Are you ready to Xtracycle your bike? Are you ready to Xtracycle to work? Are you ready to Xtracycle your kids to school? If you're ready to have more fun doing the same things you already do everyday, you might just be ready to Xtracycle your life.
Xtracycle grew up in Nicaragua, Kenya, South Africa, and Stanford University's engineering labs. In 1999, Xtracycle debuted its patented FreeRadical cargo bike conversion kit to an industry hooked on the recreational bicycle. Fifteen years later, we are proud to offer a full line of complete cargo bikes (including electric & folding models) as well as accessories fit for cargo or kids, errands or adventures.
We believe that high-quality bicycles, like automobiles, need the support of a professional bicycle retailer whose mission is to keep you rolling safely and swiftly, rain or shine. That's why we sell our bikes and accessories through the best bike retailers who understand your needs and can recommend the right solutions. We distribute our product domestically, and work with distributors in select countries worldwide.
Other companies build cargo bikes. But Xtracycle was the first company to engage the problem from all angles - making products and seeding the culture of cargo bikes in America.
Inventor and CEO Ross Evans' design ethics of collaboration, 'less is more', and multifunctional utility have ignited a cargo bike boom in North America and beyond.
Video at left excerpted from documentary "Less Car, More Go" by Liz Canning.
With a range of 20+ miles per charge, EdgeRunner Electric will change your mind about how a cargo bike can fit into your life.
Unlike other cargo bikes, EdgeRunner was designed to be electrified - what that means for you is that EdgeRunner Electric is more powerful, more efficient, and more fun to ride.
EdgeRunner Electric garnered the Gear of the Show Award, presented by Outside Magazine at Interbike 2013. Recognized for its unique design EdgeRunner makes carrying kids and cargo more fun.
"We're such big fans of urban biking and commuting, we really want to encourage readers to open their eyes to the fact that it is possible to ditch your car."
- Sam Moulton
Editor, Outside Magazine
We carry our kids by bike daily. Like you, we know that safety equals peace of mind, which means less stress and more riding.
We seek out the best suppliers and spec the highest quality components for every product we put our name on.
Not everybody will carry 500 pounds on their bike. Some of you will. Our bikes ride like a dream, and carry whatever you need.
"Our recommendation: Xtracycle..."
- WIRED MAGAZINE
"Of every cargo bike I've ridden (and I've ridden a lot), the EdgeRunner is the easiest to ride for both experienced and novice cyclists alike."
- BICYCLE TIMES
"The lower center of gravity translated into a slightly smoother ride, not only for me but for my wife and daughter..."
- WALL STREET JOURNAL
Xtracycle traveled widely in its youth - from Managua, to Capetown, and back to Palo Alto. Xtracycle spent its formative years in the Sierra foothills, where trees are far more common than people. Here Xtracycle matured, steeped in a culture of self-sufficiency, creativity, and connection with nature.
In 2008, Xtracycle moved to Oakland, California, nestled between the city and the valley, the ocean and the hills, the urban and suburban.
Xtracycle is now headquartered in an Oakland neighborhood where bikes are about as common as cars, and just about anything can be had within a 10 minute bike ride. Just the way we like it.
Evans invented the Xtracycle in 1997. A versatile designer with experience in medical device design and toy creation, Ross's lifelong passion for bikes and an ambition to make a difference led to the founding of Worldbike.org and Xtracycle Inc.
Nate's obsession with human power manifested itself in his startup, The Juice Peddler - maker of the B3 bicycle-powered blender. Acquired in 2008 by Rock the Bike, Byerley left the Juice Peddler to lead Xtracycle. Byerley now acts as Director of Sales.
Robert Alverson has more than 5 years experience in bicycle retail and is unafraid of servicing out-of-production internally geared hubs. Robert leads our technical support department and assists in dealer sales.
Holding a degree in Architecture from UC Berkeley, Shannon holds down the proverbial Xtracycle fort with her mix of passion, vision, and management. Shannon co-manages our accounting department.