Pedego Folsom Electric Bikes Store Sets Bike Riders Free!

Hills, headwinds and distances fade away when riders twist the throttle

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., May 31, 2017 — Pedego® Electric Bikes Folsom, a Practical Cycle transportation company, is gearing up to celebrate its Grand Opening on June 9, and the public is invited to join the festivities. Store owner Tim Castleman is excited to bring Pedego Electric Bikes to Folsom, as Pedego bikes are a great match for the many beautiful yet often challenging trails in this region. Pedego electric bikes flatten hills and make headwinds a breeze while allowing riders to cruise great distances with a smile. Pedego Folsom is the 97th Pedego store worldwide.

The grand opening celebration starts at Noon and includes a free six-mile group ride to Nimbus Fish Hatchery, free test rides and refreshments. There will be a ribbon-cutting ceremony with local VIPs in attendance to formally introduce the store to the community. Folsom Mayor Andy Morin and other local dignitaries are expected to attend as well as members of the Folsom Chamber and Rotary. Don DiCostanzo, Pedego CEO and co-founder, will also be in attendance to celebrate the grand opening.

THE PUBLIC IS INVITED TO JOIN THE GRAND OPENING CELEBRATION

 

WHAT:        Grand Opening Celebration and Ribbon Cutting

WHERE:     Pedego Folsom, 150 Natoma Station Drive, Unit 600, Folsom, Calif.

WHEN:       June 9, 2017, with activities from Noon to 3:00 p.m.

SCHEDULE:

12:00 p.m. — Group 45-minute Ride to Numbus Fish Hatchery (11:30 a.m. check-in)

1:00 p.m. — Ribbon Cutting with Mayor Andy Morin, City Officials, Folsom Chamber of Commerce representatives and Rotary Club members

WHO:         Tim Castleman, owner of Pedego Sacramento and Pedego Folsom; Don DiCostanzo, CEO and co-founder, Pedego Electric Bikes; Mayor Andy Morin and  other local dignitaries.

 

Pedego Folsom store owner Tim Castleman and his wife Hong

Pedego Folsom store owner Tim Castleman and his wife Hong

Electric bike rentals are extremely popular as many riders enjoy setting their own course for adventure. Several Pedego models, including accessible Boomerang Pluses, gentle Comfort Cruisers and spirited Interceptors, offer a choice of fun riding for visitors. Priced beginning at $15 per hour, rentals of Pedego electric bikes are an affordable and fun way to see Folsom and the surrounding area. Rentals include maps, helmets, locks and bags.

Self-guided tours are also popular at Pedego Folsom as riders enjoy cruising for miles along scenic paths at their own pace and without exhausting themselves, thanks to the electric bikes. Pedego Folsom provides maps to great attractions in the area, including the Folsom Powerhouse, Nimbus Fish Hatchery, Old Town Folsom, Beals Point campground on Folsom lake and the 30-mile Jedediah Smith Memorial trail that connects to Old Sacramento. The Folsom Tacoma Lake bike trail, which runs along the American River Parkway, is a favorite destination for many cyclists. Pedego riders will especially enjoy sightseeing along these trails, especially when visiting the new Johnny Cash Trail, which is scheduled to connect with the American River Parkway trail in 2018.

Pedego Folsom is Castleman’s second location. For more than seven years, he has owned and operated Pedego Sacramento within Old Town Sacramento’s Practical Cycle, a highly-regarded hub for the bicycle-loving community. “Pedego Folsom offers a great selection of stylish, powerful Pedego electric bikes,” Castleman said. “Pedego electric bikes free riders from past constraints, such as a lack of strength or endurance, so they can enjoy exploring the countryside on two wheels.”

“The bike trails in and around Folsom are incredible,” said Pedego Electric Bikes CEO and co-founder Don DiCostanzo. “Tim Castleman’s passion for Pedego electric bikes empowers more people to enjoy riding around this beautiful region.”

About Pedego Folsom, a Practical Cycle Transportation Company

Pedego® Folsom, a Practical Cycle Transportation Company, offers the region’s finest selection of Pedego electric bikes for sales, tours and rentals. The store is located at 150 Natoma Station Drive, Unit 600, Folsom. It is open daily from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. every day and by appointment only on Wednesdays. Early or late appointments are available upon request. The staff looks forward to delighting visitors, beginning with free test rides. Please call the store at (916) 351-8330 or email folsom@practicalcycle.com for more information on sales, rentals, tours. For photos and news, visit http://www.practicalcycle.com/. Follow Pedego Folsom on Facebook.

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 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!”

 

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Teri Sawyer, T&Co.
714-801-1687
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Pedego Santa Barbara Brings Upscale SoCal Style to Santa Barbara Bike Paths

Stylish and powerful electric bikes zoom up hills and make beach headwinds a breeze

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., May 25, 2017 — The new Pedego® Electric Bikes store in Santa Barbara is helping bicycle riders have more fun in the region, taming its mountainous terrain and windswept coast with powerful bikes that can zoom on demand. Store owners Pat Briody and Adam Levine are lifelong best friends who knew that Pedego electric bikes were a perfect solution to the region’s biking challenges. Pedego Santa Barbara will host a Grand Opening Celebration on Saturday, June 3, 2017, and the public is invited. Festivities will include free test rides, a free group ride, special deals, raffles and refreshments. Pedego Santa Barbara is the 96th Pedego-branded store to open worldwide.

THE PUBLIC IS INVITED TO JOIN THE GRAND OPENING CELEBRATION

WHAT:  Grand Opening Celebration

WHERE:  Pedego Santa Barbara, 100 E. Haley St., Santa Barbara, Calif.

WHEN:  Saturday, June 3, 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

WHO:  Store owners Pat Briody and Adam Levine

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Pedego electric bike rentals are available at Pedego Santa Barbara with plenty of interesting places to ride in this town known as the American Riviera. The beach bike path takes riders for miles with unparalleled ocean views. And just about every street has a bike lane in this bike-friendly town. Riders may cruise all the way up to the Santa Ynez Mountains with stops at a California Mission, parks, gardens, the city’s zoo and other fun destinations. The Interceptor, Stretch Cargo bike and electric Tandem are three Pedego models that will thrill riders who roll out for a day’s adventure under the sun. Riders on rental bikes must be at least 16 years old. Trailers and baby seats are also available. Locks and helmets are provided as part of the rental.

Pedego Santa Barbara offers sales of all Pedego Electric Bikes models. These include Pedego’s Comfort Cruiser, powered by a 36-volt battery for gentle help with hills, as well as the more robust Pedego Interceptor boasting its 48-volt battery that propels riders with extra power. Both are California beach cruiser styles that fit right in with Santa Barbara’s cool beach vibe. The Pedego Interceptor in Sandstone color enjoys a red-tile Mediterranean style that goes beautifully with Santa Barbara’s famous Spanish Colonial architecture. Other models range from the fat-tire Trail Tracker for sand riding to the Ridge Rider electric mountain bike to the sleek City Commuter and the sturdy Stretch Cargo Bike. All Pedego bikes have a 500-watt hub motor that helps riders cruise great distances without getting overtired. Pedego Santa Barbara also offers top-notch service for Pedego electric bikes. Everything from maintenance to customizations can be handled by the team.

Briody and Levine are excited to be in talks with potential partners around town to offer local tours. “We’re going to be offering some really awesome tours to exciting destinations,” said Briody. “There is so much to see and do in Santa Barbara, and we’re helping our customers ride everywhere in high style.” For more information on guided and self-guided tours, please call the store.

“Santa Barbara is such a beautiful and quaint town,” said Pedego Electric Bikes CEO and co-founder Don DiCostanzo. “Pedego’s stylish bikes fit right in with Santa Barbara’s beach vibe and help riders power up hills and breeze through headwinds, taking advantage of the region’s many bike paths.”

About Pedego Santa Barbara

Pedego® Santa Barbara is the region’s premier location offering Pedego electric bikes for sales, rentals and tours. Located at 100 E. Haley St., a block off State Street, the store is only a couple of blocks from beaches and bike paths that will take riders to many scenic destinations. The staff looks forward to delighting visitors, beginning with free test rides. Please call the store at (805) 201-0654 or email info@pedegosb.com for more information on rentals, tours, service or purchases. For photos and news, visit our website at PedegoSB.com and follow Pedego Santa Barbara on Facebook.

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 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!”

 

PR CONTACTS:

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

 

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

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Airstream Amps up Adventure With Two-wheeled Wonders

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New Pedego Airstream Electric Bikes blend luxury with practicality

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., May 24, 2017 — Airstream Inc., manufacturer of the iconic “silver bullet” travel trailer, is extending the adventure to include bike paths. The Ohio-based company has partnered with California-based Pedego® Electric Bikes to produce the new Pedego Airstream Electric Bike. Priced from $2,995, Pedego Airstream Electric Bikes are available in brushed aluminum to match Airstream’s classic style. They are available at Airstream dealerships and Pedego stores.

The Pedego Airstream Electric Bike provides a fun travel experience without sacrificing comfort. Riders can enjoy the great outdoors, going off the beaten path, reaching farther destinations and climbing to new vistas. Airstreamers find electric bikes useful as well as thrilling when they discover how easy it is to ride into town or along scenic paths after setting up camp. They can even zip along at high elevations without becoming winded.

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Powered by Pedego’s rugged motors and powerful batteries, these bikes empower riders to fly over hills, zoom through headwinds and travel distances with ease. The Pedego Airstream Electric Bike features include:

  • Cool brushed aluminum frame complementing the classic Airstream look
  • Classic and Step-thru designs with a stylish 26-inch frame
  • 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
  • Five levels of automatic pedal assist mode for a more natural riding experience
  • LCD display with USB charging port for a phone and other devices
  • Twist-and-go throttle for full power on demand
  • Powerful 48-volt lightweight lithium battery with 10 or 15 AH providing an average of 25 to 60 miles distance per charge
  • Shimano seven-speed gearing for maximum control while pedaling
  • Top-of-the-line SRAM disc brakes for powerful and reliable braking
  • Deluxe saddle with a suspension seat post for extra cushioning where it counts
  • Kevlar-belted premium balloon tires available in black, brown or crème for an extra-smooth ride and flats prevention
  • Front and rear lights for safety
  • Optional MAG wheels for a new level of style and strength
  • A two-year comprehensive warranty, one of the industry’s longest warranties

 

The bike comes complete with Airstream’s name on the chain guard as well as the company’s badge for the front emblem. This elegant electric bike will be shown at Airstream’s annual five-day event, Alumapalooza, held at the Airstream Inc. factory in Jackson Center, Ohio, May 30 through June 4, 2017.

“Airstream customers love the outdoors and the open road, so we are thrilled to partner with Pedego and allow Airstreamers to take their journeys even further with these one-of-a-kind aluminum electric bikes,” said Airstream President and CEO Bob Wheeler.

“The Pedego Airstream electric bike is a natural fit for those who love the open road for adventure,” said Don DiCostanzo, Pedego Electric Bikes CEO and co-founder. “These bikes compliment Airstream’s legacy of quality, innovation, luxury and fun.”

This partnership was conceived and executed by Meriwether Group, a firm dedicated to accelerating strategy and outcomes for extension, licensing, distribution, and mergers and acquisitions.

About Pedego

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!”

About Airstream 

Airstream, manufacturer of the iconic  “silver bullet” travel trailer, is the longest-tenured recreational vehicle manufacturer in North America. Following founder Wally Byam’s credo, ”Let’s not make changes, let’s only make improvements,” Airstream has remained a timeless classic. Byam’s vision for Airstream trailers was to use these design- and quality-driven products to allow people to dream, travel and explore the open road. A subsidiary of Thor Industries, Airstream is based in Jackson Center, Ohio, where a team of craftsmen remains dedicated to preserving the brand’s legendary reputation for quality and innovation. For more information, please visit http://www.airstream.com/, call 877-596-6111 or contact Airstream, Inc., 419 West Pike Street, P.O. Box 629, Jackson Center, Ohio 45334.

More news about Airstream, our dealers and current travel trailer and touring coach models can be found at www.http://www.airstream.com/. For the latest news on Airstream, “like” us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter @Airstream_Inc. You can also stay connected with adventure-loving techies and learn about inspiring on-the-road experiences through Airstream’s Live Riveted Mobile App.

 

About Meriwether Group

Meriwether Group, LLC. is a trusted advisor and business acceleration firm lead by seasoned senior executives and entrepreneurs with decades of operational experience with some of the world’s most iconic brands, including Polaris, Nike, Pendleton, and Adidas. Meriwether partners have the unique capability of accelerating strategy and outcomes for extension, licensing, distribution, and mergers and acquisitions in a brand centric and relevant way. Motivated by its mission to help founders fulfill their journeys, Meriwether guides business leaders to achieve their destiny, defining optimal strategy for progressive growth through brand management, market research, competitive landscape analysis, brand and business valuation and acquisition strategy. For more information visit www.meriwethergroup.com.

 

PR CONTACTS:

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

 

Sandra Eckardt, T&Co.
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Airstream PR Contact:

Breanna Buhr
818-992-4353
bbuhr@jmprpublicrelations.com

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Pedego Electric Bikes Makes Fun Practical for Dads and Grads

Fun, fit around-town and radical off-road riding blend recreation with commuting

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., May 16, 2017 —This June, savvy dads and grads are dreaming of the fun and excitement of being outside on a Pedego electric bike. Whether it’s for adventure, family fun, exercise or commuting, dads and grads can find the perfect gift among Pedego’s 12 models, including cruisers, commuters, mountain and trail bikes and specialty bikes. Nearly a hundred Pedego stores across the country offer free test rides as well as affordable rentals and tours, so they can try before they buy. Priced from $2,295, Pedego electric bikes make the best gift ever for that special dad or grad. Empower him to enjoy:

  • Accelerate Adventure. For weekend warriors who love to escape to wild country and loop the untamed trails, riding a Pedego electric bike, such as a 48-volt Ridge Rider or Trail Tracker, can make the difference between an exhausting single run on that exciting mountain path or enhancing the experience with multiple trips of pure adrenalin bliss.
  • Family Fun. On his Pedego Interceptor cruiser or Stretch cargo bike, Dad can pave the way for a fun family event, exploring new trails and enjoying new scenic vistas together. The great equalizer, Pedego enables riders of different fitness levels to stay together on the path.
  • Exercise Disguised as Fun. Pedego electric bikes help dads and grads get fit and lose weight by burning up to 500 calories per hour. And he’ll enjoy the workout so much, he’ll keep going back for more. For dads with physical challenges, the Boomerang offers an ultra-low step-thru frame.
  • Saving Green and Going Green. Dads and grads will appreciate the affordability of owning a Pedego electric bike, gliding past gas stations and the DMV. They’ll also feel enabled to fight greenhouse gas emissions and preserve the environment. The $2,295 Comfort Cruiser is an affordable entry bike.
  • Smooth Commute. Pedego electric bikes, such as the City Commuter, enable commuters to zip around traffic, find rock-star parking and save money. Dads and grads arrive cool and full of energy — ready to charge into their day — rather than arriving hot and sweaty. Pedego commuters control their workouts and can enjoy more rides, blending fresh air and exercise into their busy schedules.
  • Take it Anywhere. Pedego’s ingenious folding bike, the Latch, let dads and grads take it along in their car trunks, RVs, boats and on public transportation, so they’ve always got their wheels.

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“June is the month to show dads and grads how much they’re loved and appreciated,” said Pedego Electric Bikes CEO and co-founder Don DiCostanzo. “With Pedego Electric Bikes, escaping a car to enjoy life on a bike is fun, easy and practical. A Pedego electric bike brings the WOW factor that goes a long way down the bike path.”

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 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!”

 

PR CONTACTS:

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

 

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

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Pedego Electric Bikes Takes the Driver’s Seat During National Bike Month

Happy, healthy car-free commuters beat stress each day … the Pedego way

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., May 2, 2017 — National Bike Month arrives in May, and Pedego® Electric Bikes is leading the race to provide alternative transportation that’s fun, healthy and green. Highlighted during National Bike Month is National Bike to Work Week 2017, beginning May 15 and culminating with National Bike to Work Day on May 19. Now more than ever, electric bicycles have captured the hearts of Americans who have long dreamt of a better way to commute to work. To help them find the right electric bike for their commutes, Pedego is offering free test rides at all of its U.S. stores.

The general popularity of electric biking has soared in recent years in part due to the enormous following that has embraced Pedego Electric Bikes, the Number 1 electric bike brand in the United States, according to Navigant Research. It seems everyone who tries a Pedego — and notably, commuters — falls in love with electric bikes, and they get to have fun while saving the planet. Benefits include:

  • No Sweat. Whether commuting to work or school, bicycle commuters have always had to worry about arriving hot and sweaty. On an electric bike, they can control their workouts and arrive at their destinations cool, energetic and ready to roar into action.
  • Rock Star Parking. Pedego commuters leave parking hassles behind as they pull right up to the front door. Employees and college students who have paid high fees to circle the parking lot in their cars are no match for a rider who rockets past and arrives on time — and under budget.
  • Zip Around Traffic. On an electric bike, riders can literally ride around traffic jams, often arriving at their destinations faster than they would in a car.
  • Green Machine. Not only do Pedego commuters say good-bye to gas stations and traffic, they’re also doing their part to combat greenhouse emissions in the fight against global climate change.
  • Amazingly Affordable. With no DMV, no gas stations, no car insurance and no car payment, Pedego riders discover a huge savings at the end of every month — while loving the ride the entire time.
  • Exercise Disguised as Fun. Some riders like to use more motor on the way in to work to stay cool and then use less motor and more exercise on the way home. Electric cycling is a great workout, burning up to 500 calories per hour, and it works out all your day’s frustrations and stresses.
  • Freedom to Explore. On a Pedego, riders can take the scenic route and see more of their communities than they would in a car. They’ll also travel farther and faster than they would on foot or traditional pedal bikes.

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Pedego offers a variety of models to suit a commuter’s schedule, budget and physical condition. To help riders determine the perfect fit, Pedego stores are offering free test rides and affordable rentals. So many options and benefits mean it’s getting easier for more people to say good-bye to their cars.

“One test ride is all it takes to understand how Pedego bikes can help people get to work or school,” said Pedego Electric Bikes CEO and co-founder Don DiCostanzo. “They’re green, affordable and healthy.  Most of all, you’re zooming away from stress and having fun. Hello, fun. Hello, green alternative transportation!”

About Pedego

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!”

 

PR CONTACTS:

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

 

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