Grand Opening Excitement

Pedego Danville celebrated our official Grand Opening on Saturday March 12th, 2016. Despite a torrential down pour, we had a wonderful turnout and lots of fun!

The ladies pictured are our first two customers, Tina on the left a multiple owner of Pedego bikes, and her friend Cheryl a first time Pedego buyer. They were our first customers and first buyer!

The gentleman between Sarah (on the left) and me is our thrilled raffle winner, Daniel Montano.  He had tears of joy in his eyes when he picked up his bike, saying he had never won anything before in his life.  He must have thanked me a 100 times!

Pedego CEO Named Entrepreneur of the Year by Orange County Business Journal

IRVINE, Calif., March 15, 2016 — Pedego® Electric Bikes CEO and Co-founder Don DiCostanzo has been recognized with an Excellence in Entrepreneurship award by the Orange County Business Journal. More than a hundred top Orange County entrepreneurs were nominated, and the journal honored five honorees as “Entrepreneurs of the Year.” DiCostanzo is the only leader of a recreation-based company to receive this award. The announcement was made at the 15th annual Business Journal Entrepreneurs of the Year awards luncheon at the Hotel Irvine on March 10 with 340 business professionals in attendance.

Excellence in EntreprenuershipThe Orange County Business Journal’s Excellence in Entrepreneurship awards honor individuals who exemplify the American entrepreneurial spirit. DiCostanzo was recognized for his foresight, determination and accomplishments with the development and distribution of Pedego electric bikes — bicycles for Boomers that have become the hottest growth trend in cycling. With DiCostanzo’s concept of individually owned and operated Pedego-branded stores, he is also creating small business entrepreneurs throughout the world. Now available in 800 stores in 40 countries, Pedego is the most-recognized brand of electric bikes in the world.

“I am honored to be selected for recognition by the Orange County Business Journal. Every moment that Terry Sherry, my partner and co-founder of Pedego, and I have spent building the company has been a complete joy, from the initial inspiration to the development of our unique electric bikes. Our motto, ‘Hello, fun!’ speaks to everyone who gets on one of our electric bikes. Most of our worldwide dealers began as customers, which tells me that we have created something people love so much they want to share it with their communities,” said Don DiCostanzo, CEO of Pedego Electric Bikes.

Link to Website: http://www.pedegoelectricbikes.com/
Link to OCBJ Award: http://www.ocbj.com/news/2016/mar/10/business-journal-honors-entrepreneurs/

About Pedego
Pedego® Electric Bikes, the world’s premier electric bicycle brand, transforms people’s lives with fun and an abundance of delightful moments. Pedego’s stylish, colorful bikes boast the latest in electric bicycle technology and deliver a green alternative for transportation, exercise and recreation. Riders sail up hills and breeze through headwinds! Pedego “pedal or not” models include the Comfort Cruiser, City Commuter and Trail Tracker. Hailing from Orange County, Calif., Pedego is the fastest growing electric bicycle company in the world. Pedego electric bikes are sold in more than 800 stores in 40 countries. For more information, please visit http://www.pedegoelectricbikes.com/.
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Pedego Unveils the Mighty Trail Tracker IV Fat Tire Electric Bike

Monster truck of electric bikes zooms riders way past the bike path

IRVINE, Calif., March 9, 2016 — Irvine-based Pedego® Electric Bikes has announced the launch of its new Trail Tracker IV, a seriously fun fat-tire bike boasting state-of-the-art technological advances that really rocket this bike over sand, gravel or snow.trail-tracker-action-18

“When the terrain turns rough, Pedego’s new Trail Tracker gets extra tough,” said Pedego CEO Don DiCostanzo.  “The new generation Trail Tracker is a must-ride masterpiece of innovation, the perfect bike for all-season, all-terrain challenges. »

Pedego’s design team has engineered a mighty machine. The new Trail Tracker keeps the bike’s famous 4-inch fat tires to help riders glide over uneven ground and goes way beyond in styling and technology. Featuring new frame geometry with an integrated, down-tube 48-volt, 11 amp hour battery, the Trail Tracker offers a more controlled ride with sporty handling and a relaxed, forward riding position. In true Pedego fashion, the battery can still be charged easily on or off the bike.

Along with an LCD display and USB charging port, the Trail Tracker now includes Pedego’s exclusive PedalSense Technology™, an advanced form of Pedal Assist, greatly enhanced to give riders more confident command over mountain passes, rocky passages and sandy terrain. With PedalSense, the bike responds to riders’ pedaling as though reading their minds.  PedalSense Level 0 allows you to ride normally without any assistance.  Levels 1–4 use a state-of-the-art torque sensor to deliver proportional assistance based on how hard you pedal.  Level 5 provides full power whenever you pedal.  Levels 1–5 all have a throttle override for full power on demand.  Level 6 is throttle only without any automatic pedal assistance. PedalSense makes digital control of the bike more responsive than ever.

The Trail Tracker’s state-of-the-art geared motor provides 500 watts of acceleration and hill climbing strength that combines forcefully with Shimano seven speeds and twist-and-go throttle for full control wherever you go. Plus, all that start needs plenty of stop, and Pedego built this bike with top-of-the-line SRAM disc brakes for full stopping power. Straight handlebars with a 2-inch rise offer maximum upper-body comfort while helping the rider maintain strict steering control. Riders will love the Trail Tracker even on rough rides as Pedego’s sporty saddle and suspension seat post provide extra comfort where it counts the most. Top it off with a front light for extra safety.

Priced at $3,295, the Trail Tracker IV is available at Pedego stores now. Four striking color options give riders a palette of choices: matte black frame with black, red, lime green or blue rims.

About Pedego

Pedego® Electric Bikes, the world’s premier electric bicycle brand, transforms people’s lives with fun and an abundance of delightful moments. Pedego’s stylish, colorful bikes boast the latest in electric bicycle technology and deliver a green alternative for transportation, exercise and recreation. Riders sail up hills and breeze through headwinds! Pedego “pedal or not” models include the Comfort Cruiser, City Commuter and Trail Tracker. Hailing from Orange County, Calif., Pedego is the fastest growing electric bicycle company in the world. Pedego electric bikes are sold in more than 800 stores in 40 countries. For more information, please visit http://www.pedegoelectricbikes.com/.

Boise Welcomes Pedego Electric Bikes Store — a New Jewel in the Bicycle-loving Treasure Valley

Power up Hills With Ease, Breeze Through Headwinds, Track Through Snow or Gravel and Commute to Work Without Breaking a Sweat on Electric Bikes

IRVINE, Calif., March 8, 2016 — Boise’s new Pedego® Electric Bikes store is now open, giving bicycle-loving Boise residents and visitors a choice of nine electric bike models that will have them powering up hills with ease, breezing through headwinds, tracking through snow and gravel and commuting to work without breaking a sweat. Available for sale, rentals and group tours, electric bikes allow riders to explore and enjoy Boise’s many scenic bike paths and trails. Owners Dan and Nicole West invite the public to celebrate the Grand Opening of Pedego Boise at a celebration on Saturday, March 12 from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  Free test rides are available during the celebration as well as anytime during store hours.

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Dan and Nicole were inspired to open the Pedego Boise electronic bike store because they love the outdoors and the bike-friendly community of Boise.  Nicole said, “We were hooked from the first time we rode the Trail Tracker bikes.” Dan said, “Riding Pedego electric bikes is a fun way to get out, get some exercise and enjoy all of the beautiful trails and sights here in Boise.”

Pedego Electric Bikes CEO Don DiCostanzo is happy to welcome Dan and Nicole to the Pedego family. “Boise is known for its scenic cycling paths, and we’re delighted that Pedego Boise has been embraced by the community.”

Pedego Boise is conveniently located in the heart of the Treasure Valley across the street from the Boise Greenbelt, which follows the gorgeous Boise River.  From the store, riders can enjoy many bike paths, including the paths in Barber Park, Marion Williams Park, Julia Davis Park, and Ann Morrison Park.

Nearby destinations include the Boise Broncos Stadium and Lucky Peak Reservoir as well as many of Treasure Valley’s best restaurants. From tranquil paved paths to rugged summit passes, Pedego electric bicycles let everyone enjoy the scenic rides and ride longer, farther and faster than they could on a standard pedal bike.

Pedego Boise’s Grand Opening Celebration is on Saturday, March 12.

  • The event takes place from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Refreshments will be served.
  • The public is invited to attend.

Grand Opening activities will include:

  • Ribbon-cutting ceremony with Mayor/Councilperson in attendance.
  • Free test rides.
  • A guided group ride.
  • A raffle for prizes, including free rental coupons.

Visitors to Pedego Boise will find a variety of Pedego models including colorful Comfort Cruisers, sporty Interceptors, sleek City Commuters, robust Trail Trackers, sturdy Stretch cargo bikes, spirited Ridge Rider mountain bikes, and convenient Latch folding bikes — all powered by Pedego motors and lithium ion batteries.

Photo Opportunities

  • Ribbon Cutting with Boise Mayor/Councilmember
  • Bike Trails: Pedego Boise is located across the street from the Boise Greenbelt, which follows the gorgeous Boise River.  Nearby bike paths are in Barber Park, Marion Williams Park, Julia Davis Park, and Ann Morrison Park.
  • Colorful Pedego Bikes: Pedego Boise boasts a variety of Pedego models including colorful Comfort Cruisers, sporty Interceptors, sleek City Commuters, robust Trail Trackers, sturdy Stretch cargo bikes, and convenient Latch folding bikes — all powered by Pedego motors and lithium ion batteries.

About Pedego Boise

Pedego Boise is the region’s premier location offering sales and rentals of Pedego electric bikes. Conveniently located at 393 W Parkcenter Blvd, Boise, ID 83706, Pedego Boise is across the street from one of the region’s most bucolic bike paths on the Boise Greenbelt. Hours are 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays and 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Sundays. Call (208) 385-0036 to arrange a free test ride or rental.   Visit https://www.pedegoelectricbikes.com/dealers/boise/

About Pedego

Pedego® Electric Bikes, the world’s premier electric bicycle brand, transforms people’s lives with fun and an abundance of delightful moments. Pedego’s stylish, colorful bikes boast the latest in electric bicycle technology and deliver a green alternative for transportation, exercise and recreation. Riders sail up hills and breeze through headwinds! Pedego “pedal or not” models include the Comfort Cruiser, City Commuter and Trail Tracker. Hailing from Orange County, Calif., Pedego is the fastest growing electric bicycle company in the world. Pedego electric bikes are sold in more than 800 stores in 40 countries. For more information, please visit http://www.pedegoelectricbikes.com/.