Convert your existing bike into an electric bike

Island City Bikes, Alameda California. Convert your bicycle into a electric bike

Welcome to Island City Bikes in Alameda, California. I am Al Carpenter the founder of Island City Bikes. Over the years I have had a plethora of experiences but none that is so satisfying as being a part of the eBike movement. Electric bikes are a great way to exercise, explore, go on a journey, and even replace the car as a means of transportation.

Here at Island City Bikes we sell eBikes ready to ride and we also convert existing bikes into electric bikes.

First: We offer for sale only three eBikes ready to ride. Of the hundreds of bikes we have built we consider these three the best of all of them! The bikes  we pre build are the Giant Talon, Giant Escape, and the Specialized Roll Easy Entry. The Giant Talon has front suspension and can be used in or off road. The Giant Escape is our commuter bike and has a rigid front fork and is more of a road style bike. The Specialized Roll Easy Entry is our most popular bike as it is very comfortable and easy to mount and dismount. All of these bikes are converted into electric bikes by our mechanics and are the best among all eBikes in our opinion. 

Second: We convert standard bikes into an electric bikes using the Bafang 750 or 1000 watt mid drive motor.  We have converted just about every type of bike one can imagine. All of our conversion have to go through a very strict safety inspection to determine if it can safely be converted into an eBike. Our inspection means that we thoroughly clean your bike then our mechanics disassemble it in order to clearly ascertain the condition of the bike. We look for hairline fractures, missing parts, broken parts, areas that are in tact but need repair, and the condition of the wheels, tires, and brakes. The reason for this inspection is that the Bafang mid drive motor is powerful and will exploit any weakness in the bike. If we discover anything that might make your bike unsafe as an eBike we reassemble it and return to you at no cost. 

Price to convert your bike into an electric bike: 

BBS02 750watt motor and a 48v 13Ah battery; $1,250.

BBSHD 1000 watt motor and a 48v 13Ah battery; $1,550

Cargo bikes and road bikes add $100.

This includes the powerful Bafang BBS02 Mid Drive 750 watt motor and a 48v 13Ah battery.

Please read our page on the "Conversion Process" to learn of all the details of our conversion.

**** If you are in the Sacramento, Roseville, or Folsom area we now have a bicycle drop off in Ranch Cordova. Call and make an appointment to drop your bike off in Rancho Cordova. From Rancho Cordova your bike will be delivered to our Alameda facilities where it will be converted into an electric bike and returned to you. There is no cost for this service.*****

Ship your bike to us and we will pay return shipping!

If you ship your bike to us we will convert it into an electric bike and pay to have the bike shipped back to you. Your local bike shop will be glad to box and ship your bike on your behalf. 

Cargo Bikes

Cargo Bikes are one of our specialities

Cargo bikes are one of our specialities. We convert Xtracycle and Yuba bikes into eBikes nearly every week. The picture above is of a Xtracycle we converted into an electric bike using a Bafang BBS02 750 watt motor. Cargo bikes are increasingly growing in popularity and many find adding a motor to the cargo bikes allows it have the power necessary to climb hills and ride against the wind. We carefully convert each cargo bike as if they were being made to carry our own children,



For those who wish to take on their own eBike build, we have everything you need to make it possible! We sell Bafang mid drive motors, both the BBS02 750 watt and the Bafang BBSHD 1000 watt. We also carry in stock all the parts and accessories that you will need. 

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(510) 418-1552

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Island City Bikes, LLC

2427 Clement Ave, Alameda, California 94501, United States

(510) 418-1552



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