IRVINE, Calif., December 9, 2015 — Pedego®, the electric cycling sensation that’s been taking over the nation, has arrived in Portland, and it’s a hit. On December 20, Pedego Portland will welcome enthusiastic fans for free test rides. And these aren’t ordinary bikes. Pedego electric bikes help riders with rugged geared motors and powerful lithium ion batteries that flatten hills and make headwinds a breeze. There’s one man to thank for all of this: Tommy Connell, 27, an avid mountain and road biker who fell in love with Pedego while living in Huntington Beach, Calif. Now he’s brought some of Surf City’s fun to the heart of Oregon. And he’s living his dream with every smile.
Connell had moved to California to chase a dream of finding opportunity in the cycling industry. When he saw a job posting for work with electric bikes, he hurried down to the location and introduced himself immediately. The next day, they hired him, and Connell expressed deep gratitude for the support and knowledge of Tom Bock, Pedego Huntington Beach owner, and Chris Gross, the store’s manager. They recognized Connell’s passion for sales and bikes and coached him in the business. “One reason I chose the Pedego brand is the support and help I’ve received from everyone associated with the company,” said Connell. “It’s a first-rate support system for bike enthusiasts who dream of becoming entrepreneurs in this industry.”
Only a year later, Connell’s dream of opening a store in Portland — known as one of the most bike-friendly cities in the country — has come true. And he’s thrilled. He has a special appreciation for electric bikes — and Pedego — from his experiences in the past year. “I’m in love with getting people back on bikes,” he said. “They may have forgotten the joys of riding, but now they can have amazing experiences every day, just while commuting to work.” At that thought, Connell busts out one of his trademark smiles. In fact, smiling seems to be contagious around Pedego Portland. Nearly everyone on a Pedego electric bike is smiling.
About Pedego Portland
The Portland region’s premier outlet for Pedego Electric Bikes, Pedego Portland specialized in sales, rentals and tours on Pedego electric bikes. Located near the intersection of Stark and Washington, at 412 SW 2nd Avenue, Portland, Ore., Pedego Portland is only a block from the river with its scenic bike path as well as exciting destinations such as parks, stores and restaurants. Hours are 10 AM to 5 PM, seven days a week. Visit us at www.pedegoportland.com. Call the store at 862-354-4930 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more and arrange a free test ride.
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 http://www.pedegoelectricbikes.com/.