Portland-based Cycle Dog has found success by combining two things local love: bikes and dogs. The six year old company has a retail store and sewing shop in northwest and their products are found in hundreds of stores across the country.
Since their launch less than two years ago, Portland-based Cycle Dog has grown by leaps and bounds. The company — which makes dog collars, belts (for humans) and other products out of used bicycle inner tubes — boasts dealers nationwide and they took home “Best in Show” honors at the 2011 Global Pet Expo trade show.
Now, Cycle Dog owner Lanette Fidrych says they’re expanding the reach of their tube recycling programs, going directly to individuals with a network of “Tube Drop” locations throughout Portland.
We first wrote about Cycle Dog back in July of 2009, and they’ve just gotten bigger and bigger ever since. Former Nike employee Lanette Fidrych started the company and she uses old bicycle inner-tubes for many of her products including collars for pets and even a new line of belts for humans. You might have seen her booth at a recent BikeCraft event. We’re so proud! Congrats Lanette.
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Cycle Dog is a new Portland company that makes dog leashes, collars and other pet accessories out of recycled bike inner tubes.
The company had their public debut at the recent Multnomah County Bike Fair and company founder Lanette Fidrych says, “People are really gravitating to them.” Fidrych, an avid bike rider herself, has two white Labradors (Regan Ray and Hanna Mae) that serve as her “in-house test team”.