Tern folding bicycles are designed to get you from where you are to where you need to be. Whether you need to handle grocery bags, all kinds of weather, night-time trips or quick jaunts on public transportation, Tern folding bikes give you day-in, day-out reliability.
A Company of Cyclists. Tern has assembled a varied collection of personalities who share the fundamental belief that cycling is central to a healthy sustainable future. So although staff members use their bikes in different ways — weekend rides with kids, triathlons, BMX competitions, or every day commuting to work — they all share the same love of cycling.
A Diverse Perspective. A company staffed by cyclists around the world, Tern specializes in bicycles for urban transport. A variety of ethnicities, nationalities and cultural backgrounds ensure that the company's point of view is seasoned by many different kinds of eyes and that its product is tested in all kinds of conditions. With offices in the United States, England, Germany, China, Switzerland and beyond, Tern is designing, testing and riding its products 24 hours a day in some part of the world.
Environmentally Minded. A commitment to sustainability is central to Tern. It starts with the product — bicycles — which are the ultimate high-efficiency vehicle. It also extends to how Tern makes its products — from quality materials and designed to be serviceable rather than land-fillable. And Tern is constantly searching for ways to reduce its impact, like minimizing packaging, specifying recycled cardboard, and reducing use of harmful chemicals like chromium. Tern is also committed to environmentally responsible transportation: 15 percent of Tern employees bike or walk to work; 75 percent take the bus, train or scooter; and only 10 percent drive to work.
Committed to Improving Things. Tern gives at least 1 percent of its profits, every year, to environmental or social causes.