Posted by Jonathan Maus ( Publisher/Editor ) on December 1st, 2009 at 4:54 pm
Contact Info: Todd Roll
Pedal Bike Tours Debuts Handmade Local Bike Crafts
North Portland Storefront Provides An Outlet For Locally Made Bike Products
Portland, OR (December 1, 2009) – Just in time for the holidays, Pedal Bike Tours announces the addition of bike products, made in Oregon by local artists and craftspeople, to their shop in North Portland. As a hub for bike curious visitors, Pedal aims to provide a showcase for the ever-growing number of bike oriented products that Oregonians are creating, such as jewelry, clothing and art.
“Because of our bike sightseeing tours and rentals we get lots of visitors to Portland in our shop. Instead of a t-shirt from the airport we want people to be able to take home a bike themed souvenir made by one of our talented locals,” explains Todd Roll, owner of Pedal Bike Tours.
The rapidly expanding list of artisans and products priced as low as $3 includes:
Agent Ladybug’s Decycled Designs – Bike tube bracelets and more
Ciclismo Design – Sterling silver pendants- reproductions of bike racing medals
Gigi’s Handywork – Helmuffs- wooly ear covers that fit over your helmet straps made from recycled sweaters
Labelle Maverique – Armbands and chokers made from recycled bike inner tubes featuring hand cut designs
MMM Werk – Knickers reworked by hand made from recycled trousers
Povera Jewelry – Made from recycled bike parts
Queen Bee – Handmade panniers and hip holsters
Recycled Designs – Photo frames, clocks, key chains and more made from recycled bike parts
Red Bat Press – Fun and clever greeting cards made locally on an antique press
Roll came up with the idea watching visitors from around the world roam the shop looking for souvenirs to take home. “We wanted to make these exceptionally creative and well made products available to locals and visitors alike year round.”
Pedal Bike Tours offers guided bike tours and van tours of Portland, the Columbia Gorge and Wine Country as well as bike rentals.
Located at 2249 N Williams Ave., Portland, O.R. 97227, Pedal shares a space with Metropolis Cycles, a full service bike shop and repair business owned by Roll’s brother. The shop is open daily at 11AM until 7PM Mon-Thurs, 6PM Friday and 5PM Sat and Sun. For more information on Pedal Bike Tours, including rates and tour information, visit www.pedalbiketours.com, or call (503) 916-9704.