Posted by Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) on March 1st, 2016 at 11:56 am
We interrupt your regular programming for a word about our sponsors…
I’m excited to announce a new partnership with Huntco Site Furnishings. They are now the exclusive sponsor of our bike parking coverage. Huntco is a Portland-based company that designs, fabricates and sells industrial-grade bike racks and other “street furniture.” They’ve been around for 30 years and have taken a keen interested in bike parking and bike racks as the market has matured and grown. Owner Casey Rice often bikes to work in the northwest industrial area and he’s been avid reader of BikePortland for several years. A believer in local manufacturing, Huntco only contracts with metal shops in Oregon and Washington (they also do their powder-coating locally).
Bike parking is a topic that’s been near-and-dear to our hearts since the early days of the blog. Whether it’s rating the bike parking of a local business, reforming Portland’s bike parking code at Wonk Night, sharing photos of artistic racks around town, or tracking real estate trends — we love this beat. Huntco’s financial support means that now we can plan out a consistent series of bike parking stories. Later this spring Huntco and BikePortland will host an event where we’ll do something fun related to bike parking, like perhaps crowd-sourcing the perfect bike room or designing the ultimate bike corral. As always, we’d love to hear your ideas!
On a business note, I want everyone to know that partnerships like this are how BikePortland will survive and thrive into the future. We need you to subscribe and tell your friends about the work we do and we also need businesses to step up and do their part. Our mission at BikePortland is to create a future where every aspect of cycling’s vast potential is realized. We do that by creating content and community that informs and inspires; but we can’t do it without the help of advertisers like Huntco (and the others you see displayed on our pages), business supporters and readers like you.
So please join us in welcoming Huntco to BikePortland!
And please thank our other business sponsors as you visit their shops and use their products and services.
OK, let’s get back to the news and other fun stuff…
— Jonathan Maus, (503) 706-8804 – firstname.lastname@example.org