In The News

November 7th, 2013

Designed in Grand Rapids: the world’s first smart trike Grand Rapids-based TerraTrike has partnered with Troy, Michigan’s AutoBike to design the world’s first “smart trike.” The “smart trike” is part of TerraTrike’s Rover series and features technology that was developed by AutoBike, a firm that has invented an automatic shifting bicycle. The new trike, which will be available in […]

October 22nd, 2013

Autobike CEO Sean Simpson (pictured in the startup’s Troy, Mich., headquarters) is a second-year MBA at the Ross School of Business. (Photo by Doug Coombe.) Few new business ventures take off without uphill struggles. Especially one started by a group of old friends living in different states, working in different fields, and holding different degrees […]

September 27th, 2013

One of the things that keeps some people from cycling more often is the gears – although they need the gears to manage hills and headwinds, they’re never sure which one they should be in. If that sounds like you, then you might like the Autobike. It shifts gears automatically based on the rider’s cadence, […]

July 25th, 2013

Fox 2 Detroit created an awesome segment about us for the 5 PM news.  Check it out at the following link:

July 2nd, 2013

(WJBK) – AutoBike founders Kevin Smith and Sean Simpson share their revolutionary bicycle creation with Fox 2. Click link below for video.

June 5th, 2013

When considering the electric bike of the future, many companies search for a way to decrease travel time — but pumping a bike frame full of boosting batteries isn’t the only way to change the way people bike. In fact, the folks at Detroit-based electric biking company Autobike are building an electric bike to helps riders bike […]

May 23rd, 2013

We had heard a lot of cool stories about the Zoo-De-Mack ride ( so we decided to give it a go this year! We didn’t plan well so we had too many cars and decided to have two of the guys ride the first half while the other two drove the vehicles to the halfway […]

May 15th, 2013

Some pretty exciting news to share! Part of our plan to evolve the bicycle and get more people riding and enjoying bikes was to get as many people on the bike in any and every way possible. The excitement and energy that occurs after people ride the bike is contagious so we want to create […]

May 13th, 2013

On Friday, the AutoBike team packed up a rental truck and headed south from Detroit. Their first stop was the Ohio Women’s Bicycling Summit. After many test rides and a lot of fun, the team jumped back on I75 and headed south. First stop was Tennessee and final destination was Florida. You can see the […]

May 11th, 2013

Metro Detroit’s bicycle culture is shifting into high gear. While places like Hines Drive, Stony Creek Metropark and Belle Isle have drawn cyclists for years, a wave of new businesses and bike-friendly initiatives are helping make the Motor City more mobile than ever. Wayne State University is exploring a citywide bike-sharing program, and Detroit plans […]

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