How it all started
LEKKER Bikes USA – It all started in 2008 when a young Dutch entrepreneur called Meindert packed his bags and flew across the globe all the way to Sydney. Little did he know what the future had in store for him. After getting to know the Australians, their energy and their lifestyle, he fell in love with the world down under. There was only one thing missing: Dutch bikes. Following his instincts, he founded ‘LEKKER Bikes’ a few years later.
One step at a time, by talking and listening, being open to change, innovating the product whilst remaining true to its core, LEKKER Bikes became what it is today. With shops in Melbourne, Sydney, and Amsterdam, our bikes are selling and the LEKKER community is expanding. It seems only logical to take the next step and think bigger.
America as our next step
At the end of 2021 we decided to take LEKKER bikes stateside, and launched our classic Dutch bikes online. Within weeks, we saw our first Dutch bicycles cruisin’ around the USA, from LA’s sandy beaches to the streets of New York. Currently, we are selling 4 of our most popular conventional Dutch commuter bikes on our American website: the Jordaan Womens 3 Speed, the Jordaan Mens 3 Speed, the Amsterdam 3 Speed and the Amsterdam 8 Speed.
And we won’t stop there. We have big plans in store for 2022, including bringing our famous eBike range to the States. We see huge potential in the American market as people are starting to swap out their cars for eBikes, for both environmental and practical purposes, and bike lanes are increasingly springing up countrywide.
LEKKER Bikes USA Shop
Now that we’ve dipped our toes into the sweet American water, it seems only fitting we find ourselves a brick-and-mortar home. But before we decide where to set up shop, we will explore three different cities across the country.
First is New York.
Start spreading the news, because our first destination is the city that never sleeps. We also want to be a part of it, New York, New York.
It is no secret that the Big Apple has become more bicycle-friendly than ever. New cycling paths are being built all around the city and people are starting to prefer commuting by bike to other means of transport. After all, who is a fan of subways during rush hour or morning traffic jams to work?
San Francisco will be our second stop.
Cycling across the Golden Gate Bridge on a LEKKER bike should be on everybody’s ‘to-do list’. Locals say that crossing the bridge by bike is one of the best ways to experience its world-class views. And being the selfless people that we are, we want to be on hand to help.
Next in line is Seattle.
Seattle consistently tops the list of most bike-friendly cities in America. And our LEKKER Bikes are simply a must in a city that is famous for its cozy days full of rain and delicious coffee. Why? Well, it’s the perfect fusion of our two hometowns, Melbourne (coffee…) and Amsterdam (Rain. Always.).
LEKKER Bikes USA combines Australian lifestyle and Dutch engineering. Giving you a uniquely designed Dutch bike that you can pass onto your children’s children. Lightweight, low maintenance and forever stylish. Rediscover the joy of moving freely on our LEKKER bikes, the Amsterdam way. Now, coming to the US soil.
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