Sweet ride on Gates

Gates recently blogged photos of a sweet Bike Friday they caught at the National Hand Built Bicycle Show in Charlotte, N.C.

Add comment April 18, 2014

Bike Fridays ’round the world

Traveling by boat from ThaTon to Chiang Rai proved no problem for Bike Fridays. They didn't even have to fold 'em!

Traveling by boat from ThaTon to Chiang Rai proved no problem for Bike Fridays. They didn’t even have to fold ‘em!

Bike Friday owners Bob Stockinger and Mary E. Duffy are world travelers, as well as organizers of a Tandem Rally in France each year.

They told Bike Consultant Ruthy Kanagy that Bike Fridays are popular in France. They sent Ruthy this email:

“Mary and I wanted to let you know that the Tandem Club of France’s most common model is the Bike Friday tandem.

“We were at the annual meeting of the club this past weekend and there were four Bike Friday tandems. No other mark was even close to four.

“We ride our Co-Motion tandem here and use our Bike Fridays when we are touring the world. We spent four weeks in India two years ago and this past winter we were eight weeks in Thailand.

“Other than one fast downhill blowout they continue to be wonderful to see the world on.”

Bob Stokinger & Mary E. Duffy

Salviac, France

You can see their whole report here.

Bob Stokinger on the way from Nakhon Sawan to Chai Nat.

Bob Stokinger on the way from Nakhon Sawan to Chai Nat.

 

Mary E. Duffy on the road to Chai Nat.

Mary E. Duffy on the road to Chai Nat.

 

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Add comment April 15, 2014

Haul-a-Day fits Portland Bus Racks

Set the Haul-a-Day at its smallest frame setting, 46 cm, flip the front wheel around and it fits on a bus rack for Portland, Oregon as well as Seattle.

Set the Haul-a-Day at its smallest frame setting, 46 cm, flip the front wheel around and it fits on a bus rack for Portland, Oregon as well as Seattle.

It might take a little bit of work, but not that much considering the rewards.

The Bike Friday Haul-a-Day, our new Cargo Bike, will fit on a some mass transit bus racks.

It fit on the rack in Seattle, and Raz learned on Saturday it will fit on the racks in Portland, Oregon, too [photo above].

The Haul-a-Day is garnering a lot of attention. Here is a great blog post from one of those interested parties who joined us for a test ride session at VeloCult in Portland.

Add comment April 7, 2014

Happy Birthday Bike Friday

Bike Friday owner Glen Nison sent us this photo and Happy Birthday wishes.

Bike Friday owner Glen Nison sent us this photo and Happy Birthday wishes.

Happy birthday folks. Still loving my NWT!
Glen Nison

 

Add comment April 2, 2014

Sneak Peek of Bike Friday’s Cargo Bike

The Bike Friday Haul-a-Day will be compatible with Xtracycle deck accessories.

The Bike Friday Haul-a-Day will be compatible with Xtracycle deck accessories.

We’ve been showing off the beta version of our new Cargo Bike, the Haul-a-Day.

Here is a great blog from someone who checked it out in Seattle in March

Add comment March 31, 2014

Ever Dream of Suping up a Bike Friday?

We’re coming up on our 22nd Birthday on April 1st.

We’ve built more than 40,000 bikes over the years, and in all honesty, it would be difficult to find two exact matches.

That’s because our customers have insight and imagination that, well, that create magic.

So here’s a blog post for the dreamer’s out there, from two whose dreams came true.

Enjoy. We sure did.

 

Add comment March 27, 2014

Independent Review

One could be a bit stereotypical and wonder about a blog called “The Retrogrouch.”

Then again, Oscar on Sesame Street is a grouch, and a rather lovable one at that.

So we read this review of Bike Friday holding our breath.

I mean, don’t you want to know what “The Retrogrouch” thinks of his Bike Friday?

Add comment March 26, 2014

Learning to ride safely

Shane MacRhodes on a Haul-a-Day leading a seminar at the National Safe Routes to School Conference in Sacramento.

Shane MacRhodes on a Haul-a-Day leading a seminar at the National Safe Routes to School Conference in Sacramento.

Shane MacRhodes is our local Safe Routes to School coordinator, and has been actively involved in the design of our OSATAs and our new Cargo Bike, the Haul-a-Day, which will be introduced to the public soon.

You can get a peek at the Haul-a-Day and get insight into this unique cycling advocate with this short video. We’re lucky to have him on our side.

Add comment March 19, 2014

Tandem fun in New Zealand

Carolyn McHale stopping for a nice lunch in New Zealand.

Carolyn McHale stopping for a nice lunch in New Zealand.

[EDITOR'S NOTE: We recently received this note and photos from Bike Friday owners David and Carolyn McHale.]

“When our son moved on a short term contract to Wellington last August we decided to realize our long held dream of cycle touring in New Zealand.”As part of the planning for the trip we purchased intercity bus passes, which allow for ten journeys to be taken.

“We used this facility to extend the distance over which we cycled and to cut out routes which have heavy traffic. Having the Bike Friday Tandem Two’sDay in suitcases meant there was never a problem of catching a bus.  If you have an ordinary cycle they can still be taken on the bus but you have to enquire on the day whether there is room.  Bookings can also be made and cancelled without penalty over the web.

“We landed in Auckland and had a few days hilly cycling to get rid of the jet lag, a bus journey through North Island to visit our son in Wellington, followed by the ferry crossing to South Island for four weeks cycle-camping. (The ferry crossing is included in the bus pass!)

“We were not disappointed with North or South Island.  The scenery was fantastic, the people were friendly, the roads were basically quiet, and all the campsites had modern facilities.

“If our son extends his contract we’ll probably be back next year!

“Our travels are chronicled on our tumblr blog.  To read it in chronological CLICK HERE

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Add comment March 13, 2014

Bicycle Times tandem review

You can now read the complete Bicycle Times review of our Bike Friday tandem online.

CLICK HERE

Add comment March 4, 2014

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