bikes and coffee

Beer, bikes and Oregon’s bounty come together on ‘Fresh Hop Century’

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on September 7th, 2016 at 2:54 pm

Using bikes to deliver hops from the valley to Portland — that’s what the Fresh Hop Century is all about.
(Photos: J. Maus/BikePortland)

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Faces and places on the road: Cycle Oregon 2015 Day One

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on September 13th, 2015 at 3:03 pm

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The Italianate style Leo Adler House (now a museum) in Baker City.
Mr. Adler and his family lived here for 94 years.
(Photos © J. Maus/BikePortland)

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Portland’s coffee bike arms race (and other cargo bike news)

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on April 24th, 2012 at 11:29 am

Trailhead’s latest.
(Photo © J. Maus/BikePortland)

In the past I’ve documented Portland’s strong and rich connection between coffee and bikes. I’ve also shared how this city is absolutely bonkers for cargo bikes in all of their many manifestations. Well, it turns out that those two trends are continuing to push local coffee and bike lovers to new heights.

Here are a few dispatches from the front lines of Portland’s coffee bike arms race (followed by several, non-coffee cargo bike news updates):[Read more…]

Portland’s strong coffee and bike connection matures

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on August 11th, 2010 at 11:48 am

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Charlie Wicker pilots his new
“cafe bike,” one of many signs that
Portland’s coffee and bike connections
are as strong as ever.
(Photos © J. Maus)

In Portland, bikes go with just about everything. Whether it’s beer, food, religion, fashion, business, or even opera – the ties that bind biking to this city run deep. High atop that list is the connection between bikes and coffee. Portland’s reputation for coffee is well known, so it’s no surprise that the two would come together. What is surprising, is how the relationship has blossomed over the years.

Last week I caught up with three bike-centric local coffee purveyors. I wanted to see how their connection to bicycles had changed as their businesses have grown. In all three cases, I was pleasantly surprised.[Read more…]

Local coffee roaster does it all by bike

Avatar by on April 24th, 2009 at 8:59 am

Trailhead’s delivery truck.
(Photos © Dan Liu)

Few are the passions can match the fervor of bike geeks, but the achievement of the quintessential espresso has driven coffee innovators since the death of the penny-farthing gave way to to the modern bicycle.

Portlander Charlie Wicker, owner and operator of Trailhead Coffee Roasters, has found a way to combine both of those passions into a solid local business.
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