EMPowered Cycles (Electro-Magnetically-Powered Cycles) located in Castro Valley CA, is owned and operated by Matt Hughes, a veteran who spent 6 years in the U.S Navy as an advanced aviation electronics technician (awarded Sailor of the Quarter, 1996). After leaving the Navy (1993-1999), Matt gained experience working as an electronics technician for Nokia, then as a manufacturing engineering tech at Motorola, then as an engineering technician for a defense contractor specializing in weapons control systems for Bradley A3 fighting vehicles. He has nearly 21 years of electronics and manufacturing experience to date. Since 2012 he has built dozens of custom electric bikes for satisfied customers in the San Francisco Bay Area and has grown into a sustainable small business partnering with top quality manufacturers such as Yuba Bikes, AllCell, Headway, 8Fun Bafang, MAC, and Tektro. Convert your bike to electric with higher quality parts and greater performance compared to complete e-bikes on the market today for a fraction of the cost. We can ship domestically as well as internationally.