Pedego Soars Over the Mississippi — Heading East!

PRLog (Press Release) - May 7, 2014 - IRVINE, Calif. – For five years, the Pedego Electric Bikes Company has built a solid following in the Western United States, particularly on the West Coast near their hometown of Irvine, California. Growth in the national – and indeed, international – marketplace has been steady. In recent months, however, the Eastern US has seen their momentum of dealership openings reach a flash point. New Pedego dealerships are springing up in several states, and their owners are eager to share the love they have found with these electric bikes.

For example, Timothy Seitz of Philadelphia fell in love with Pedego when he purchased a bike for his sister Kathleen, a lifelong cyclist who is battling MS and needed assistance to enjoy a bike path near her home. Now Timothy owns Pedego Philadelphia. As a result of repeated stories like this, the Pedego Electric Bike Company is on a roll … heading east big time. Here are a few of the recent additions to the Pedego family:

- Pedego Barrington, Rhode Island. (401) 675-2000.

- Pedego Hilton Head, South Carolina. (843) 438-4277

- Pedego Cincinnati. (513) 206-8891.

- Pedego Philadelphia. (267) 969-7917.

- Pedego Pittsburgh. (412) 287-7810.

Each Pedego dealership is equipped to offer a full line of Pedego electric bikes that help riders conquer hills and sail through headwinds with ease. The Comfort Cruiser, Pedego’s original colorful, throttle-controlled electric bike, is available in classic or step-thru design and a selection of 36-volt or 48-volt batteries. The City Commuter model offers sleek styling with additional amenities such as Pedal Assist plus throttle. Trail Trackers take Pedego electric bikes where they haven’t gone before – off the paved road and on to adventure. The Interceptor’s speedy 48 volts and Pedal Assist function make it the cruiser-style bike of choice for those who like some extra power. And the latest addition, the Ford Super Cruiser, is a result of Pedego partnering with Ford Motor Co. to offer an extraordinary bike with maximum power, marshmallow ride and hot styling by famed bike designer Tony Ellsworth. “We take great pride in offering such a terrific assortment of quality electric bikes,” says Pedego CEO Don DiCostanzo. “It’s gratifying to know how much these bikes are loved from coast to coast.”

Guests at any of the Pedego dealerships may take test rides, go on rental rides and even enjoy a guided electric bike tour. Be advised, many renters fall in love and eventually purchase their dream electric bike. And apparently, a lot of them fall so deeply in love with these bikes that they open Pedego dealerships as well. For their stories, and to learn more about each location, call the number given above or Pedego’s PR representative Beth Black at 949-295-2886.

About Pedego® Electric Bikes
Pedego®, the world’s most renowned electric bicycle, built its reputation by creating chic bicycles outfitted with the latest in electric bike technology. Pedego’s commitment to innovation has led to worldwide acclaim for their leading-edge design. Their many stylish electric bike models, such as the Pedego® City Commuter, offer a cost-effective and green alternative for transportation, exercise, recreation and fun … without worrying about hills or headwinds! Hailing from Orange County, California, Pedego Electric Bikes is one of the fastest growing electric bicycle companies in the world. For more information, please visit http://www.pedegoelectricbikes.com/

“How I Lost 163 lbs with My Pedego” – Pedego Owner, Rhonda M.

I first saw Pedego Electric Bikes when my husband, Chuck and I were working a booth at a “Green Expo” in October of 2009 in San Diego.  I was very intrigued.  I took one out for a test ride a couple of times.  I kept riding it over to Chuck to check out it.  He kept telling me to get out of there.  He wasn’t interested at all.  Finally, he agreed to take a test ride to get me to be quiet I think.  Chuck instantly fell in love and we bought 2 Comfort Cruisers that same day.  I loved the bike because it felt great to have a woman of my size to be able to move so free.

We took the bikes out I think a total of two times.  I crashed and burned both times.  It was not a pretty sight.  It had been almost 25 years since I had been on a bike and I had terrible balance.  Chuck said no more!  They sat in our garage gathering dust and me gaining more weight until February of 2012.  I had decided that it was finally time to do something about all the weight I had gained.

It took some convincing on my part but I was finally able to convince Chuck to give me another chance on the bike.  When we first started riding, I could barely do a half mile at a time.  I would pedal for about a half mile and then use the battery for a mile or so.  For the first month or so we would only “ride” about 6 miles at a time every Saturday and Sunday.  We ended getting a trailer to tow behind so our dog Casper can go on most of the rides with us.

Over the months, we would ride most weekends and I was able to work my way up to about 18-20 miles a day.  I had made it a goal of mine that on November 1st, 2012, I would start commuting to work by bike part way and take public transportation the rest of the way to work and then by January 1st, 2013, I wanted to be able to commute the entire way.

The Sunday before November 1st, Chuck and I decided to do a test run for my commute to work.  We rode the bikes about 5 miles to the trolley station and when the trolley arrived, I decided it was too much of a hassle to get the bike on the trolley.

There is a long hill that I was concerned about making my way up that was on the route to get to work.  I didn’t think I was physically capable of pedaling up the hill.  We decided to give it a go that day.  What was the worst that could happen?  Well, I made it up that hill and I was still breathing!  I decided that day that I would just start doing the full commute starting November 1st.

That first day, Chuck was concerned about me and so he waited at home for about half hour after I took off and then followed out on the route of my commute.  He followed me all the way into work and all the way home at the end of the day.  I survived that first day and now look forward to my rides to work every day that is possible.

From my house to work is 14.4 miles.  I ride to work every day weather permitting or when I have no other errands to run that day.  Since the first of November, I have probably ridden about 1,400 miles between work and our weekend rides.  The longest I have ridden is 35 miles.

I swear all the people I see on my way to and from work think I am crazy.  I am smiling and saying good morning and good afternoon to everyone along the way.  (Even when it is freezing cold in the morning and I have 3 layers of clothes on.)  I am truly happy when I am riding a bike.  What better way to get exercise than by doing something you love.

When I started back in February, I could barely handle walking.  My husband had to most of the shopping.  I would be almost worn out just by walking from the car in the parking lot to the store.  I was not healthy at all and very overweight.  In the course of the past year, I have lost 163 lbs, by making a few changes in my diet and riding my Pedego and loving every minute of it.  I have found that I love to ride bicycles.  90% of my exercise is done on the seat of a Pedego.  I still have a lot of weight to lose but I know I can achieve my goal, with the help of my Pedego.

In the past year, Chuck and I have also purchased 4 more Pedegos.  We traded in our Comfort Cruisers, for 2Interceptors, and then Chuck traded in his Interceptor for the new City Commuter.  I have since taken over the City Commuter and in the last month, he has bought the new Trail Tracker.  With our “fleet” of electric bikes, I am able to trade back and forth so I am not putting a lot of miles on just one bike.  We love Pedego’s customer service.  The best I have ever experienced.  These bikes make me feel young and free and alive.  If I had to pick just one word to describe it, it would be FUN!

Thank you Pedego for helping me get my life back.

“Man I dig these bikes” – Buddy K. of Seattle, WA

Bought two bikes without a test ride based solely on the pedego presentation and reviews I saw. The chap Stan I purchased them from was very prompt with all communication regarding the sale, almost like buying from a favorite uncle. We live in Seattle and have steep hills, on my second day I took it up a 21 grade and darn it if the electric bike did make it! I had to pedal hard but it got up with my 57 year old legs. This is a hill I need to walk my uber expensive mountain bike up. I had a scratch on the frame (my fault) a call to pedego and they sent paint for both bikes no charge. Cant wait for pedego accessories to come to market.
My wife and I are bonding and seeing the neighborhood like never before.
I like it when a product exceeds my expectations, get the 15ah battery if you expect hills. we have signed up for a MS ride.
Can’t wait to blow by the road bikes ringing my cool handlebar bell “on your left”

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Customer Review on Pedego Electric Bike’s Replacement Part Service

Here is a review from Jan L. of Chico, CA. on Pedego’s Replacement Part Service:

We no more than got our new Pedego bike home and as carefully as possible, removing it out of our RAV4, did we pop off the front reflector. I e-mailed the company on Saturday, knowing I would probably hear back on Monday. Not only did we hear back on the same weekend day, but also was informed that the part was on its way! I call that excellent service. Thank you Pedego Electric Bikes!!!

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High Quality, Economical and So Much Fun! – Larry C. of Laguna Woods

My total experience with Pedego has been beyond excellent. I’m a 66 yr. old man and bought my Pedego 2 years ago to get some exercise and save some money on gas. It’s become my second car. Whenever possible I ride it rather than drive. I love it most because it’s so cool and so much fun to ride! I lost 40 lbs. since buying this high quality bike just riding it every day. Customer Service is fantastic. They bend over backwards to help you. I would recommend Pedego to anyone who wants a high quality, economical electric bicycle.

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“Best bike ever!” – Cassandra of Manhattan Beach, CA

Bought my Pedego two months ago and use it as a daily commuter in the south bay where I live. My office isn’t too far from home, but there are some big hills in between. No problem with my Pedego! it’s so convenient not to worry about finding parking and feeding the meter wherever I go. My car is a hybrid and I can’t remember the last time I had to fill the tank. Commuting via Pedego is fun and fast. I have taken it twice from Manhattan Beach to Santa Monica (and back) to visit friends on lovely summer days. Each time, I’ve cruised the bike path and avoided the summer traffic snarl. Love this bike. So glad I bought it! And, when I thought I had a mechanical problem, Pedego’s staff (Terry) helped me out immediately so I was back riding within minutes. Last benefit worth mentioning, since I am riding every day, I am getting more exercise, looking and feeling stronger, healthier and slimmer. Love it!

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