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 […]

You Won’t Believe What This 80-Year-Old Did on Her Bike Friday

EDITOR’S NOTE: It has been nearly five years since Dolores McKeough sent us this email, reminding us that it’s never too late to chase your dreams! Hi, I got home 24 hours ago. What a fantastic, beautiful summer. The adventure, fun, stress, friends made, country seen, and on and on. The trip started innocently enough […]

7 Steps to Buying a Bike on a Budget

[EDITOR’S NOTE: Before opening Bike Friday in 1992, Co-Founder Alan Scholz owned and operated a few bike shops, and spent time as a national level racer.  Here are his expert tips on how to spend your money wisely when buying a bike.] By Alan Scholz Here are the basics I learned long ago about buying […]

Testimonial from a Hardcore Roadie

By Jeff Linder Bike Friday Angel Investor I really don’t know where to begin … The new Bike Friday Haul-a-Day has so captured my imagination, making it difficult to prioritize the long list of things I truly like about this bike. The global view is that this bike has the potential of freeing the up […]

Pedaling My Arse Around Ireland

By Erica Stevenson The title of this journal was inspired by a comment from a man on my last long bike tour. He called out: “Y’all know over here, you can’t be peddling your ass around here!” – or something like that. Anyway, our interactions with the local people in each town were the funniest […]

Momentum Magazine’s Review of the Haul-a-Day

by: Sandra Allen The Haul-a-Day is Bike Friday’s addition to the growing cargo bike market. Bike Friday is an Oregon-based bike building company who use words like local, organic, community, and handcraft to describe what they do. They specialize in custom folding and travel bikes, which means the Haul-a-Day has many of the inventive conveniences […]

Haul-a-Days Shine at Eugene Disaster Relief Trials

BY RAZ Bike Friday Haul-a-Days proved their mettle with another strong showing at the Eugene Disaster Relief Trials at Alton Baker Park on October 17th. We counted 12 Haul-a-Days in the field of more than 50 riders, and Bike Friday Operations Manager Jordan Bishko and his son Eli led the parade by winning the Family […]