available, and there’s quite a variety of destinations. With the power of Pedego, riders can cruise for hours enjoying the long miles of scenic paths without over-exerting. Popular destinations and paths include Burnetts Mound, Gage Park, Lake Sherwood, Clarion Lakes, Washburn Rural High School. Even a ride all the way to Lake Shawnee and back is within a two-hour timeframe on a Pedego.  Google Maps — bicycle mode — makes a great way to find any route around Topeka. Five power levels assist riders as they cruise for many miles over hills and breeze through headwinds.

“Bike-friendly Topeka is a great location for a Pedego store,” said Pedego Electric Bikes CEO and co-founder Don DiCostanzo. “We’re pleased to bring Pedego electric bikes to the region.”

About Pedego Topeka

Pedego Topeka is bringing Pedego Electric Bikes to the most bike-friendly city in Kansas. Pedego Topeka offers a large selection of Pedego electric bikes for sale and rental as well as accessories and service. Riders can cruise great distances over hills and through headwinds with ease. Open Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sunday, 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. Located at 2828 SW Arrowhead Rd, Topeka, KS 66614, in Barrington Village just west of I-470 and 29th. To learn more and reserve a test ride, call (785) 478-5446 or email Chuck@pedegotopeka.com .  Follow us on Facebook and visit our website at http://www.pedegoelectricbikes.com/dealers/Topeka/.

About Pedego

Pedego®  Electric Bikes is the Number 1 electric bike brand in the United States, according to Navigant Research. Pedego manufactures 12 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 100 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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TM

TravisMathew Steps Into Summer With Limited Edition Electric Bike

TravisMathew electric bikes powered by Pedego are now available on the TravisMathew website and in TravisMathew retail stores

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., July 18, 2017 — TravisMathew®, known for its Southern California-inspired men’s lifestyle apparel line, is energizing its product offering with a sophisticated electric bike powered by Pedego® Electric Bikes. Available exclusively on the TravisMathew website and in TravisMathew retail stores, including the Fashion Island store in Newport Beach, the TravisMathew electric bike is priced at $2,995 with the basic 10-amp-hour battery and $3,295 with the 15-amp-hour battery plus shipping and handling.

On a TravisMathew electric bike, trend-setting riders can zoom up hills and fly through headwinds in Southern California style. With its rugged motor and chic beach-cruiser styling, the TravisMathew electric bike features the clothing company’s logo on its chain guard and front emblem.  At 26 inches, the bike fits most adult riders beautifully as they cruise along, easily conquering distances of 25–60 miles in distance at speeds of up to 20 miles per hour.

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The TravisMathew electric bike features include:

  • Classic and Step-thru designs with wide, swept-back handlebars that promote a comfortable upright riding position
  • State-of-the-art geared motor that delivers best-in-class acceleration and hill climbing
  • Twist-and-go throttle for full power on demand
  • Five levels of pedal assist mode for a more natural riding experience
  • Powerful 48-volt lightweight lithium battery with 10 or 15 AH, providing an average of 25 to 60 miles distance per charge
  • Top-of-the-line SRAM disc brakes for powerful and reliable braking
  • Shimano seven-speed gearing for maximum control while pedaling
  • LCD display with USB charging port for a phone and other devices
  • Sleek, shiny black finish with optional matching black fenders and MAG wheels for added style and strength
  • Kevlar-belted premium balloon tires that deliver an extra-smooth ride and help prevent flats
  • Deluxe saddle with a suspension seat post for extra cushioning where it counts
  • Front and rear lights for safety
  • A two-year comprehensive warranty, one of the industry’s longest warranties

“TravisMathew’s commitment to innovation and discovery led to our partnership with likeminded Pedego,” said TravisMathew CEO, Travis Brasher.

“We’re very proud to present the TravisMathew electric bike,” said Don DiCostanzo, Pedego Electric Bikes CEO and co-founder. “Pedego’s high-quality Southern California style is a perfect match for TravisMathew.”

About TravisMathew

Founded in 2007, Huntington Beach, Calif.-based TravisMathew draws its inspiration from all aspects of Southern California culture and lifestyle. Our focus on making premier men’s apparel for work and play has cemented our foothold in the sportswear world. Over the past several years, TravisMathew has been leading the way in quality and active-wear design. We remain committed to constant innovation and discovery to bring the best to our customers. We’re throwing a party, and you’re invited.

About Pedego

Pedego®  Electric Bikes is the Number 1 electric bike brand in the United States, according to Navigant Research. Pedego manufactures 12 high-quality, innovative models, including cruisers, tandems, commuters, fat-tire bikes, mountain bikes, cargo bikes and a convenient electric folding bike. Sold at 100 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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Joe and Maria Britell, owners of Pedego Naples

New Pedego Stores Zoom Jet Setters Into Naples

Electric bikes zip around town bringing fun for everyone

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., July 18, 2017 —Two new Pedego® Electric Bikes stores are now open in Naples, Fla., energizing fun for the entire region. Husband-and-wife owners Joe and Maria Britell opened Naples North on Tamiami Trail North and Naples South on Bayshore Drive. Two locations provide double the fun and convenience for the region’s expanding community. The Pedego Naples stores are the 103rd and 104th stores for Pedego Electric Bikes, the Number 1 electric bike brand in the United States.

Joe and Maria are excited to introduce America’s top-selling electric bike brand to Naples beginning July 22, 2017. Free test rides are available as well as sales and rentals of the popular electric bikes. In Nov. 2017, Pedego Naples will celebrate an official Grand Opening with a party that includes free test rides, catered refreshments, music and a wellness fair. A ribbon-cutting ceremony will include VIPs from the Naples Chamber of Commerce and other local dignitaries. All activities will be open to the public.

 Joe and Maria Britell, owners of Pedego Naples

Joe and Maria Britell, owners of Pedego Naples

While making plans for Pedego Naples, the Britells quickly realized that two stores would be needed to meet the demand for the popular Pedego bikes in this growing community. “Our two locations are 11 miles apart,” explained Joe. “The Naples area is large, and we want everyone to discover how much fun it is to go the distance on Pedego electric bikes.”

Naples is ideal for Pedego electric bikes as riders can cruise their choice of scenic rides, including:

  • Gordon River Greenway — Ride the scenic, paved, multi-use nature trail
  • Collier-Seminole State Park Trail — Ride through a pine forest and see Florida wildlife up close on this 3.5 mile, off-road trail
  • Shark Valley Tram Road Trail — Ride through the heart of the Everglades National Park on this 15-mile paved trail
  • Gulf Coast multi-use six-mile path — Experience picturesque views and delightful destinations
  • Gulf Shore Blvd South — Ride to The Naples Beach Hotel for an eight-mile tour of some of Naples’ poshest neighborhoods
  • Pelican Bay Boulevard from Artis to Naples — Pedal along this shady, six-mile pathway

Both Pedego Naples stores offer Pedego electric bikes sales, rentals, tours and a selection of handy accessories. Pedego South will also offer expert repair and maintenance service. A large selection of Pedego models are available for rental with a fleet of Pedego’s cruiser-style Interceptors, sporty Ridge Riders, accessible Boomerangs, fat-tire Trail Trackers, Stretch cargo bikes and sleek City Commuters. Bike tour maps, helmets and locks are included with rentals.

Both locations also sell all 12 Pedego Electric Bikes models that empower riders to zoom up hills and breeze through headwinds. Pedego bikes have a 500-watt hub motor that helps riders cruise distances of 20 to 60 miles without getting tired and sweaty. Riders love Pedego’s California-style cruisers, including the Pedego Platinum Interceptor, a fully loaded cruiser bike; the Pedego Interceptor, which boasts a 48-volt battery that propels riders with extra power; and Pedego’s Comfort Cruiser, which is powered by a 36-volt battery for gentle help with hills. Also available are the sleek City Commuter; the sturdy Stretch cargo bike; the Trail Tracker fat-tire bike for riding on gravel and snow; the Ridge Rider electric mountain bike; and the Latch, an ingenious folding bike, designed for portability and convenience. Pedego also recently introduced the Airstream model for camping devotees.

Joe and Maria discovered Pedego electric bikes after Joe went through an aortic valve replacement in 2014. His surgeon advised him to start moving and keep moving. “I started riding Pedego bikes at Pedego South Norwalk in Connecticut, and I had so much fun while staying fit that I decided to come out of retirement and open Pedego Naples,” said Joe.

“Naples has always attracted a lot of fun-seekers with its miles of unspoiled beauty and exciting destinations,” said Pedego Electric Bikes CEO and co-founder Don DiCostanzo. “With Pedego Naples, North and South, riders are the exciting new jet-set able to ride many more miles around town.”

About Pedego Naples North & South

Pedego Naples offers two locations, combining to make it the region’s premier dealer in Pedego Electric Bikes. Both locations offer a large selection of Pedego electric bikes for sale, tours and rental as well as accessories and service. Riders can cruise for miles along scenic Gordon River Greenway and enjoy views of the abundant wildlife. Pelican Bay and the Gulf Coast trails add picturesque alternatives for cycling pleasure. Naples South is located at 3945 Bayshore Dr., Naples, FL, and is open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to Noon, closed Sunday.  Naples North is located at 10565 Tamiami Trail N., Naples, FL, and is open Monday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., closed Sunday. To learn more and reserve a test ride at Naples South, call (239) 398-6078 or email the store manager at Cristina@PedegoNaples.com. To learn more and reserve a test ride at Naples North, call (239) 370-8640 or email joe@pedegoNaples.com. Follow us on Facebook and visit our website at http://www.pedegoelectricbikes.com/dealers/Naples/.

About Pedego

Pedego®  Electric Bikes is the Number 1 electric bike brand in the United States, according to Navigant Research. Pedego manufactures 12 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 100 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!”

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

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