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The Burley Story

Long known as the worldwide leader in child bicycle trailers, Burley launched a commuter trailer that won one of 12 Gold awards at the 2010 EuroBike tradeshow. For more than 35 years, we've made it our priority to deliver the absolute best in quality, durability and safety. We put our heart and soul into every trailer we make, because that's just how we do business.

At Burley, we find better ways to do what we love, and we always put safety first. And, listening to customers leads us to new innovations, like our Travoy urban commuter trailer. We recently added some amazing talent to our design team. Watch for what they come up with next.

Our love of bicycle trailers dates back more than 35 years. In the 1970's, Alan Scholz started a business called Burley Bike Bags - a company inspired by his wife "Burley Bev," a local Oregon bike racer. The couple sold their bags at Eugene's Saturday Market, a 30-mile commute from their home. Determined to live a car-free life, Alan built a strong, durable, safe trailer to transport his young daughter and the Burley bags to the Market (his first trailer was actually built from old swing-set parts). It wasn't long before people were asking to buy a trailer like Alan's. Then, bike shops in Eugene started to carry the Burley trailers. The market for Burley trailers grew rapidly and today the name "Burley" is synonymous with "bicycle trailers."

In 1978 Burley became a worker-owned cooperative, and in 2006 members sold the company to Michael Coughlin, a Eugene businessman, community leader, and Oregon native. His first move was to bring the focus solely on Burley's core product and the heart of the company: the Burley trailer.

2008 marked Burley's 30th anniversary of designing and manufacturing the safest bike trailers. We continue to perfect Alan's invention with passion, drive and dedication. That's why Burley is known for making the safest, most durable trailers on the road.

The Burley future is bright with a worldwide distribution network and products that are well respected for their manufacturing quality and exceptional safety. The Burley brand stands for unmatched quality today, just as it did in 1978.

Check out this Burley Photo Gallery to see how people use Burley all over the world!

 

MISSION STATEMENT
Burley promotes active outdoor fun by designing and developing bicycling products that provide functional design, safety, and many years of use.

BURLEY VALUES
We treat all customers (internal and external) as partners, building a mutual relationship based on hard work, respect, honesty, fairness and integrity.
We seek continual improvement in all that the company does in ideas, in quality, and in customer satisfaction. We have a strong commitment to help support our community, the outdoors and our environment.

JOIN OUR TEAM
At Burley Design, the premier US bicycle trailer company, we are looking for self-motivated team players who want to add fun to their work life.
Our company is located in the beautiful, bike and family friendly city of Eugene, Oregon, which offers an exceptional opportunity to enjoy coastal, valley and mountain recreation all year long. If you are interested in joining our dynamic team, please see our job postings.

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