Bike Friendly Businesses

Local non-profit offers bike lights with free batteries for life

Posted on July 8th, 2009 at 4:39 pm.

Free Geek is one of Portland’s most bike-friendly businesses. In Portland, we’re fortunate to have many local businesses and organizations that support bicycling. Free Geek, a non-profit based in Southeast Portland that recycles and sells used computers and parts, makes biking easier by selling a few accessories in their Thrift Store. One of the items Read More »

Local bike tour company will help guide you to work

Posted on April 24th, 2009 at 1:24 pm.

Todd Roll, owner of Pedal Bike Tours, wants to guide you to work.(Photo © J. Maus) North Portland-based Pedal Bike Tours wants you to “Ditch the car and discover the best route to safely ride your bike to work,” and they have a novel way of helping you do it. The company, founded by Todd Read More »

Local coffee roaster does it all by bike

Posted on April 24th, 2009 at 8:59 am.

Trailhead’s delivery truck.(Photos © Dan Liu) Few are the passions can match the fervor of bike geeks, but the achievement of the quintessential espresso has driven coffee innovators since the death of the penny-farthing gave way to to the modern bicycle. Portlander Charlie Wicker, owner and operator of Trailhead Coffee Roasters, has found a way Read More »

New company takes pedal-powered delivery to the next level

Posted on April 3rd, 2009 at 2:39 pm.

B-Line co-owner Kathryn Racine-Jones astride one of her company’s delivery vehicles.(Photos © J. Maus)

Bike Gallery named Platinum-level bike friendly business

Posted on March 4th, 2009 at 7:38 pm.

Bike Gallery owner Jay Gravesworking on a bike during the Cycle Oregon weekend ride last summer.(Photo © J. Maus) Bike Gallery — a company that runs six bike shops in the Portland area — has been named a Platinum-level Bicycle Friendly Business by the League of American Bicyclists. The family-run shops, now headed by Jay Read More »

Eco-friendly cleaning business goes by bike

Posted on January 16th, 2009 at 1:50 pm.

Off to another “greening”.(Photos © J. Maus) Local cleaning business, Q19 Greening, is looking to buy a fleet of Dutch cargo bikes to make good on their eco-friendly mission. I met up with their first bike-enabled employee the other day to see how things were going. Greg Davis calls himself a Q19 “greener” (instead of Read More »

Widmer Bros. Brewery goes big for bike parking

Posted on December 15th, 2008 at 2:01 pm.

Rob Widmer in his company’s new bike parking facility.(Photos © J. Maus) Widmer Brothers Brewing is well-known for their Hefeweizen beer and for being one of the nation’s pioneering craft brewers. But perhaps less well known is their commitment to the growing number of their 150 Portland employees who ride their bikes to work. At Read More »

Beaverton-based company offers peace of mind to cyclists

Posted on November 21st, 2008 at 12:16 pm.

PedalSecure is a new, nationwide company based in Beaverton (just a few miles west of Portland) that offers comprehensive roadside assistance specifically for bicycle riders. For as little as $9.95 per month, PedalSecure offers “peace of mind” that you will be taken care of during your ride; whether you lose your U-lock key, need a Read More »

UPS gears up for holidays with bike delivery

Posted on November 14th, 2008 at 10:25 am.

An ad from UPS for bike delivery personnel. Shipping giant United Parcel Service (UPS) will add a new weapon to its arsenal in the holiday shipping battle this year — bicycles. Jeff Grant, the company’s workforce planning manager for the Oregon district (that includes Vancouver, WA), says UPS plans to hire 28 bike delivery employees Read More »

Ad Watch: Con-way is “changing gears”

Posted on November 11th, 2008 at 10:28 am.

“There’s a new Con-way fleet on the road.”— copy from a new ad by freight logistics company Con-way Con-way is a $4.7 billion freight transportation and logisitics company based in Northwest Portland. I’ve long admired their large, secured, and covered “bike cage” parking area and I’ve previously covered their above-and-beyond participation in the BTA’s Bike Read More »

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