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Gladys Bikes and Sweetpea Bicycles ink new sales partnership

Posted on October 21st, 2014 at 12:19 pm.

Two women-focused Portland bike companies — custom builder Sweetpea Bicycles and Gladys Bikes bike shop — have formed a partnership to do more of what they do, only better. Check out the press release below for more details… Sweetpea Bicycles and Gladys Bikes Join Forces to Get More Women on Bikes

Smith Optics to move 35 employees to new Portland office

Posted on October 20th, 2014 at 4:36 pm.

A significant chunk of global eyewear brand Smith Optics will move to Portland early next year. The news was confirmed today via a story posted this afternoon in the Idaho Mountain Express newspaper. Here’s more from the IME: Safilo [Smith's parent company] CEO Luisa Delgado came to Ketchum from Italy this week to discuss the Read More »

Foster Road businesses celebrate 50s Bikeway completion

Posted on October 16th, 2014 at 2:10 pm.

Here’s something that counters a popular narrative in this town that businesses don’t support cycling: the Foster Area Business Association (FABA) is hosting a mixer tonight to celebrate the completion of the City of Portland’s 50s Bikeway project.

Local bike industry roundup: Ecospeed, Vanilla, Renovo, Circa, North St and some Zen

Posted on October 3rd, 2014 at 3:02 pm.

North St. Bags owner Curtis Williams hopes to take out a “community sourced to keep his expansion on track.(Photo by J. Maus/BikePortland) I’ve been gathering news tidbits about local bike companies for several weeks now and since today is National Manufacturing Day, I decided it was time to put it all together into a roundup. Read More »

Portland-based ‘Cylo’ aims for first production run

Posted on September 29th, 2014 at 3:45 pm.

Eric Duvauchelle on his Cylo One prototype. The base model, which will be built in Portland, will retail for $1,900.(Photos by J. Maus/BikePortland) A new Portland-based bike brand is trying to presell its first model in order to take a crucial next step in its evolution. Eric Duvauchelle, co-founder of Cylo, has self-funded his company Read More »

Local bike shops as important as infrastructure?

Posted on September 26th, 2014 at 11:47 am.

Bike shops are a key piece of biking’s future. But are we selling them short?(Photo by J. Maus/BikePortland) Should advocates for bicycling consider retail bike shops as something more than just a place to hang out and buy stuff? What if we thought of them as being so imperative to the cycling revolution that we Read More »

Sunset Cycles in Bethany to close its doors at end of October

Posted on September 3rd, 2014 at 2:00 pm.

After 11 years in business, Sunset Cycles will close its doors.

Local bike shop news roundup: Major closures, big moves, and smoothies!

Posted on July 22nd, 2014 at 3:07 pm.

Openings, closings (a few that might surprise you), expansions, and more! It’s another bike shop news roundup!

Exploring eastern Oregon by bike (and bus) with Treo Bike Tours

Posted on July 15th, 2014 at 2:36 pm.

The descent into Cottonwood Canyon State Park.(Photos by Jonathan Maus/BikePortland) What’s better than riding the dreamy roads of eastern Oregon with a handful of good friends? How about door-to-door support for you and your entire group on board on air-conditioned shuttle bus that’s stocked with yummy drinks and snacks? Fortunately, as I found this past Read More »

In Cascade Locks, it’s all-hands-on-deck for bicycle tourism

Posted on July 9th, 2014 at 2:32 pm.

A trip to Cascade Locks in the Columbia River Gorge reveals a small town with big bicycling ambitions.

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