Pedego South Denver Owners

New Pedego Electric Bikes Store Opens in Centennial, Colorado

Pedego South Denver energizes riders on Denver’s scenic bike paths

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., Sept. 25, 2018 — A new Pedego® Electric Bikes store is now open in Centennial, Colorado. Pedego South Denver co-owners Paul Mutch and Liz LaBelle are proud to bring the nation’s Number 1 electric bike brand to the South Denver region. Pedego electric bikes flatten hills and help riders zip through headwinds to travel distances with ease. This is the third Pedego electric bikes store for Mutch and LaBelle, who also own the Pedego Vail and Pedego Breckenridge stores. Pedego South Denver is the 143rd Pedego store worldwide.

Pedego South Denver Owners

Pedego South Denver owners Paul Mutch and Liz LaBelle enjoy sharing the joys of Pedego electric bikes.

Pedego South Denver is located near numerous delightful bike paths that serve the Denver metropolitan region, including the High Line Canal Trail, a scenic ride along a man-made waterway used for irrigation and recreation. Just a few miles from the store is the South Platte River Trail, an 11.5-mile ride that travels along the river all the way to downtown Denver.

Pedego South Denver sells and rents all 15 models of Pedego electric bikes, presenting choices that will entice every rider to zoom for more miles than they would have believed possible. The store also offers service for Pedego electric bikes.

“On Pedego electric bikes, riders enjoy the power to explore for miles while remaining in control of their workouts,” said Mutch. “They empower more people to enjoy the healthy fun of bike riding. Our South Denver store gives riders access to magnificent bike paths with the fun and ease of Pedego bikes.”

“The combination of Pedego and Colorado is truly a match made in heaven,” said Pedego Electric Bikes CEO and co-founder Don DiCostanzo. “Riders can zip around historic towns, cruise along beautiful bike paths and zoom to scenic mountain vistas, enjoying every minute of their adventures. The electric power gives riders the power to ride longer, farther and faster than on regular bikes.”

About Pedego South Denver

Pedego South Denver is the region’s premier dealer in Pedego Electric Bikes, offering Pedego electric bikes sales, rentals and service. Conveniently located at 6888 S. University Blvd, Centennial, CO 80122, riders enjoy direct access from store to the High Line Canal trail, an amazing ride rich in tradition and history. Riders can roll directly out of the store to explore this National Landmark Trail or connect to the vast network of local bike trails. Open year-round every day except Tuesdays. Open Monday, Wednesday and Thursday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and on Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Call (303) 773-3068 to learn more and arrange a free test ride. For more information, email the owners at info@pedegosouthdenver.com. Follow Pedego South Denver on Facebook for the latest on their fun activities.

About Pedego

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 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
Teri@TandCoMarketing.com

Michele Kennedy, T&Co.
208-206-5661
MicheleKennedy@cableone.net

Pedego Palmetto Bluff owner Mike Overton shows off his fleet of stylish Pedego electric bikes.

New Pedego Electric Bikes Store Energizes Palmetto Bluff

Outside Brands Opens Pedego Store at Moreland Village

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., Sept. 19, 2018 — A Pedego® Electric Bikes store has opened in Moreland Village in Palmetto Bluff, bringing new heights of fun to the Lowcountry of South Carolina. Located between Hilton Head and Savannah, Pedego Palmetto Bluff is a division of Outside Brands, founded and owned by entrepreneur and activist Mike Overton. Pedego is the nation’s Number 1 electric bike brand, offering powerful bikes that help riders fly up hills, zoom through headwinds and cruise great distances with ease. Pedego Palmetto Bluff is the 142nd Pedego store worldwide.

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

WHAT:           Ribbon-Cutting Celebration

WHERE:         Moreland Village, 650 Old Moreland Road, Bluffton, SC 29910

WHEN:           Ribbon-cutting Celebration with free refreshments

                        Friday, Sept. 28, 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.

VIPs:               Mike Overton, Owner, Outside Brands and Pedego Palmetto

                        Ryan Maccione, Pedego Corp.

Representatives from the Palmetto Bluff Community, the Hilton Head Island-Bluffton Chamber of Commerce, the Towns of Bluffton and Hilton Head

WHAT:           Grand-Opening Celebration

WHERE:         Moreland Village, 650 Old Moreland Road, Bluffton, SC 29910

WHEN:           Saturday, Sept. 29, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

EXTRAS:       Free Palmetto Bluff Pedego Tours at 10:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m.

                        Free test rides, product specials and giveaways

Click here to reserve a spot for the free tours on Saturday or call 843-686-6996.

Pedego Palmetto Bluff owner Mike Overton shows off his fleet of stylish Pedego electric bikes.

Pedego Palmetto Bluff owner Mike Overton shows off his fleet of stylish Pedego electric bikes.

Inside Pedego Palmetto Bluff

Pedego Palmetto Bluff offers rentals, tours, sales and service of Pedego electric bikes. It is located in Moreland Village near scenic bike paths that take riders through the region’s wilderness, river and salt marshes where they can enjoy the sights and sounds of nature. Riders can also enjoy the cycling trails in Bluffton, riding as far as Hilton Head Island.

“Palmetto Bluff is a biker’s paradise,” said Overton. “We have 22,000 acres of scenic beauty and miles of beautiful paved pathways that take riders on the tour of their lives.”

With Pedego electric bikes, riders are in complete control with the bike’s twist-and-go throttle and automatic Pedal Assist. Pedal or not, riders are empowered to enjoy the scenery as they ride. Riding together is easy with the help of the bikes’ electric assistance.

“On Pedego electric bikes, riders cruise this splendid region with powerful motors that flatten hills and breeze through headwinds,” said Pedego Electric Bikes CEO and co-founder Don DiCostanzo. “And, our stylish bikes fit right in with all this beauty.”

About Outside Brands

Outside Brands provides tours and rentals of electric and traditional bicycles, kayaks and paddle boards, dolphins tours, water skiing and tubing charters, fishing charters and other adventures in and around Palmetto Bluff, Hilton Head, Daufuskie and Savannah. Its mission is “To enrich lives by connection people to exceptional places, products, and experiences.”

Outside Brands has five divisions:

    1. Retail of which Pedego Palmetto Bluff is the fourth store
    2. Leisure Recreation
    3. Team and Leadership Development
    4. Destination Management Services
    5. Non-Profit

About Pedego Palmetto Bluff

Pedego Palmetto Bluff is the region’s premier dealer in Pedego Electric Bikes, offering Pedego electric bikes sales, rentals, tours, accessories and service. Pedego Palmetto Bluff is co-located with the Moreland Bike Shop at Moreland Village at 650 Old Moreland Road, Bluffton, SC 29910. Pedego Palmetto Bluff offers easy access to miles of freshly paved pathways with much of it away from cars. Open daily, 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Call (843) 686-6996 to learn more and arrange a free test ride. For more information, email the owner at mike@pedegopalmettobluff.com.

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 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!”

PR CONTACTS:
Teri Sawyer, T&Co.
714-801-1687
Teri@TandCoMarketing.com

Michele Kennedy, T&Co.
208-206-5661
MicheleKennedy@cableone.net

New Pedego Electric Bikes Store in Nashville Celebrates Grand Opening Sept. 29

Pedego Nashville offers city, foodie and music tours as well as rentals that make bicycle rides fun for all riders

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., Sept. 18, 2018 — A new Pedego® Electric Bikes store is open in Nashville offering a new way to have fun while zipping around town and the local countryside. Pedego Nashville co-owners and spouses Bob and Kemberly Harris are proud to bring Pedego Electric Bikes to Nashville as their way of supporting alternative transportation while boosting tourism in this popular vacation hotspot. Pedego electric bikes flatten hills and help riders zip through headwinds to travel distances with ease. Pedego Nashville is the 141st Pedego store worldwide.

THE PUBLIC IS INVITED TO THE GRAND-OPENING CELEBRATION

WHAT:           Grand-Opening Celebration with free test rides and refreshments

WHERE:         416 Woodland St, Nashville, TN 37206

WHEN:           Saturday, Sept. 29, from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

VIPs:               Store co-owners Bob and Kemberly Harris

Ashley Sherry from Pedego Electric Bikes

EXTRAS:       Specials and raffles for prizes

Pedego Nashville owners Bob and Kemberly Harris bring new energy to the city with stylish electric bikes.

 

This is the couple’s second Pedego store. Their original store, Pedego Franklin, is located in Franklin, Tenn., about 20 miles from their new Nashville location. “People love riding Pedego bikes so much, we decided to open a second store in Nashville where visitors and locals alike will have fun riding to all the great venues,” said Bob.

Pedego Nashville is located in Eastside Heights, just a few blocks from an easily accessible multi-purpose trail that takes riders 26 scenic miles to destinations such as Stone’s River and Shelby Bottoms. Riders and owners of Pedego rental bikes can also enjoy a self-guided tour of the city by phone app. The store also offers a guided Foodie Tour that takes riders to delicious destinations around town and a Music Tour that delivers the best of Nashville in a fun musical ride.

“Nashville is the capital of country music, the perfect place to ride and tour by electric bike,” said Pedego Electric Bikes CEO and co-founder Don DiCostanzo. “Riders can zoom to exciting destinations and have the time of their lives on Pedego electric bikes.”

About Pedego Nashville

Pedego Nashville is the region’s premier dealer in Pedego Electric Bikes, offering Pedego electric bikes sales, rentals, tours, accessories and service. Located in Eastside Heights in East Nashville at 416 Woodland St, Nashville, TN 37206, Pedego Nashville is central to many exciting rides around town, including a Foodie Tour and Music Tour. Open daily, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Call (615) 614-3814 to learn more and arrange a free test ride. For more information, email the owners at Kem@PedegoNashville.com or visit www.PedegoNashville.com.

About Pedego

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 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
Teri@TandCoMarketing.com

Michele Kennedy, T&Co.
208-206-5661
MicheleKennedy@cableone.net

Riding the Impossible Railroad: On a Pedego Trail Tracker

BoomerVentures with Koz and Christina

My Mission:  to ride the Impossible Railroad and the world’s largest wooden trestle. Christina came to check out Jacumba Hot Springs Resort and Spa and soak up the healing energy. We soon learned that visitors from around the globe come to Jacumba for a music festival that draws throngs to the Institute of Perception, as well as the De Anza Springs Resort nudist colony.

At the turn of the 20th century the San Diego and Arizona Railroad was proposed. Conditions were harshand the treacherous mountain ranges were near impassable with gigantic boulders, deep valleys and numerous ridges and canyons. The prospects were so hopelessly against them, that it became known as “The Impossible Railroad.” It took the construction of 17 tunnels, the longest being half of a mile, and 20 trestles, the largest being Goat Canyon Trestle, to complete the mountainous eleven-mile stretch. Completed in 1919, the last passenger train to travel the Impossible Railroad left San Diego on January 11th 1951, but the railroad continued to ferry freight. In September of 1976, tropical storm Kathleen washed out the Impossible Railroad in numerous places, and it remains abandoned to this day.

I opted to ride the Impossible Railroad on a Pedego e-bike. The power of the Pedego Trail Tracker offered me the confidence that the return trip would be easily doable. At 62 years old and not an avid traditional trail bicyclist, I would normally be exhausted by the strenuous uphill riding. But the stability and power of the Trail Tracker was confidence inspiring.

Christina’s mission was to check out Jacumba Hot Spring Resort. During the ’20s and ’30s, the small border town of Jacumba, (Kumeyaay, an Indian word for, “hut by the water”) pronounced (h?-koom-b?), boomed with tourism. Jacumba Hot Springs Resort attracted Hollywood stars such as Clark Gable and Marlene Dietrich before Palm Springs rose to prominence.  To this day Visitors continue to come from all over to benefit from the water’s healing properties. Both swimming pools and the Jacuzzi are fed by natural hot springs mineral water. The water temperature averages about 98° which make it perfect for swimming year around. The Jacuzzi is located in a dedicated area of the main building, this little slice of heaven allows for a certain level of privacy while also giving you the convenience of close access to the bar and restaurant. Sit back and enjoy the view from the open ceiling day or gaze into the starry night. All while being gently massaged by our two motor-driven jets.

I picked The Pedego Trail Tracker for this ride. The fat 4inch wide tires allowed me to effortlessly float over virtually any terrain including sand, large gravel and rocks to railroad tracks. I got the optional wider soft saddle with a suspension seat post for extra cushioning on this harsh terrain.  The straight handlebars with a 2” rise for optimum control and comfort. It was the smartest thing I did on this BoomerVenture. Admittedly, I was sorely ill prepared for this level of undertaking and encountered numerous obstacles and potential dangers. The ride began underneath the 8 freeway overpass at the entrance to the De Anza Resort and Nudist Colony.

The steep dirt embankments are an easy ride down to the tracks, but would have been a hell of a fight back up had I not had the rear wheel spinning wildly via the Pedego electric motor.  Lesson #1: Know your gear and your limitations. Within the first 10 minutes of riding through a deep valley full of tall thorny bushes and cattails, a massive Mule Deer with huge antlers appeared before me and pranced across the railroad. I soon spotted a large white cross by the side of the tracks, obviously a memorial to someone perhaps as ill prepared as I was. I later learned this was a memorial to a United States Border Patrol Officer who in fact died here of heat exhaustion. I had brought one bottle (16.9 ounces of water) and one fruit bar for this entire journey. Lesson #2: Come prepared!

The terrain is rough the Pedego power was welcome assistance up and down the railroad embankments. Arriving at the first small trestle I had to pick the bike onto the railroad ties and walk the length the trestle then get back onto the trail. At times, there was no trail at all.

The wooden ties on the first several trestles are in complete disrepair. Many have completely rotted out.

I had to carefully step on the ones that seem in reasonable condition, avoiding the ones that weren’t. Sections are completely gone, and one could easily fall completely through to an untimely end. Again, with a twist of the throttle, I jumped over empty sections as the bike flew easily with me.

 

It was here that I realized my biggest mistake. Lesson #3: DO NOT under any circumstances, attempt this alone. As the ride progressed, sections of the trail became a 12 inch wide path of dirt, along a 500 foot drop into rocky crevasse or just end abruptly at a cliff.  No cell service, no other hikers and no way to see into those deep ravines, which means there’s NO RETURN.

I soldiered on. There was an amazing array of abandon passenger cars littered along the route, with the first batch covered in graffiti. But as I continued on, the other passenger cars were inaccessible and left untouched.

The trestles became larger and higher, the tunnels became longer and darker and the danger became greater as I ventured further into the abyss of this impossible railroad. Although the Pedego Trail Tracker has a headlamp, it became almost useless in the complete darkness of a quarter mile tunnel. You can’t ride quickly and it’s slow going. Lesson #4: Bring a bright-ass flashlight. Only a few hundred feet into the depth of this long tunnel, the sound of something running echoed in the darkness. I froze inside this black hole and listened to the approaching patter, preparing my escape when suddenly two large goats blew by me at full speed. If you’re claustrophobic, acrophobic or afraid of the dark, this may not be the ride for you.

The Goat Canyon Trestle is the world’s largest wooden trestle and a sight to behold. I had met a local named Rick who was on the trestle maintenance crew in 70s.  Rick told me that the curved design required the trestle to sway 12 feet in either direction to support the massive weight of a fully loaded train crossing the bridge. He recalled working underneath the trestle on repairs, as the bridge creaked and groaned, and shifted dramatically.

The Trail tracker performed flawlessly every mile and riding on self-sealing tubes to help prevent flats guaranteed my safe return.  The only down side of riding an e-bike on such a treacherous journey was the added weight. Riding all the trestles mandates a continual lifting of the 60lb bike on and off the trestle tracks some 50 odd times.

All in all, the 16 mile round trip is an absolutely amazing-one-of-a-kind bike ride or hike, and people do it all the time.  The views are spectacular. It’s truly a living museum of tracks, trestles and trains. Be prepared for the tunnels darkness and the desert heat. Go with a group and be sure your family knows your plans (I didn’t see another soul the entire time). Finally, Lesson #5:  Do this BoomerVenture sooner than later. Some of the tunnels have large metal gates, and there may come a time soon that the State, or Bureau of Land Management (BLM) will shut down access to the Impossible Railroad for safety and security reasons.

While I tackled to the Impossible Railroad, Christina explored the quaint, rustic setting at the Jacumba Resort, and enjoyed a wonderfully prepared lunch. To her surprise, they even have a luscious gluten-free chocolate cake. Sitting out at the resort’s outdoor patio she was immersed in a tranquility one can only find in the still of the desert.  Christina received a nourishing massage by the healing hands of Sharon Lee Conway, the resort’s long-term therapist and medicine woman. Sharon has worked in many holistic clinics in various capacities, and has served visitors at Jacumba Hot Springs for three decades, and is known as one of the areas most revered healers.

Christina and I came away with a tale of two worlds. One of a forgotten past, vanquished to a living museum, fraught with danger and intrigue. A journey through history that challenges personal fears yet pushes the limits of inner strength and determination. Another of the healing waters of Jacumba Hot Springs that bubbled up from the earth, along with the generous, kind spirits we encountered, told a tale of an ever-present force for good that soothes body and soul.

Special thanks to Pedego of La Quinta California for the Trail Tracker loan.

Kozmo’s other adventure travel stories can be found at www.kozmoto.com

Pedego Specs:

  • State-of-the-art geared motor delivers best in class acceleration and hill climbing
  • Lightweight, long lasting lithium battery with Samsung cells and an industry-leading two year limited warranty
  • Top of the line SRAM disc brakes for powerful and reliable braking
  • Twist-and-go throttle for full power on demand
  • Shimano seven-speed for easy pedaling
  • Self-sealing tubes help prevent flats
  • Five levels of pedal assist mode for a more natural riding experience
  • LCD display with USB charging port for your phone and other devices
  • Front light for your safety
  • 4inch wide tires

 

 

Resuming Normal Business Hours

Newest Proud Pedego Owner

Newest Proud Pedego Owner

We have returned to normal business hours and happy to be back in “Our Little Corner of Edwardsville.” The ST Louis RV and Travel Show was a lot of fun and we must have talked to a couple thousand folks.

Great News: Carol D of Glen Carbon is the very happy owner of a new White Pedego City Commuter as of last Saturday. Carol, an SIUE Faculty Member plans to commute to work via her new Pedego Electric Bike as soon as weather turns a little warmer. Congrats to Carol!!

What exactly are Electric Bicycles anyway???

What exactly are Electric Bicycles anyway???

Plenty stock on hand in many colors with lots of upgrades available including Leather Seats, Fat Frank Tires, Fenders and Longer Distance Batteries. Get your order in early so you are ready for Spring.