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All-Packa 2024 Press Release



Bike Friday’s 2024 All-Packa Continues Tradition of American Craftsmanship: New Game-Changing Features Added To The Ultimate Folding Bikepacking Bike Made Just For You

[Eugene Oregon, October 18th, 2023] — “If I had to create a short list of game-changing bikes in the last decades of bikepacking—a list that would include, say, the Surly Pugsley, the Salsa Fargo and Cutthroat, and the Cannondale Slate—I’d put the All-Packa on it. I’m not even remotely kidding.”

Joe Cruz, Cycling Expeditionist,

Design and Performance: The All-Packa has been updated to accommodate tire clearance of up to 2.8 inches, ensuring it can handle a wider range of terrain. The bottom bracket has been raised enabling optimal tire pressure on rough terrain. Additionally, the Packalope bars have been refined for increased grip length, backsweep, and upsweep, ensuring ergonomic excellence.

Future Proof Technological Enhancements: The bike now offers improved 27.2 dropper post compatibility with external routing for convenient packing. Now with the option to upgrade to tubeless-compatible rims and tires, enhancing performance and versatility.

Additional Componentry Options: Riders now can choose from a wider range of componentry including 1×11 SRAM, APEX AXS XPLR, and Rohloff-compatible builds in addition to 1×9 and 2×9. This customization allows for a ride that’s truly personalized.

Portability and Convenience: The All-Packa retains Bike Friday’s signature portability, folding in just 30 seconds, even with gear, for hassle-free transport to any trailhead. It can be packed into an airline-checkable suitcase, making bikepacking dreams a global reality.

Additional Features: The bike offers various braze-ons for gear and the flexibility to create entirely new arrangements. It also features a longer front-center and a lower center-of-gravity, optimized for loaded off-road handling.

About Bike Friday

Hand-built bikes made in Eugene, Oregon since 1992. We passionately build high quality, versatile bicycles, personalized to empower people, with freedom and convenience, to ride anywhere on a bike that fits them. Bike Friday remains committed to being a company with a conscience offering elegant transportation solutions for modern world problems. I’s handcrafted in Oregon, USA, tailored to your size, color, and component preferences.

Media Contact

Daniel Padilla

Marketing Coordinator, Bike Friday

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Tips to get your bike ready for spring riding


Spring/ Summer Tune-up Checklist:


  • Dust off the dirt – Clean away dirt and grease of the past.
  • Rust free is the goal – Check for visible signs of rust, especially on brake cables and chain – rusted brake cables should be replaced.
  • Lube it up – Clean your chain by brushing it with a de-greasing solvent, apply a chain lubricant and spin your chain through a rag to distribute the lubricant across all surfaces.
  • Drive Train– Check for worn teeth on the chainrings, cassette, and rear derailleur. Attempt to move the cranks side-to-side. There should be no lateral movement.
  • Check headset – Ensure your headset bearing preload is adjusted correctly. Riding on a loose headset is unsafe and can cause damage to your frame. Check out for more details.
  • Review nuts & bolts – Check that all nuts and bolts are tight and rust-free – apply some grease to slightly rusted areas. If your bike has a folding rear end make sure the pivot bolt is tight, a loose pivot bolt can lead to damage to your rear end.
  • Check your fork – Make sure your fork is properly seated and well-secured onto your front wheel axis (where it connects to your wheel).
  • Quick releases tight? – Check all quick releases for signs of loosening.
  • Rims solid and ready? – Check rims for wobbles, hops, and cracks in the eyelets, and feel for any loose spokes. Hold each wheel by the rim and attempt to move them side-to-side (perpendicular to the direction of rotation) to check for loose hubs. There should be no lateral play in the hubs.
  • Pump up tires – Inflate your tires to the recommended tire pressure. Check tires for small tears or embedded glass, replace tires and tubes as needed. If you’re running tubeless tires, now is a great time to add fresh sealant. Sealant dries out over time.
  • Still solid brakes? – If your bike uses cable-actuated brakes, make sure the brake cable is properly secured, unfrayed, and moves smoothly. Replace the brake pads if worn. Once installed, or if your current pads have plenty of life left, spin the wheels to confirm the brake rotor (or rim in the case of rim brakes) is not rubbing against the brake pads. Tighten loosening brake cables and caliper brakes, or adjust squeaky disc brakes.
  • Light and visibility Replace worn out batteries in your bike lights, recharge rechargeable lights or check that wires are connected properly. Ensure reflectors are attached and secure.
  • Testride the shifting – Take a short trip around the block, shift through the gears and take note of any skipping or jumping between gears. This skipping could be due to a frayed cable or simply cable tension. Check for skipping (a sign of worn down teeth on your chainrings or cog, a malfunctioning derailleur or a problem with your internal gears).
  • Mysteries to be fixed by professionals – When in doubt, take your bike to Bike Friday or your local bike shop for a full tune-up.

**Check out Park Tool’s YouTube for simple, handy, step by step service “how to” videos that can walk you through each process.

E-ASSIST Checklist:

  • Stay charged: Check your battery levels and then give it a full charge. If your battery is unable to hold a proper charge, it may be due to improper battery storage. There is never a reason to open your lithium-ion battery. Don’t examine them or try to repair them. See Bike Friday’s E-Assist manual for additional battery maintenance information.
  • Safety – Always use the proper changer provided with your battery. Using chargers that are not specifically designed for the proper wattage and amperage can be dangerous and cause damage.
  • Avoid overcharging your battery – This can happen if you leave your battery  plugged in for too long. Overcharging can damage the battery cells and shorten the overall life of the battery.
  • Connector health – Inspect the battery terminals/ connectors for any signs of rust or corrosion. This may look like green dust or film. Check all wires for frays or exposure. Ensure all wires and cables are properly connected and tight. (Controller, Battery, Motor, Speed Sensor)

By following these simple tips, you can help keep your battery safe and avoid any potential dangers or pitfalls while enjoying your ride to its fullest potential.


Planes, Trains, and All-Packas

By Willie Hatfield (Bike Friday All-Packa designer)


I laughed as I rode through the Oregon rain toward the Eugene Airport, with an empty suitcase on my back, and my latest All-Packa prototype under me. I’d packed all my winter gear in bikepacking bags on the bike in preparation for Christmas home with my family in Wisconsin, and had almost forgotten my rain gear, but the Oregon skies reminded me that when traveling by bike, you have to consider the weather at both ends of a trip.

It took about 10 minutes to pack the bike, but another 10 to fill the suitcase with random stuff so my carry-on would fit. I’d originally planned on 44hours on an Amtrak train as a more climate-friendly option, but all trains were cancelled for 4 days and a flight was faster and cheaper. Someday environmental costs will be priced into our transportation network, but not yet.

Willie with All-Packa 2022 Snow

My mom’s cats watched in bored amazement as my bikepacking rig arose from its bed of recycled felt. My sister stopped by with my brand new niece Harriet “Hattie” to see me off. has created a wonderful tradition with sending off the old year with a bikepacking trip between Christmas and the New Year. Goodnight 2022 felt like I was bringing my current life back to the family and friends I’d grown up with.

The weather had shifted and temps had soared into the 40s, making for a warmer, wetter ride than I’d expected. The climate here has changed so much in 20 years. The crushed limestone of the rail trail that passes through my old hometown was a tire-sucking slurry that forced a “contemplative” pace as I headed north.

Willie riding his All-Packa under a bridge in Wisconsin

I’d planned on using these 24 hours alone for a bit of reflection, but with the frequent dismounts to hike-a-bike over windblown drifts of snow, my attention was repeatedly pulled back into the present moment. And really, that was what I most needed. Vacation can create valuable distance with your every-day life, but I actually rather like my life now. Designing and releasing the All-Packa has been a dream of mine for 12 years. But my life does feel very full, maybe uncomfortably so, like my stomach after the Holiday feasts that my family was putting on almost every day.

Bike Friday All-Packa in the snow

Being out on the rail trail was so simple in comparison. Ride until my wheel buried itself into a snowdrift, tromp across, shake snow out of shoes, repeat. Just as the best meditation can be a frustrating process of refocusing on the breath, so too was this ride a constant reminder of how busy and distracted I often was, and how sometimes the act of paying attention is actually a process of refocusing on what’s in front of you. Oh look…another snow drift!

Willie bombing down a snowy hill on his All-packa

I grew up riding the trails of the glacial terrain of the Kettle Moraine – up drumlin, down kettle, along esker – and was excited to see what had changed in 20 years. My wheels were now 20 x 2.8 inch as compared to 26 x 2.1 inch, and I was 30lbs heavier, but the roads and trails were remarkably unchanged. I passed one backpacking shelter but there was still a bit more light left in the sky so I pressed on for a more remote one. Everything is so much closer together here than in Oregon. I had over 15 hours of darkness ahead of me so I wanted to say Good Day 2022 for a little longer.

The All-Packa in a shelter from the snow

I’d like to say I reveled through the night, but really I slept for a solid 12 hours. Goodnight 2022!

After a warm late December night in the woods of Wisconsin, I awoke and repacked my gear. This was my first time winter basketpacking so I got my load a bit smaller on the return trip. I had a headwind so I used the Packalope bar extensions a fair bit. Most of the snow banks on the trail had melted so I was less focused and my thoughts bounced around “I miss the Wisconsin winters of my youth – slush season doesn’t measure up” “Between the ice, snow, slush, mud, and roads, I’m so happy I brought my All-Packa” “Cream City Brick is a wonderful vernacular architecture” “Woah, one other person being active outdoors!” “If I pay attention, I might notice that 2023 is going to be a great year”.

All-packa in a grass field outside of the shelter

Below are a couple other Bike Friday All-Packa riders (Joe Cruz & “Fixie” Dave Nice) who did their own “Good night 2022” trip in Colorado.

Fixie Dave's All-PackaGood Night 2022 Colorado with the All-Packa

All-Packa on the trailFixie Dave in Colorado

Good Night 2022 Logo

To learn more about “Good Night 2022”, see other riders pictures and stories, click the picture above.



“Good Night 2022” is an overnighter challenge originated by Good Night 2022 invites everyone to sleep under the stars, have a good night outdoors, and blissfully send off the year between December 25th and 31st. This is an open invitation event aimed to inspire the  community to get out on a local, self-supported overnighter in the last week of the year to toast one another in spirit, sleep in open air, have a good night outdoors, and bid farewell to the year.


All-Packa Adventure Across North Dakota

North Dakota Trip Report



By Joe Cruz

With summer ending I was craving a last meditation: I’d been to 49 U.S. states, and North Dakota was the only one missing. It wasn’t intentional avoidance, just circumstance and vectors of life. I was glad for the remaining promise of buttes and grasslands and bison and an impossible sky.


Using digital and paper maps I traced a loop with substantial gravel roads, spans of asphalt, and, joyously, the famous Maah Daah Hey trail. The MDH dates back to before social media bragging of multi-day non-motorized adventure rides, before the word “bikepacking” was on the tip of everyone’s ambition. The original 96 miles were completed in 1999 and designated a national recreation trail in 2002. Its dirt ribbon nowadays runs 144 miles, all except the national park sections open to bicycles. “Maah Daah Hey” means something like “long lasting” in the Mandan language. I remember hearing of the MDH those decades ago and resolving someday to ride it. Incorporating it into this trip was obvious.

A folded bike in a suitcase, travel to the airport on two trains, bag checked and onward to Denver. Then the hop to Williston, ND, bumps and clouds turning to wrinkles of land neither of the Rockies nor of the plains. Something intermediate, not in the sense of becoming one or the other, but a fusion of textures altogether gloriously itself.



On arrival I spent the evening with a beer and a sunset walk to marvel at clouds stacked to the top of the horizon in orange and purple strata, plus a stop at a grocery store for supplies that would see me to Medora. I’m never not pleasantly surprised by how easy it is to unfold Fridays in a few minutes. I load all my gear just so in the soft, rackless bags that I brought.


That first day, eighty giddy miles over a mixture of gravel roads and tarmac to camp the first night just outside of the north unit of Theodore Roosevelt National Park. The next day I would out-and-back the scenic park access before getting on the trail proper. Not a meter of shade, so the hours were ubiquitous sunbeams refracted through dust and the sound of my breathing on the short sharp climbs. I was seeking and found a warmth intense enough to boom silence, the rearrangement of sand under knobby tires was more like an equation for time passage than sensation. Sometimes I was thinking about geomorphology, sometimes extraction economies, sometimes western mythology. The best times I was thinking of nothing at all, letting my consciousness smear into layers of sediment and the shimmering green. Waves of crickets would rise from the track just ahead of my tread, their chittering flight and arcs engraving small pleasant marks in the serenity. These are steady landscapes that bend imagination and, in me at least, are a path to quietude.

Roosevelt came to this part of the American West as a young man to ranch and hunt. It’s not a stretch to speculate that his veneration for these open panoramas is what led much later to his use of executive power to expand the national park system. Surely his legacy reads as more complicated now, but at the level of reverence, resonance, solace, we can feel in these canyons as he did.


I reckon most people would set out on this ride on a rugged sturdy bike with capable knobby  tires. And so did I: I rode Bike Friday’s brand new model for adventure riding, the All-Packa. I was excited to take it on an ambitious off-road trip. Of course I’ve ridden my NWT and even my PRP on dirt and gravel roads, but the All-Packa opens up terrain and possibilities like no other. The All-Packa is dauntless confidence.


Three days on the single track trail, scarcely seeing a half dozen people. Campsites are about 20 miles apart, so I could set out in the morning and ride with no urgency to lunch at a camp with its well pump and then stop for the day at the next one. Hiding from the afternoon in my tent, listening to the soft intimations of wide scenery. The high plateaus of land here were formed not by rising but by remaining after everything else was eroded by water. I like that as a metaphor, places that exist from persistence rather than assertion. Pedaling along the buttes, sweat and wonder. Hills unfurled under wheels, and the bike felt like any other gravel bike on the orange pebbly dirt.

I waded the Little Missouri, slow chocolatey water up to my hips. With most of the other creeks through here reduced to hints and promissory notes, this wide river seems an introverted guest or maybe a surprising chance meeting. I took off my socks for the crossing, my shoes and shorts will be dry in twenty minutes. And the riparian zone trees are an anomaly, too. I’ll ascend above them shortly and when they’re out of view from atop the plateau I’ll wonder if I hallucinated them.


Medora was a happy reentry into ice cream shops and friendly tourists hellos. Staying there for a day gave me a chance to visit the more popular south unit of the national park. One moment just me with a rattler crossing the road, another watching prairie dogs watch me and call out in their sundry signals, another with bison grunting their gravitas and maybe wondering at the figure on bicycle.


I’d budgeted fewer days for getting back to Williston. Those were dirt road and highway effortful hours, expressions of the love of pedaling and being carried by the cyclical motion, the human pace but still committed to distance. An invention that is somehow terrestrially practical and also astral. My head down into the ride, stopping for convenience store snacks and spells under awnings.

I can’t think of a limit for this bicycle on this trip or on so many that I can envision. It’s not for technical, staircase-rocks sorts of trails, of course. Those are suspension and big wheel, angle of attack days. The All-Packa, though, shrugs off rutted, broken tracks. It’s balanced, controlled, unflappable. It climbs and descends off-road with an attitude of yes-it-can, it’s a bicycle to take anywhere and then pedal just about anything.


Back at the Williston motel that I stayed in the first night, I brushed off what dirt I could and folded the bike away. A tool for seeing and being, and then it could disappear, too, into the chance simply to revel in the way a place can heat into a heart.





Joe Cruz has traveled the globe adventure cycling for over thirty years and for much of that time has also been a Bike Friday owner. He lives in southern Vermont and in his native New York City, and is chair of the philosophy department at Williams College. Joe’s blog is and you can find him on instagram @joecruzpedaling and on Strava and RideWithGPS.






Also check out Joe’s Interview with Bike Friday All-Packa designer Willie Hatfield on how the All-Packa was designed printed on

“Behind the scenes with Willie Hatfield”

2022 Bike Friday Improvements and Upgrades



Wow! We are really excited for these new 2022 bikes. Here are 10 improvements and upgrades we think you will like about the new bikes for 2022.

We made fresh strawberry lemon-aid out of pandemic lemons creating significant improvements to our adventurous little wheels for 2022! It surprised us how many improvements came with the help of adversity (and fresh air and exercise) to see golden opportunities through material supply chain ‘clouds’!

Top Improvements to all Bike Fridays for 2022:

  1. Steering is 100% stiffer and headset is easier to adjust: Front end of every bike is upgraded to 1 1/8″ headset, new industry standard headset preload system.
  2. Wider tire clearance: New World Tourist tire clearance from 1.75″ to 1.95″. Cargo bikes now have 2.2″ w/ fenders, 2.5″ w/o.
  3. 315g lighter frames
  4. All bikes upgraded from 8spd to 9spd & 18spd
  5. Shifters upgraded from grip to trigger as standard
  6.  Ergonomic grips now standard
  7.  Reliable wide-range double chainring setups replace finicky triples
  8. Tires upgraded to Schwalbe Road Cruisers: Faster and made from recycled rubber.
  9. Disc brakes available on all models except pakiT
  10. New website pages for each bike make ordering your custom bike online easier.

At the factory here in Oregon we are excited to build you a special bike with all these improvements for you to ride in 2022.

Happy Cycling!

Hanna Scholz and the Bike Friday Team


We offer bike models for a wide variety of riding styles, all built to fit you and your personal desires:

New World Tourist

This best selling classic can do fully loaded touring and around town commuting. It quick folds in 30 seconds and packs into an airline suitcase. Electric Pedal Assist is an upgrade option where batteries are attached in bike-packing style bags that you can remove for non-assist rides when ever you want.

Check out the 2022 New World Tourist HERE!


Diamond Llama

The rugged, do-it-all, Diamond Llama is ready to take on the toughest of adventures. With a max rider weight of 330 lbs, the Diamond Llama is perfect for any body that prefers roads less traveled. The Diamond Llama is also e-assist compatible, same as the New World Tourist shown above.⚡️ Fly anywhere in the world with our airline-legal, e-assist system. We’re excited to see where you take it!

Check out the Diamond Llama HERE!

 The pakiT

This elegant, lightweight, compact folder has options for 9 speed or single speed gearing as well as belt drive (grease free). A bike with a remarkably smooth ride that easily fits under a desk, on the train or bus or car trunk – what ever your city transportation route has in it. The standard pakiT starts at 22 1/2 lbs for 9 speeds (option for even lighter available)! Compare to a super light Ti 6spd Brompton at 24.7lbs!

An electric assist upgrade option makes this one of the lightest E-bikes on the market and will get you where you need to go, fast! A true delight for the daily commuter. Compare to the Electric Brompton M6L at 34lbs for 6 speeds. Our Electric pakiT is 29lbs with 9spds!

Check out the 2022 pakiT HERE!


The Haul-a-day was already a very remarkable cargo bike and for 2022 we have doubled the front-end stiffness for increased confidence and control with a heavy load. We also increased the tire clearance to 2.4 inch!  The Haul-a-Day still offers noteworthy ease of use with a low step over height, more agile handling, and lighter weight than any other long tail cargo bike on the market. The frame adjusts in 3 places to truly fit every one in the family from 4 ft to 6ft 4 in.

With accessory options such as custom bags, a mid-motor electric assist, frame integrated rack, and front basket, it’s easy to make your Haul-a-Day a customized and functional ride. Attach Yepp seats or our Whoopee Deux bars and big feet footrests to turn this cargo bike into a full-on two-passenger-capable commuter!

Cargo bikes and E-Assist go together so well, it’s a shame other e-cargo bikes have to use most of their power for overcoming the heavy inefficient bikes. With the 45lb Electric Haul-a-Day, you get an electric-assist without the weight penalty of the other 60-80lb e-cargo bikes out there. For a similar carrying capacity! And it’s the only long-tail cargo bike Made in the USA!



The Ever-E-Day. The name says it all! This mid-tail electric-assist bike has been making waves since we finished the design in 2020, and now it’s time for a proper introduction. Weighing in at 37 lbs, the Ever-E-Day is one of the lightest e-bikes on the market. For 2022 it even takes tires up to 2.4 in now!

One of the remarkable aspects of this bike is its ability to change from a light electric bike for around town to a commuter bike to a child carrying cargo bike to an expedition camping bike all based on the accessories you install. One bike that really can do all that!

The adjustable mainframe allows for riders from 4ft to 6ft 4in to find the perfect fit; this is literally a bike the entire family can ride! Around Eugene, the Ever-E-Day is a new favorite for rough logging roads.

Ever-E-Day Designer and Bike Friday Co-founder, Alan Scholz, says about the Ever-E-Day:

“My bike designs are intended to ride well for all uses and travel well. They fit properly based on 120 years of bicycle design. The Bike Friday e-assist systems are to add to their already superlative capabilities as un-powered bicycles.  I strive to design in 12 Dimensions to fix many needs that not many other bicycles, and In this case no other cargo bikes have fully fulfilled. I’ve explored my 12 Dimensions of Design already in previous blogs:

At Bike Friday we are still a travel bike company because most good bikes still do not travel well. There-for our Ever-E-Day will pack and travel in an airline legal suitcase and still does 90% of what is expected of a good cargo bike at 2/3rds the weight.  It has room for fenders, room galore for gear and ability to take the most up-to-date fine wide easy-rolling tires. The key role of tire selection is more and more known thanks to the efforts of Jan Heine at Bicycle Quarterly/Rene Herse/Compass Tires. His All-Roads bike book is a highly recommended read:

We call the Ever-E-Day a cargo bike, but it can actually be an excellent All-Road touring bike because of its extended wheel base and light weight. Its base weight as a 1×9, without Bike Friday E-Assist System, is 23 lbs. Yes! Starts at 23lbs for an All Road Ever-E-Day that can do Cargo and fly to the adventure!!”

Alan Scholz

Check out the Ever-E-Day HERE!


Bike Friday Tandem Two’sDay and Family Tandem

Bike Friday offers two different Tandem frame styles to support riding together where ever your adventure plans start in the world. The Family Tandem disassembles to pack into two airline suitcases. The Tandem Two’sDay actually folds in 1 minute to fit into the trunk of a car, boat, RV etc… so you can easily travel to the start of your ride. Starting at 41 lbs, tailored to fit your team and in your choice of colors, both of these Tandems are a high value investment in fun, exercise and adventures together.


Bike Friday “shelters at home” responding to COVID 19

Bike Friday Team
“Shelters at Home”
Responding to COVID-19

(Friday March 20th, 2020)


Hello Bike Friday Community,

These are strange times! Its a sunny spring day and we are all going home to do our responsible part of slowing the COVID-19 virus in our community and supporting our healthcare system.

We will continue answering emails to support service needs and sales questions.


For service:

For sales:  or

For other questions:


Many of our vendors have slowed or delayed business due to the virus and many of our employees families have independently chosen to shelter at home to keep their families safe.

What this means for any orders you have placed with us:

There will be at least a 2+ week delay of current promise dates before we can deliver. We will keep you updated on timing through emails. Sadly, we are not able to build bikes at home (we would love to!!).

What this means for new orders:

New parts orders:

They are on delay 2+ weeks until further update

For new bike orders we are offering a:

Post Corona Relief Discount of 20% for August and September Delivery.
Applies to new bike orders starting now.


We will continue to send updates through email as this situation develops.

Our sales and service team are set up at home looking forward to talking with you. Send an email and they can call you back.

I hope all who are able continue to go outside and ride your bike! Its a wonderfully healthy thing to do for mind and body.

Best in cycling, working together, seeing how we are a connected one world community,

Hanna Scholz
Bike Friday President

P.S. My wish is that this odd time offers opportunity for each of us to remember what is most precious to us and to appreciate it more.

Ever-E-Day is a good day to ride!
Good for your health and good for the planet!
Check out our new electric bike the Ever-E-Day Here.

Creating the New Ever-E-Day Electric Cargo Bike

Why and How we have created the new Ever-E-Day

This new electric bike has a mission:

Breaking through limited beliefs about electric and cargo bikes to offer liberating transportation for people responding to Climate Change. High quality, versatile and able to change with your needs over time.

Inspired by our customers, climate change and a deep appreciation for the healthy, low impact beauty of a human on a bike. This bike is the best one we have ever built for daily life!

How it Started

It started with Bike Friday Co-founder Alan Scholz listening to customers asking for electric assist that travels and is light weight and……. Through his research and experiments over the last several years developing the Haul-a-Day Cargo Bike and electrifying all the other Bike Fridays, he realized many people really need a bike that the world thinks is “impossible”. Alan thought Bike Friday could really break through the limiting beliefs in the bike world and create a break-through bike (just like he and brother Hanz did in 1992 with the first high performance folding bike that also fit into an airline suitcase).


Alan set a list of design goals and he accomplished them:

Break the weight barrier! – Typical electric bikes weigh over 50+ lbs  and the typical cargo bike weighs even more. The typical electric cargo bike weighs over 60+ lbs! – (weight considered safe to lift by OSHA maxes out at 50lb) – The Ever-E-Day electric cargo bike starts at 36lbs.

Breaking the limitations of battery range by offering choices to fit your needs! The Ever-E-Day Minimalist comes with a light weight battery that goes 30 miles on one charge. You can also upgrade to a larger battery that goes 60 miles. You can even get 2 to swap out for a back-up on a century ride. There is even an option for an Airline check-able battery making it the only electric cargo bike you can fly with.

Break the price barrier!  – Typical high quality electric bikes start around $2,500 and go up – (The Ever-E-Day starts at $2,195)



Break the size barrier! – Typical electric bikes have the same small choice of sizes that other bikes have at the dealer, often not fitting the tall and short people well. – The Ever-E-Day frame adjusts in 3 places to fit riders 4′ to over 6′ on the spot.

Break the travel barrier!  –  Typical E-bikes and Cargo bikes are too large and heavy to fly and their batteries are illegal on planes. – The Ever-E-Day packs into a standard airline suitcase,  is lighter and smaller for easy storage and has a battery option that is legal to fly by airline with.

Break the label & perception gap! – The Ever-E-Day is designed to ride like a world class bicycle that’s packed with flexibility to fit into your every day needs. Stripped down and with the battery removed the Ever-E-Day is great bike to ride at 33 lbs (with battery its 36lbs and gives electric assist).




Said another way the Ever-E-Day does more at less weight and less price than any bike out there!


Next Alan Started Making Prototypes in our shop in Eugene on the weekends.


Then the whole Bike Friday team started riding prototypes as we always test new products out on ourselves first!

Willie (engineer) and Brad (Service Manager) loaded up an Ever-E-Day with 665lbs and rode it hard trying to break the frame before the tires gave out.

Hanna (Bike Friday President) takes the Ever-E-Day on her weekly shopping trips.

The Ever-E-Day Commuter is plenty capable of big grocery trips

Kent ( Electric assist expert and customer service tech) took the Ever-E-Day to do some tree planting in a local park. It handled the trailer with 3 little trees and tools just fine!

Willie (Engineer and Marketing Assistant) took the Ever-E-Day on a 60 mile trek through the woods on gravel roads

We didn’t plan to have the Ever-E-Day be an electric gravel touring bike but it looks like it can do that too!

Fraeda (bike builder, reception and marketing support) lives 100% car free so the Ever-E-Day is now her every day transportation!

Will (Customer Service Phone Support) was so excited to get an Ever-E-Day as his daily ride he stripped his old bike and put all the parts on this frame in 2 days! Now he rides it as his daily transport rain or shine (and it has been raining buckets here this winter).


The Scholz sisters made sure it was fun to ride even with a load!

Ever-E-Day Accessories

The Ever-E-Day has a mind blowing array of accessory options to customize for your cargo carrying plans.

– The Ever-E-Day is Available Now and deliveries are already out to May 2020 –

Bike Friday’s Black Friday Special

At Bike Friday we build many colors of high performance bikes that are easy to fold and pack, we even offer 2 colors of Black!

If you are looking for a high quality bike made in the USA that fits your size, your choice, your style AND you want a great deal — check out these Black Friday deals below.


Black Friday at Bike Friday

Choose One of these Options:

  • Free Shipping up to $300 International

  • Order a New Bike and Save up to 20%

  • Order a Pre-loved Bike and Save up to 50%

  • Overhaul or Upgrade your old Bike Friday and get Free Shipping in USA

– Contact us before end of day Cyber Monday Dec 2nd 2019 to qualify –

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It Must Be Fun!

All Holidays should have some fun so we put together this tongue twister to get the laughs going. Can you do this tongue twister? We tried it and……..go ahead and laugh at us…..


We hope you had fun with this Black Friday Sale and tongue twister!

Breaking News: Bike Friday Looks for a New Business Partner

We are doing it different, as usual!



Just like when we started the company in 1992 and the bike industry thought Alan and Hanz were crazy saying that making a business selling custom travel bikes, that fit in a suitcase, and cost $1,000…was impossible. Then… we went direct to the customers, and it worked!

So now we take an ‘unusual step’ again and reach out to the Bike Friday community.

Alan and I have discussed the big new potential we see for Bike Friday to grow into the future and have concluded it will take marketing skills and financing we do not currently have on our team. As Alan nears 70, we have decided its time to look for some one who does have those skills and financing and who sees the vision and possibilities we see. We are inviting a key investor or new owner to join or take over this amazing Bike Friday community and help make the next steps to an exciting future.

Bike Friday is unusual in many ways and we see the community shares those same special values.

Being open and direct is one of our values and it allows us to talk directly to the Bike Friday community. You are the ones that really understand the special product, values and brand in a way that people unfamiliar with the Bike Friday experience do not.

Our biggest opportunities in the market:

  • Electric pedal assist – Our bikes are the lightest and most versatile options : We build some of the lightest e-bikes on the market today. We build the only electric folding bikes that you can fly on the airline with. We build the lightest electric cargo bike in the world (The Haul-a-Day)…..These are all the top growing markets and we have key products that fit the trends.
  • High quality bikes for city lifestyles and people of all sizes: We build bikes that are easy to store and carry in small spaces on other transportation systems for compact simple city lifestyles AND we fit the largest size range of people of any folding bike in the world. Compact city lifestyles are the focus on the younger generations and short and tall people are not being well served by what is on the market today.

Details of what Alan and I are planing in a possible transition:

  • The Bike Friday community is the life blood of the company and we know it! We will still talk direct with customers, still have a real bike rider answer the phone, still help you find the best bike for your needs etc…
  • Alan and I remain passionate about Bike Friday and are interested in remaining and contributing.
  • Alan is almost 70 and still passionate about bikes improving peoples lives, and he wants to focus just on designing new timely products
  • We are still committed to employing skilled people handcrafting our products, right here in the United States.
  • The marketing channels and skills to market our special bikes have changed quite a bit in the last 10 years. We have great products but many people don’t know about us. This needs special marketing skills, connections and funding to address.

In this endeavor we are committed to finding the right person that shares our values and love of bikes.

If you know of someone who might be a good fit we would love to hear suggestions from the community.

Alan and I are working with Bell Lap Advisors to help us consider the options. All serious inquiries should be directed to Russell Cree, Managing Partner at Bell Lap Advisors, or 503-501-8121.

About Bell Lap Advisors: As a boutique M&A advisory firm, Bell Lap Advisors works with founders, leaders, and operators of small and lower mid-market businesses in the outdoor, action sports, and active lifestyle industries to find the best outcomes for their ventures. Bell Lap Advisors has extensive experience in the cycling industry, including Machines for Freedom-Specialized, and Powertap-SRAM acquisitions.


Bell Lap Advisors

Russell Cree


Remaining committed to the mission,

Alan Scholz and Hanna Scholz

Vision of the future:

Reduce reliance on car culture through personal transportation solutions that support healthy modern lifestyles and sustainable communities one great bike at a time. Be a climate action contributor.

The mission of the company:

Be a company with a conscience offering elegant transportation solutions for modern world problems. Passionately build high quality, versatile bicycles, personalized to empower people, with freedom and convenience, to ride anywhere on a bike that fits them.


Bike Friday Climate Action

Be Powerful!
Join Bike Friday in Climate Action


At Bike Friday it’s not just about cool bikes. Its about making the world healthier to live in.


Lets get serious together. The children are marching in the streets and we each need to take personal action to live sustainably ASAP! Each one of us can make a difference in the way we live our daily lives.


It will take each of us making many steps to a healthier world and biking for transportation is one of them. You have already taken the first steps by riding a bike as an adult. Thank you!

Bike Friday has chosen to design and build bikes with our planet in mind:

  • Local Manufacturing – All steps from raw tubing to full bike are done in Eugene Oregon USA

  • Choosing steel – Most repairable and recyclable

  • Powdercoat paint – Lowest toxicity, most durable

  • Electric Assist – We don’t think everyone can have an electric car but an electric bike is much more possible


Build to Reduce Waste through:

  • Built to Order – To build only what people want

  • Built to last – One bike can last through the generations


Re-using and repairing bikes also reduces waste:

  • Trade-in program – Supports trading in an old Bike Friday for credit towards a new Bike Friday. The old bike is refurbished at the factory and then re-sold through our Pre-loved Bike Program.

  • Pre-loved Bike Fridays – Help close the waste loop by purchasing a used Bike Friday before a new one. Re-duce, re-use, before recycle. We have several Used Bike Fridays for sale Here.

  • Electric Assist Retrofit – We offer retrofits of electric assist systems to existing Bike Fridays. No need to order a whole new bike to get e-assist if you still love the old bike.


You can read about our commitment to earth values Here. We continue to be driven by this mission in what we build and how we build it.


We designed these bikes to help people live a healthy, low carbon lifestyle.


    We are curious to see how willing the Bike Friday community is to use your personal power for climate action.


    What are you willing to do?

    Are you willing to change your current lifestyle to use less resources and create less pollution? Are you willing to increase your use of your Bike Friday and other healthy forms of transportation towards this end?


    Take Action Now:

    • Share your actions below in the comments on this page to inspire and support others to do the same. We need each others support to make this happen!

    • Also share your story on social media:

      #climateaction  #greengeargreen  #bikefriday

    • Send your pictures and stories to us in an email :


    When we all pedal in the same direction, with all we have, we will move this world forward for the next generation.