Tern Electric and Folding Bikes

At Tern, we’re working to build a sustainable future based on a core belief that the bicycle—the ultimate high-efficiency vehicle—is central to that vision. Every action we take can be traced to this single, simple foundation.

We build bikes with an eye to changing the world. Or at least the way that folks get around. Our bikes bring together all the things people need to drive less and ride more.

We named our company after a small, lightweight bird that mates for life and holds the world record for the longest migration.

A commitment to sustainability is central to who we are. We design our bikes to be serviceable rather than land-fillable. And we are constantly searching for ways to reduce our impact, like minimizing packaging, specifying recycled cardboard, and reducing use of harmful chemicals like chromium.

One of our favorite mottos: Aim high, then aim higher. We design products with an eye towards function and long-lasting durability. But we don’t mind that they also get recognition from top international design & innovation awards.

At home, we enable our own employees to bike to work with free bicycles, showers, and changing rooms. Further afield, we partner with municipal transit authorities to make it easier to carry bikes on public transportation. And we actively participate in cycling associations to support people who want to use bicycles as a healthier, greener form of transportation.