RIDE BIKES, CARRY STUFF

XTRACYCLE INC.
ESTABLISHED 1999


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 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.

HOW WE SELL BIKES

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.

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

Xtracycle crew in North San Juan, CA, 2003

 

DOCUMENTARY

BIRTH OF AN AMERICAN CARGO BIKE

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 excerpt from documentary "Less Car, More Go" by Liz Canning.

 

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.

 

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.