Announcing our Ride Along with Portland Design Works contest

Posted by on March 19th, 2015 at 2:08 pm


We’re excited to announce a new partnership with Portland Designs Works. And we’re kicking it off with a contest that will win three lucky readers $300 worth of PDW gear.

This fantastic local company first sprung into our hearts back in 2009 and has really hit their stride in the last few years thanks to a line of smartly designed products, creative spirit and authentic commitment to our community.

Now, PDW has stepped up to be the official sponsor of our Ride Along series! That’s the regular feature we’ve been doing for just over three years now where I meet up with a reader at their house and join them for their ride into work. Along the way, we get to know the person and we see their ride — the good, the bad, and the ugly parts — from their perspective.


To make this a bit more fun, we’re teaming up with PDW to pick the subjects for our next three Ride Alongs. If you are chosen, you’ll get a serious hook-up of PDW gear and an invite to their World Headquarters (just off N. Williams Ave) to get everything installed and dialed-in just right. Oh, and you’ll also get your daily ride featured right here on the Front Page.

Sound good to you?

To enter the contest, fill out this form. Besides basic info, we want to hear your #everydaycycling story and why you want to share it with the world. If you’re chosen, we’ll contact you in the first week of April to schedule the PDW visit and the Ride Along.

Keep in mind, we’re looking for all types of daily ride (not just work commutes). PDW’s #everydaycycling campaign celebrates people who use their bikes daily, whether they’re getting to work, to the grocery store, dropping off kids to daycare, or just cruising the neighborhood.

You’ve got until March 31st to submit your application. Here’s the application form one more time.

Learn at our Ride Along page. Thanks for playing!

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Justin Carinci

I believe your “fill out this form” link goes to a map of DUIs.

Jason Markantes
Jason Markantes

The link to “fill out this form” is unexpected. Informative, but not the form I was looking for. (Interesting article about a drunk driving traffic map of Portland).

Chris I
Chris I

Places to avoid on the ride along!


PDW = Pretty Darn Wonderful folks!


That’s my PDW basket in the photo, too!