New Pedego Electric Bikes Store Zips Into Tucson

January 19, 2018

Pedego Tucson zooms riders to high-flying fun

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., Jan. 23, 2018 — The world’s 114th Pedego® Electric Bikes store is now open in Tucson, Ariz. Store co-owners James and Rachele Lorentzen are a husband-wife team bringing spirited Pedego electric bikes to the region. Pedego Tucson offers sales of Pedego electric bikes as well as rentals, tours and service. The Lorentzens will celebrate their store opening with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Tuesday, Jan. 30.

THE PUBLIC IS INVITED TO THE RIBBON-CUTTING CEREMONY WHAT: Ribbon-cutting Ceremony by Tucson Metro Chamber, including refreshments
WHERE: Pedego Tucson, 4340 N. Campbell Ave., Suite 107B, Tucson
WHEN: Tuesday, Jan. 30, at 5 p.m.
WHO: Co-owners James and Rachele Lorentzen, Mayor Jonathan Rothschild, Tucson City Council members, Tucson Metro Chamber of Commerce members and Cassidy Castleman from Pedego Corp.
EXTRAS:  Free test rides for all attendees. Door prize of two half-day Pedego rentals!

Pedego Tucson store co-owners James and Rachele Lorentzen

James is a former sales and business development professional in the aerospace industry. He is also a licensed pilot who loves adventure. Rachele worked in office administration and accounting. Together, they bring years of business experience to their new store.

“On Pedego electric bikes, more people will be able to enjoy the city’s dazzling scenic paths, conquering elevation gains, headwinds and distances,” James said. “I’m excited to share my passion for Pedego with our community.” Rachele added, “Riding a Pedego gives riders the feeling of freedom they had riding bikes as kids. It is so much fun!”

Pedego Tucson is conveniently located adjacent to the city’s famous “Loop” trail, a system of paved, shared-use paths and short segments of buffered bike lanes connecting the Rillito, Santa Cruz and Pantano River Parks with the Julian Wash and Harrison Road Greenways. More than 120 miles of paved pathways and bike lanes have already been completed with an additional 11 miles planned or currently under construction.

Visitors to Pedego Tucson are thrilled by their electric bike rentals and self-guided tours that zip riders along miles of world-class bike paths. On electric bikes, they can reach more destinations with ease, including Sabino Canyon, Saguaro National Park East, Cañada del Oro River Walk and Honeybee Canyon. Riders can also enjoy zooming through the University of Arizona campus and other exhilarating rides around urban Tucson. Guided tours will be available later in the year.

The store 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 speeds while Pedal Assist can automatically add 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.

Pedego’s new City Commuter Mid-Drive edition, City Commuter Black Edition and standard City Commuter provide additional choices for more riding styles. Also available are 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 the store.

“Pedego Tucson’s owners James and Rachele Lorentzen love helping people discover the fun of electric bikes,” said Pedego Electric Bikes CEO and co-founder Don DiCostanzo. “Pedego Tucson is ready to zoom riders to high-flying fun.”

About Pedego Tucson

Pedego Tucson is the region’s premier dealer in Pedego Electric Bikes. The store offers electric bicycle sales, rentals, tours, accessories and service. Located at 4340 N. Campbell Ave., Suite 107B, Tucson, AZ, the store is adjacent to Tucson’s world-class “Loop” multi-use paths that capture the beauty of the region. Store hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. Call (520) 441-9782 to learn more about Pedego electric bikes and arrange a free test ride. Additional information is available at or by emailing

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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