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Huntco is the new sponsor of our bike parking coverage

Posted by on March 1st, 2016 at 11:56 am

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Image from Huntco’s website.

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!

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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 – jonathan@bikeportland.org

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Spiffy
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looking at their web site they make all kinds of cool street stuff that I see all the time while walking around…

Kiel Johnson (Go By Bike)
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Great!

J.E.
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J.E.

Can you guys design an attractive and subtle but cheap and effective covered bike rack? I don’t mind riding my bike in light rain for 15-30 minutes, but I don’t want it to have to sit outside exposed for hours during a downpour. (if you could pair this effort with upcoming bike share that would be awesome… nothing like taking out a bike share bike after a rainstorm and having it still be soaking wet.)

Huntco
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Hi J.E., We feel your pain, nothing is sadder than getting on a wet bike after a long workday. Currently our three types of bike lockers are a solution for this problem, but we know they don’t fit in really small spaces (on-sidewalk parking.) Figuring out a solution is definitely on our to-make list.

On the Portland city bike share rack creation, (after some quick googling – please do correct us if we’re wrong!) that’s these guys http://www.motivateco.com/ You should suggest it to them, it would benefit bikes (and people) everywhere they’re installing.

Alex Reed
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Alex Reed

This seems like it could be an advertising partnership that adds value for a good number of readers. Anecdotally, I’ve always had in the back of my mind an ambition of putting in bike parking for guests in front of my single-family house but have never known where one buys bike racks. Knowing about Huntco at least gives me one place to look.

Adam
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I’ve got a staple rack in my garage that I ordered from Huntco and it’s great! They even delivered it to my house!

Huntco
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*High five!*

Charley
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Charley

I bought three Huntco racks for installation at my Temple and they look great. Reasonable price and bomber construction. Good on ya, BP!

Huntco
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Thanks Charley! We’re so glad to hear you’re happy with the racks! 🙂

Ted Timmons (Contributor)
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Hooray for cool businesses in the BikePortland community!

It’d be fun to have a “try to destroy the new bike rack” day. Huntco could provide the rack..

Huntco
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Thanks everyone! We’re really excited about this partnership too! It’s so good to hear from the community. We love hearing your comments and ideas (and your frustrations!) and thank you all for the warm welcome!

Adam
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No, thank you! The proliferation of your bike racks around town contribute immensely to Portland’s bike-friendlyness! And I love that they’re made right in town.