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Pedego Dealer Awards 2018

March 15, 2019

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.