Where the Rubber Meets the Road

Our customers keep reminding us—and as of course we fairly know from cycling near daily for decades ourselves—that there are numerous reasons for biking, including the absurd, sublime, frivolous, commendable, rational, poetic and pragmatic. Specific reasons may include saving time or money, staying healthy, sheer enjoyment, utility, fascination with the utility and efficiency of the bicycle, wanting to do our part in our community and our children's future.

Girl on Bike
Photo by Matt Sundin

"I thought of it while riding my bicycle", said Albert Einstein referring to the Theory of Relativity. We are now hoping that biking shall again serve as a catalyst for achieving yet another breakthrough for humankind, such as mitigating global warming.

Be that as it may, consistent cyclists overwhelmingly express that bicycling is their preferred way of moving about. We find gliding along on a bicycle exceptionally enjoyable, fun, relaxing, and invigorating. Cycling boosts our spirits even in the face of traffic, hills, rain, and potholes. Dogs chasing us boosts our adrenalin and acceleration.

Our daily bike ride is often a highlight even for those who describe their lives as otherwise rich and accomplished. You may be losing out! What if this holds true for you as well?

Come in for a test ride—if even just to prove us wrong. Sleek, easy to operate, superbly comfortable demo bikes and snug, crisp, fashionable loaner helmets await you in our Seattle store.

The Cyclist's Electric Bike Shops Since 1996

We sell and service Human Power Augmented a.k.a. Electric bikes and ride them enthusiastically ourselves.

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Electric & Folding Bikes Northwest
4810 17th Ave NW
Seattle, WA 98107 / Map
206/547-4621 / Contact
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Now open 7 days a week, 11am to 6pm, to better serve our customers.

5th Annual Electric and Folding Bike Rally

Northwest Electric and Folding Bike Rally
Saturday August 12th, 12pm-5pm. LIVE MUSIC!… Test ride electric bikes! More info.

EFBNW in The Seattle Times!

EFBNW in Seattle Times


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Overview 'at a glance' and Selection Guide

Check our Overview and Selection Guide for most of our bikes and kits.