Pedego Glendale Brings America’s Coolest Electric Bikes to Arizona
Nation’s 110th Pedego Electric Bikes store celebrates grand opening
FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., Oct. 10, 2017 — Glendale, Ariz., is the home of the nation’s newest Pedego® Electric Bikes store. Co-owners Steve “Spike” Pike and his wife Sherry Roueche are excited to introduce the USA’s Number 1 electric bike brand to their community. Their shop is the nation’s 110th Pedego Electric Bikes store.
Pedego Glendale will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Friday, Oct. 20 and a Grand Opening party on Saturday, Oct. 21. The public is invited. The ribbon-cutting ceremony will be followed by free Pedego test rides, raffles for prizes and opportunities to meet Chamber of Commerce and City Council members. The festivities are planned to continue the next day with the addition of fun “hot laps” that let visitors enjoy exciting loops around the parking lot on a speedy Pedego electric tandem. Raffle prizes will include a bike basket filled with goodies. Refreshments will be served on both days.
THE PUBLIC IS INVITED TO JOIN THE RIBBON-CUTTING CEREMONY & GRAND OPENING
WHAT: Grand Opening Celebration with Ribbon-cutting Ceremony and free Pedego test rides
WHERE: Pedego Glendale, 5940 W. Union Hills Dr., Suite B140, Glendale, AZ 85308
WHEN: Friday, Oct. 20 from 10:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. for the ribbon-cutting ceremony and Saturday, Oct. 21 from 4:00–6:00 p.m. for the Grand Opening Celebration
WHO: Married co-owners Steve “Spike” Pike and Sherry Roueche as well as City Council and Chamber of Commerce members and Tom Bock from Pedego Corp.
“We discovered Pedego Electric Bikes while on vacation,” said Roueche. “And we’ve been enjoying fun, relaxing electric bike rides ever since. With our Pedegos, we can go longer, farther and faster than on traditional pedal bikes.”
Electric bike rentals are available at Pedego Glendale. The store is close to Skunk Creek Trail, which presents numerous signs along the route that explain the flora and fauna of the desert. The view includes various cacti, quail, rabbits and an occasional roadrunner. Pike plans to offer guided and self-guided tours, including a “Bike and Brew” ride, as the store rolls into full swing.
The store also sells all 12 models of Pedego’s popular electric bikes. Pedego bikes have 500-watt hub motors that help riders cruise distances of 20 to 60 miles without getting tired and sweaty. The twist-and-go throttle gives riders instant manual control over their speed, while Pedal Assist automatically adds power to their pedaling. Riders love Pedego’s California-style cruisers, including the Pedego Platinum Interceptor, a fully loaded cruiser bike with a 48-volt battery that propels riders with extra power; the Pedego Interceptor, which boasts the same powerful 48-volt battery; and Pedego’s Comfort Cruiser, which is powered by a 36-volt battery for gentle help with hills. Also available are the sleek City Commuter; the sturdy Stretch cargo bike; the Trail Tracker fat-tire bike for riding on sand, gravel and snow; the Ridge Rider electric mountain bike; and the Latch, an ingenious folding bike, designed for portability and convenience. Other models include the electric tandem bike for two and the accessible Pedego Boomerang with an ultra-low step thru frame. Pedego also recently introduced the Airstream model for camping devotees. Free test rides of several models are available at the store.
Both Pike and Roueche are avid cyclists, and the opportunity to open a Pedego store in Glendale made their dream of business ownership come true. Pike’s prior career was in sales, and Roueche spent years in healthcare, making their combined background a perfect match for selling a healthy activity that people love.
“We’ve seen how much Steve and Sherry love riding Pedego bikes,” said Pedego Electric Bikes CEO and co-founder Don DiCostanzo. “We know they’ll have a lot of fun sharing their cool biking experience with the Glendale region.”
About Pedego Glendale
Pedego Glendale is the region’s premier dealer in Pedego Electric Bikes. Offering a large selection of Pedego electric bikes sales, rentals, accessories and service. Free test rides are available, as well as rentals and sales of Pedego electric bikes. Store hours are Tuesday through Sunday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Monday, by appointment only. Located 5940 W. Union Hills Dr., Suite B140, Glendale, AZ 85308, Pedego Glendale is near the Skunk Creek Trail, a scenic desert bike path with interpretive signs. To learn more and reserve a test ride, call (623) 233-4399
or email [email protected]. Follow us on Facebook and visit our website at PedegoGlendale.com
About Pedego Electric Bikes
Pedego® Electric Bikes is the Number 1 electric bike brand in the United States, according to Navigant Research. Pedego manufactures 12 high-quality, innovative models, including cruisers, tandems, commuters, fat-tire bikes, mountain bikes, cargo bikes and a convenient electric folding bike. Sold at more than 100 Pedego-branded stores and hundreds of independent electric bike dealers worldwide, Pedego’s stylish “pedal or not” electric bikes boast powerful, whisper-quiet motors that let riders sail up hills and breeze through headwinds with a smile. Available in hundreds of color combinations, Pedego electric bikes deliver a green alternative for transportation, exercise and recreation — transforming lives with fun and delight. Founded in 2008, Orange County, Calif.-based Pedego inspires riders to say, “Hello, Fun!”
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