As cargo bike business booms, Splendid Cycles will move to larger space

Splendid Cycles opening party-13
Splendid Cycles needs more room.
(Photos by J. Maus/BikePortland)

Cargo bike-focused shop Splendid Cycles has just announced they will move locations later this month in order to double in size and keep up with growing demand.

Splendid opened in May 2010 after co-owners Joel and Barb Grover (both former employees of Bike Gallery) were bitten by the cargo bike bug. The small (1,100 square foot) shop at SE 14th and Belmont differentiated itself by focusing solely on the bikes that can carry stuff. Since then, Splendid has become the destination for the popular “Bullitt” cargo bike (imported from Danish company Larry vs Harry). Much of their business comes from assembling and shipping complete bikes throughout the country.

Barb tells us they are now the largest Bullitt dealer in the United States (they handle both wholesale and retail sales of the brand) and one of the largest Xtracycle dealers as well. “California, Florida, Connecticut, and even Alaska are a few of the cities where we have customers,“ says Barb.

Co-owner Barb Grover (2nd from right)
tells a customer about the Bullitt cargo bike.

Joel says they’ve seen a huge interest for the Bullitts from other dealers in recent months. “If we don’t move, it will be hard to meet the demand we’re seeing.”

Their new location will be 3,000 square feet and located at 407 SE Ivon (map), just a stone’s throw from the northern entrance to the Springwater Corridor Trail. They plan to be fully moved out of their existing location by January 7th (at the latest) and fully re-opened for business at the new spot by February 1st. They’ve announced a store closure from January 12th through the 29th to focus on the build out of the new shop.

Stay tuned to for updates about the exactly moving date, closures, and so on.

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