New Pedego Electric Bikes Store Takes the “Car” Out of Carmel, Indiana

April 18, 2017

Grand Opening Celebration for Pedego Carmel brings fun to alternative mobility

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., April 19, 2017 — A new Pedego® Electric Bikes store is opening in Carmel, Indiana, and the town is ready to roll. Pedego Carmel’s Grand Opening Celebration on April 29 will feature VIPs, a ribbon-cutting ceremony, refreshments and plenty of fun. The public is invited to attend. It is the 94th Pedego store worldwide.

Co-owners Josh Freedman and Janet Sharp-Freedman are thrilled to bring Pedego electric bikes to their community. “My first experience with a Pedego was pure joy,” said Josh. “I didn’t know how comfortable riding a bike could be. I was all smiles!” The store’s mission is to introduce Carmel to the fun of electric biking and also the value Pedego bikes have as alternative transportation.

Pedego Carmel’s Grand Opening Celebration will begin with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 11 a.m. featuring Mayor James Brainard and City Councilman Bruce Kimball. The City of Carmel is working to become a more bike-friendly region, and this event is an important step in that direction. After the ceremony, the party will continue with raffles, activities and refreshments until 5 p.m. Those in attendance will enjoy store tours, free test rides, prizes and a free group ride around town on Pedego electric bikes on a first come, first served basis. Riders must be at least 16 to ride an electric bike.

“We want to share the joy of riding Pedego Electric Bikes with Carmel … and to take the ‘car’ out of Carmel by getting more people on bikes,” said Janet.

Located on the Monon Trail, Pedego Carmel offers one of the country’s best bike trails. Monon Trail is a 20-mile bike path connecting Downtown Indianapolis to Westfield. Described on TrailLink as “a colossus in the world of Midwest rail trails,” this scenic trail is designed with an astonishing practicality as an urban transportation corridor.

Pedego Carmel offers sales, rentals and tours on Pedego electric bikes. The community will be excited to see how far they can travel on these powerful “pedal or not” bikes without even breaking a sweat. For those who want a head start on the celebration, Pedego Carmel is open daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Pedego Carmel will also be part of the Festival on Earth Day at Historic Military Park, 601 W. New York Street, Indianapolis, IN 46202 on April 22 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.


WHAT:         Grand Opening Celebration with Ribbon Cutting

WHERE:       Pedego Carmel, 254 1st Ave SW, Suite E, Carmel, Indiana, 46032

WHEN:         Grand Opening on Saturday, April 29, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

WHO:           Co-owners Josh Freedman and Janet Sharp-Freedman


“Pedego Carmel is bringing a lot of fun to town,” said Pedego Electric Bikes CEO and co-founder Don DiCostanzo. “Josh and Janet share a passion for these bikes, and we know the community will fall in love with them, too.”

About Pedego Carmel

Pedego Carmel is the region’s premier dealer in Pedego Electric Bikes and offers a large selection of Pedego electric bikes sales, rentals, accessories and service. Free test rides are available as well as guided tours and self-guided tours. Located at 254 1st Ave SW, Suite E in Carmel, Indiana, Pedego Carmel is right on the Monon Trail, a scenic bike path connecting Downtown Indianapolis to Westfield. To learn more and reserve a rental bike, call (317) 708-1070 or email Follow us on Facebook and visit our website at

About Pedego

Pedego®  Electric Bikes is the Number 1 electric bike brand in the United States, according to Navigant Research. Pedego manufactures 10 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 90 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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