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pakiT City Bike: Lightest Folding Bike Ever Fits in Backpack

A project in Eugene, OR by Bike Friday

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Need a great performing city bike to take with you anywhere & everywhere, that fits you & your mobile life? The pakiT is the answer!
Backers: 119
Average Pledge Per Backer: $1278

Funded: $152,076 of $50,000
Dates: Aug 22nd -> Sep 22nd (31 days)
Project By: Bike Friday
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Latest News

Bike Friday looks beyond successful niche

August 7th - via: registerguard.com
While its foldable bicycles have appealed to older riders, the challenge is to connect with younger cyclists (Read More)

24 hours to go! + production line delivers first pakiT

September 20th - via: kickstarter.com
The production line builds its first pakiT- a tester model Thank you so much for your help bringing this new bike to life! We've got just over 24 hours until the campaign ends and we want to hit this out of the park- will you help us reach 150K... (Read More)

Only 2 days left! Help us hit 150K & expand our dealer network! + pakiT news

September 19th - via: kickstarter.com
We're in the final stretch - 2 days to go!Many thank you's  to all your wonderful help in getting us this far! I look forward to seeing your pictures like the ones below when you ride your pakiT! Help us take it over the edge and hit 150K! Growing a... (Read More)

Electric Assist Folding Bike Under 33 Pounds On Kickstarter Through Tuesday, September 20

September 19th - via: digitaljournal.com
Kickstarter has helped Bike Friday launch their cargo bike, the Haul-a-day. Now Bike Friday has already hit 150% of their goal on their second Kickstarter campaign. (Read More)

Only 5 more days! Help us create dealer network + E-assist pakiT reward available

September 17th - via: kickstarter.com
Hello pakiT supporters, This is really fun! With 5 more days until the end of the kickstarter and all the great support you have shown we are now focused on the next improvement steps. We need funding to build a dealer network. Our stretch goal is... (Read More)

We hit our $100K Goal! E-assist kit now availabe + 8 speed chain drive option

September 15th - via: kickstarter.com
Hooray! We've hit $100K: 200% of our goal! Thank you pakiT supporters! Great work! To say thank you we've unlocked the Candy Apple color (deep, rich and sparkly) as a new option for all Kickstarter pakiT supporters. pakiT E-assist Kit Designed by... (Read More)

Rocking the pakiT in L.A. + 3 speed pakiT in Europe: "pakiT is the best bike ever" says customer

September 12th - via: kickstarter.com
Roadrunner, the domestic bag manufacturer we've partnered with in L.A. just sent us these amazing photos from their first day with the pakiT. More gorgeous photos courtesy of Ester Song (@wifeye) soon to come!      We received the first report... (Read More)

Only 11 days to go! - New Rewards & Help us build a Dealer Network

September 10th - via: kickstarter.com
Hello pakiT Supporters,We are entering the home stretch! Having your backing this last few weeks has been essential to keep us motivated to bring the pakiT into production. Thank you! We are thrilled to see just how many people want this new bike. It... (Read More)

Eugene bike maker raising money to introduce light, fold-up bike that can fit in a backpack

September 10th - via: registerguard.com
A Eugene bicycle maker plans to introduce what it calls the world’s first fold-up bicycle that, at just 15 pounds, can fit in a backpack. The company has designed and tested the new bike, called pakiT. Now, it wants to build the bikes and bring them to market using money raised on the crowdfunding platform Kickstarter. (Read More)

pakiT Development News & Stress Testing The Frame

September 8th - via: kickstarter.com
Lots of pakiT development activity this past week!With the strong interest backers have shown in the pakiT we are busily moving forward on steps to set up production. See below for more details. Stress testing the frame: We have learned from building... (Read More)

How to Carry Stuff on Your pakiT + TreeHugger + pakiT Elite + 150% of Our Goal!

August 30th - via: kickstarter.com
Hey Backers! Wow. We've passed 75K on Kickstarter after the first week of the campaign! We are getting a lot of great questions about the pakiT. Some people have asked for more information about the bike so we're rolling out additional videos and... (Read More)

Video: How the pakiT quick fold works

August 25th - via: kickstarter.com
Hello Supporters!  As we near the end of the week, we are thrilled to announce that we've hit 149% of our goal! We continued to be amazed at the outpouring of support for this incredible new bicycle.  There have been several requests to have the... (Read More)

You inspire us! New Rewards and a Stretch Goal

August 23rd - via: kickstarter.com
Having your help to meet the goal in the first day has really been a dream response to launching this great bike! Now we want to make it possible for more people to ride their bikes more often by getting a pakiT in their "pocket" or backpack! It is... (Read More)

Wow!!! We made our goal in 7 hours!!! Thank you, Thank you!

August 23rd - via: kickstarter.com
This is the best gift you could give us for all the hard work it took to get the pakiT to this stage.   My team and I are motivated by building bikes that people want and love. Seeing the incredibly fast response from each of you today, that helped... (Read More)

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