The World’s First Folding Tandem Bicycle

Tandemonium! Why did Bike Friday make a tandem that folds? The Original Tandem Two’sDay in 1994 came with drop bars as it was designed for fast rides! The Tandem Two’sday: the world’s first folding Travel Tandem! When folded, the Tandem Two’sDay fits in a small car trunk, hall closet, back of your minivan, or disassembles […]

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Folding History: The Bike Friday Pocket Rocket

Invention of the Pocket Rocket In 1993, Bike Friday Leapt into the Pro Circuit with the Pocket Rocket Phil Liggett, the famous voice of the Tour de France, with his Pocket Rocket Pro Hanz & Alan combined their love of road riding and travel to create the Pocket Rocket Line Bike Friday Co-founders Hanz and […]

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Bike Friday Riders Continue to Blow Us Away

We Couldn’t Believe What Happened Next… A community of early-adopting cyclists quickly formed after the creation of the very first Bike Fridays. We were (and still are) blown away by what these intrepid cyclists did with their brand new travel bikes. Here are incredible true stories of some of the earliest Bike Friday riders! Cycling […]

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The very first Bike Friday

How the First Bike Friday was Born

How the First Bike Friday was Born By Co-founder Alan Scholz In 1992 the first Bike Friday was delivered. We named it the “Sport 14”. It’s now known as the New World Tourist and is still the most popular Bike Friday ever! Long before the first Bike Friday was born there was the discovery of […]

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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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You Drive Us: The Love That Keeps Us Going

Building bikes isn’t easy. Especially, custom-fit bikes. Particularly, folding custom-fit bikes. But we do it, everyday, because we love it. And because when we wake up and come to work to emails like this, we can’t help but smile, pull our sleeves up, and dive right in. From Jim in Connecticut: Tim, How much do […]

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Touring in Cuba

    64-year-old New World Tourist owner Claudia Beausoleil recently traveled to Cuba via the usual workaround- Mexico. With a quick stop over in Cancun, Claudia made her way to Havana, bike-in-tow, for the beginning of her 3 week solo tour. She contacted us at Bike Friday to share what she discovered. As the U.S. […]

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The Under Rack Bag: An In-depth Look.

As builders of folding bikes we’re all about innovation and economizing space. Allow us to introduce you to our latest space-saving invention, The Under Rack Bag. The Under Rack Bag  is a clandestine storage unit that sits directly underneath the deck on the rear of our cargo bike, the Haul-a-Day. Strap on a couple of […]

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6 Reasons Why Cargo Bikes Are The Next Big Thing

We already have seen the impact  of Cargo Bikes. Have you? Check out this post on Grist.org      

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A Weekend Adventure Packed onto One Bike

By Raz Huge chunks of weathered gray rock jut skyward from the gentle tumbling waters of Fall Creek as I roll over the bridge, about to disappear under a thicker canopy of trees as the scenery changes ever so subtly. Those rocks are more submerged during the wetter months, and show why the creek makes […]

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