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.

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  • 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/.

 

Pedego Electric Bikes Opens Five Stores in Florida, Denver, Oregon and California

Prominent electric bicycle company celebrates a strong holiday season

IRVINE, Calif., Dec. 9, 2015 — Industry leader Pedego® Electric Bikes has recently claimed even more U.S. territory with the opening of five new stores in time for the holidays. The Irvine-based company, maker of Pedego Comfort Cruisers, City Commuters, Ridge Riders and a host of other popular electric bike models, recently zoomed into Delray Beach, Fla.; Southlands (Denver), Colo.; Bend, Ore.; Portland, Ore.; and Redding, Calif.  These five new stores bump Pedego-branded stores up to more than 75.  Pedego electric bikes are sold in more than 800 stores in 40 countries.

The five new stores are:

With each new store, a region has cheered their arrival as communities across the country vie for a Pedego dealership in their own towns. “Communities love us,” said Pedego CEO and co-founder Don DiCostanzo. “They see Pedego Electric Bikes as an opportunity for locals and visitors to enjoy a healthy activity, escape their cars, lessen traffic, build relationships with family and friends, and just plain have fun enjoying the scenery.” The five new locations are just the most recent example of Pedego’s success. Pedego is now the leading electric bike company, dominating the industry with its small-business model of Pedego-branded stores, creating entrepreneurs in towns across the United States.

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Three of the shops — Pedego Delray, Pedego Southlands and Pedego Portland — followed the typical pattern of starting up as Pedego-branded stores. However, two of the locations revamped their existing bicycle stores to include Pedego stores:  Pedego Bend, in association with Let It Ride, in Bend, Oregon; and Pedego Redding, in association with Cyclopedia, in Redding, Calif.

In addition to selling Pedego electric bikes, most Pedego stores also offer rentals and group rides.  For more information and to find a Pedego store near you, visit www.pedegoelectricbikes.com.  For information on opening your own Pedego store, visit http://www.pedegoelectricbikes.com/own-a-store/.

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/.

 

 

 

Pedego Southlands Zooms Into Denver Suburb

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IRVINE, Calif., Dec. 9, 2015 — Pedego®, the electric cycling sensation that’s been taking over the nation, has now arrived in Aurora, Colo. Pedego Electric Bikes is a rapidly rising star in the electric bike industry, and the Denver suburb was begging for a Pedego store. Pedego Southlands is now open and is already attracting a crowd of eager fans. “Once people ride the bikes, they fall in love,” said Mark Kinslow, Sr. “They want to keep riding. Just like we did!” A grand opening celebration is planned for spring of 2016, but the store is open now, and crowds are coming just for the fun of riding Pedego bikes.

Pedego Southlands boasts a complete fleet of Pedego electric bikes with a model for every preference. From the sleek, chic City Commuter to the rugged Ridge Rider that flies up hills, riders are sure to find the perfect Pedego to suit their needs and desires. Other models include colorful Comfort Cruisers, powerful Interceptors and accessible Boomerangs. The Pedego Trail Tracker is the ultimate fat-tire bike. Visitors to Pedego Southlands will discover these and other models while having a lot of fun in the process of trying to select a favorite.

Aurora boasts a fabulous location just outside of Denver that’s perfect for electric biking. The community is known for its outdoor lifestyle and recreational activities, and Pedego Southlands is right in the middle of the action on Main Street. Southlands Mall offers spectacular shopping paired with a fantastic entertainment district. From there, riders will find fun in every direction. Pedego Southlands is only minutes from DIA and downtown Denver, and more importantly, it is just blocks from the amazing trail system that connects Denver suburbs and recreational areas. Other directions take riders to miles of scenic bike trails leading to reservoirs, beaches, fishing, boating, parks, open space and the historic town of Parker with its schedule of community events.

Sandy Kinslow spent a year coaxing her husband Mark to try a Pedego electric bike, but once he finally took a ride he was hooked forever. Their son, Mark II, convinced the couple to follow their passion into business for several great reasons. Not only are the bikes a green transportation alternative, they’re well-built, stylish, healthy exercise — and just plain fun. The Kinslow family decided to bring the magic to their hometown of Aurora in the Denver region. Their timing was just right.

The Kinslows are experienced small business owners with a successful history in real estate. “My son and I are outrageously busy realtors in our area,” explained Sandy. “We are in the top 3 percent of sales in Colorado and top 10 percent nationwide.” Mark Sr. retired from management at United Airlines last year, and he was ready for his next big adventure. Mark II encouraged his parents to open Pedego Southlands because he knew it would be a success story in the community. “I’m so happy that we chose Pedego for our next chapter,” Mark Sr. said. “I used to work in an industry that flew people through the air. Now, I help folks fly over hills and through headwinds on these bicycles, and it’s been so much fun.” With all their activities, the entire family loves their new business. Sandy’s brother, Ron, a tri-athlete and lifelong bike enthusiast, took part in preparing the store to open. “This has been a wonderful adventure,” said Ron. “We had people taking test rides even before the store officially opened — even someone from Parks and Recreation, who stopped by with some trail maps. There’s a whole lot of love in the community already!”

About Pedego Southlands

Pedego Southlands is the region’s premier supplier of Pedego Electric Bikes. Opening November 23, 2015, Pedego Southlands will offer sales and rentals of Pedego electric bikes as well as guided tours and group rides. Open Monday thru Thursday, 11 AM to 7 PM, Friday and Saturday, 10 AM to 9 PM and Sunday, 11 AM to 6 PM. Located minutes from DIA and downtown Denver, just blocks from the amazing trail system that connects, all Denver suburbs and recreational areas, Pedego Southlands can be found at 6220 S. Main Street, Aurora, CO 80016. Visit us at www.pedegosouthlands.com.  Call 303-627-5788 or email mark@pedegosouthlands.com to learn more about Pedego electric bikes and arrange a free test ride. Electric bicycle sales, rentals, tours, accessories and service.

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/.

 

 

 

 

Redding Makes Merry Over New Pedego Electric Bikes Store

Pedego Redding croppedTown rejoices as popular electric bicycles bring an abundance of fun to the region

IRVINE, Calif., Dec 9, 2015— Cyclopedia of Redding, known for its fine selection of high-end road bikes, is expanding its line of quality bicycles with the addition of a specialty store offering sales of Pedego® electric bikes. Cyclopedia’s new Pedego Redding store is now open, and a grand opening celebration is scheduled for early 2016. Co-owners Garth and Kristi Schmeck enjoy focusing on Pedego for their electric cycling enthusiasts. “We’ve offered Pedego bikes for a while now, and we’ve seen how quickly they’ve developed a loyal following,” Garth said. “We’re very pleased to offer a store within Cyclopedia that focuses solely on Pedego Electric Bikes’ colorful and powerful models.”

It comes as no surprise to those who follow the bicycle industry in Redding that the Schmecks have decided on Pedego brand bikes. Their store — which they also dubbed a “studio” — has been a reflection of the enthusiasm Garth and Kristi feel for cycling, considering it to be their higher calling. Garth has been actively involved in the cycling industry since 1982. His passion for two wheels stemmed from years of racing, coaching and selling all forms of high-end bicycles at the retail level. He and Kristi were drawn to Pedego for a few reasons. “We discovered the global popularity of advanced electric-bike technology and decided to explore the phenomenon for ourselves,” explained Garth. “From the moment of our first ride on a Pedego, we both knew the huge advantage that these powerful electric bikes could provide in fun and fitness.  The bikes also provide accessibility for those who couldn’t otherwise ride a bicycle.”

Ultimately, Pedego’s reputation for style, industry-leading design, quality construction, and superior customer service convinced the couple that they were working with the best choice in electric bikes. “It was very clear that Pedego was leading the way,” said Kristi. “We loved the amount of total freedom and enjoyment that a Pedego electric bike offers, especially the way riders can control their workouts, and so Pedego Redding was born. Now, more riders than ever will be able to enjoy biking.”

Redding, Calif., is electrified with excitement for the electric bikes, which will allow riders to enjoy scenic bicycle paths built along the beautiful Sacramento River. The Sacramento River Trail offers miles of scenic splendor and wildlife that is unmatched in the West. Beyond the river, Redding boasts numerous cycling destinations for tours. Redding is flanked by the Whiskeytown National Park to the west, Mount Shasta to the north, Lassen National Park to the east and the beautiful Sacramento Valley to the south. Pedego Redding’s signature bike tour takes riders from the architectural marvel of the Sundial Bridge, to the historical Shasta Dam and back. And now, with Pedego electric bikes, more riders will enjoy the opportunity to experience it all.

About Pedego Redding

Pedego® Redding is the region’s premier location for sales and tours on Pedego electric bikes. Also known as Cyclopedia of Redding, the store is adding a Pedego branded dealership offering an abundance of fun on the bike path with a variety of Pedego models. Located at 630 Twin View Blvd., Redding, Calif., the store is surrounded by miles of scenic river paths, parks, historic landmarks, interesting architectural destinations and more. Hours are Tuesday through Friday, 9 AM to 5 PM, Saturday, 9 AM to 1 PM.  Closed Sunday and Monday. Visit us at http://www.pedegoelectricbikes.com/dealers/redding/.  Call us at (530) 605-4500 or email info@pedegoredding.com to reserve a rental or schedule a free test ride.

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/.

 

Portland Amps up the Fun With Pedego Electric Bikes!

portlandNew Pedego Portland store arrives for the holidays with a basket full of bliss

IRVINE, Calif., December 9, 2015 — Pedego®, the electric cycling sensation that’s been taking over the nation, has arrived in Portland, and it’s a hit. On December 20, Pedego Portland will welcome enthusiastic fans for free test rides. And these aren’t ordinary bikes. Pedego electric bikes help riders with rugged geared motors and powerful lithium ion batteries that flatten hills and make headwinds a breeze. There’s one man to thank for all of this: Tommy Connell, 27, an avid mountain and road biker who fell in love with Pedego while living in Huntington Beach, Calif. Now he’s brought some of Surf City’s fun to the heart of Oregon. And he’s living his dream with every smile.

Connell had moved to California to chase a dream of finding opportunity in the cycling industry. When he saw a job posting for work with electric bikes, he hurried down to the location and introduced himself immediately. The next day, they hired him, and Connell expressed deep gratitude for the support and knowledge of Tom Bock, Pedego Huntington Beach owner, and Chris Gross, the store’s manager. They recognized Connell’s passion for sales and bikes and coached him in the business. “One reason I chose the Pedego brand is the support and help I’ve received from everyone associated with the company,” said Connell. “It’s a first-rate support system for bike enthusiasts who dream of becoming entrepreneurs in this industry.”

Only a year later, Connell’s dream of opening a store in Portland — known as one of the most bike-friendly cities in the country — has come true. And he’s thrilled. He has a special appreciation for electric bikes — and Pedego — from his experiences in the past year. “I’m in love with getting people back on bikes,” he said. “They may have forgotten the joys of riding, but now they can have amazing experiences every day, just while commuting to work.” At that thought, Connell busts out one of his trademark smiles. In fact, smiling seems to be contagious around Pedego Portland. Nearly everyone on a Pedego electric bike is smiling.

About Pedego Portland

The Portland region’s premier outlet for Pedego Electric Bikes, Pedego Portland specialized in sales, rentals and tours on Pedego electric bikes. Located near the intersection of Stark and Washington, at 412 SW 2nd Avenue, Portland, Ore., Pedego Portland is only a block from the river with its scenic bike path as well as exciting destinations such as parks, stores and restaurants. Hours are 10 AM to 5 PM, seven days a week. Visit us at www.pedegoportland.com.  Call the store at 862-354-4930 or email tommy@pedegoportland.com to learn more and arrange a free test ride.

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/.