Image from Huntco’s website.
We interrupt your regular programming for a word about our sponsors…
I’m excited to announce a new partnership with Huntco Site Furnishings. They are now the exclusive sponsor of our bike parking coverage. Huntco is a Portland-based company that designs, fabricates and sells industrial-grade bike racks and other “street furniture.” They’ve been around for 30 years and have taken a keen interested in bike parking and bike racks as the market has matured and grown. Owner Casey Rice often bikes to work in the northwest industrial area and he’s been avid reader of BikePortland for several years. A believer in local manufacturing, Huntco only contracts with metal shops in Oregon and Washington (they also do their powder-coating locally).
Bike parking is a topic that’s been near-and-dear to our hearts since the early days of the blog. Whether it’s rating the bike parking of a local business, reforming Portland’s bike parking code at Wonk Night, sharing photos of artistic racks around town, or tracking real estate trends — we love this beat. Huntco’s financial support means that now we can plan out a consistent series of bike parking stories. Later this spring Huntco and BikePortland will host an event where we’ll do something fun related to bike parking, like perhaps crowd-sourcing the perfect bike room or designing the ultimate bike corral. As always, we’d love to hear your ideas!