The Mystery of Electric Assist #1

The Mystery of Electric Assist  – or – Mechanical doping could make your life better. Alan Scholz, Cofounder/designer of Bike Friday & Burley Design I have watched bicycle assist systems be innovated since the 1970s. Back then they were little wheel drive gasoline motors. Noisy, dirty and to me as a cyclist not at all […]

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A travel bike abroad, and an e-bike at home

  Aloha!   I am extremely happy with my Bike Friday Pocket Llama and my only regret is not buying one 15 years ago.  The ordering process was smooth and I found all the staff at Bike Friday to be very knowledgeable and helpful.  Communication was excellent and they met their production timelines.  And, I […]

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Made By Hand in Eugene, Oregon

Two Generations of Passion for Personal Liberation in Our Modern World . It all began in the chilly plains of North Dakota  where co-founder Alan Scholz started cycling to get a Boy Scout merit badge. He fell in love with cycling, the adventure, the personal freedom, the feel of his own human power to fly […]

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20 Years with Bike Friday

. Having been around for nearly 25 years, it’s not uncommon for us to receive updates from customers who bought their Bike Friday 20+ years ago. The following was a lovely note that we recently received from Steve S. in the UK: . In the Nineties, I started to travel a lot on business in […]

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One Bike, Many Countries

After a painful cycling tour overseas with some off-the-shelf folding bikes, bicycle builders and brothers Alan and Hanz Scholz recognized the need for inspired, cyclist designed bikes that could fold to travel with you anywhere. Up to this point, no one offered a high quality folding bicycle that was custom built to fit the rider’s size, […]

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What is a folding bike? A beginner’s guide.

You’ve heard of folding bicycles, but you’re not quite sure what they are, or why you’d need one. . A folding bike is a bicycle designed to fold into a compact form, for easy transportation and storage. Folding bikes are very popular around the world, and especially in cities. The advantages that a folding bike has […]

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Magia de pedales en México

  . En el corazón de Oaxaca, México, un proyecto llamado Ciclocinema está llevando alegría, enseñando fundamentos de la realización cinematográfica y creando conciencia ambiental a decenas de niños. El grupo viaja de pueblo en pueblo colaborando con los niños y niñas de escuelas locales para hacer animaciones en stop motion y compartir historias . […]

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Pedal Powered Movie Magic in Mexico

  . In the heart of Oaxaca, Mexico a volunteer project called Ciclocinema is bringing joy, the basics of filmmaking, and environmental education to scores of children. The group travels from village to city collaborating with school children at every stop to make lively stop motion animations. Ranging from narrative to abstract, the content and direction […]

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Riding is Believing: Why People Convert to Bike Friday

“Are folding bikes slow?” . “Do you have to pedal more because of the little wheels?” . “How does it ride compared to a real bike?” . These are some of the most frequent questions that we get from the general populous. Unfortunately, there are many misconceptions about what our bikes are capable of; which […]

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Best Folding Bike, Best Friend, Mr. Friday

New World Tourist Owner Arleene A. Just Wrote to Tell Us How Much She Loves Her Bike Friday! From Arleene: . . You know a bike is well loved when it gets a name!  Mr. Friday and I have gone on many great trips together. He accompanied me for all my rides around the city […]

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