Jeff Cleary woke up one day while working as a California attorney and said wait a minute, how come there are no quality kids bikes?
That simple question led him to founding Cleary Bikesin 2014.
Based out of Sausalito CA, Cleary Bikes are now recognized worldwide for their lightweight, durability, kid optimized geometry, and vibrant colors.
What I admire most about Jeff though is his personal motivation to keep building great bikes for kids - his favorite pastime is simply riding bikes with his 4 year old son.
I always enjoy the opportunity to sit and talk with Jeff and I hope you enjoy this interview recorded live at the 2018 Sea Otter Classic in Monterey CA.
We built this interview series from the title of our newest children’s picture book Taking The Lead that follows our animal characters along a journey to open a local bike shop and inspire their town to ride. We hope you enjoy these personal stories from bike industry executives, non-profit leaders, pro athletes, and families just like yours who are celebrating kids on bikes and inspiring families to get off the couch... and out for a ride.
Purchase our books, and download the World of Buddy Pegs podcast so you can share the love of bicycling with the kids in your life. Visit your local bike shop, or visit us at BuddyPegs.com. Remember it’s the little moments that create big memories.
Tim Goodall is the US Managing Director of the UK based children’s bicycle brand Islabikes.
Ginger and Brett Rosenbauer are the power couple behind the innovative children’s mountain bike brand Trailcraft Cycles.
Jerry Lawson spent the first 20+ years of his professional career developing new products and strategy for global retailers like Amazon and Tesco before he and his wife followed their passion for bicycling and their desire to find lightweight bikes for their children.