Conscious Commuter Corporation Launches Pre-Order and Deposit Program for Upcoming Production of U.S. Manufactured Line of Commuter Bicycles and Electric Assist Bicycles

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For a limited time prior to production, Conscious Commuter™ will provide an online discount up to 25% for customers to pre-order from the company's 2013 limited production run of its line of U.S. manufactured commuter bicycles – including folding and full-frame electric bicycles, and bicycles upgradeable to electric assist. The company's commuter bicycles are upgradeable to electric assist with Conscious Commuter's Electric Upgrade Kit (which includes a battery pack that can be inserted in the bicycle's stylish frame), and its electric assist bicycles are Flight-Ready™, allowing owners to check Conscious Commuter's e-bikes as baggage on passenger airlines.

Because these early purchases will help fund the production of our products and help us gain insight into customer preferences, we're rewarding our pre-order customers with an aggressive discount to our MSRP at production.

In response to strong customer demand on its web site and at trade shows, for a limited time Conscious Commuter Corporation is offering online customers a discount up to 25% for pre-ordering from the inaugural production run of the company's U.S. manufactured electric bicycles and electric-upgradeable commuter bicycles.

"After a successfully funded Kickstarter campaign that included the opportunity for our backers to pre-order our folding electric commuter bike, we've been inundated with requests from people who want to pre-order or place a deposit to reserve one of our commuter bikes,” said Gabriel Wartofsky, Conscious Commuter Corporation Vice President and Chief Technical Officer. "Because these early purchases will help fund the production of our products and help us gain insight into customer preferences, we're rewarding our pre-order customers with an aggressive discount to our MSRP at production."

Conscious Commuter's commuter bicycle product line consists of electric-upgradeable commuter bicycles, folding electric assist bicycles, and full-frame electric assist bicycles – all based on the same unique, clean, step-through frame design. The electric-upgradeable commuter bicycles protect the customer's investment, as they can be upgraded to electric assist if the customer chooses to purchase Conscious Commuter's Electric Upgrade Kit in the future. The electric upgrade kit includes a 350W electric hub motor, battery pack, throttle, controller and all other electric components. The company's line of folding and full frame electric assist bicycles are tailored to the needs of urban commuters. The enclosed shaft drive provides a grease-free commute, the powerful 350W front hub motor provides the power needed to climb steep hills while allowing the commuter to arrive sweat-free, and the light-weight frame allows the e-bikes to be ridden like a standard bike if the rider chooses.

Conscious Commuter's line of electric assist bicycles are Flight-Ready™, meeting current U.S. Department of Transportation guidelines that allow owners to check the Conscious Commuter™ electric bicycles as luggage on passenger airlines. This addresses one of the biggest problems of traveling with an e-bike: the 36V 10AH battery packs that are common on most electric bikes are forbidden on airlines, and owners must send the batteries separately by surface or cargo airlines.

"Conscious Commuter™ has made a corporate decision to build our bicycles and electric assist bicycles in the U.S.," stated Bob Vander Woude, President and CEO of Conscious Commuter™. "It is estimated that 99% of all bicycles sold in the United States are imported from China and Taiwan. Not only do we want to be sustainable in our business practices, but we also want to help bring jobs back to the U.S., and help re-build the domestic bicycle manufacturing infrastructure which mainly exists near our headquarters in Portland, OR."

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About Conscious Commuter Corporation

Conscious Commuter™ is helping shape the future of urban mobility with folding and full-frame electric bicycles, bicycles upgradeable to electric assist, and campus electric bike share. Conscious Commuter's goal is to re-acquaint everyone with the joy of the daily commute, wherever it may take you – to the office or to the market, or in a campus environment.

Conscious Commuter™ has designed an electric bike share total solution for campuses – both corporate and universities – that incorporates solar charging, bike racks, fleet management / smart phone software, a kiosk, and covered seating / social space for re-charging mobile devices, tablets, laptops, etc.

Conscious Commuter’s vision includes a patent-pending multi-modal public transportation system integrating its e-bike with a smart bus hub network to increase both efficiency and desirability of public transportation.

Conscious Commuter™ is a trademark of Conscious Commuter Corporation. All other names mentioned herein may be trademarks of their respective owners.

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