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A roundup of Portland’s best bike-themed April Fools jokes

by on April 1st, 2016 at 1:53 pm

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New Seasons on Williams now offers complimentary bike valet service (with optional cuddling).

BikePortland doesn’t do April Fools jokes. We just don’t. But that doesn’t mean we don’t appreciate them and we’re certainly not above highlight them.

Portland did very well today with bike-themed April Fools pranks. Even a non-bike business got into the act. Check out our roundup below and if you came across other good ones today, feel free to share them in the comments.
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As it pours outside, take a trip to the headquarters of Showers Pass

by on December 8th, 2015 at 2:53 pm

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Front lobby of Showers Pass HQ in southeast Portland.
(Photo © J. Maus/BikePortland)

This local business profile was written by BikePortland contributor Jessie Kwak. Her last piece was about how bicycles are helping a Portland man recover from a traumatic brain injury.

When I lived in Seattle, I didn’t own a rain jacket or an umbrella. The city may get a bad rap for rain, but the precipitation most often comes as a week-long drizzle, rather than the heavy rain showers I’ve become familiar with since moving to Portland. And with a particularly rainy winter in the forecast, you can bet I’m looking for a cycling rain jacket that can handle Portland downpours.

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Industry Ticker: All 68 Showers Pass products now available at Tigard bike shop

by on November 11th, 2015 at 12:43 pm

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The display.
(Photo: Showers Pass)

Portland-based Showers Pass is doing something cool this weekend. They’re celebrating the opening of a shop-within-a-shop at the huge new Western Bikeworks location in Tigard.
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Industry Ticker: New Showers Pass kids jacket comes with big BTA donation

by on August 21st, 2015 at 9:27 am

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Images by Showers Pass

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Industry Ticker: Showers Pass introduces new Cascade Collection

by on June 24th, 2015 at 8:13 am

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Showers Pass has introduced eight new items meant for touring, bike camping and year-round commuting.

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Industry Ticker: Showers Pass releases ‘Torch’ socks

by on April 24th, 2015 at 11:56 am

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Our friends at southeast Portland-based Showers Pass have released yet another new product, further extending their reach beyond just the ubiquitous rain jackets they’re famous for.

Check out the details in the press release below. (more…)

Industry Ticker: Showers Pass launches Double Century RTX jacket

by on February 11th, 2015 at 12:58 pm

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Women’s plum color on the left, men’s white on the right.
(Images: Showers Pass)_

Industry Ticker

Showers Pass, a riding apparel company based in southeast Portland, continues to push the boundary on innovative bike apparel that works in wet weather. Their latest is a jacket that packs up small and packs a high-tech rain-busting punch. I’ve got one to try out so stay tuned for a proper review.

For now, check out the press release below…
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Industry Ticker: Showers Pass steps up support for National MS Society

by on January 16th, 2015 at 4:05 pm

Our friends at Portland-based Showers Pass have become an annual sponsor of Bike MS, “the nation’s premier cycling fundraising series”. Check out the official announcement below:

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Light and warmth: New Portland Design Works Lars Rover and Showers Pass baselayer

by on November 26th, 2014 at 3:52 pm

Two new products from Portland-based bike companies deserve your attention — especially as evening commutes get darker and rides get colder.

Body-Mapped Baselayer from Showers Pass

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Male version shown. It also comes in a female version.

Showers Pass rain jackets are sort of an unofficial uniform for Portland bike riders. Given how many of them dot the streetscape when weather turns wet and cold, you’d think they were handed out at the border.
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A rainy race in Italy leads to major exposure for Showers Pass

by on March 24th, 2014 at 10:24 am

Showers Pass jacket on Alexander Kristoff,
the eventual winner of Milan Sanremo.
(Photo by TDWSport.com)

Showers Pass rain jackets are so commonly seen in Portland’s bikeways, they’re the closest thing you can get to an official uniform. But seeing them used in the elite professional ranks isn’t common at all. Or at least it wasn’t until yesterday.

The Portland-based company that specializes in wet-weather bicycling apparel, scored a PR coup when jackets emblazoned with their logo and their trademark goldenrod color appeared on the winning team at Sunday’s Milan-Sanremo race.
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