One year ago Tony Pereira and Ira Ryan gave up successful framebuilding businesses to launch Breadwinner Cycles. They gave us an exclusive sneak peek at their two new 2014 models just before packing them up and shipping them out to the NAHBS show in North Carolina.
The launch of Breadwinner Cycles drew a huge crowd.(Photos © J. Maus/BikePortland) Breadwinner Cycles drew a huge crowd to Velo Cult on Friday night. The event marked the official launch of the company which was started by noted bike builders Tony Pereira and Ira Ryan (we profiled Breadwinner back in February). At Friday night’s event, … Read more
Introducing Breadwinner Cycles.(Photos © J. Maus/BikePortland) Ira Ryan and Tony Pereira, two of Portland’s most well known bicycle builders, are going all-in on a new company. The duo plan to formally launch Breadwinner Cycles at the North American Handmade Bicycle Show in Denver this weekend. “We’re coming together to build more bikes for more people,” … Read more
Outside Ira’s shop.-Slideshow below-(Photos © J. Maus) On Saturday, Portland bike builder Ira Ryan hosted an “Open Shop” event. Ryan, a former bike messenger who grew up in Iowa, billed the event as a chance to, “visit and see where I work, see some new bikes I have been working on, or just talk about … Read more
Ira RyanFile photo: 10/29/06 Local framebuilder, and ex-bike messenger Ira Ryan covered 300+ miles of gravel roads in 25 hours to win the third annual Trans-Iowa Endurance Race. Ira, who also won the inaugural edition of the event in 2005, beat out 120 other racers for the win. According to live audio updates provided by … Read more