Bike Friday Family Tandem Travel Bike


Best travel tandem from Bike Friday for when you don’t need to fold, this Bike Fits Your Family and friends plus it packs with ease for travel via couplers.

Three ways to order your bike:

1. Contact us and tell a Bike Expert what you want

2. Choose from the simple options on this page, then go to “Add to cart”

3. For bike geeks who love research choose “Advanced Bike Builder Option”



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You love to travel with a friend as much as you love to bike with a friend. Tandems are awesome, they allow people of dis-similar ability/strength to ride together. The Family Tandem is great for cruising your town or exploring a continent with your touring companion. It comes apart so it fits in the back of almost any vehicle and packs into two Travel Cases for airline travel as checked luggage. It truly is the perfect bike for a couple wanting to tour the world or a family that wants to keep the kids close while joining in the fun of cycling. Seeing the world as a pair, sharing the experiences and conversations together is truly the best aspect of tandem biking.

The perfect combination for making travel easy and taking a bike easier.  The best way to spend time with a friend or family members is on two wheels seeing the world. Not having to get the tandem in your car often, the Family Tandem is perfect.  If you need to fold your tandem quickly or often, the Two’sday will fit your needs well.


  • Built to fit your body for both the Captain and the Stoker
  • Folds for easy storage and transport into a space 33x37x17” (84x94x43 cm)
  • Highly adjustable to allow different sized friends to ride with you, including kids
  • Low step-over height easier for smaller riders to get on and off
  • Breaks down for transport is easy; packing in 2 standard airline checkable suitcases for flight is far faster than dealing with couplers
  • Industry Standard Parts for ease of repair in case of emergency

Bike Design Details: Email us for details

For Recreation and Family Fun

Comes with:

  • 24 speeds triple ring (or an 8 speed single ring with the assist upgrade)
  • MTB flat handlebars
  • Disc Brakes
  • Twist shifters or Trigger shifters
  • 1.75-inch Kontact tires
  • Saddle & pedals

Electric Assist Family Tandem:

This is an 8 speed tandem with a front hub motor and LIGO batteries. It gives a fun boost to your joyrides around town or on your favorite bike trail.

  • MTB flat handlebars
  • Disc Brakes
  • Twist shifter or Trigger Shifter
  • 1.75-inch Kontact tires
  • Saddle & pedals

Choosing your tandem frame color:

Choosing your tandem cable color:

* If you are looking for something specific we can likely build it for you, just contact us and tell us what you want.

Need travel cases so you can go see the world?

Bike Friday Two'sday Tandem Bike

The New and Improved Bike Friday travel system trailer

Looking for an E-Bike boost?

With added E-Assist, you will be amazed at what is possible with this bike.  It’s a true game-changer for anyone who wants or needs just a little extra boost to get you up those hills or for cranking out the miles.  With E-Assist it’s like having two stokers but this stoker is a hill-climbing animal who eats mountains for breakfast.

There are three options for making your new tandem an E-Bike which is Front-Drive, Mid-Drive, and Rear-Drive.  More info below in our E-Assist overview video:

How to order a custom Family Tandem that fits you and your life:

In the options selection box:

 Phase 1:

  1. Follow all the steps in the drop-down menus then.
  2. Add to cart
  3. Go to cart then follow steps.
  4. Fill-out billing and shipping info
  5. Place Order

Once purchased phase two will start.

Phase 2:

  1. A Bike Friday Bike Expert will follow up with you in the next 48 hours to determine your pick-up /ship date(production takes 5-7 weeks on average)
  2. confirm any needed details about your order(some people to come to our factory for a tour and pick-up their new bike).

Payments Plan and Paypal Credit:

Want to order your bike and pay for it later? Give PayPal Credit a try. Here is how you can apply.

  • Add your new Bike Friday to the cart and proceed to the checkout process.
  • On the payment step of the checkout process, select “PayPal” as your payment option.
  • You’ll be redirected to the PayPal website where you will log in or create an account.
  • On the next step, click “Apply Now” under PayPal Credit and follow the instructions.
  • Complete the checkout to place your order.

If you have any questions, please email us or call us at1-800-777-0258 USA 1-541-687-0487 INTL, and we’ll be happy to assist, even with E-Assit.


We at Green Gear Cycling, Inc. (Bike Friday) want you, the customer, to be happy with your new bicycle. For direct orders shipped from the factory if your bike does not meet your expectations, you may return the bicycle to us for a full refund, less all shipping charges and a 15% restocking fee (as of 06-01-18). CLICK HERE for full warranty information.

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 4 reviews
by Vicky on Bike Friday
Decades old fun!

You know how some people review things they love right away, and then after a while they hate it because it just wasn't durably built? I'm going to review right away something incredibly durable.
I've known for years of my in-laws late '90s family tandem, and knew that when my son would outgrow out Haul-a-day I'd try to get him on it. Well, pandemic hit and we left home (and my Haul-a-day) to hide at my in-laws' country house. Which gave me time to retrofit the old tandem from fitting a 10 year old to a 3 years old stoker.
Todd helped me spec the parts (thanks!), and I was very proud to do it all by myself today. Installing crank shorteners was easy, even without a pedal wrench. I used a whoopie-un to replace the handle bars so they got closer to the stoker seat. I did have to saw off a chunk of the original seat mast so the saddle would be as low as possible, but a little WD-40 was my friend. The niño LOVED his first real bicycle ride.
I still need to tweak things here and there, but I am SO impressed that after about 20 years in storage the shifting was pretty darn good, the brakes only needed minimal adjustment, and even the tubes held air!
Bike Friday builds amazing quality bikes that you can pass down for generations (literally plural! From grandpa to grandson!), that can easily be maintained by a novice, and that make 3 year old boys happy (and so chatty. He never talks that much on the cargo bike!). What more can you ask for???

by Larry & Jo Hodgin 2017 on Bike Friday
A Transcontinental Tandem Tour

Our Family tandem took us from Eugene, Oregon to our home in Annandale, Virginia. jo's blog on crazyguy explains our trip in detail. Our little tandem was a magnificent steed, with front hub drum brake and generator for our lighting system. The drum brake served us well for many long descents, as we were loaded heavy with camping/cooking gear.

by Larry and Jo Hodgin on Bike Friday
cross country tour

We left Eugene on July 27, 2017, astride our purple grape Bike Friday Travel Tandem Bike. Our panniers, front/rear/frame, viscacha seat bag were full and we carried two smart water bottles underneath the stoker frame. The 106-degree temps were tough through the Eastern Oregon hills, but the cooler temps in Idaho were nice. The smoke/fires in Montana led us to change our routing. Nebraska gave us wide shoulders and tailwinds. Iowa gave us narrow rough roads with cattle truck traffic. Illinois, Indiana, and Ohio provided bike trails and cooler weather.

Pennsylvania gave us the Montour trail and theGreat Alleghany Passage. Maryland found us on the C&O towpath that led to the W&OD rail trail to our home in Annandale, Virginia. 85 riding days with camping, motels, hostels, backyards, and one camping trailer provided our sleeping needs. City parks are much nicer than rv parks, and stealth camping options were more available in the West.

Our Family tandem was built with a dyno front hub with drag brake option which worked flawlessly. The internal three speed rear hub was a delight. Our H bar handlebars gave us the Multi-position so needed for long days. We ran 1.75 Schwalbe tires and had only one flat. The purple grape color attracted much attention..or was it the two senior riders? hmm.

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Additional information

Dimensions99 × 32 × 102 in
Custom Made

Built to fit your body for both the Captain and the Stoker


Disassembles for easy storage and transport into a space 30x22x16” (76x56x41cm)

Adjustable stoker

Adjustable stoker stem option allows different sized friends to ride with you

Low step over height

Low step over height easier for smaller riders to get on and off

5 thoughts on “Bike Friday Family Tandem Travel Bike

    1. Walter

      Julia, all of our bikes have differing weight limits, but given that we make custom bikes, we can build to suit, too. Long story short, we should be able to support nearly anything. I’d say this is especially true with the tandems as they are rather stout. I’ve yet to run into a team we haven’t been able to support. That said, it’s probably better to discuss your specific needs than discuss this in general terms. Please get in touch and we’ll get you taken care of!

    1. Walter

      Justin, that would be the Project “Q” model that can convert between a tandem and a single bike. It has been long discontinued. Unfortunately, I know of only one other tandem that has ever existed that had that feature, the Rodriguez 8 Ball, featuring 8 S&S couplers. I suspect it can travel, too, but I’m not sure. I would get in touch with Rodriguez about that. Alternately, search the used ads for a Q. Our user forum at would be a good place to start.


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