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$1
pledged of $25,000pledged of $25,000 goal
1
backer
19days to go

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Sat, August 10 2019 12:58 PM UTC +00:00.

About

Grab life by the handlebars!

We understand first and foremost that bicycles (including electric ones) need not be expensive. Our company features simple and well designed bikes that serve exercise needs, are a way to get from point A to point B, and let's be honest, are FUN to ride.

E-bikes are in their infancy here in the US. We have had success with both folding and full size models since 2016, developing new models every year. We envision the Vilano Quark, a lightweight folding electric bike, as the perfect addition to the Vilano family. This compact e-bike folds to just 15" W x 30" L x 22" H, and it weighs only 38 lbs. 

The Quark is the way to solve the first mile/last mile problem for folks who desire a micro transportation alternative that won't break the bank.  

Who We Are

Vilano Bikes started 12 years ago when partners Brian, Suzanna and Mike put their heads together in pursuit of getting affordable bicycles to the masses. We enjoy fitness and the outdoors, and of course we love to ride! Lycra cyclists, MTB shredders, bike commuters and casual riders can all be found on our staff. And we think about active mobility here a lot. 

The secret is out about Vilano Bikes' home base in St. Augustine, FL. The popularity of Our Nation's Oldest City with new settlers, happy vacationers, local college students and day trippers coming in droves has challenged the infrastructure here. Every time we make a top ten list for this or that, the headaches of getting to work and class on time, running an errand or meeting friends at the newest craft brewery can mean endless searching for limited parking. We get it! Our issues are the same issues many cities face, among them how to funnel lots of people at peak times into a space that can't handle it.

Riding the Quark along the St. Augustine waterfront
Riding the Quark along the St. Augustine waterfront

Control Your Commute

We want to be a part of the solution, especially for those who are budget conscious. Micro mobility is the future of transportation here and nationwide. We believe the Vilano Quark can be a perfect low cost alternative to a difficulty so many of us face every day. You will no longer need to use the latest ride-hailing company, and this e-bike will not require an app or docking station to use. Come and go as you please, in style and without the sweat. Unless you want to sweat, we don't judge. 

It's about time you took control of your commute, traveled on your timeline and on your terms. Help us bring to market the Vilano Quark.

Risks and challenges

We are doing our best to minimize the risk of this project. We are in constant communication with our supplier regarding our design needs and timelines. The funds raised in this campaign will allow us to bring this micro mobility solution to the masses as soon as possible, however we want this e-bike to remain true to our vision.

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    Vilano T-Shirt and donate kid's bike

    Be a friend of micro mobility, and give a child the joy of riding a bike! Back us at $25 we'll send you a Vilano T-shirt. As a bonus, we'll donate a children's bike in your name to our favorite local charity, INK-Investing in Kids. You will also get exclusive access to a big fat coupon code for a future purchase of the Vilano Quark.

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    Early bird price for Vilano Quark

    Be the first to own a Vilano Quark! This is a big old discount off the likely future retail price of $599.

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    Quark e-bike, discounted price

    You'll be among the first to have a Vilano Quark, at a cut rate! Experience the fun of an e-bike.

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    Quark e-bike and and an inflatable SUP!

    We told you we love to be outside... did you know Vilano makes inflatable stand up paddle boards, too? You obviously like things that fold into neat packages. This fantastic 2 for 1 reward consists of the Vilano Quark e-bike and a Vilano Journey Inflatable SUP Board. With a compact e-bike and a portable SUP board, you'll have BIG fun within arm's reach.

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