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‘Recumbent PDX’ set to open tomorrow on SE Hawthorne

Avatar by on January 15th, 2015 at 5:09 pm

The Recumbent PDX crew

The Recumbent PDX crew: (L to R) Russ Mayhew, Eddee Edson, Janet Morgan, Bella (dog), Louie Berry, Martina Fahrner, and Mel Birgé.
(Photos by J. Maus/BikePortland)

The lights at 2025 SE Hawthorne will be turned back on tomorrow when a new bike shop, Recumbent PDX, opens its doors for the first time.
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Will bike economy coast through recession?

Avatar by on December 10th, 2008 at 12:01 pm

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Trek CEO John Burke says Trek
sales are up…so far.
(Photos © J Maus)

The mountain of bad economic news in this country seems to get steeper with each passing day. But amid the slowdown, there are some signs that bike-related industries are still rolling along with ease, at least for now.

Signs from the local, national and global bike industry indicators are mixed. In this story, we take a look at some of those signs and ask several industry players how things are going.

Bike Europe, a trade magazine that covers the bike business on the other side of the pond, reported last week on Taiwan’s export numbers. Overall, their exports are down 5.5 percent over last year, but bicycles are one of only two “industry sectors” that are up (the other is pharmaceuticals).[Read more…]