Our Story

Our affair with eBikes began in 2014 when we purchased comfort cruisers from Let It Ride, our local Pedego dealer. If you’ve never experienced an eBike, check out Pedego. Owner Kevin is a great tour guide.

As makers, naturally we started to experiment with eBikes on our own. And thus began High Lakes eBikes LLC.

Keith F. Kongslie

Co-founder, designer, installer, test driver

Builder, fine woodworker, astronomer, inventor, and outdoorsman. Senior Systems Engineer, retired, Rockwell Collins/Collins Aerospace. S.M.A.R.T reader and Santa, Silver Rail Elementary. Volunteer at the Perlan Project. Supporter of the Bend-Redmond Habitat for Humanity and Habitat Restore.

Beverly A. Michaelis

Co-founder, administrator, test driver, shop assistant

Biker, hiker, kayaker, gardener, and cook. Practice management attorney, retired, Oregon Law Practice Management LLC and OSB Professional Liability Fund. Member of Central Oregon Trail Alliance (COTA) and High Desert Museum. Supporter of the Humane Society of Central Oregon, Cat Adoption Team, and Bend Food Project.

AnnaBelle T. Cat

Shop supervisor, sidekick

Mischievous tabby who enjoys the occasional outing. Portrait by Bend artist Mary Medrano.

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