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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.

David Rosen looks for success with Sage Cycles brand

Posted on July 3rd, 2014 at 9:53 am.

An inside look at a fledgling new bike brand based in Beaverton, Sage Cycles.

Bike-friendly business sense from a mattress store

Posted on June 6th, 2014 at 10:14 am.

New video shares the straight dope on being a bike-friendly business from the owner of a local mattress store.

Create your own custom bag at Chrome’s downtown store

Posted on May 30th, 2014 at 1:27 pm.

Lara Kessler, a full-time seamstress at the Chrome retail store, walks a customer through the ordering process.(Photos J. Maus/BikePortland) In a town where so many people get around by bike or transit, having a good (and waterproof) bag is essential. That’s probably one reason why Chrome opened up a retail store here two years ago Read More »

First look at locally made ‘Truck Trike’ headed for NYC

Posted on April 25th, 2014 at 4:15 pm.

Check out the awesome, Portland-made cargo trike that’s headed to New York City on a special mission for Citi Bike.

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