On electric bikes, commuters arrive cool, comfortable and energized
FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., May 9, 2018 — May 14 through 18 is Bike to Work Week, a portion of National Bike Month created by the League of American Bicyclists to encourage bike riding for commuters. Culminating in “Bike to Work Day” on May 18, this weeklong event proves that bicycles make a healthy, green and cost-effective choice for alternative transportation to work or school. However, arriving at work sweaty and tired from a long, hilly or breezy ride is not an option for most people. Pedego® Electric Bikes help riders conquer many such challenges so they can arrive at work feeling energized and ready to start the day — without the sweat. With 120 Pedego-branded stores around the world, Pedego is helping commuters enjoy the benefits of riding and participating in Bike to Work Week.
Here are three commuters whose travel times have been amped up by Pedego bikes:
- Lex Remley, a high school student in La Jolla, Calif., was offered a car for his 16th birthday. Instead, he opted for a Pedego Black Edition City Commuter. This powerful electric bike keeps him breezing through the beach town’s strong coastal winds and zooming over the hilly terrain. Besides being the green choice for transportation, this high-end electric bike was far more affordable than a car.
- Ernest Brown, founder and CEO of Doctors To You in Washington, D.C., rides his Pedego Stretch electric cargo bike to see house-call patients rather than driving. Dr. Brown rides past traffic and avoids parking hassles on his bike, making it easier for him to reach patients. His Pedego Stretch cargo bike makes it possible for the doctor to carry two bags of medical supplies and still travel longer distances, arriving ready to help.
- David Tait, a sales manager at Oracle in Austin, Texas, commutes to work three miles from his home on his Pedego City Commuter, which he has owned for five years. His ride takes 10 minutes, which is faster than taking his car. Plus, he avoids traffic and parking hassles. It also allows him to take a scenic bike trail through a wooded area, a relaxing ride before and after work. Tait is a strong believer in going green, and he augments his electric car with his Pedego City Commuter.
Electric cycling is alternative transportation that costs less than owning and driving a car, especially since there are no DMV or insurance fees to pay. Riders reduce their carbon footprints as they cycle past gas stations. Riders also enjoy reduced levels of stress while increasing their overall health with the controlled exercise that fits their schedules perfectly.
“Each year, more commuters choose Pedego to arrive quickly and easily to work or school,” said Pedego Electric Bikes CEO and co-founder Don DiCostanzo. “Pedego bikes have earned a reputation as reliable alternative transportation with a wealth of benefits, including improved health, cost-effectiveness and a chance to relax on the ride.”
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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