Lawsuits, layoffs and blown tires: it's been a rough year for Rad Power Bikes

The Seattle-based e-bike company recalls the 30,000 RadWagon 4 E-cargo bikes in use

Radwagon e-cargo bike
(Image credit: Rad Power Bikes)

Affordable e-bike company, Rad Power Bikes, is having a rough year and the hits just keep coming. 

After two rounds of big layoff —totaling 22% of the work staff it started the year with— the Seattle-based company then got hit with two lawsuits and now, is recalling its RadWagon e-cargo bikes in collaboration with the US Consumer Product Safety Commission.

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Anne-Marije Rook
North American Editor

Cycling Weekly's North American Editor, Anne-Marije Rook is old school. She holds a degree in journalism and started out as a newspaper reporter — in print! She can even be seen bringing a pen and notepad to the press conference.

Originally from The Netherlands, she grew up a bike commuter and didn't find bike racing until her early twenties when living in Seattle, Washington. Strengthened by the many miles spent darting around Seattle's hilly streets on a steel single speed, Rook's progression in the sport was a quick one. As she competed at the elite level, her journalism career followed, and soon she became a full-time cycling journalist. She's now been a cycling journalist for 11 years.