Pedego CEO Don DiCostanzo Named to Orange County Business Journal’s “Most Influential People” List
Nation’s Number 1 electric bike company leads on the path to business success
FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., Nov. 6, 2018 — The Orange County Business Journal (OCBJ) has named Don DiCostanzo, Pedego® Electric Bikes co-founder and CEO, to its list of Most Influential People in Orange County. Published in book form, the OCBJ list offers a timely reminder of the talent, drive and goodwill that drives America at the local level.
DiCostanzo was destined to run his own leading-edge company that would change the way Americans ride bicycles. By making cycling fun again, DiCostanzo has driven Pedego to become the number 1 electric bike company in the United States. Self-employed since age nine, DiCostanzo was an automotive industry entrepreneur prior to co-founding Pedego Electric Bikes with his best friend, Terry Sherry in 2008.
This accolade is one of many for DiCostanzo, whose bio includes being named an “Entrepreneur of the Year” winner at OCBJ’s 2016 Excellence in Entrepreneurship. He was the keynote speaker at the 2018 event. He was also a finalist in the 2018 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year program. He has been featured in top media including Entrepreneur Magazine, Inc. Magazine, CNBC and the Wall Street Journal.
Most recently, he hosted the second annual Pedego Palooza, which brought together hundreds of Pedego owners from around the country for a bike parade and party in Huntington Beach in October 2018. By engaging the lively Pedego community, DiCostanzo has helped Pedego Electric Bikes zoom up the mountainous path to success.
Pedego® Electric Bikes is the Number 1 electric bike brand in the United States, according to Navigant Research. Sold at more than 140 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, 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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