Be Part of a Guinness World Record E-bike Group Ride Attempt.
This June 18th (2016), you have the opportunity to help set the world record for the largest electric bike parade. And just as important, to join in on the fun and the party for the grand opening of the new Pedego headquarters in Fountain Valley, CA. It will be a E-bike super event, with all invited to be part of the excitement. The pre-registered number of riders is already close to the 250+ needed to set a new world record, so consider making the scene with family and friends. Any type or brand of electric bicycle is eligible, so borrow or rent an E-bike, or bring your everyday rider. The more the merrier.
With E-bikes becoming increasing popular in this country (and many), I have seen several electric bike companies moving into bigger facilities as sales boom. Pedego is no different, and their already large headquarters in nearby Irvine just wasn’t giving them the room they needed for expansion. And in typical Pedego fashion, they want you to be part of their success by sharing the day in many ways. This is a day to be part of.
The highlights will be many, with the day ending in two people winning brand-new Pedego electric bikes in an exciting drawing (don’t forget, you must be present to win!). Things will start at 11 am as they do a ribbon cutting with local dignitaries in attendance. From there the riders for the record attempt will make sure they are signed in and counted. The Guinness World Record attempt ride will start at 1:30 pm or 2 pm. (more about the ride in a minute).
There is a link below for pre-registration (and waiver signing) to make things go quicker, as so many will be chomping at the bit to help make E-bike history. Food and cold drinks will be flowing, and a tour or the new facility can be on your list of reasons to come. After the ride, it seems celebratory drinks and a karaoke party are on the agenda. I am no singer, yet I have a special song or two for that part of the event, don’t miss experiencing that. Get your video cameras ready, as I embarrass myself to help Pedego christen their new headquarters.
The planned ride will be down the large bike trail (along the river) to Huntington Beach and back. An easy 12 mile cruise with 250+ people will be quite a site, and aerial videos will help to document the record. The ride will start at around 1:30 or 2 pm, taking maybe an hour to complete. Once done and the record is in the books, we can all do a group back-patting and party some more—then the give-away will happen—who wouldn’t want to win one of the two new Pedego E-bikes on the chopping block?
Also of note is, as the plans for the day came together, the gathering of the Pedego board members decided that none other than Turbo Bob (that’s me) should lead the record ride. Who was I to deny them? I have agreed to be at the head of this Guinness World Record E-bike parade ride, with a smile and a borrowed Pedego. My wife will be at my side on her City Commuter to help me lead this large group of potential record setters. We are both looking forward to making history together (on Pedego electric bikes no less).
So, polish your bikes, charge your batteries, prime your record making skills, and come to the E-bike event of the year (one that will be talked about for years to come). I expect to see E-bike riders coming from out-of-state and out-of-country to join with the Orange County locals for this incredible chance to set a record and win a bike—and just have a blast. Make your travel plans now. See you there for the fun.
Let’s make some history, Turbo Bob.
Follow this link to register
The location is—Pedego Headquarters—11310 Slater Ave—Fountain Valley, CA 92807
The day is June 18, 2016.
The time is from 11 am to 5 pm.