Pedego Dealer Awards 2018

Pedego Dealer Awards 2018

Pedego Irvine Named U.S. Dealer of the Year Pedego Canada Named Distributor of the Year

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., Dec. 13, 2018 — Pedego® Electric Bikes, the Number 1 electric bike brand in the United States, has announced the winners of its “Top Dealers” awards for 2018 at its 10th Annual Pedego Dealer Meeting held December 2–4, 2018, in Newport Beach, Calif. More than 200 Pedego professionals attended the event, representing Pedego’s 140 stores worldwide. Pedego Irvine (California) was named U.S. Dealer of the Year. Pedego Canada was named Distributor of the Year.

“We’re proud to recognize the recipients of the 2018 Top Pedego Dealer Awards for their achievements in going more than the extra mile to delight our customers with exceptional sales and customer service,” said Pedego Electric Bikes CEO and co-founder Don DiCostanzo.

Pedego Irvine Named U.S. Dealer of the Year

Bob, Yolanda and Shane Bibee of Pedego Irvine accept the 2018 U.S. Store of the Year Award from Pedego CFO Terry Sherry (left) and CEO Don DiCostanzo (right).

Pedego Canada Named Distributor of the Year

Mike Clyde of Pedego Canada accepts the 2018 Distributor of the Year Award from Pedego CFO Terry Sherry (left) and CEO Don DiCostanzo (right).

Awards were selected in 12 categories that ranged from top-selling stores to recognition of quality stores. Designations for the types of Pedego dealers include single-store owners, operators (multiple-store owners) and distributors.

The Top Pedego dealers for 2018 are:

  • U.S. Store of the Year
    • Pedego Irvine: Bob Bibee, owner
  • Distributor of the Year
    • Pedego Canada: Mike Clyde, owner
  • Canada Store of the Year
    • Pedego Victoria: Sam Baio, owner; and Charles Turner, manager
  • Operator of the Year
    • Pedego La Quinta: Bryan and Michelle Newman, owners
    • Pedego Palm Springs: Bryan and Michelle Newman, owners
    • Pedego Petosky: Bryan and Michelle Newman and William and Pat Anton, co-owners
  • Excellence Award, Retail
    • Pedego La Jolla: Tracy Sheffer and Terry Galka, owners
    • Pedego Salt Lake City:  Zach Selby and Shawn Berger
  • Excellence Award, Service
    • Pedego 101: Linda Coburn and John Tajiri, owners
  • MVP, Tours
    • Pedego Corona del Mar: Lori and Joe Carter and Hal and Shelly Pisors, owners
  • MVP, Advocacy
    • Pedego Alexandria: Todd Ketch, owner
  • Most Improved
    • Pedego Boise: Nicole and Dan West, owners
  • Rookie of the Year
    • Pedego Redmond, Dick and Donna Nelson and Mike and Holly Nelson, owners
  • Quality Stores (single location stores)
    • Pedego Boulder: Kingsley Stoken, owner
    • Pedego McDowell Mountain: Jon Krick, owner
    • Pedego Henderson: Howard Ickes, owner
    • Pedego 30A: Jason Medina, owner
    • Pedego Carlsbad: Denise Buckingham and John Orndorff, owners
    • Pedego Huntington Beach: Tom Bock, owner
    • Pedego Scottsdale: Kathy and Bill Puryear, owners
    • Pedego Myrtle Beach: Aaron Maynard, owner
    • Pedego Redondo Beach: Sue and Kenny Kim
    • Pedego Park City: Jan Brussels and Nicolle Feinberg, owners
  • Quality Operators (multiple location stores)
    • Pedego Twin Cities: Ann and Craig Paulson, owners
    • Pedego Owatonna: Ann and Craig Paulson, owners
    • Pedego Spring Lake: Adam Levine and Gil Levine, owners
    • Pedego Santa Barbara: Adam Levine and Pat Briody, owners
    • Pedego Bristol: Mark DeStefano, owner
    • Pedego Newport: Mark DeStefano, owner
    • Pedego Franklin: Kem and Bob Harris, owners
    • Pedego Nashville: Kem and Bob Harris, owners
    • Pedego St. Petersburg: Caroline Harbaugh and Pam Beckom, owners
    • Pedego Dunedin: Caroline Harbaugh and Pam Beckom, owners
    • Pedego Breckenridge: Liz LaBelle and Paul Mutch, owners
    • Pedego Vail: Liz LaBelle and Paul Mutch, owners
    • Pedego South Denver: Liz LaBelle and Paul Mutch, owners

“This year’s Pedego Dealer Award winners have shared the joys of Pedego bikes, delivering success far beyond our expectations,” DiCostanzo added.

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New Pedego Bikes for 2018

New Pedego Bikes for 2018

Not only did Pedego Canada win distributor of the year at the recent Pedego Electric Bikes dealer meeting in Fountain Valley, California, but there were also a lot of exciting announcements about new colours and new products we can expect to see in 2018.
In terms of new colours, our favourite was the teal Step-Thru Interceptor with yellow rims (far left below). But there are other excellent choices such as raspberry, greige with maroon rims, maple with gunmetal rims, shaded spruce, and neon blue with neon blue rims. Here are the photos:Other announcements at the event had to do with options available for popular Pedego models such as the City Commuter, which will be available in a high-end “black edition” (see top photo) as well as a mid-drive edition that features a 500 Watt Dapu mid-drive motor. The Trail Tracker will also be available in a modified version: called the “Gorilla Trail Tracker” it will feature a wide handlebar and larger seat. But perhaps the most exciting announcement was that Pedego will be releasing two entirely new models in the new year. The first is called the Conveyor City Bike and it features a Brose 250 Watt mid-drive motor and a Gates CDX belt drive, which means no derailleur is required. It’s sleek styling, power and range make it the perfect tool for around-town electric bikers. Other specifications include a Shimano 8-speed shifter, 27.5-inch rims, GPS connectivity, and three levels of pedal assist. We had a chance to ride this one at a recent event at Pedego headquarters and we have to say it’s absolutely beautiful to ride.

The other completely new bike is one near-and-dear to our hearts here at Pedego Canada because it features a full-suspension frame. The staff here regularly ride singletrack trails in the mountains near our homes and having full suspension is a must if you don’t want a sore rear end after every ride. Pedego’s completely new Elevate full suspension bike will be the perfect tool for us to go explore. It has a mid-drive 250 watt Shimano E8000 motor, a 36 volt lithium ion battery, 27.5-inch rims, Race Face handlebars and platform pedals, a X-Fusion McQueen fork with 130 millimetres of travel and a RockShox Monarch RT3 shock on the frame. The disc brakes are Shimano SLX and the overall weight of the bike is 19 kilograms or 42 pounds. Frame size comes in medium and large.

Of course, all of the new models and colours come with the standard two-year full warranty, one of the best warranties in the business. When we learn exactly when each of the above new offerings are ready, we will update this page and announce the dates via our social media channels. Contact us at if you have any specific questions about these new electric bikes and colours.

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