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/.

 

Danville Welcomes Pedego Electric Bikes Store

Celebrations planned as new shop zooms into town

IRVINE, Calif., Feb. 25, 2016 — Danville’s new Pedego® Electric Bikes shop has opened, and bicycle bells are ringing around town in celebration. With electric bikes sales, rentals and tours, Pedego Danville offers a new and exciting way to enjoy spectacular local scenery and zoom up hills and through headwinds with ease. Marini is planning two events to celebrate the Grand Opening of Pedego Danville.

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Pedego Danville president and CEO Pam Marini opened Pedego Danville to bring these chic, colorful bikes to the region. “Danville sits in the center of a scenic paradise, and Pedego electric bikes are the best way to cruise distances so you can enjoy it all,” said Marini.

Pedego CEO Don DiCostanzo is pleased to welcome Danville to the Pedego family. “Pedego Danville offers a powerful, fun way to enjoy this region’s beautiful countryside,” he said. “We’re happy that Pedego Danville has been embraced so quickly by the community.”

GRAND OPENING EVENTS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC:

  • RIBBON CUTTING EVENT WITH DANVILLE MAYOR KAREN STEPPER and CHAMBER MEMBERS

DATE & TIME: Wednesday, March 16th, 1:00 p.m.

LOCATION:  294 Railroad Avenue, Danville, near the intersection of Railroad and Church Street

  • WEEKEND-LONG GRAND OPENING PARTY

DATE & TIME:  Saturday and Sunday, March 12–13, 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

LOCATION:  294 Railroad Avenue, Danville, near the intersection of Railroad and Church Street

  • Free test rides, bike tours, refreshments
  • Raffle with prizes that include free rentals
  • On Sunday, the store will select the winner of its top prize: a Pedego electric bike.

PHOTO OPPORTUNITIES:

  • Ribbon Cutting with Danville Mayor Karen Stepper
  • Bike Trails: Pedego Danville is located near the 26-mile-long Iron Horse Trail, a scenic bikeway that takes riders through miles of shady greenbelts, quiet neighborhoods and lively town centers, as it connects the best of two counties.
  • Colorful Pedego Bikes: Pedego Danville 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 Pam Marini, president & CEO of Pedego Danville:

Marini is a retired healthcare executive who fell in love with Pedego electric bikes at first ride. “The moment I hit the throttle, I was 16 again and did not want to get off the bike,” she said. “I fell in love with the bikes and realized there was an untapped market in our region.” She saw the potential for sharing electric biking with active retirement communities and the general population. For Marini, sharing the fun and exercise these bikes provide has been a natural segue from the healthcare industry to an activity that promotes health and happiness. And it doesn’t take visitors long to learn why Pedego’s motto is “Hello, fun!”

About Pedego Danville

Pedego Danville is the region’s premier location offering Pedego electric bikes that make you feel like a kid again. Pedego electric bikes are available for sales, rentals and tours — and once you experience the thrill of the ride, you will fall in love! Pedego bikes are designed in California, built with quality components from the ground up, and are great for commuting, trail blazing or everyday cruising.  Located at 294 Railroad Avenue, Danville, near the intersection of Railroad and Church Street, Pedego Danville is only a few minutes away from the Iron Horse Trail, a 26-mile-long scenic biking trail. For more information, call (925) 718-5111 or email info@pedegodanville.com.

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 Store Rolls Into Spring Lake

Celebration planned as new shop amps up two-wheel fun

IRVINE, Calif., Feb. 23, 2016 — Spring Lake, N.J. is the region’s new destination for extraordinary fun on two wheels, thanks to the town’s brand-new Pedego® Electric Bikes store. Father-son team Gil and Adam Levine together opened Pedego Spring Lake and will host a Grand Opening celebration on March 5, 2016.

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The March 5th celebration is set to begin at 10:00 a.m. It will include a ribbon-cutting ceremony with the mayor as well as free test rides, a raffle and breakfast. The public is invited. The Levines will be on hand to explain how electric bikes flatten hills and zoom through the strongest headwinds — bringing more joy and excitement to biking. Pedego Spring Lake boasts a variety of Pedego models including colorful Comfort Cruisers, sporty Interceptors, sleek City Commuters, robust Trail Trackers, sturdy Stretch electric cargo bikes, and convenient Latch electric folding bikes.

Spring Lake’s quaint, elegant architecture and scenic seashore beauty combine to make this an exciting location for electric biking. “We’re thrilled to bring these bikes into the community,” Adam Levine said. “Riding an electric bike is an awesome feeling, and we know the fun and exercise they provide will help build a healthy, happy lifestyle for many locals while offering visitors a new way to explore the area.”

Pedego CEO Don DiCostanzo has expressed pride in the country’s newest Pedego store. “Pedego Spring Lake is bringing a new and refreshing kind of fun to town,” he said. “We’re very pleased with the beautiful Pedego shop that the Levines have created and with the community’s enthusiastic response.”

Pedego Spring Lake is currently open Thursday through Monday, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., with Tuesday and Wednesday by appointment. Beginning May 1, the store will begin its summer hours, open daily from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Pedego Spring Lake offers sales and rentals of the electric bikes as well as an intriguing menu of electric-bike tours. Adam leads a spectacular “Sunday Sunrise Ride” that includes continental breakfast and is an amazing way to start the week. Also on the menu is a brewery tour that guides riders on an enjoyable visit to three local breweries for tasting and shopping. Additional options include an Architectural Sightseeing Tour and a Picnic Ride that sends riders on a self-guided tour catered by a local café.

Adam and Gil were on a family vacation in Colorado when they discovered Pedego bikes. “I walked past a Pedego store and couldn’t help but notice the colorful style and amazing technology built into these bikes,” said Gil. It wasn’t long before the entire family was zooming around, discovering the joys of electric biking. They realized quickly that the bikes would be popular along the Jersey Shore, where bike paths invite riders to enjoy miles of gorgeous scenery. They also knew people could ride longer, go farther, see more, have more fun, and not exhaust themselves fighting strong headwinds on Pedego’s powerful bikes.

For more information, call the store at (732) 201-4117.

About Pedego Spring Lake

Pedego Spring Lake is the region’s premier location offering Pedego electric bikes for sales, rentals and tours. Located at 217 Jersey Avenue in the heart of Spring Lake, New Jersey, the store is only a couple of blocks from beaches and bike paths that will take riders to many scenic destinations. From May 1 to September 30, the store is open daily, 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. From October 1 to April 30, the store is open Thursday through Monday, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and Tuesday/Wednesday by appointment only. Free test rides are available. Call to learn more about Pedego Spring Lake at (732) 201-4117 or email us at adam@pedegospringlake.com. Visit www.pedegospringlake.com for pictures, rental rates and more information about Pedego Spring Lake. Like us on Facebook for the latest news on events and activities. Follow us on Instagram at PedegoSpringLake and Twitter @pedegonjshore.

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/.