B-Line and Lime partnership heralds new kind of EV revolution

“It’s really cool that a big company like that was like, ‘yeah, this makes sense.’ It just validates what we’re doing.” – Phillip Ross, B-Line Urban Delivery This just in from the worlds of micromobility and urban freight delivery… Electric scooter company Lime has inked a deal with Portland’s B-Line Urban Delivery to decarbonize their … Read more

Past and present Citybikes owners in legal tussle over assets, shop’s future

A dispute between current and past co-owners of Citybikes Workers Cooperative has turned into a messy legal battle that will decide the future of the storied institution. Founded in 1986, Citybikes has been a cornerstone of Portland’s cycling scene with its “mothership” location on Southeast Ankeny near 20th and its former Annex location (now closed) … Read more

New cycling apparel brand launches in Portland

Former Nike designer and outdoor industry veteran George Nelson has launched Kansept1 (sounds like “concept”), a new cycling apparel company. Nelson’s resume in the apparel design field includes brands like Pearl Izumi, Patagonia, DaKine, Fox Racing, Merrell and others. He graduated from Rhode Island School of Design then moved from Boulder, Colorado to Portland in … Read more