Pedego Electric Bikes CEO Don DiCostanzo Named to OC500 List of Most Influential People by Orange County Business Journal
November 5, 2019
FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., Nov. 4, 2019 — Pedego® Electric Bikes is pleased to announce that its CEO and co-founder Don DiCostanzo was named to the 2019 OC500 Directory of Influence. Published by the Orange County Business Journal, the OC500 is an annual publication listing Orange County’s most influential businesspeople.
“It is an honor to be named to the OC500. As co-founder and CEO of Pedego Electric Bikes, I’m very proud we have created the category of electric bikes here in the U.S., bringing delight to our customers and successful new careers to 127 Pedego-branded store owners in the U.S. and nine in Canada.”
A lifelong love of bicycles and a dislike of hills and headwinds prompted serial automotive industry entrepreneur DiCostanzo to co-found Pedego Electric Bikes in 2008. Starting with his own capital and no experience in the bicycle industry, DiCostanzo parlayed his automotive industry experience and entrepreneurial know-how to build the best electric bicycle company.
Today, there are more than 125 Pedego-branded stores in the United States selling Pedego’s 18 models of unique, high-quality electric bikes. Pedego was named the Number 1 electric bike brand in the United States by Navigant Research. Pedego has ranked on the Inc. 5000 for six years (2014–2019). DiCostanzo was awarded the Orange County Business Journal’s Excellence in Entrepreneurship in 2016.
Pedego® Electric Bikes is the Number 1 electric bike brand in the United States, according to Navigant Research. Sold at more than 125 Pedego-branded stores in the United States and additional branded Pedego locations in Canada, France and the U.K., Pedego Electric Bikes start at $1,895. The 250 to 500-watt motors 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 the pedal assist functionality 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!”
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