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 […]

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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 […]

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Creating the All-Packa

How the All-Packa and Packalope bars came to be by Willie Hatfield     The origination of the All-Packa In 2020 I started a program of research and development (AKA tinkering) with the high aim of creating the ultimate bikerafting bike. The code name was Tardigrade AKA Water Bear. Bikerafting is a little niche I […]

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Designing in 12 Dimensions

Welcome to the ‘Designing in 12 Dimensions’ blog. It is about cycling, cyclists, and thoughts motivated by 50 years of cycling and meeting cyclists of all stripes. Its focus is also on designing new bikes & new systems at Bike Friday. Written with a makers & pantologist’s perspective, and as an introvert with the bicycle […]

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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 […]

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India, with Fondness

When I began planning my adventure to pilot my Bike Friday minivelo across the subcontinent of India, I was met almost invariably with the same remark: “Why India?” While I was tempted often to cheekily answer “To find a wife!” (full disclosure: it has always been a dream of mine to marry a witty, family-oriented […]

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pakiT to Shiretoko – Aaron Lin

pakiT to Shiretoko By: Aaron Lin I have done some solo bike tours with my Bike Friday tikit and taken it with me on some unique trips including Taiwan, Tasmania, & Iceland. These trips helped me realize how a high-performing, folding bicycle can be liberating and allow me the freedom to enjoy the wonders of […]

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Bike Friday “shelters at home” responding to COVID 19

Update 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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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