Electric bike label Pedego has moved its headquarters from Irvine, California to Fountain Valley, reports the LA Times.
In moving the company’s headquarters to 11310 Slater Street, Pedego will now occupy a three fold larger space totaling 39,000 square feet. The facility will host a new showroom that will allow people to test ride bikes if they desire. Bikes will not be sold on site, instead customers will be pointed to one of over 70 Pedego dealers nationwide.
“Pedego has enjoyed exponential growth from the start, going from a small location in Irvine to our new 38,000-square-foot facility in Fountain Valley plus more than 70 retail stores,” said co-founder and CEO Don DiCostanzo. “Our new home in the heart of Orange County will provide the space we need to supply our global retailers network with top-quality Pedego electric bikes.”
To celebrate the move, Pedego has gone for a new Guinness World Record by organising the largest parade of electric bike riders in history – a feat that took place on Saturday. 303 riders took part in the effort, above the record keeper’s recommendation of 250. Once verified, the participants – many of whom were older cyclists – will enter the record books. The event was organised in aid of HomeAid Orange County, a non-profit organisation assisting homeless families and individuals.