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 »
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 »
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 »
“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 »
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
This installment comes from our friends at Metropolis Cycle Repair on N. Williams and Page. The shop owner Nathan Roll emailed us to share an alarming trend they’ve noticed at the store lately. Here’s what he posted to Facebook (emphases mine): A heads up to all of our friends in the neighborhood. We have had Read More »
Stolen in Eugene on Friday and it might be in Portland now.(Photos by J. Maus/BikePortland) Willie Hatfield, the winner of Portland’s Disaster Relief Trials event has just informed us that the bike he used — a custom Bike Friday — was stolen in Eugene this past Friday.