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Portland Design Works supports bike advocacy through 1% for the Planet

Posted by on January 24th, 2011 at 2:42 pm

Just got this from local bike company Portland Design Works:

PDW kicks off year with donations to BTA and Northwest Trail Alliance

Portland, OR- Portland Design Works (PDW) is proud to announce it is kicking off 2011 by making matching donations of $2,400 to its local advocacy groups; the Bicycle Transportation Alliance, and the Northwest Trail Alliance. The $4,800 total donation represents is PDWs 1% for the Planet donation for 2010.

“We see the value of what these outstanding grass roots organizations are doing for cyclists in our region,” said Daniel Powell of PDW about the BTA and the Northwest Trail Alliance. “We’re lucky to be able to take advantage of the work they do a daily basis, and we’re happy to support them”

As life-long mountain bikers, Powell and business partner Erik Olson have been blown away by the quality of the work that the Northwest Trail Alliance has done in recent projects at Sandy Ridge and Stub Steward State Park.

“We’re stoked by the announcement and the generous commitment from PD,” said Tom Archer, President of the Northwest Trail Alliance.  “We have a number of projects and initiatives on the board for 2011 and this work would not be possible without the support of a growing number local businesses like PDW who share our vision.”

As daily commuters, Olson and Powell regularly see the benefits of the initiatives the BTA works towards. Last fall, PDW also partnered with the BTA, donating $9,000 worth of tail lights to be used as membership premiums and to reinforce the message of the importance of staying visible on the roadway.

“PDW embodies Portland’s bicycle culture in both their prodcuts, and through their commitment to local nonprofits like the BTA through 1% for the Planet, “ said the BTA’s Tom Rousculp, Membership Development Manager. “We’re proud to be a partner of Portland Design Works.”

PDW is a cycling accessory company based in Portland, Oregon. The company is a member of 1% For the Planet, a global group of over one thousand companies that donate 1% of their sales to nearly two thousand environmental and advocacy organizations.

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  • el timito January 24, 2011 at 2:54 pm

    Sounds great! But do they also make pants?

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