Kids’ bike specialists Islabikes is closing down their US office in Portland, OR and tapering off US operations this fall. After 5 years working from Oregon, Islabikes decided it was more constructive to focus their efforts on their home UK market and to sales through the EU.
In the meantime, a very limited remaining US stock of kids bikes are being heavily discounted, but will not be restocked. No official word yet as to the exact end date, but their excellent kids’ bikes will continue to be sold from their UK HQ.
Islabike did have a few parting comments to add after several years of engaging with parents and kids from their US operations:
We really appreciate the support from our customers over the past 5 years. Thank you for all the photos and videos of your kids enjoying their Islabikes and the emails and phone calls describing family vacations and adventures; we have so enjoyed getting to be included in those experiences.
To the kiddos: thank you for being brave, confident, sometimes scared, hilarious, charismatic, and eager to ride your bike! Thank you for asking so many questions about your bikes. Thank you for coming out to race at Kids Cross and to try out bikes in our showroom. Your excitement for riding bikes is contagious.