Jon Langille, age 54, will arrive in Indio, Calif., on Thursday, Oct. 6, meeting his “bucket list” goal of completing his 1,553-mile electric bicycle ride from his home in Nelson, British Columbia. He will celebrate the completion of his ride by attending the Desert Trip concert featuring the Rolling Stones, Paul McCartney, Bob Dylan, Neil Young and The Who. He left British Columbia on Sept. 5. On his month-long adventure, Jon is riding through Washington, Oregon, Nevada and California.
“At 54 years old, I never thought it would be possible for me to do a long-distance bicycle ride,” Langille said. “With an electric bicycle, it’s not only possible, it is a great adventure. I get to meet people along the way as I make my way to Indio for the concert. I’m excited to hit two of my bucket lists goals — this long-distance bike trip and the concert.”
To celebrate Jon’s arrival, Pedego La Quinta store will host a welcome party open to the public.
THE PUBLIC IS INVITED TO JOIN A CELEBRATION TO WELCOME JON TO INDIO
- WHAT: Celebration to welcome Jon Langille after his 1,553-mile ride from Canada
- WHERE: Pedego La Quinta, 78-075 Main Street, Suite 104, La Quinta, Calif.
- WHEN: Thursday, Oct. 6, Noon
- WHO: Hosted by Bryan Newman of Pedego La Quinta
- RSVP: Sandra Eckardt at 949-400-2258 or [email protected]
Langille is an experienced bicyclist who, decades ago, toured Asia, Australia and the United Kingdom by bicycle. His Desert Trip Pedego ride will be his first long-distance ride in more than 30 years and is made possible with an electric bike. He will be riding a Pedego Stretch cargo electric bike, which offers Pedego’s PedalSense™ technology to help him pedal when needed. The bike also has a throttle for instant speed. The bike goes up to 20 miles per hour. Langille rides an average of 62 miles per day and recharges the bike’s 48volt battery each night.
Follow Jon on his route and see his distance covered, average speeds, maps, photos and more.
“Long-distance rides are enjoyable on a Pedego electric bike, and we applaud Jon’s quest and encourage other Baby Boomers to create their own Pedego adventures,” said Don DiCostanzo, CEO, Pedego Electric Bikes, the Number 1 electric bike brand sold in the United States. Pedego was founded in 2008 by Don DiCostanzo, CEO, 59, and Terry Sherry, 60, two best friends who loved cycling but hated hills.
Mike Clyde, owner of Pedego Canada, is supplying extra batteries, maintenance supplies, and support for Langille’s trip. Clyde said, “This is the first time a Pedego Stretch Cargo electric bike will be ridden from Canada to the Southern United States. We’re very excited to see the bike put through its paces and applaud Jon for taking on a journey of this magnitude.”