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Bike Cozy handmade goodies keep you warm and snug as you ride

Tuesday, November 10th, 2009

[This is the first of several vendor profiles we’ll share in the next month as we prepare to entice you to attend our super-excellent BikeCraft V event coming up on December 5th.]

BikeCraft IV-71

Bike Cozy’s “Toe Cozies to Keep Feet Dry”
were a hit at BikeCraft IV.
(Photo © J. Maus)

Do you ever wonder how to solve that problem of cold, wet feet on your bicycle? Or do you have trouble finding a cycling cap that will actually fit your head and your sense of style? Ever wish you could carry and organize your cycling tools in a practical (yet oh-so-aesthetically-pleasing) way?

No problem! Check out Bike Cozy, a local, NE Portland based business that sells handmade cycling caps, tool rolls, shoelace wranglers toe cage covers, and more for “the fashionably practical rider.” Bike Cozy’s tag line doesn’t lie: its products come in a variety of colors and patterns and are made from practical, durable materials such as wool, canvas, and cordura. [Read more…]

Catching up with Portland’s original bike-based coffeeshop

Tuesday, September 15th, 2009

Editor’s note: Please welcome new BikePortland news intern Michelle Lopez. This is her first story for us — thanks, Michelle!


Sunday Parkways 09 -13

Café Vélo serving hot and cold drinks at Sunday Parkways in North Portland this June.
(Photo © J. Maus)

Northeast Portlander Rick Wilson, a former chef with a love for Dutch cargo bikes (bakfietsen), had long fantasized about ways to combine his two passions. [Read more…]