Founder Alan Scholz founded a small company called Burley Bike Bags. If you're the leader of the Circles Blog, I'm sure you've heard of him. Burley was a brand founded by the founder of Bike Friday. Allan moved the company from Fargo, North Dakota to Eugene, Oregon in search of a better area for cycling.
Alan cycled 30 miles from his home to sell the handmade bags they make at the Farmer's Market on Saturday in Eugene. Alan, who had decided to live without a car, needed a way to carry his bag and his young daughter to the market by bicycle. I made a trailer. Local cyclists and bike shops started noticing how well his trailer worked, and it wasn't long before orders were placed.
In 1978, Burley changed management to a worker-owned cooperative. The reputation of the company, which pursues product safety and the quality of its products, has steadily increased, and the name "Burley" has become synonymous with "bicycle trainers." In 2006, the union sold the company to local Oregonian community leader Michael Colin.
Today, Burley's superior design, safety and durability are known as the benchmark for recreational bike trailers. Our products change and grow in line with customer demands. Whether it's multifunctional child trailers, jogging strollers or kick bikes, they put all their passion into making their products. Burley is as unmatched and beloved today as it was in 1978.