Boosted is Coming to a City Near You This Fall

Let’s Ride!

September’s here, so for most of us it’s back to work and back to school. But that doesn’t mean that the fun has to end. On September 19th, we’re kicking off our 5-week, 9-city Fall Tour. We’ll start in Philadelphia and New England, then move on to Seattle, San Francisco, New York, Colorado, Utah, Los Angeles, and Texas (phew). It’s our most ambitious tour yet, and we cannot wait to meet everyone!

If you’re interested in test riding a board, come see us at a demo event. Our super knowledgable and always approachable events team will be on hand to answer your questions and get you comfortable riding a board.

If you are looking to connect with riders in your city, join a group ride. During the summer, we had a record number of folks join us in NYC. Not that we’re competitive or anything, but we bet we can do even better this fall.

To join in on a group ride there’s no experience required, although beginners are highly encouraged to come to a demo event first to get some pointers and an opportunity to practice. We’ll also have a limited number of boards available for riders who want to ride, but do not yet own a board. Boards will be available on a first come, first served basis, so please RSVP to the specific Facebook event and leave a comment indicating that you will need a board.

Not in those locations? Don’t worry! During our tour, we’ll also be giving away some swag on Instagram. And who knows? We just might leave some space in the calendar to meet our most engaged, passionate riders.

Check out dates here. We will lock in more details as we roll into each city.

We can’t wait to ride with you!

Welcoming Jeff to the Boosted Team

I’m excited to introduce you to Boosted’s new CEO, Jeff Russakow. He’s a great addition to our team and to the Boosted community.

Six months ago, we began an extensive search for a new CEO. We were interested in finding someone who had experience in growing operational businesses as well as in leading technology teams – things that none of the founders of Boosted had done before. We also wanted to make sure she or he understood what makes Boosted’s products and riding community so special.

I’m pleased that we have found that person in Jeff. He studied in the same graduate program as the founding team and earned his PhD at Stanford in mechanical engineering. This similar experience gives him a deep understanding of both the problem and the technology that led to us creating the very first Boosted board. He also has decades of operational and management experience, both as CEO at growing startups and as an executive running large teams at great technology companies.

Beyond these qualifications, Jeff and his family have become avid Boosted riders and embraced our riding community. He is passionate about improving transportation and fanatical about quality and safety, just like we’ve always been. And he takes the responsibility that you, the community, have given us very seriously. When you combine that dedication with his warm, kind, and generous personality, you have a great fit for leading our team at Boosted.

I have stepped back from a full-time role at Boosted, but I will remain involved on the Board of Directors. However, our priorities and efforts remain the same. We as a team are focused on shipping our extended range battery and on providing all of you, especially our new international customers, with the same incredible riding and ownership experience that we are known for.

I’d like to say thank you to the amazing and talented Boosted team. You’ve been such a pleasure to work with, and I’m indebted to you for that privilege. Each of you has worked tirelessly behind the scenes on the smallest of details to create great products and experiences for every rider, and it shows.

I’d also like to say thank you to this incredible community. From the first five riders in 2012 to the many today, it’s been a pleasure to be part of your lives and to see our products bringing you so much joy. Keep having fun, staying engaged, and riding safely.  

I’m very proud of what we’ve built for you so far in our first five years at Boosted, and I’m excited to introduce you to Jeff as our leader in the next chapter. He believes deeply in our mission and will be able to deliver exciting new products and experiences to further that.

Please join me in welcoming Jeff to Boosted.

-Sanjay

Now Shipping to Australia & New Zealand

We’ve been given the all clear to ship to Australia and New Zealand!

Over the course of this week, all reservation holders in these countries will receive their final order confirmation emails.

Boards are shipped in the order in which orders are received, so the sooner you complete your final payment, the sooner you’ll get your board. Boards currently ship within 1-3 weeks from your purchase date.

Thank you so much for hanging tight with us. We can’t tell you how much we appreciate your patience and support. Please send us pics of your favorite places to ride. We can’t wait to see your super stoked faces!

-The Boosted Team

Update on Australia & New Zealand Orders

Earlier this month, we had planned to send final order confirmation emails to customers in Australia and New Zealand this week. Based on our checklist, we were slightly ahead of our original August/September timeline. However, we will not be sending confirmation emails this week as a result of separate issues delaying board shipments to these countries.

Australia
We are currently in the process of obtaining certification from the Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development in order to begin importing into Australia. We’d like to give you a firm timeline, but unfortunately this approval is one that rests outside of our company. As soon as we gain approval, we’ll publish a firm confirmation email and shipping timeline. We are hopeful this will happen shortly.

New Zealand
We are in the process of securing an importer of record to begin shipping to New Zealand. Once that arrangement has been finalized, we’ll update timelines for you!

We appreciate your continued patience and will keep you updated through the blog. Of course if you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to our Customer Stoke team.

-The Boosted Team

Last Call for Free Shipping to Europe

Our reservation campaign is coming to an end in Europe! Reservations placed this weekend (before 10:00 am PDT on Monday) will still be eligible for free international shipping.

Starting Monday, customers in Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Norway, Poland, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the UK, and the Netherlands can order a 2nd generation board without a reservation. Best of all, boards ship in 7-10 business days.

For those who really want the extra range, you can reserve an extended range battery pack for free. Your reservation gives you the opportunity to purchase an extended range pack for $199 (a $399 value) once they become available.

Australia & New Zealand
Our reservation campaign remains in place for customers in Australia and New Zealand. We’ll have an update on timing within the next couple of weeks. Reservations are still eligible for free shipping, so be sure to place your $100 deposit now!

-The Boosted Team

City Summer Tour Wraps in NYC

Thanks to everyone who came out to a demo event or joined us on a group ride during our City Summer Tour! We loved meeting everyone and could not have asked for a warmer welcome in each city.  

Some Highlights:

SF: We kicked off with a BBQ right at our HQ on Go Skate Day. It was a great start to the tour, and we met a lot of new faces! 

LA: This is when the giveaway started to get crazy — we had people chasing us by van and by foot to make it to the coordinates first!  

Chicago: Our giveaway winner drove from Wisconsin to find the hidden board, and we had riders fly in from Houston and Philly to join the group rides.

NYC: As the tour went on, so did the size of our events. In NYC we had the biggest group ride in Boosted history and lines around the block to demo the board.

The Hunt Winners
Congrats to our lucky winners @kevinmkaspar, @jadehenrykang, @claymichek, and @vanflymen. Using their super sleuthing powers, these four found hidden GPS coordinates on our site and in our social posts, leading them to a specific giveaway location. To everyone who played along, we hope you had fun – it was a blast seeing everyone start to put it together and to see how quickly the momentum built from SF to NYC.

Our last winner is Cody of Nashville, TN! Welcome to the Boosted community. We can’t wait to see pics of you riding in your city!

The winning coordinates have now been unlocked on the City Summer Tour page.

Well, that’s a wrap. Again, thanks to everyone in the Boosted community. We are overwhelmed by how much passion, support, and overall stoke everyone has for the board and for each other. We hope to see you again soon!

-The Boosted Team