Pedego CEO Named Entrepreneur of the Year by Orange County Business Journal

IRVINE, Calif., March 15, 2016 — Pedego® Electric Bikes CEO and Co-founder Don DiCostanzo has been recognized with an Excellence in Entrepreneurship award by the Orange County Business Journal. More than a hundred top Orange County entrepreneurs were nominated, and the journal honored five honorees as “Entrepreneurs of the Year.” DiCostanzo is the only leader of a recreation-based company to receive this award. The announcement was made at the 15th annual Business Journal Entrepreneurs of the Year awards luncheon at the Hotel Irvine on March 10 with 340 business professionals in attendance.

Excellence in EntreprenuershipThe Orange County Business Journal’s Excellence in Entrepreneurship awards honor individuals who exemplify the American entrepreneurial spirit. DiCostanzo was recognized for his foresight, determination and accomplishments with the development and distribution of Pedego electric bikes — bicycles for Boomers that have become the hottest growth trend in cycling. With DiCostanzo’s concept of individually owned and operated Pedego-branded stores, he is also creating small business entrepreneurs throughout the world. Now available in 800 stores in 40 countries, Pedego is the most-recognized brand of electric bikes in the world.

“I am honored to be selected for recognition by the Orange County Business Journal. Every moment that Terry Sherry, my partner and co-founder of Pedego, and I have spent building the company has been a complete joy, from the initial inspiration to the development of our unique electric bikes. Our motto, ‘Hello, fun!’ speaks to everyone who gets on one of our electric bikes. Most of our worldwide dealers began as customers, which tells me that we have created something people love so much they want to share it with their communities,” said Don DiCostanzo, CEO of Pedego Electric Bikes.

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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 Comfort Cruiser, City Commuter 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
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