Cycling across Death Valley on a folding bike

I’ll Take the Low Road! Crossing the California Desert and High Sierra By Peter J. Marsh A few days into 2015 we saw the pictures of the first ascent of the 3,000-foot Dawn Wall in Yosemite Valley, accomplished by Tommy Caldwell and Kevin Jorgeson. They “free climbed” it — without any artificial aid — which […]

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 […]

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 […]

Finding Hidden Gems by Bike in the Middle East

  We just received this great update from Mary D. & Bob S. who recently returned from a trip to Israel and Palestine: We are a retired American couple who live in France. When we travel by airplane, we cycle on our Bike Fridays. This trip we went to Israel and Palestine/West Bank. The weather […]

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 […]

Italian Cycle Touring Stories from Carl Hemmings

  My Solo Giro de Italia -1999- Out takes from the diary of Carl Hemmings Well I’m well on my way to another adventure with my Bike Friday New World Tourist. I am living in the Czech Republic at the moment, I caught the train from Plzen (beer capital) to the capital Praha, to get […]

How the First Bike Friday was Born

The very first Bike Friday

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 […]

The Enigma of Electric Assist #2

The Enigma of Electric Assist  By Alan Scholz, Co-founder/Designer of Bike Friday & Burley Design  The main mystery of Electric Assist for bicycles. Why is it not more popular in the US? It is wildly popular other places. What do they know that we don’t? It seems like it should have so much going for […]

The Bike Friday Community

Eight Bike Friday riders trek the Great Allegheny Passage

Connect and ride with Bike Friday cyclists around the world! There are a number of great ways to get involved in the Bike Friday Community, whether it’s just down the street or it’s Down Under. Facebook Groups The number one way to connect with Bike Friday owners across the globe is through the various Bike Friday Facebook groups: […]

Cherished Memories on the Family Tandem

Mike and Tyler W., Williamsburg, VA 1998 We purchased our Family Tandem when our children were 5 and 2 years old. We already owned a Burley tandem, and the eventual goal was for Dianna and I to captain the tandems and put the kids behind us. The Family Tandem gave us the flexibility to adjust […]