With an explorer's soul, ALPEN founder, Eric Pearson's adventures have taken him around the world on bikes, skis, boats, horses, single-engine airplanes and old Jeeps. It wasn't until his second mountain bike was stolen from his townhouse in San Francisco, his sixth during his lifetime, that he began rethinking storage solutions for space constrained cyclists, such as himself. Cocktail napkin sketches soon evolved to CAD designs, by way of a chance meeting with an industrial designer on a ski lift in Colorado, and ALPEN was soon born.
In 2016, the budding ALPEN team set out to develop the World’s most innovative bicycle storage solution. The goal was to create a bike locker beautiful enough to live on the front porch of a luxury home, yet durable enough to stand up inclement weather and thieves. We took an artistic approach to industrial design, seamlessly blending form and function, to create a user friendly solution with a sculptural aesthetic. We started with a circle, known for its simplistic strength and elegance, and adapted the form to suit our specific need – storing bikes. Equally at home on the deck of your high alpine cabin as it is in an urban apartment complex, ALPEN Bike Capsules are built tough, ready to provide years of stress free bike storage outside of your living and work spaces. Finally, you can reclaim that valuable interior space that has long been occupied by your trusty bicycle.
We hope that ALPEN can help you mitigate your bike storage issues, allowing you to focus on the glorious benefits of the cycling lifestyle, without some of the old hassles. We welcome your feedback and look forward to introducing more innovative lifestyle solutions in the near future. Happy riding!