Pedego City Commuters Make the Scene in 2018

New Mid-Drive and Black Edition electric bikes bring “new” to the New Year

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., Jan. 17, 2018 — The Pedego® City Commuter has reached new heights of innovation this year as Pedego Electric Bikes reveals two exciting new versions of its popular electric bike model: The City Commuter Mid-Drive Edition, the industry’s only 48-volt, 500-watt mid-drive commuter bike; and the City Commuter Black Edition. Both are now available at more than 110 Pedego stores worldwide. Pedego is the Number 1 electric bike company in the United States.

The City Commuter’s Dutch street-style design has always been a favorite among Pedego fans, featuring a complete-coverage chain guard that protects clothing as commuters enjoy their rides to work. Now, the City Commuter is available with even more choices in style, assistance and premium upgrades.

Pedego City Commuter Mid-Drive Edition

Pedego’s new groundbreaking City Commuter Mid-Drive bike delivers best-in-class performance:

  • The Mid-Drive motor offers a more natural riding experience that appeals to fit riders who want a controlled workout with steady, gentle assist while pedaling.
  • Pedego’s PedalSense™ (PAS) pedal-assist technology supports the Mid-Drive model’s natural riding experience. Pedego’s proprietary 6-level PAS is engineered to include the best of torque sensor programming that delivers an ultra-responsive electric bike.
  • A twist-and-go throttle boosts the speed when a little extra assist is desired. All PAS levels work with throttle override, so riders can twist and go even faster than pedaling alone.

The Pedego City Commuter Mid-Drive Edition is available in a 28-inch Classic frame or a Step-thru frame in 28- or 26-inch sizes. Available starting at $2,995.

 

Pedego City Commuter Black Edition

The City Commuter Black Edition’s all-black styling brings it to the level of haute couture. Top-of-the-line amenities that make it truly exceptional include:

  • Deluxe 10-speed drive train, offering smooth shifting and extra-confident pedaling down the path;
  • Tektro Dorado hydraulic front and rear disc brakes with four-finger lever controls, providing the ultimate in stopping power with quiet, comfortable control and easy-grip braking;
  • RST Air Shock front suspension, delivering a comfortable fit that welcomes more riders to the bike path;
  • PedalSense technology, ensuring the bike senses the rider’s pedaling needs. Pedego’s proprietary 6-level PAS is engineered to include the best of cadence and torque sensor programming that delivers an ultra-responsive electric bike; and
  • 500-watt motor, providing the power to climb hills and breeze through headwinds.

The City Commuter Black Edition comes in a 28-inch Classic frame or a Step-thru frame in 28- or 26-inch sizes. This bike will outpace all others on the path with a 48-volt, 15-amp-hour battery. Available starting at $3,795.

“The Pedego City Commuter has always been a hallmark of cutting-edge design,” said Pedego Electric Bikes CEO and co-founder Don DiCostanzo. “And now, with the new innovations of a Mid-Drive edition and the high-end Black Edition, the City Commuter zooms miles ahead of the rest.”

Pedego Electric Bikes come in 12 distinctive models. 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 speeds 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 offers the Airstream model for camping devotees. Free test rides are available at every Pedego store.

About Pedego

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 110 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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714-801-1687
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Pedego’s New “Trail Tracker Gorilla Edition” All-terrain Bike Goes Wild!

Fierce electric fat-tire bike soars over sand, gravel, ice and snow with cruiser comfort

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., Dec. 14, 2017— Pedego® Electric Bikes, the Number 1 electric bike brand in the United States, today announced the new Pedego Trail Tracker Gorilla Edition electric bike. Combining the power of a fat-tire bike and the comfort of a beach cruiser, the Pedego Trail Tracker Gorilla Edition is swinging into high adventure in time for holiday gift giving.

The Trail Tracker Pedego Gorilla Edition boasts a powerful 48-volt 14-amp-hour battery and four-inch-wide tires that empower riders to traverse sand, snow, mud or gravel at speeds up to 20 miles per hour. It will carry riders up to 40 miles on a single charge. Pedego’s sturdy 500-watt motor delivers excitement with the twist of the throttle. Five levels of automatic pedal assist fuel the excitement. Shimano 7-speed shifting provides the ultimate control, on paved paths or off-road, no matter what the terrain.

Yet, for all its wild nature, the Trail Tracker Gorilla Edition is also a great street bike, designed for comfort with cruiser-style handlebars that deliver an upright and relaxed ride. Its oversized saddle ensures comfort for any size rider. Its aluminum alloy suspension post takes the bumps in stride. The Trail Tracker Gorilla Edition’s 70-inch-long matte black frame can be accented with optional rim colors in black, blue, red or lime green. It is retail priced from $3,595.

“When your wild side is calling, you need a Pedego Trail Tracker Gorilla Edition bike,” said Pedego Electric Bikes CEO and co-founder Don DiCostanzo. “Created in direct response to consumer demand, the new Trail Tracker Gorilla Edition brings adventure home.”

Pedego electric 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 speeds 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 offers the Airstream model for camping devotees. Free test rides are available at every Pedego store.

About Pedego

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 110 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!”

 

PR CONTACTS:

Teri Sawyer, T&Co.
714-801-1687
TeriSawyer@me.com

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949-400-2258
Sandra@EckardtStrategies.com

Pedego Electric Bikes Names Top 2017 Dealers

Awards announced at Annual Pedego Dealer Meeting in December

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., Dec. 12, 2017 — Pedego® Electric Bikes, the Number 1 electric bike brand in the United States, is proud to recognize the top Pedego Electric Bikes dealers. More than 200 attendees were at the dealer meeting where the awards were announced on Dec. 4 at the company’s 1970’s themed “Groovy Awards” dinner. Pedego is the Number 1 electric bike company in the United States with 113 stores worldwide.

“Our 2017 Top Pedego Dealer Awards are given to dealers who have demonstrated exceptional sales,” said Pedego Electric Bikes CEO and co-founder Don DiCostanzo. “It’s amazing to see how they have delighted their customers, sharing their love of Pedego bikes with their communities.”

The Top Pedego dealers for 2017 are:

Top Pedego Operator of the Year (Owner of Multiple Stores, most sales)

  • Pedego La Quinta, Pedego Palm Springs: Bryan and Michelle Newman, co-owners; and Pedego Petoskey: Bryan and Michelle Newman and Bill and Pat Anton, co-owners

Top Pedego Volume Operators (Owners of Multiple Stores, by sales volume, in alphabetical order)

Celebrating “Top Pedego Operator of the Year”: Don DiCostanzo, Pedego CEO/co-founder; Tom Bock, Pedego Dealer Operations; Bryan Newman, Co-owner of Pedego La Quinta, Pedego Palm Springs and Pedego Petoskey stores; Bill Anton, Co-Owner of Pedego Petoskey; and Terry Sherry, Pedego CFO/co-founder

  • Pedego Spring Lake (New Jersey): Adam Levine and Gil Levine, co-owners; and Pedego Santa Barbara: Adam Levine and Pat Briody, co-owners
  • Pedego Twin Cities (Minneapolis, Minnesota) & Straight River Sports (Owatonna, Minnesota): Ann and Craig Paulson, co-owner
  • Practical Cycle Sacramento (California) & Practical Cycle Folsom (California): Tim Castleman, owner

Top Pedego Dealer of the Year (Top Sales Volume)

  • Pedego 30A (Santa Rosa Beach, Florida): Jason and Emily Medina, co-owners

Top Pedego Dealers (By Sales Volume, In alphabetical order)

  • Pedego Bend (Oregon): Kevin Rea, owner
  • Pedego Carlsbad (California): Denise Buckingham and John Orndorff, co-owners
  • Pedego Carmel (Indiana): Josh Freedman and Janet Sharp-Freedman, co-owners
  • Pedego Denver: Terry and Jean Gehrke, co-owners
  • Pedego Henderson (Nevada): Howard Ickes, owner
  • Pedego Huntington Beach (California): Tom Bock, owner
  • Pedego Irvine (California): Bob Bibee, owner
  • Pedego Myrtle Beach (South Carolina): Aaron Maynard, owner
  • Pedego Scottsdale (Arizona): Kathy and Bill Puryear, co-owners
  • Pedego Victoria (British Columbia, Canada): Sam Baio, owner

Distributor of the Year (Most International Sales)

  • Pedego Canada: Mike Clyde, owner

Most Valuable Dealer

  • Pedego Corona Del Mar (California): Joe and Lori Carter and Hal and Shelly Pisors, co-owners

About Pedego

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 110 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!”

PR CONTACTS:

Teri Sawyer, T&Co.
+1 714-801-1687
TeriSawyer@me.com

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+1 949-400-2258
Sandra@EckardtStrategies.com

Pedego Electric Bikes Light up the Holidays

For Christmas, Chanukah or Kwanzaa — electric bikes shine as holiday gifts

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., Dec. 4, 2017 — Whether it’s Christmas, Chanukah or Kwanzaa, no other gift can hold a candle to the exciting choices presented by Pedego® Electric Bikes. More than 110 Pedego dealers around the world will brighten the holidays for families and friends with electric bikes sales, rentals and tours. Riders enjoy zooming up hills, flying through headwinds and conquering distances. No matter the model, a Pedego electric bike makes a spectacular token of love.

Pedego offers several designs that shine as gifts:

  • Luminous Cruisers. Colorful choices for relaxed riding include Pedego’s Interceptors, Comfort Cruisers, Boomerangs and Tandems.
  • Glowing Off-road Cycles. Sail over sand, snow, ice or gravel on Pedego’s original Trail Tracker or soar toward the sky on a Ridge Rider mountain bike.
  • Gleaming City Commuters. Cross town in style with Pedego’s dazzling City Commuters.
  • Radiant Specialty Bikes. Impress with Pedego’s popular Stretch Cargo bike or the Latch folding electric bike.
  • Bright Bikes for Smart Kids. Families power down bike paths together with the kids on fat-tire Trail Trackers in 20- and 24-inch sizes.

Pedego Electric Bikes offers more than 12 models of exciting high-quality 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 speeds 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 offers the Airstream model for camping devotees. Free test rides are available at Pedego stores.

“We’ve seen the joy that Pedego bikes bring to families and friends all around the world,” said Pedego co-founder and CEO Don DiCostanzo. “And it’s especially heart-warming to see people share the fun with so many Pedego gifts during the holidays.”

About Pedego
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 110 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!”

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

Sandra Eckardt, T&Co.
949-400-2258
Sandra@EckardtStrategies.com

Pedego Leeds Brings New Meaning to “International Jet-setter”

113th Pedego Electric Bikes store zooms European vacationers to a lot of fun

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., Nov. 29, 2017 — The world’s 113th Pedego® Electric Bikes store is now open, offering a fun new way to sightsee around Yorkshire, United Kingdom. Pedego Leeds offers rentals and tours on Pedego electric bikes that empower riders to see more as they zip around town to the region’s many exciting destinations. The store also sells new and used Pedego bikes.

Owner Francesco Mazzella is thrilled to welcome visitors to Pedego Leeds. “Pedego bikes help tourists make the most of their sightseeing experience, empowering them to see more than they could by car or by foot,” said Mazzella, a local restaurateur.

Francesco Mazzella, owner of Pedego Leeds, with Ester Porciello of Pedego Europe and Danielle Page of Pedego Leeds

Francesco Mazzella, owner of Pedego Leeds, with Ester Porciello of Pedego Europe and Danielle Page of Pedego Leeds

The store’s tours include these popular destinations and attractions:

  • Meanwood Valley Farm — Glide along the Meanwood Beck Canal, a major bike route that connects Leeds City Centre with this enchanting suburb.
  • Leeds Waterfront Festival — Ride to this annual event that brings the locals to the heart of the city to celebrate their riverfront history and culture.
  • Kirkstall Festival — Ride to the U.K.’s largest indie food festival celebrating Leeds’ fantastic food scene.
  • Roundhay Festival — Ride to the region’s major music event.

In addition to Leeds, Pedego electric bikes rentals and tours are available at these European locations:

  • Isle of Man rentals — Explore scenic, coastal roads, country lanes and sweeping vistas.
  • Dublin, Ireland Tour — Two-hour guided tour with stops including Dublin Castle, St Patrick’s Cathedral, Teelings Whiskey Distillery, Guinness Factory and Christ Church Cathedral.
  • Ischia, Italy Tours — Choose from the Mistery Island, Green Island or Way of the Sea tours.
  • Biarritz, France Tours and Group Rides — Tour the Basque Coast.
  • Additional European Locations — Enjoy more jet-setting with Pedego stores all over Europe.

Pedego Leeds sells all 12 models of Pedego’s popular electric bikes tailored to European standards. Pedego bikes in Europe have 250-watt hub motors that help riders cruise distances of 20 to 60 miles without getting tired and sweaty. Pedal Assist automatically adds power to their pedaling.

“Pedego Leeds is a welcome addition to the family of Pedego Electric Bikes stores around the world,” said Pedego Electric Bikes CEO and co-founder Don DiCostanzo. “Pedego Leeds has expanded the choices for visitors to Europe who want to have fun while they see and do more than ever before.”

About Pedego Leeds

Pedego Leeds is the United Kingdom’s premier dealer in Pedego Electric Bikes, offering electric bicycle sales, rentals (for “hire”), tours, accessories and service. Pedego Leeds is located near a major bike route at Unit 9, Buslinghthorpe Green Trading Estate, Leeds LS7 2HG, United Kingdom. Opening hours are Monday to Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., and Saturday and Sundays by appointment.  Call +44 113 262 3352 to learn more about Pedego electric bikes and arrange a free test ride. Additional information is available at www.Pedegoleeds.com or by emailing info@pedegoleeds.com.

About Pedego

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 110 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!”

PR CONTACTS:

Teri Sawyer, T&Co.
+1 714-801-1687
TeriSawyer@me.com

Sandra Eckardt, T&Co.
+1 949-400-2258
Sandra@EckardtStrategies.com