Electric bikes get more people on bikes for fun, fitness, and commuting
FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., May 1, 2018 — May is National Bike Month, once again the perfect time to showcase the many benefits of leaving traffic behind for the fun and fitness of riding bikes. Created by the League of American Bicyclists more than 60 years ago, the annual event has always been fun for some but not possible for everyone. Now, Pedego® Electric Bikes, the Number 1 electric bike brand in the United States, is making this event more inclusive by empowering more people to ride despite hills, headwinds, distances or disabilities.
“Pedego electric bikes make cycling more accessible by enabling virtually anyone to ride a bike. Regardless of age or cycling ability, riders can choose from our 15 models, from cruisers and commuter bikes to a very cool trike,” said Don DiCostanzo, Pedego Electric Bikes CEO and co-founder. “Test rides are always free, so riders can determine the best models to suit their needs.”
Benefits of electric cycling include:
- Embrace Fun. Zip up hills and fly through headwinds with ease. On electric bikes, everyone can ride together regardless of skill levels or physical challenges.
- Be fit. Enjoy the “exercise disguised as fun” benefits of regular cycling, including burning up to 500 calories an hour. Control the intensity of your workout based on the level of assistance.
- Get Healthy. Electric cycling improves bone strength, cardiovascular fitness and resistance to disease while enhancing mental health and lowering blood pressure.
- Enjoy an Easy Commute. Escape traffic and parking hassles while minimizing your carbon footprint. Arrive at work without getting sweaty. Save on gas, repairs and more.
“We’re proud that our bikes have become an important part of National Bike Month,” added DiCostanzo. “Those who might have participated minimally or not at all are now zooming along, joining in this fun, green and healthy activity. At Pedego, we’re turning people into alternative transportation riders who can ride for fun and fitness as well as an enjoyable commute.”
Pedego Owners Groups (POG) across the nation are riding in support of National Bike Month to help celebrate cycling’s many positive effects. Beyond all the joys of soaring down the path, they are getting exercise disguised as fun.
Pedego electric bikes are available for rent and sale at all Pedego stores worldwide. Test rides are free. Most stores also offer guided and self-guided tours and group rides.
Pedego® Electric Bikes is the Number 1 electric bike brand in the United States, according to Navigant Research. Sold at more than 120 Pedego-branded stores and hundreds of independent electric bike dealers worldwide, Pedego electric bikes have 250- to 500-watt motors that empower riders to conquer hills and breeze through headwinds, cruising distances up to 60 miles on a single battery charge. The twist-and-go throttle gives riders instant manual control over their speeds while Pedal Assist automatically adds power to their pedaling. Available in hundreds of color combinations, Pedego’s high-quality, innovative “pedal or not” models include cruisers, tandems, commuters, fat-tire bikes, mountain bikes, cargo bikes and a convenient electric folding bike. Pedego electric bikes deliver fun, exercise and a green alternative for transportation — transforming lives with fun and delight. Free test rides are available at every Pedego store. Founded in 2008, Orange County, Calif.-based Pedego inspires riders to say, “Hello, Fun!”
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