About HPM

History of Human Powered Machines

Our Philosophy

Our Vision and Purpose

HPM has one basic belief: diversity of product. Just as a monoculture system impairs the health of agriculture, one basic bike frame form limits the potential of human-powered transportation.

Can I try out any of the models?

Feel free to come by Eugene Bicycle Works, where many of these vehicles are on display and are available for test rides or rentals. You can also visit the fabrication facility at the same site.
HPM History

Human Powered Machines (HPM) was established in 1991. Our primary interest is in relieving urban congestion by building load-carrying workbikes and cargo bikes. We also produce many types of vehicles, including recumbents, utility trailers and folding bikes. The production of these vehicles integrates youth apprentices whenever possible. As a partner with the Center for Appropriate Transport, HPM is the apprenticeship program where aspiring framebuilders and entrepreneurs can acquire the diverse skills for a career in bicycle building.

Contact: email hpm@catoregon.org 541-343-5568 or 800-343-5568