Normal Bicycles designs and builds performance hardwood bicycles in Vashon, Washington.  Our innovative production process delivers unique, strong, and lightweight bicycles.  We make the bicycles to order and target delivery within 8-10 weeks.  We offer set models as well as complete custom builds.

Normal Wooden Bicycles?

Normal Bicycles started out in the basement of our 140-year-old house on Normal Avenue in Buffalo, New York.  Although we no longer live in Buffalo, Normal Bicycles is really about challenging the idea of what is normal.

We aspire to create and build unique bicycles and components in North America in a way that promotes sourcing locally, improving availability, and advancing sustainability.  This is tough in the bicycle industry but absolutely worth the effort. As an example, we’ve selected hard maple for its strength properties and its availability in North America.

Normal Bicycles

Chris Kudla

I am a mechanical design engineer and am passionate about creating and building with the lightest possible environmental footprint. Normal Bicycles is the culmination of these ambitions, combining innovation and technology with social and environmental responsibility. I have over ten years of experience designing structural frame and mount systems for automotive, aerospace, and industrial applications. Cycling for me is a mode of transport, form of exercise, and a mental reset, and I think this shows through in our bike frames.

Jessica Vreeswijk Kudla

I am inspired by all aspects of bicycles and cycling – I’ll admit to owning several bikes already.  We have had some of our most productive and creative brainstorming sessions while on long rides.  In fact, I think the first iterations of the idea for Normal Bicycles started on a ride along the Erie Canal from Buffalo to Rochester.  I am a business professional with a background in technology, management and consulting.  I can now add bicycle mechanic to my list of skills thanks to Winterborne Bicycling Institute.