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New Pedego Windmills Electric Bike Tour Takes Riders on First-Ever Eco Bike Ride at the Famous Coachella Valley Wind Farms

March 12, 2019

Tour’s electric bikes are powered by solar panels on the roof of the store, which is a re-purposed shipping container

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., March 13, 2019 — New Pedego® Windmills electric bike tour takes riders on the first-ever bike ride to view the iconic windmills of the Coachella Valley Wind Farms.  Located minutes from downtown Palm Springs, the Pedego Palm Springs electric bike store is housed in a re-purposed off-the-grid shipping container that uses rooftop solar panels to recharge the bikes’ batteries.

The new Pedego Windmills Tour is energizing riders with fun.

The new Pedego Windmills Tour is energizing riders with fun.

“Riding Pedego electric bikes on paved paths alongside the windmills allows riders to cruise comfortably as they take in the sights. The bikes are powered by renewable energy as their batteries are recharged using the store’s off-the-grid solar panels, making this one of the most eco-conscious tours in the country,” said Pedego Palm Springs store owner Bryan Newman, who also owns the Pedego La Quinta store.

On the guided tour, riders view the wind turbines, some of which soar higher than 440 feet (about 44 stories tall) with blades that have a wingspan of 344 feet. More than 2,000 turbines cover about six square miles, creating a visual spectacle along the Interstate 10 freeway in the San Gorgonio pass. The first commercial wind farm in the United States, the wind turbines were installed in 1982 by Wintec Energy. Today, they provide power for hundreds of thousands of homes per day. Each Pedego Windmill Tour is 90–120 minutes and provides plenty of photo opportunities. The cost is $89 per person. Advance reservations are required, and custom tours are also available. To book an electric bike tour, contact the store at 760-537-7603 or www.PedegoPS.com. A motor coach tour is also available from Palm Springs Windmill Tours, which is the only behind-the-fence wind farm tour endorsed by the Desert Wind Farm Energy Association. It is booked separately. To book a motor coach tour, click here.

Tour participants will enjoy conquering hills and headwinds on powerful electric bikes from Pedego Electric Bikes, the nation’s Number 1 electric bike brand. Pedal or not, riders will enjoy zooming like the wind on Pedego electric bikes that boast a twist-and-go throttle and PedalAssist that helps riders pedal. Trailers are available for families with small children. Accessible Pedego bikes models are also available.

Pedego Palm Springs also offers a Celebrity Grand Tour, which takes riders through the Movie Colony, Las Palmas and Racquet Club Estates. Its Indian Canyon Tour takes riders along the San Jacinto Mountain range to the Indian Canyons and includes a ranger-led 2.5-mile hike on one of the region’s most scenic trails.

“The Palm Springs windmills are fascinating, and cruising alongside them makes an amazing bike tour that will take your breath away,” said Pedego Electric Bikes CEO and co-founder Don DiCostanzo.

About Pedego Palm Springs

Pedego Palm Springs offers the only Pedego Windmills Tour as well as the city’s finest selection of Pedego electric bikes that flatten hills and make headwinds a breeze. Rental rates range from $14 to $25 per hour and from $50 to $100 per day. Pedego Palm Springs is located in a solar-powered re-purposed shipping container near the windmills, at 62950 20th Ave., Palm Springs, CA, 92262, off Interstate 10 at the Indian Avenue exit. Pedego Palm Springs is open for sales, rentals and tours Thursdays through Sundays, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The store is closed June 15–Sept. 15. Please call the store at 760-537-7603 or email at [email protected] for more information. Visit Pedego Palm Springs at www.PedegoPS.com or under “PedegoPS” on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram where you can check for upcoming specials and events.

About Pedego Electric Bikes

Pedego®  Electric Bikes is the Number 1 electric bike brand in the United States, according to Navigant Research. Sold at more than 100 Pedego-branded stores in the United States plus stores throughout Canada and Europe, 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, a trike 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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