Cycle Dog to launch “Tube Drop” recycling program in Portland

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(Photo: Cycle Dog)

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.

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Portland-based Cycle Dog gets national attention on ‘Today Show’

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One of Portland’s many bike-related businesses, Cycle Dog, continued their surge in success with airtime on the nationally televised Today Show this morning.

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.

Watch the short clip below…

New business puts old inner tubes to good use

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A Cycle Dog collar as seen at
the Multnomah County Bike Fair.
(Photo © J. Maus)

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”.

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