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February 1, 2022

IRVINE, Calif. (August 8, 2021) – CEO Don DiCostanzo has been selected as 2021 Entrepreneur of the Year Pacific Southwest – Orange County Award by Enrst & Young LLP (EY US).

Don DiCostanzo, CEO of Pedego, with his Pedego electric bike
Pedego CEO, Don DiCostanzo

The EY Entrepreneur of the Year Awards Pacific Southwest honors audacious business leaders whose ambition, courage and ingenuity contribute to the present and future of leadership. The selected finalists were chosen by a panel of independent judges. This competitive business award recognizes high-growth company leaders who excel in six criteria: entrepreneurial leadership, talent management, degree of difficulty, financial performance, societal impact and building a values-based company along with originality, innovation and future plans. In its 35th year, the program recognizes business leaders in over 145 cities throughout 60 countries.

Founded by DiCostanzo in 2008, he brings his serial entrepreneurial spirit and former automotive industry executive experience to the office everyday. His constant ingenuity lights the Pedego culture and livelihood of the company. The innovation and passion for creating high-quality products is what has set the Pedego brand apart from any others. There is a personalized feel and customer-centric approach each and every day that will never be diluted with company growth – as it is the backbone.

Pedego Electric Bikes has created a peer-to-peer bike sharing family with over 200 locally-owned stores around the world, steady sales growth of 44% annually, a highly sought after 5-year warranty and 19 different premium electric bike models to choose from. The company was designed to not only offer premium electric bikes, but to create a community whose reach stretches far beyond the bike. The community connection can be seen in any of Pedego’s independently owned stores. Time after time, customers fall in love with the whole package – from purchasing a bike to making new friends and truly igniting a passion for what the whole Pedego township has to offer. The experience is unmatched anywhere else.

Owners of Pedego McDowell Mountain, Jon and Molly Krick, standing inside their store.
Owners of Pedego McDowell Mountain, Jon and Molly Krick.

“You are not just buying a fun toy or a new gadget, you are becoming part of a deeply active, unwavering bike community that I am immensely proud to be a part of,”  said Don DiCostanzo, CEO of Pedego Electric Bikes. “Pedego bike owners embody a special charisma and enthusiasm and I am delighted to share this recognition for Entrepreneur of the Year with the family we have created.”

About Pedego® Electric Bikes

Founded in 2008, Pedego® is the leading brand of electric bikes in North America. Pedego is famous for premium quality, five-star local service, and an industry leading five year warranty. A complete line of 19 electric bike models are available at over 200 locally-owned Pedego stores that offer sales, rentals, tours, accessories, and service. Visit to find a store and try a Pedego.