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WHO WE ARE

IT ALL STARTED WITH A PROBLEM

Philadelphia is home to one of the largest metropolitan park systems in the world, a city center steeped in European influences,
and representing the only World Heritage City in the United States- Philadelphia is a city that demands the immersion and
experience of its inhabitants. But like many other major cities, the freedom to flow throughout Philly is greatly stifled
by the infrastructural demands of the common workweek, the geographical valley within which it sits, and its sheer population.

Home to both the longest average commutes by car in the country, and the highest percentage of commuters who bike to work, data shows that Philadelphians have long been taking charge on their city’s infrastructural and environmental inefficiencies.

Junto Bikes is born out of the same stock.

We don’t design E-bikes in hopes of replacing your bike- we want to replace your car. We want to increase your productivity, decrease your footprint, and stretch your head. Hailing from the gritty streets of Philadelphia, our team members bring their unique cycling and commuting experiences to every meeting at our office in Fishtown, and every design we churn out is suitable for each of our unique lifestyles. Part of our ability to provide the ultimate commuting solution is that we have all endured the problem in our own way.

Many will ask “why Ebikes?” The answer, as it turns out, didn’t always come easily- even to us. Junto founder Brian Powell eloquently described his own Ebike epiphany as the “Holy Shit” moment- and that’s the experience we’ve been sharing ever since.

“HOLY SHIT” IS NOT BREAKING A SWEAT ON A 15 MILE COMMUTE INTO CENTER CITY. IT’S BEATING YOUR CO-WORKERS TO THE OFFICE. IT’S TRANSITIONING TO A PEDESTRIAN AT A MOMENT'S NOTICE. AND MORE THAN ANYTHING, IT’S RIDING SOMETHING NEW, DIFFERENT, AND EXHILARATING.

Exhilarated by the social, environmental, and personal opportunity E-bikes offered, it wasn't difficult to rally others to the cause. With the additions of co-founders Simon Goode, Sam Ebert, and Mike Tonkinson, the first meeting of Junto had commenced. 

THE JUNTO

The Junto Club was a gathering of local Philadelphian's who met to foster friendship and intellectual discourse within their community. It was a forum for sharing political & philosophical ideas and welcomed people from every profession, religion and class. Benjamin Franklin and his friends named this assembly The Junto Club after the Spanish word meaning united, a meeting, and a council.

Some say The Junto Club was a precursor to the American Revolution of 1776. We'd like to think we're on a similar path of liberation. 

We set out to not just create a bike but a community of riders; a Junto. Once you join Junto, your bike will help save you time and money, will reduce congestion in your community and will lower your environmental footprint. You will be happier and so will the planet. Every errand and commute that your Junto helps you accomplish is a force for change in your community and the world.