em-pow-er
əmˈpou(ə)r/   verb

Encouraging and supporting someone to become stronger

and more confident in directing their life.

Our vision is to improve the quality of life of our customers, cooperative members, employees, and surrounding communities. We will achieve this through passionate education and promotion of this fun, healthycost efficient, and environmentally friendly form of recreation and transportation. 

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Our Story

This journey began in 2010 out of one man's garage, with a need for a more affordable and environmentally friendly transportation option. Electric-assisted bicycle technology at that time left a lot to be desired; the options were few and the motors were heavy, offering very limited range with each charge of the battery. Over the next decade Seattle Electric Bike incrementally grew as the quality of electric assisted systems steadily improved. From humble beginnings selling one brand out of a home garage, to its first retail storefront in the Greenwood neighborhood of Seattle. Next came a full service center with experienced full time mechanics to provide full maintenance and repair for everything sold in the store. Shortly after that a second location was added  North East of Seattle in Bothell.  The Bellingham store was the next locale in 2020, at that point SEB became the largest volume independent electric bike retailer in the region.  More important than the past, is the current improvements and future plans. In 2022 Seattle Electric Bike's original founder retired by selling the business to its employees and it is now operated as a worker owned cooperative.  With an experienced,  passionate and knowledgeable crew committed to service, Seattle Electric Bike looks forward to continuing to grow in this rapidly evolving industry while contributing to our local communities that we serve.

Meet The Team