Local electric bike company, Rad Power Bikes, is about to shift into a big new industrial building in east Ballard.*
Rad’s new location will be in the new West Woodland Business Center (1128 NW 52nd St), where they’ve leased 26,457 square feet of the 4-story, 72,000 sq. ft. industrial building, and plan to both manufacture and sell their bikes there. The company has almost doubled their output since they launched in 2015, and have outgrown their multiple Ballard locations. They’re currently leasing three locations — an office, a retail store, and a warehouse.
“Our company has grown so fast that we’ve had to move locations three times within the past three years, but still needed a more permanent home that fit our team, operations and culture,” Mike Radenbaugh, Co-Founder and CEO of Rad Power Bikes said. “We finally have a space that is built around us, and not the other way around.”
Rad will take over the new space in January 2019.
*An earlier version of this story referred to east Ballard as West Woodland. We’ve changed it to “east Ballard” to avoid confusion.