Pedal People

Pedal People is our new series that takes a closer look at the people that make Portland's bike scene tick. They are the makers, activists, artists, and entrepreneurs who have inspiring and interesting stories to tell. These profiles are created by professional multimedia journalist Russ Roca. We are looking for a title sponsor for this series. If that interests you, please contact us.

Meet Your Maker: Gigi Lascurettes, maker of Helmuffs

Tuesday, January 18th, 2011

Gigi Lascurettes
(Photos/video by Russ Roca)

In this episode of Pedal People, we profile Gigi Lascurettes the maker of another Portland original – Helmuffs.

Helmuffs are wool ear muffs made from recycled sweaters that attach directly to your helmet straps. Gigi’s Helmuffs have been on display at BikeCraft and can also be purchased at Bikeasaurus (1337 SE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd) and Pedal Bike Tours (133 SW Second Ave).

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Pedal People: Jude Kirstein of Epic Wheel Works

Monday, November 29th, 2010

Jude Kirstein in her shop.
(Photo © Russ Roca)

The latest episode of our ongoing Pedal People series features Jude Kirstein of Epic Wheel Works. Jude launched her custom wheel building business back in March of 2009. Since then, her business — which she runs out of a small shop in Southeast Portland — has flourished. Jude now makes wheels for several local custom bike builders and bike shops as well as maintaining a client list that includes adventurers, racers, and other high quality wheel enthusiasts all over the world.[Read more…]

BikeCraft vendor profile: Geoff Franklin of Walnut Design Studio

Wednesday, November 17th, 2010

Geoff Franklin in his shop.
(Photos © Russ Roca)

Walnut’s new bike luggage, featuring handcrafted leather and cedar panels.

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Meet Your Maker: Headbadge crafter Laura Crawford

Monday, November 15th, 2010

[Note: We announced vendor sign-ups for BikeCraft just last week, and we’ve already got over 30 amazing artisans ready to share their creations with you. This is the first in our Meet Your Maker series of BikeCraft vendors that will give you a closer look at the makers behind the products. The audio slideshow below was created by new BikePortland contributor Russ Roca.]

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