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New Pedego Electric Bikes Store Takes Charge in Redmond

May 24, 2018

Pedego Redmond rules in the Bicycle Capital of the Northwest

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., May 29, 2018 — The Bicycle Capital of the Northwest has a new leader in town. A Pedego® Electric Bikes store is now open in Redmond, Wash. Pedego Redmond co-owners Dick and Donna Nelson and Mike and Holly Nelson are excited to bring the nation’s Number 1 electric bike brand to town. Hills, headwinds and distances are no challenge for powerful Pedego electric bikes, giving local commuters a stylish new electric mode of alternate transportation. Pedego Redmond is the 126th Pedego store worldwide.

THE PUBLIC IS INVITED TO THE GRAND OPENING AND RIBBON-CUTTING CEREMONY

WHAT:     Grand-opening Celebration and Ribbon-cutting Ceremony with refreshments

WHERE:   8296 160th Ave NE #106, Redmond, WA 98052

WHEN:     Ribbon Cutting will be held on Saturday, June 9, at 12:00 p.m.

Grand-opening Celebration will be held on Saturday, June 9 from 12:00 to 4:00 p.m.

WHO:        Co-owners Dick and Donna Nelson and Mike and Holly Nelson;

                  VIP Guests, including dignitaries from City and County government; the OneRedmond Chamber of Commerce of Redmond; the Greater Redmond Transportation Authority; and Cassidy Castleman from Pedego Electric Bikes

EXTRAS: Free test rides, discounts on rentals and tours, raffle for prizes.

Mike Nelson, Holly Nelson, Donna Nelson and Dick Nelson of Pedego Redmond

Prior to opening their Pedego store, Dick was a longtime IT professional, and Donna was a medical assistant. Together, they raised four children. Their son Mike was previously a firefighter/paramedic and is currently an officer in the Washington State Air National Guard. He enjoys using skills acquired as an officer to run their family’s Pedego store.

“With Pedego electric bikes, riders can use as much or as little power as they like, controlling their exercise and enjoying the fresh-air fitness of a bike ride that makes you feel like a kid again,” Dick said.  “Once they test ride our Pedego bikes, they’re in love,” Mike added.

Pedego Redmond offers a remarkable selection of scenic rides and enticing destinations. Renters can take advantage of the community’s active bike culture and interconnected network of dedicated bike paths. Redmond’s popular Sammamish River Trail, located about 200 yards from the Pedego store, provides miles of scenic beauty and gorgeous destinations for riders — even as far as Seattle, less than an hour away. Also, a comfortable one-hour bike loop along the Sammamish River loops around and returns to Pedego Redmond.

Self-guided tours include bike rides to local wineries and breweries, which adds a sophisticated element to all the fun of touring the countryside. The Nelsons plan to add guided Pedego tours of the local San Juan Islands soon.

Pedego electric bikes are a popular choice for local commuters, allowing riders to zoom past traffic and avoid parking hassles. Employees of high-tech companies such as Microsoft, Amazon, Boeing, Google, Paccar and SpaceX are empowered to ride to work in a way that’s economical, fun and green.

“The Nelsons have created the perfect fusion of tech and fun,” said Pedego Electric Bikes CEO and co-founder Don DiCostanzo. “Pedego Redmond is energizing the region with quality electric bikes that can travel distances, reach new vistas and keep riders smiling on powerful bikes with dependable components and stylish design.”

About Pedego Redmond

Pedego Redmond is the region’s premier dealer in Pedego Electric Bikes. The store offers electric bicycle sales, rentals, tours, accessories and service. Located in the heart of Redmond at 8296 160th Ave NE #106, Redmond, WA 98052, Pedego Redmond is near scenic paths that lead to beautiful paths and parks. Store hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Noon to 5 p.m. on Sundays and open by appointment-only on Mondays. Call (425) 998-8830 to learn more about Pedego electric bikes and arrange a free test ride. Additional information is available at www.pedegoredmond.com or by emailing [email protected].

About Pedego

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!”

PR CONTACTS:
Teri Sawyer, T&Co.
714-801-1687
[email protected]

Michele Kennedy, T&Co.
208-206-5661
[email protected]