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Little Lady Goes on a Big Ride
Cathy Rogers pedals a Pedego electric bicycle from coast to coast to benefit the American Lung Association.
Though just a casual cyclist, Rogers will be able to take part with the aid of a bright orange Pedego Interceptor, an electric bicycle swift enough to help her keep up with the fast pace of the other riders. The bike is care of Pedego Electric Bikes, Rogers’ official bike sponsor for the ride. Pedego is also supplying accessories to help make her trip safe and fun.
For Rogers, of Pittsburgh, riding across the country has always been on her bucket list. With the passing of the years, a cross-country ride took on a now or never urgency. So she and husband Paul Rogers, a hard-core cyclist, researched several potential rides, eventually deciding on the Big Ride organized by bike tour company Velo Sante, which will donate a percentage of proceeds to the charity. Still, Cathy wasn’t sure she could keep up. But the Pedego electric bike sealed the deal.
She feels fortunate to have met Pedego CEO Don DiCostanzo at a bicycle leadership conference last year. Rogers mentioned the Big Ride to DiCostanzo, and he sent her the Pedego Interceptor — a rugged cruiser-style bike with a powerful 48-volt battery and Kevlar-lined balloon tires. Additional amenities include computer-controlled Pedal Assist and throttle, which allow the rider to pedal with automatic power and also boost with variable throttle control. Add Pedego’s quality Shimano gearing, and Rogers is set to ride a powerful workhorse of a bike offering a marshmallow-
There will be challenges. The team plans to travel about 100 miles per day. With little-to-no-
Ever since that day, Rogers has been hooked on two-wheel travel. It even led to her founding Aero Tech Designs (http://www.aerotechdesigns.com/
Follow Rogers’ progress at: http://aerotechdesigns.wordpress.com/
About the Big Ride Across America
Big Ride (http://action.lung.org/
About Pedego Electric Bikes
Pedego®, the world’s most renowned electric bicycle, built its reputation by creating chic bicycles outfitted with the latest in electric bike technology. Pedego’s commitment to innovation has led to worldwide acclaim for their leading-edge design. Their many stylish electric bike models, such as the Pedego City Commuter, offer a cost-effective and green alternative for transportation, exercise, recreation and fun … without worrying about hills or headwinds! Hailing from Orange County, California, Pedego Electric Bikes is one of the fastest growing electric bicycle companies in the world. For more information, please visit http://www.pedegoelectricbikes.com/
Teri Sawyer, T&Co.