Posted on December 12th, 2018 at 11:05 am.
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Posted on May 18th, 2018 at 11:34 am.
Portlanders Amber and Beth Bogdewiecz want to make biking in a dress easier. The sisters are the entrepreneurial duo behind The Bike Dress and they’ve launched a crowdfunding campaign to help get their first production run off the ground.
Here’s more from their website:
“Being a couple of stylish ladies, we always have the desire to look good no matter what we’re doing. However, our passion for fashion is conflicted. We also want to be comfortable at all times since we are very active gals!
After years of wearing shorts under our dresses, searching for creative ways to carry all of our stuff, and trying to coordinate everything into a fashionable outfit, we decided it was time to create something new. And thus, The Bike Dress was born!”
Check their teaser vid below…[Read more…]
Posted on March 9th, 2018 at 9:20 am.
We spend a lot of time choosing our gear carefully and as we know cycling gear is expensive! Especially when it comes to all-weather wear. But do you know how to keep your Rapha softshell going strong? Your Castelli Gabba still stretchy, or your favorite Showers Pass shedding through the spring? With a little investment in care you can keep your gear performing well.
Posted on March 5th, 2018 at 3:04 pm.
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Posted on December 27th, 2017 at 10:01 am.
Industry Ticker: Chrome’s knife roll, PDW’s smart taillight, Breadwinner Cafe, and waterproof gloves from Showers Pass
Posted on December 18th, 2017 at 10:53 am.
Here’s our latest peek into the ever-changing landscape of people, places and products that make up Portland’s local bike industry…
Posted on November 27th, 2017 at 4:39 pm.
I’m picky when it comes to jerseys these days. It’s probably because I’ve been riding and racing long enough that I’ve become a curmudgeon and I don’t have patience for second-rate stuff. And being “in the industry” means I’ve come across some of the best kit available.
Posted on October 24th, 2017 at 3:54 pm.
Pretty psyched for a change of season, I ordered up some new gear.
I needed some new colder weather kit and wanted to try something different, so I grabbed a few things from Ornot, a smaller San Fransisco company that has been around for about four years. Ornot’s brand stuck in my mind from the play on words in their clever marketing campaign: “You can be a rolling billboard, Ornot.” The whole point being that their kit has no logos, no sponsors, no massive branding. In the cycling world we’ve all been subjected to logos everywhere on cycling kit — some tastefully done, some not. Browsing through the website you see an array of products all with minimal branding and really nice patterns and designs.
I ordered up some winter bib shorts, a winter jersey and socks for the full matchy-match look.
Here are my impressions…