In 1996, way ahead of its time, Electric & Folding Bikes Northwest opened up selling a very limited selection of electric bicycles and conversion kits. There was not much on the market back then and the demand was very small, yet we were happy to help people who could not otherwise enjoy the freedom that riding a bike offers.
In the past decade the landscape of the electric bicycle and folding bicycle markets have dramatically changed. Hundreds of brands and all kinds of different styles have emerged. The function of the electric bicycles has changed also. Many people are now using the bikes as a car replacement, taking children and cargo with them! Many of our customers are commuting 20 to 30 miles a day, avoiding traffic and enjoying some exercise in the process!
We are here 7 days a week to help you navigate the overwhelming selection of the current ebike explosion. Our focus is now on the bicycle companies that have been around and offer the best support and warranties. Well known brands like Specialized, Giant, Felt, Bianchi and Stromer have developed some truly amazing electric bicycles. Giant Bicycles started making electric bicycles in 1997!
We also carry folding bikes from Brompton, Dahon, Tern and Montague. Did you know the Brompton folds down small enough to take on a plane as a carry on? And yet it still rides and feels like a normal bike! We will help you find the right bike for you and also support you well after the sale with the first year of free service. We offer a low pressure environment for you to explore the world of electric bicycles and folding bicycles. We will never tell you that one bike or brand is "the best", simply because everybody's needs and experiences are different and only you can truly decide what is best for you!
Come on in to our shop any day for free test rides! We have plenty of off street parking and we are located very close to the Burke-Gilman Trail.