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Sleek design. Integrated battery. Light and fast enough to take you everywhere you need to go.
Sleek design. Integrated battery. Light and fast enough to take you everywhere you need to go.
Sleek design. Integrated battery. Light and fast enough to take you everywhere you need to go.
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Meet Riide. The Future of Urban Transportation.

Imagine if you had a vehicle you could park anywhere, didn't require gas to fuel, and could even pass sitting cars. Imagine the time you would save. Stop imagining.

Riide your way. You can pedal, twist the throttle, or do both at once. Move around at 20 mph without pedaling, just like you would on a scooter, or pedal to go even faster. With a 25 mile range you can get pretty much anywhere you want to go.

Designed for the Modern Man. The Modern Woman.

Perfect for work and play. Riide gives you the freedom and flexibility of car ownership with the affordability of public transit. Cut your commute time in half and arrive without being sweaty or fatigued. Find your way -- and your city's bike lanes -- by using Riide's built-in phone mount and cueing up directions.

Lightweight. Riide's lightweight design is 40% lighter than other electric bikes. This allows you to riide like a traditional bike if you choose not to use the motor.

Simple Design through Clever Engineering.

Invisible Battery & Controller. The battery is the heart of the bike and the controller is the brain. The controller communicates with the battery, motor, and throttle to regulate speed and ensure the bike is running smoothly. Unlike most electric bikes, Riide's battery and controller are inside the frame to create a streamlined aesthetic and better protect them from the elements.

Superior Components. We didn't skimp on the important stuff. With Riide's top-of-the-line electronics system -- motor, battery, and controller -- you would be hard pressed to find a more efficient and reliable electric bike at any price point.

Powerful Brakes. Riide is equipped with high quality 160 mm disc brakes, the same kind used in motorcycles and cars.

Regenerative Braking. Just like a Tesla, Riide harnesses the energy from braking back into the battery to extend your range.

Lasts All Day (and Night). Never worry about being stranded. The lithium ion battery has a 25 mile range. Oh yeah, and it's a bike, so you can use the pedals too.

More Riiding, Less Charging. Most electric bikes take 4-6 hours to fully charge. Riide cuts that time in half and can be plugged into any standard wall outlet.

Maintenance is Simple. We worked with top bike mechanics to build a bike that never breaks. Realizing this is an impossible task, we chose mechanical components that can be serviced or replaced at any quality bike shop. The electrical components are warrantied for two years and are easily swappable in the unlikely event that you have any issues.

Assembled in the USA. To achieve the quality standards we hold ourselves to, we assemble each individual Riide ourselves. And we think it's pretty cool to create jobs here too.

Pass Those Guys in Spandex. Riide's throttle lets you control how fast you go and how hard you work. With 350 watts of nominal power and 600 watts of peak power, you can tackle any hill with power on demand. What's better, the other guy won't know what hit him: the motor is virtually silent.

Infinite Gearing. The most common part of any bike to break is the gearing and derailing. Having a motor is really like having infinite gearing. So we did the obvious thing; we made Riide single-speed and prevented many maintenance headaches. If you really insist, we’ve included a derailleur hanger to easily convert the bike.

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How We Got Here

Meet the Co-founders

Co-founders Amber Wason and Jeff Stefanis reviewing photos with Andargé Asfaw. Learn more about Amber and Jeff in the bio section above.
Co-founders Amber Wason and Jeff Stefanis reviewing photos with Andargé Asfaw. Learn more about Amber and Jeff in the bio section above.

Shout Outs

“Success is making those who believed in you look brilliant.” --Dharmesh Shah

Not only have these people believed in us, they have shared their talents in tangible ways and are the reason why Riide is so exceptional. We can’t wait to make them look brilliant.

  • Cortney Jackson & Andargé Asfaw
  • Andy Nguyen & the noizfilm team
  • Rob Nelson & our fabulous models
  • Jeff Reid & the Startup Hoyas
  • Paul & all the guys and gals at BicycleSpace
  • Kady Chiu & Kadidid Creative

The Kickstarter community is so tight-knit and amazing. We love several of the teams and products so much that we decided to feature them in our campaign. If you haven't already, you should definitely check out Eone and Ministry of Supply

Risks and challenges

We are raising funds to pay for manufacturing and tooling to produce the initial run of Riide bikes. Over the past 15 months we have worked tirelessly to identify and solidify relationships with top manufacturers worldwide. We are confident in our supply chain and our ability to deliver a finished product on time. Should there be any unexpected setbacks we will be sure to keep our backers updated. We look forward to sharing our progress with new members of the Riide family.

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