I know isn’t directly related to Portland, but I’ve been following the local bakfiets and Dutch city bike news lately and I know a lot of Portlanders (including myself) love these things. So here you go.
Jorg & Olif, the stylish Canadian company who re-brands and modifies authentic Dutch city bikes has just announced that they have established a North American shipping operation. No retail store yet, but at least now you can get the goods without paying the crazy shipping costs.
They’ve even got this handy order guide (links to PDF). And, depending on if you’ve been naughty or nice, Christmas orders are due by November 5th.
The bikes are available in 1, 3, or 8 speeds and range in price from $795 – $1,295 respectively. I guess the Electra Amsterdam has its first direct competitor.
Jorg & Olif made the announcement in their customer newsletter (which was forwarded to me by no less than five people this morning) which you can download here (or click the graphic on the right).
I’ll have more Dutch bike and bakfiets news very soon…2007 is clearly going to be the year of the Dutch bike invasion and from what I can tell, Portland will be at the epicenter of the action. Stay tuned…