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Keep Moving!

Keep Moving

Our staff recently traveled to Santa Cruz for an eBike conference and Kathy arranged an epic train journey for us.  We spent about 15 hours each way on the rails and it was a great way to travel as a group.  We kept moving along toward our destination as we slept, talked about the shop and watched the world go by. Your ears may be burning because we talk a lot about you, our BEB community. This trip was no exception.  We had our customers in mind as we learned  about new eBike models from Focus, Kalkhoff and Gazelle. Make sure you follow us as we share more about new models throughout the winter and spring. We had some good bike rides and tried out several models with the intention of bringing together a strong collection of the best eBikes for our community.   We also got to spend a little time at the beach to surf and ride along the coast as well as meet other folks who are changing the world with eBikes.  Learning, bonding and inspiration - all accomplished!

Along with finding the right products and always improving our service, we are happy to be growing our BEB community and offering more ways to get involved.  Be sure to come to our eBike owner’s night to learn more about your bike and meet other riders. The eBike culture is moving quickly and this is a great opportunity to swap info about trails, meet riding partners and learn more about getting involved and building the local biking community.  

Speaking of local bike culture, we had a great summer season of eBike rentals and tours. We’re getting more people on bikes!  Those green zippy eBikes are making their mark around town as a useful and fun mode of transportation while visiting Bend. Our fantastic fall is helping to keep folks on those rental bikes and we will be operating year-round. Keep us in mind as a way to entertain your out-of-town guests or for a fun team building activity.   Online reservations available at

Enjoy the fall riding and keep moving!


Posted by Courtney Van Fossan on 01 November, 2017 eBike educations, Events, Focus, Gazelle, Kalkhoff | Read more →

Let’s go ride bikes...

The excitement of Spring is finally here and I am so fortunate to see it first hand at the bike shop.  I know that folks have biking on their minds again when I see the typical signs of spring fever - the drive by shopper rolling by going 2 mph thinking about which bike he’d like to ride; the “twist my arm” guy who firmly just wants to look and takes only a slight nudge to convince him to jump on a bike and take a joyride; the woman who takes the time to ride 5 or 6 bikes, noting all the details and finding the perfect one.  I can usually tell she’s found it by the big smile on her face; and one of my favorites, the family who is thinking about getting a cargo bike.  The best part is the excitement that the kids have.  They get a little wild, they want to climb up on the bikes, they get impatient - all in anticipation of riding bikes.  As a parent, that’s a good problem to have!

My best advice to folks who are looking at eBikes is to get on as many bikes as possible and ride.  There is no better way to research and compare than to experience it for yourself. We know a lot about eBikes and carry several quality brands, but you are the expert when it comes to choosing the eBike that will be your constant companion. You are the only one who can decide which bike feels right and will be the catalyst for more riding, more exercise and more fun. Our mission at Bend Electric Bikes is to get more people riding bikes more often.  We feel it’s important to spend the time it takes to help you find the right eBike so that you feel motivated to get out and ride, and ride more!  We’re  here to support you and want you to feel at home in the shop - look, touch feel, ride a bunch of bikes, ask a bunch of questions. You can even call us and schedule an eBike Intro Ride so that we can give you our undivided attention and time to help guide you in your purchase process.

We’ve got over 100 bikes to try out and there are some new brands that we’re really excited about, including Benno, Giant and coming soon, Riese & Müller.  There are still some great deals on 2016 Kalkhoffs - we just reduced prices another 20% on many models. We also have some new, high security locks from Abus; helmets from Bern and Kali; and the most fashionable accessory yet, the Oi Bell from Knog (yes, you can ring all the bells, too!)

We can’t wait to see you at the shop and ride bikes together!

Posted by Courtney Van Fossan on 21 March, 2017 Benno, bike, bike love, bike ride, eCargo, electric, family biking, Giant, joyride, Kalkhoff, Riese & Muller | Read more →

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    Keep Moving Our staff recently traveled to Santa Cruz for an eBike conference and Kathy arranged an epic train journey for us.  We spent about 15 hours each way on the rails and it was a great way to travel... Read more →