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Ride Bikes, Carry Stuff


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Ride Bikes, Carry Stuff


XTRACYCLE IS A VERB

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.

OUR COMPANY

Xtracycle grew up in Nicaragua, Kenya, South Africa, and Stanford University's engineering labs. In 1999, Xtracycle debuted it's 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.

HOW WE SELL BIKES

We believe that high-quality bicycles, like automobiles, need the support of a professional bicycle retailer who's 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.

 

Ross and Sam working on an Xtracycle prototype in South Africa, 1999

Xtracycle crew in North San Juan, CA, 2003

Ross Evans on the TED stage, 2009


BIRTH OF THE AMERICAN CARGO BIKE

DOCUMENTARY LESS CAR MORE GO TELLS THE XTRACYCLE STORY

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.

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Design


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Design


DESIGN AWARDS

XTRACYCLE'S EDGERUNNER ELECTRIC NAMED 'GEAR OF THE SHOW'

EdgeRunner Electric X0.  Size: S/M. Color: Zone Blue

EdgeRunner Electric X0.  Size: S/M. Color: Zone Blue

VIDEO: Outside Editor Sam Moulton has the mic turned on him moments after presenting CEO Ross Evans with the award. Courtesy of Electric Bike Report.

CARRY MORE, GO FUTHER, FASTER

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.

GEAR OF THE SHOW 2013

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


Design For The 99%

Values That Drive Our Design Process

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Safety

We carry our kids by bike daily.  Like you, we know that safety equals peace of mind, which means less stress and more riding.

Lasting Value

We seek out the best suppliers and spec the highest quality components for every product we put our name on.

Cargo Capacity

Not everybody will carry 500 pounds on their bike.  Some of you will.  Our bikes ride like a dream, and carry whatever you need.

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Products


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XTRACYCLE 2014 PRODUCT LINE


Product Reviews

 

 

"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

 

 
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COMPANY


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HEADQUARTERS

BASED IN OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA

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.

 

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THE TEAM

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Ross Evans, CEO

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 Byerley, Director of Sales

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, Head Mechanic

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.

Shannon Evans, Administration

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.