Posted by Jonathan Maus ( Publisher/Editor ) on April 5th, 2010 at 12:53 pm
There are so many bike-centric business sprouting up in Portland these days that I need a business editor just to keep up.
Adding to the long list of Portland businesses that are either operated from bicycles or focused on the people who ride them are Cookie Pedalers and The Bicycle Chiropractor.
The Bicycle Chiropractor is Christopher Pierce. Pierce is a doctor of Chiropractic who has practiced in Portland since 2001 and who is, “dedicated to keeping bicyclists optimally healthy and tuned up for riding their bikes.”
But The Bicycle Chiropractor takes “bike-friendly” one step further. On his website, Pierce says he’s trying to “create a family of bicycle culture.” In addition to helpful bike clinics and rides, The Bicycle Chiropractor will trade exams, X-rays, and adjustments in exchange for three hours of volunteer bicycle advocacy time (described as “writing letters to editors and politicians”).
To better diagnose your bicycling-induced issue, Dr. Pierce will have you take a spin on one of the bikes he’s got set up on a trainer in the office (which are facing a big screen TV playing bike racing videos) so he can evaluate your position before heading to the adjustment table. “Often times aches and pains are only brought out while you are riding your bike, so this gives us a real time, real world scenario.”
Once your body is feeling good, why not celebrate with a bacon-infused shortbread cookie in caramel sauce? If that sounds good call up Molly McCarthy and Teal Smerlinder of Cookie Pedalers and they’ll deliver it to you by bike.
“A business of making creative cookies and delivering them by bike just seemed to make perfect sense,” so says the Cookie Pedalers website. Started in November of last year with just $500, a Facebook page, and some supportive and talented friends, Molly and Teal’s business is off and riding!